What You'll Get
From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with today’s Groupon: for $79, you get a 15-minute helicopter ride ($125), a DVD of your flight ($40), and two tickets to the Kissimmee Air Museum ($12) from Warbird Adventures, located in Kissimmee (a $177 total value).
The friendly, professional Warbird Adventures flight fleet fulfills the dreams of propellerheads by putting aspirant aviators directly in the pilot's seat of a helicopter. Tote along two extra friends to enjoy your airborne exploits and strap on your gear. After a safe liftoff, your easygoing operator will hand over the controls of the skyscraping machine. Finally live your fantasy of relaying the day's rush-hour boat traffic, chat it up with the pilot about the sham that is the Bernoulli effect, or relax and take in the striking views as your jealous crewmates watch you steer the craft. The smooth flight offers a rewarding challenge for wannabe aviators, and to commemorate the adrenaline, Warbird will record your shining moment to a DVD, a perfect way to remind future jet-packing grandchildren about the glory days of propeller-bound flight.
Today's Groupon also includes admission for two to the Kissimmee Air Museum, which documents Florida's rich aviation heritage through displays of old aircraft, educational exhibits, aircraft restoration, and exciting practice flights in WWII-fighter trainers. Sit in the cockpit of an authentic WWII-fighter trainer and check out the controls or gently pet the soft metal wing of the domesticated mechanical birds, which are open to the public Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Warbird Adventures has received an average rating of 4.5 owl eyes from TripAdvisors:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 3 passengers per flight. By appointment only. 48-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.