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Leading Edge Flying Club is a members-only aviation club at the Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling, only 30 miles outside the city. This exclusive offer allows non-pilot-licensed people the special opportunity to board one of the Leading Edge planes, manipulate the flight controls, and experience an aerial view of Chicago, the City That Has Work Tomorrow. Take caution while witnessing this tour's breathtaking views of the city’s renowned architecture and landmarks; if too many breaths are taken by the views, remember to close your eyes and breathe to prevent fainting.
Soak up the Chicago scenery by spending one airborne hour on a sleek Piper Archer III, the TAA aircraft usually only available to club members. These planes are speedy (180 horsepower), and loaded with impressive technology such as two-axis autopilot, XM weather, and Garmin navigation. Plus, each one fits just three passengers, so grab two friends for an intimate aerial experience.
Aviophobes needn't worry because all instructors at Leading Edge are FAA certified flight instructors who have years of experience navigating the skies in airplanes. Call ahead to schedule your tour anytime, seven days a week, day or night.
Ace Hardlove, Time Pilot
Both piloting and the future are considered the most glamorous profession and time period, respectively. In an effort to further emphasize the glamour of flying, National Airlines signed a new spokesman, Ace Hardlove, Time Pilot. Here’s the copy of Ace’s first ad:
- Hi, I’m Ace Hardlove, Time Pilot. It’s not easy piloting through time and space. Whether it’s battling vicious spice traders, outgunning bounty hunters, or making space-love to a space-woman, you’ve gotta be tough to make it. That’s why I’ve traveled here, to the past, to take advantage of National Airlines great deals on airline travel. In my own time, your quaint aircraft seems silly to us, and most of your adjectives mean the exact opposite of what they mean to present-timers such as myself. That’s why I fly National Airlines, the stupid airline.
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