What You'll Get
According to statistics, the most common dreams involve taking an algebra test naked, flying, and taking an algebra test naked while flying. Realize subconscious aspirations with today's Groupon: for $199, you get a helicopter tour of the Twin Cities for two from Minnesota Helicopters (a $399 value including tax).
During the Twin City Tour, Minnesota Helicopters' experienced pilots hoist aspiring aviators skyward for a dazzling aerial exploration of local topography and landmarks. The scenic tour soars above the skylines of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul for 21 to 23 minutes, creating the most thrilling gravity-defying experience short of a date with a bald eagle. Suspended behind a glittering glass dome, lofty spectators witness the white-topped Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, the neoclassical Capitol, and the sky-scraping IDS Tower from midair during a journey sure to impress any Father's Day honoree, even the persnickety ghost of Orville Wright.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 6, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. 300lb per person weight max. Limit 2 people per tour; third passenger may be added for add'l fee, subject to weight restrictions. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Minnesota Helicopters
Minnesota Helicopters’ Robinson R44 hovers like a hummingbird high above the St. Croix River, an ideal vantage point for scouting the surrounding bluffs for bald eagles. The craft then swoops toward St. Paul, darting past skyscrapers and the state Capitol. Tours such as this spotlight Minnesota’s natural and urban splendor from a singular perspective. In addition to the St. Croix River, pilots trace routes up the Mississippi and over Lake Minnetonka, and can even customize flight routes for passengers.
Those not content to cruise in the passenger seat can sign up for Minnesota Helicopters’ flight school and eventually chart their own courses for friends or stowaway ostriches.