What You'll Get
Flying is a lot like having a staring contest: even with utter concentration, you’ll never be better at it than birds. Go toe-to-beak with our winged companions with today's Groupon: for $105, you get a helicopter ride for two with a photograph and two T-shirts from Mountain Ridge Helicopters in Logan (up to a $253 value).
Mountain Ridge Helicopters' experienced pilots steer pairs through the air over notable landmarks during the Big Blue View tour, a 15-minute sweep of Logan's skies. From the leather-seated cabin of a Robinson R44 Raven II, couples can lark through the celestial ceiling, recapture the weightless feeling of falling in love, and reminisce about their previous lives as pterodactyls. Headsets hug passengers' ears and whisper secrets of the panorama, as relayed by the pilot. From wide windows, guests can inventory the peaks of the Wellsville Mountain Range, the snowcaps of the Wastach Range, and the frenzied smoke signals of exam-stricken freshmen roaming the Utah State University campus.
Propelled passengers can snap shots of the scenery, including USU's Old Main tower and football stadium, and the Logan Mormon Temple. Mountain Ridge Helicopters captures each couple's trip with a photograph taken with the aircraft, available a couple days following the flight. Sky pilgrims also receive a T-shirt to fit over burgeoning wings. Helicopter rides aren't stopped by rain or shine but can be rescheduled in the event of icing.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Must be 2 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Mountain Ridge Helicopters
Mountain Ridge Helicopters is located 4,500 feet above sea level—and that's just its hangar. The FAA-approved school is nestled in the Rocky Mountains in a 10,000-square-foot hangar, where experienced pilots impart the essentials of helicopter flight to students. The scenic environs are beautiful from the ground but majestic from a helicopter. With the help of US Department of Veterans Affairs–approved flight instructors and simulators, students can experience the sweeping views from above while learning to pilot helicopters and earning their licenses.