There are few freedoms as liberating as being able to fly, which is why humans spent millennia inventing the airplane and why penguins are so very, very bitter. Exceed evolutionary shortcomings with today’s Groupon to Paramotor Tours in Beverly. Choose from the following options:
- For $75, you get a 15-minute paragliding flight (a $150 value).
- For $99, you get a 15-minute paragliding flight, which is recorded in high-definition video and posted online (a $185 value).
- For $109, you get a 30-minute paragliding flight (a $225 value).
- For $129, you get a 30-minute paragliding flight, which is recorded in high-definition video and posted online (a $260 value).
Paramotor Tours’ guides launch adventures up past the clouds into the sky’s cerulean expanses, silent except for the hum of the powered glider. To promote safety, a pre-takeoff briefing arms brains with vital knowledge and a list of words seagulls find offensive. Customers can choose a route and altitude for the trip, allowing them to reach heights of up to 8,000 feet as the craft glides over a warm, living map of choppy ocean and sandy beaches. The pilot responds readily to requests to alter the flight path and can shift altitude or direction according to the rider’s whims. Either 15 or 30 minutes after takeoff, the vehicle touches down, and passengers disembark full of treasured memories, like the winner of a yearbook-eating contest.
To immortalize the event in something more permanent than skywriting, guests can opt to add HD recording to their skyscraping expedition. Rolling from liftoff to touchdown, the Contour+ HD cameras capture each wild yelp or goose high-five on a 170-degree wide-angle lens. A GPS map allows viewers to follow the route from the ground, and an online record of the route shows off your adventures to selected Internet acquaintances.
Paramotor Tours sends adventurers skyward on the wings of motor-powered paragliders. Nationally certified pilots adhere strictly to FAA safety regulations as they strap in for tandem flights, lifting thrill seekers to heights of up to 8,000 feet. To help ensure smooth takeoffs and landings, each glider boasts several safety features, including reserve parachutes, GPS navigation, and a pause button. Adventurers who wish to pilot their own glider can sign up for a solo-flying course, available on select days.