While a great way to make a flashy entrance or theatrical exit, helicopters won't replace cars as the primary means of human transportation until teenagers develop the focus to successfully parallel land. Enjoy highly-trained piloting with today's Groupon. You get your choice of helicopter tours from Prestige Helicopters, Inc.:
- For $150, you get a two-person Buckhead and Downtown tour ($300 value)
- For $89, you get a solo Discovery flight lesson ($189 value)
With 25 years of experience and commanding a fleet of five flying machines, the expert sky guides of Prestige Helicopters lead astounded patrons on soaring journeys through Atlanta's airspace. Tours depart from PDK Airport, providing an eagle's ocular angle of the Governor's mansion and other ornate residences. Trips float toward the metropolitan center past Georgia Aquarium, where bitter dolphins leap from their tanks to exorcise jealousy over being excluded from your stratospheric spin, and the campus of Georgia Tech before revealing elevated glimpses of the fountains of Centennial Olympic Park, the pastoral diamond in Turner Field, and the implied emerald turf beneath the Georgia Dome. Choppers glide along the skyline and botanical gardens before following Peachtree Street to the expedition's palindromic terminus where the tour began.
Proactive patrons can learn heli-wrangling basics with a one-hour flight lesson. After a half-hour of instruction firmly delivered on the ground, instructors take students to the cloudy classroom to maneuver the Robinson R-22 through a rudimentary reenactment of the helicopter chase in True Lies.
Prestige Helicopters, Inc.
The FAA-certified pilots at Prestige Helicopters, Inc. fly their passengers over downtown Atlanta, the King and Queen towers, and Turner Field. They helm a fleet of three Robinson R44 helicopters, as well as R22 whirlybirds, each spacious enough for up to three guests. Along the way, skybound guests peep at the area's arterial highways, majestic mountains, and winding Chattahoochee River, intermittently soaring high enough to fly over skyscrapers while avoiding most feral clouds.
Pilots also instill basics of takeoff, steering, and landing during flight-training programs that start students off on the cloud-kicking path to obtaining private, commercial, and flight-instructor licenses. When not leading tours and training programs, the skywaymen shuttle passengers between airports and hotels and take aerial photographers up for photo shoots.