Though a great way to make a flashy entrance or theatrical exit, helicopters won't replace cars as the primary means of human transportation until fast-food restaurants add a fly-thru lane. Taste pie in the sky with today's Groupon for a tour from Prestige Helicopters, Inc.. Choose between the following options:
- For $175, you get a helicopter tour for two (a $350 value).
- For $262, you get a helicopter tour for three (a $525 value).
With 26 years of flying-machine experience, the expert sky guides of Prestige Helicopters lead astounded patrons on soaring journeys through Atlanta's airspace. The approximately 30-minute tours take off from DeKalb Peachtree Airport, passing over the elegant residences of North Buckhead and the Greek Revival–style governor's mansion, which resides on 18 acres of land fertilized with composted dollar bills. The chopper gives in to the gravitational pull of the metropolitan center, floating by Georgia Aquarium and the Georgia Tech campus before revealing elevated views of Centennial Olympic Park's fountains, the pastoral diamond in Turner Field, and the implied emerald turf beneath the Georgia Dome. Hovering between the skyscrapers of midtown and downtown, whirlybird passengers feast upon the visual buffet of Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The ride concludes with a sweep past historic Peachtree Street to the Buckhead district and a complimentary haircut courtesy of the rotor blades.
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.
1 Corsair Dr.
Atlanta, Georgia 30341