Early man's attempts at flying included sewing feathers onto his arms and scaling mountain peaks in order to cling to the underbellies of passing comets. Get a bird's-eye view the new-fashioned way with today's Groupon: for $69, you get a powered parachute flight with instructional session from Rotorzen Helicopters, Inc. (a $199 value).
Rotorzen Helicopters' knowledgeable pilots equip tragically un-buoyant cloud gazers with the knowledge to pilot open-cockpit aircrafts. During 30-minute flights, power parachutes churn prodigious fan blades and lift pilots skyward from Lansing Municipal Airport in an open-cockpit apparatus that provides a much smoother ride than a balloon-powered lawn chair. Prior to each flight, certified instructors endow students with operational and safety knowledge for maneuvering motorized birds. All power-parachuting instruction can be applied toward the ultimate prize of an FAA sport pilot license, as well as admission to secretive pigeon fraternities.