From catapulting flaming soldiers over castle walls to sitting on active geysers, humans have long been fixated on flying through the air. Absorb the wonderment of flight with this Groupon.
$120 for a Two-Hour Flight-Simulation Experience ($240 Value)
Inside a German-made life-size CockpitSonic Boeing 737 simulator, participants take on the role of a pilot, managing the myriad dials and buttons used in real flight. An experienced pilot adjusts the session to suit each participant's experience level, guiding him or her through the flight process, and participants with more skill can opt to virtually fly without the pilot.
Though SiMatrix sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
SimCenter Tampa Bay
To get to space, you could pay tens of millions of dollars and wait years for your trip to actually occur. Or you could simply head to SimCenter Tampa Bay and step into its 360-degree 3-D space simulator.
With the help of virtual reality, aspiring astronauts pilot a futuristic space ship from an orbital carrier and explore our solar system. Adventurers can fly to the International Space Station, zip around the moons of Jupiter, and steer through Saturn's rings. They can also get close to a comet, visit deep space, and tell aliens about any crazy UFO conspiracy theories they've come across.
SimCenter Tampa Bay boasts other simulators, too, including a realistic Boeing 737 simulator that has garnered mentions on the website of Plane & Pilot.