Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children’s runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.
$209 for an Afterburner Flight ($408.99 Value)
Certified pilots lead these 3.5-hour aerial experiences. After complimentary hotel pickup, passengers ride to Henderson Executive Airport to begin their journeys with 15-minute instructional briefings. In the cockpit of an Extra 330LC plane, pilots and passengers take 18- to 21-minute instructional aerobatic rides filled with loops, rolls, stalls, and spins. This deal also gets customers further inside the mind and eagle-skin flight helmet of an old-time air charioteer with complimentary admission to the SCA Heritage Museum, $25 off select video packages, and a souvenir keychain, koozie, or deck of cards to take home.
Sky Combat Ace
Sky Combat Ace gives customers the thrill of a lifetime by pairing them with a professional aerobatic flight instructor for adrenaline-filled flight experiences such as an aerial dogfight where they man the controls of a real Extra 330LC or Waco biplane. All skybound guests don parachutes prior to takeoff, and pilots maintain constant communication with them during the flight—checking in to make sure they're relaxed, comfortable, and aren't aging prematurely due to g-forces. After touching back down, guests can calm their racing hearts with a stroll through the SCA Heritage Museum.