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What You'll Get
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.
Choose Between Two Options
- $199 for an aerobatic flight for one on an Extra 330 (a $499 value)
- $249 for a Hoover Dam flight for two on a Waco YMF-5C Classic open cockpit biplane (a $598 value)<p>
Those selecting the first option receive a 10- to 15-minute instructional briefing that imparts tips for staying calm under up to 8 Gs before strapping into the passenger seat of a modern Extra 330 air-show plane beside a professional stunt instructor. Then, the nimble, single-engine air beast will ascend for approximately 25 minutes of aerobatic loops, rolls, stalls, and spins. During the Hoover Dam flight, duos enjoy a 30- to 45-minute tour of Boulder City, the dam, and Lake Mead. After alighting, get further inside the mind and eagle-skin flight helmet of an old-time air charioteer with complimentary admission to the SCA Heritage Museum. Ground pilots provide round-trip transportation between their Henderson home base and most Las Vegas hotels.
Sky Combat Ace charges a $15 fuel fee upon arrival, not included in the value of this Groupon.<p>
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 20, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Subject to availability and weather. 48 hour cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older or accompanied by an parent or legal guardian; over 16 must have valid ID. For Extra 330 plane, 80lb weight min., 240lb weight max, and max height of 6' 3'". For Waco, 40lb weight min., 400lb combined weight max, and max height of 6' 9". Must sign waiver. Shoes and socks required. Afterburner flight only valid with Extra 330 plane. Passengers must not be intoxicated. $15 fuel charge not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Sky Combat Ace
Sky Combat Ace gives customers the thrill of a lifetime by pairing them with real fighter pilots for adrenaline-filled flight experiences that range from a full-motion flight simulation to an aerial dogfight where they man the controls of a real Extra 330LC or Texan T6 warcraft. 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.