What You'll Get
Flying a plane, like pinning the tail on the donkey, requires balance, keen internal precision, and the ability to see while blindfolded. Leave flying to the eagle-eyed professionals with today's Groupon: for $149, you get a 90-minute scenic flight tour of the Corpus Christi area from Skyview Aviation (a $300 value). Today's deal is good for up to three passengers, as long as the total weight doesn't exceed 500 pounds.
Skyview Aviation promotes its fondness for flight with a pod of professional pilots at the helm. Passengers in search of the picturesque will take off in a Cessna 172P on a sky-borne journey that first flits over Port Aransas beaches before soaring all the way down to North Padre Island. Along the way, passengers will also be presented with a nimbus's-eye view of the Lexington Aircraft Carrier, a World War II naval behemoth buoyed in Corpus Christi Bay. If flyers live close to any of the routed stops, pilots can steer off-course to float over personal domiciles, providing a peaceful yet petite view of homes and impromptu checkups on the babysitter.
Once back on solid ground, newfound fans of hometown aviation can enlist in one of Skyview's land-leaving lessons (not included in today's Groupon), learning the arts of private, commercial, or pterodactyl flying. Skyview is also a certified pilot-licensing center, making today's Groupon an ideal way for fledgling flyers to test their altitudinal comfort level before committing to a class.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 28, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Valid for up to 3 people. Combined weight may not exceed 500 lbs. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.