$59 for an Aerobatic Airplane Ride ($119 Value)
During the basic aerobatic thrill ride, passengers sit in a cockpit with 360-degree views of Monterey Bay below—and above, as during the flight the pilot turns, rolls, and dives through the air, at one point twisting the plane in a giant, 1,000-foot loop. From the high-powered takeoff until the landing on solid ground, the experience re-creates the feeling of weightlessness as the plane approaches four Gs.
In addition to flight-training experiences and flight lessons, Specialized Aviation's professional pilots guide thrill-seekers on exhilarating scenic tours of the skies. The 20-minute helicopter whale-watching tour offers splendid views of marine life—including blue, humpback, and gray whales—from well above the water line in Monterey Bay.