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 today’s Groupon: for $64, you get an aerobatic airplane ride from Specialized Helicopters in Watsonville (a $129 value).
Specialized Helicopters' professional pilots guide thrill-seekers on roundabout tours of the skies located above Monterey Bay during the 15-minute aerobatic airplane rides. The copilot seat affords passengers 360-degree views during a high-power takeoff and a smooth progression of loops, turns, and twists that could transform knuckle pigmentation from normal to clown makeup in a matter of seconds. While airborne, the plane makes diving runs of 3,000 feet and completes a giant 1,000-foot loop before sticking the landing back on earth. Passengers should arrive at the Specialized Helicopters base at least five minutes prior to their appointed takeoff.
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.
150 Aviation Way
Watsonville, California 95076