The development of flight was hampered by earthbound skeptics, who believed the sky was possessed by the lingering vapors of sinful thoughts. Take a devil-may-care attitude to the skies with today's Groupon: for $85, you get a City Lights Night Flight over the Las Vegas Strip from Story Airways (a $176 value). The roughly 35-minute flights, which hold two to four passengers, take off at Henderson Executive Airport from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Offering gorgeous views of the vivid Las Vegas Strip skyline, Story Airways' night flight is a personal, luxurious opportunity for adrenaline-fueled couples and closet gravity haters. Lifting 4,000 feet into the air, you'll glide above Vegas, viewing its natural and artificial wonders from all angles. To lighten the mood, romancing aeronauts are served chocolate-covered strawberries and non-alcoholic cider, while dreamy goggles promote long, protective gazes. In between sightseeing, your pilot will perform dashing and spine-tingling aerial maneuvers, lending an exoticism to your trip unseen since Vegas's scintillating white-tiger burlesque show. In addition, Story Airways will donate $2 to a non-profit organization for each flight purchased.
You must be at least 18 or accompanied by an adult to fly, and there is a max weight of 260 pounds per person.
Story Airways helps define Las Vegas vacations, creating memories up to 6,000 feet off the ground. High up in the air, passengers kick back in private airplane cabins for 30-minute flights. During trips they can drink in views of the Strip, Red Rock Canyon, and desert vistas, or challenge geese to drag races while staying abreast of cockpit happenings via a headset connected to the pilot and nearby communications towers. Though flights are generally shared, for an added fee patrons can claim the entire cabin for themselves and even tie the knot on board.