$134 for 30-Minute Sailplane Flight with Personal HD Video from Vancouver Island Soaring Centre in Port Alberni ($245 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Sailplanes are towed to 4,000 feet before being set loose over Alberni Valley's mountains, lakes, and inlets.

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Promotional value expires Aug 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Subject to availability and weather conditions. 220lb weight max. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to find out which of your neighbors secretly have pools. Put your eyes in the skies with this Groupon.

$134 for a 30-Minute Ridge Sailplane Flight with Personal HD Video ($245 Value)

A certified pilot tows two-seat sailplanes into the air before cutting ties and letting the craft gently float over Beaufort Mountains, ocean inlets, and the craggy coastline of Vancouver Island. Tow flights climb to 4,000 feet before setting sailplanes free along ridgelines and over glassy freshwater lakes and roiling waterfalls. A Transport Canada–licensed pilot controls the craft from the back seat, allowing passengers to lie back and enjoy the sights. An HD camera mounted in the aircraft records the entire 30-minute journey, offering a "plane's-eye view" or a recording of the passenger. The HD video is transferred onto a reusable 4 GB SD card that is given to passengers upon landing.

Vancouver Island Soaring Centre

While man has not yet mastered a bird's ability to fly, we can approximate their effortless motion and unrivalled views through the glider airplane. Nestled in the Alberni Valley, the Vancouver Island Soaring Centre leads passengers on elevated journeys across the mountainous natural scenery. The VISC's fleet of PW-6U and PW-5 Smyk gliders are made of composite materials, making them light and ideal for sneaking up on cumulonimbus in the morning while they are still busy gluing on fresh cotton balls. In a Piper Pawnee plane, a pilot certified by Transport Canada leads each flight to a height of 2,000–6,000 feet before releasing the glider into the blue expanse. A separate certified pilot directs the craft from the back seat as the craft is kept aloft by thermal energy. Vancouver Island Soaring Centre can also record each blissful flying experience onto a take-home USB drive.

Customer Reviews

Great experience! Excellent hospitality. It definitely worth to drive all the way to Port Alberni. I bought this Groupon as my father's birthday gift. It was one of the best gift ever!
YOKO I. · September 16, 2014
On a sunny day wear a hat and have sun glasses and bring a camera. The video is very good but it is nice to be able to take your own photos.
Robin D. · August 28, 2014
A must do if you are in the Alberni valley. The flight was amazing!
Loretta F. · August 20, 2014
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    Port Alberni

    PO Box 1032

    Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 8Y8

    250-667-3591

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