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Bachman Aero: $149 for a Helicopter Flying Lesson and Flight from Bachman Aero ($295 Value)

$149 for a Helicopter Flying Lesson and Flight from Bachman Aero ($295 Value)

Bachman Aero

Schaumburg

The 30-minute helicopter flying lesson puts students in control of the craft at 500 feet with instruction from a FAA Certified Pilot

$295 $149

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K1 Speed: $48 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed ($91.96 Value)

$48 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed ($91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

$91.96 $48

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Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.: 48-Hour or Daytime Passes to Guided Tours from Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. (Up to 29% Off)

48-Hour or Daytime Passes to Guided Tours from Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co. (Up to 29% Off)

Chicago Trolley & Double Decker Co.

Chicago

Guides narrate the sights of the Windy City as trolleys cruise to multiple stops downtown and in neighborhoods; “hop on hop off” access

$35 $25

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NASCAR Racing Experience: Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from NASCAR Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from NASCAR Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

NASCAR Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a real NASCAR racecar around Chicagoland Speedway

$129.99 $64

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Yacht Party Chicago: Halloween-Weekend Booze Cruise from Yacht Party Chicago (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Halloween-Weekend Booze Cruise from Yacht Party Chicago (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Yacht Party Chicago

Multiple Locations

Celebrate Halloween on a yacht that cruises into Lake Michigan with drinking and dancing to a DJ, followed by an after-party

$55.50 $26

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Mario Andretti Racing Experience: Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from Mario Andretti Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

Three-Lap Ride-Along or Three-Hour Driving Experience from Mario Andretti Racing Experience (Up to 51% Off)

Mario Andretti Racing Experience

Chicagoland Speedway

Drive or ride-along in a full-size Indy-style racecar around TRACK NAME

$129.99 $64

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Haunted Hometowns: Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour of Aurora or Naperville for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (Up to 51% Off)

Two-Hour Walking Ghost Tour of Aurora or Naperville for Two or Four from Haunted Hometowns (Up to 51% Off)

Haunted Hometowns

Multiple Locations

Ghost-seekers clutch EMF meters on lantern-lit tours through historic and haunted sites as guides relate tales of local specters

$80 $39

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McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum: Bridge and Bridgehouse Tour for 1, 2, or 4 at McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Bridge and Bridgehouse Tour for 1, 2, or 4 at McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum (Up to 50% Off)

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

The Loop

Museum guide showcases historic landmark bridgehouse with views of bridge gears, structure, and five-story tower along this riverwalk tour

$8 $5

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Disturbia Screams in the Park: $18.30 for Disturbia Screams in the Park Haunted House on October 4–November 1 ($28.15 Value). 11 Options Available.

$18.30 for Disturbia Screams in the Park Haunted House on October 4–November 1 ($28.15 Value). 11 Options Available.

Disturbia Screams in the Park

MB Financial Park at Rosemont

H.H. Holmes–themed haunted house features macabre scenes such as torture chambers, cannibalized victims, and the living dead

$28.15 $18.30

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The Spirit of Peoria: Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise or Overnight Excursion aboard The Spirit of Peoria (Up to 44% Off)

Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise or Overnight Excursion aboard The Spirit of Peoria (Up to 44% Off)

The Spirit of Peoria

Peoria

Enjoy the nostalgia of cruising the Illinois River Valley or the Mississippi River aboard an authentic paddlewheel driven riverboat

$32 $18

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Inside Chicago Walking Tours: One or Two Youth or Adult Architecture Walking Tour Tickets from Inside Chicago Walking Tours (Up to 30% Off)

One or Two Youth or Adult Architecture Walking Tour Tickets from Inside Chicago Walking Tours (Up to 30% Off)

Inside Chicago Walking Tours

Chicago

A former teacher and improv comedian offers a slice of Chicago’s architecture and history on engaging walking tours

$20 $14

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Chicago Crime Tours: Tour by Bus for Two or Four from Chicago Crime Tours (Up to 47% Off)

Tour by Bus for Two or Four from Chicago Crime Tours (Up to 47% Off)

Chicago Crime Tours

Near North Side

Learn about more than 100 years of Chicago’s crime history in a 90-minute tour of famous crime scenes and landmarks

$159.80 $85

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I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor Civic Center Authority: Two Adult Tickets or a Family Pass to A River Thru History – The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous  (Up to 50% Off)

Two Adult Tickets or a Family Pass to A River Thru History – The Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous (Up to 50% Off)

I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor Civic Center Authority

Willow Springs

The party sends visitors back in time to early Illinois, when fur trading was lucrative and the sound of cannon fire was a part of life

$25 $13

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Xtreme Xperience: Three- or Nine-Lap Autocross-Track Driving Experience from Xtreme Xperience (26% Off)

Three- or Nine-Lap Autocross-Track Driving Experience from Xtreme Xperience (26% Off)

Xtreme Xperience

Autobahn Country Club

Test the limits of your personal vehicle while steering it around an autocross track for three or nine laps with an instructor by your side

$35 $26

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Smart Destinations: Two-Day All-Inclusive Go City Card Including Free Admission to Dozens of Popular Attractions

Two-Day All-Inclusive Go City Card Including Free Admission to Dozens of Popular Attractions

Smart Destinations

 

Card grants free admission to museums, tours, and attractions; save up to 55% off combined gate prices if purchased separately

$52.99 $49.50

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Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours: Chicago Pizza Walking Tour for Two or Four from Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Chicago Pizza Walking Tour for Two or Four from Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours (Up to 57% Off)

Slice of Chicago Pizza Tours

Near North Side

2-hour, 1.2-mile walking tour hits several pizzerias like Pizzeria Uno and Giordano’s in River North to sample pizza and learn its history

$90 $41

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Second City Tours: Ghost Tour for One, Two, or Four from Second City Tours (Up to 61% Off)

Ghost Tour for One, Two, or Four from Second City Tours (Up to 61% Off)

Second City Tours

John Hancock Center

90-minute tour explores the tragic side of Chicago history with stops to locales said to be marked by paranormal activity

$30 $14

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Scoot for Good: 4- or 8-Hour Scooter Rental for One or Two from Scoot for Good (Up to 59% Off)

4- or 8-Hour Scooter Rental for One or Two from Scoot for Good (Up to 59% Off)

Scoot for Good

Meeting point

Sight-see around Chicago on easy-to-operate scooters that come with instruction overview

$79 $38

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Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: Walking Food Tour for One or Two from Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago (Up to 37% Off)

Walking Food Tour for One or Two from Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago (Up to 37% Off)

Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago

Multiple Locations

Enjoy a roving lunch of five different tastings while learning about the history and culture of either River North or Wicker Park

$55 $35

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Chicago Paragliding: $149 for a One-Hour Tandem Paragliding Experience from Chicago Paragliding ($300 Value)

$149 for a One-Hour Tandem Paragliding Experience from Chicago Paragliding ($300 Value)

Chicago Paragliding

Cullom

With the assistance of an experienced instructor, paragliders acquaint themselves with Illinois skies as they soar above the countryside

$300 $149

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Illinois River Winery: Tour with Six Tastings and a Glass of Wine or $17 for $30 Worth of Food and Wine at Illinois River Winery

Tour with Six Tastings and a Glass of Wine or $17 for $30 Worth of Food and Wine at Illinois River Winery

Illinois River Winery

North Utica

Sample more than 30 handcrafted wines from the tasting room or sip wines while touring the facility

$30 $17

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Great Lakes Hang Gliding: $149 for a Tandem Hang Gliding Experience from Great Lakes Hang Gliding (52% Off)

$149 for a Tandem Hang Gliding Experience from Great Lakes Hang Gliding (52% Off)

Great Lakes Hang Gliding

Chicago

Give the gift of flight as students learn basic hang glider controls, safety, and take their first flight strapped to a seasoned instructor

$309.99 $149

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Captain Al's Charter Boat Fleet: $500 for a Two-hour Chartered Party Cruise on Lake Michigan for Up to Six from Captain Al's Charter Boat Fleet ($976 Value)

$500 for a Two-hour Chartered Party Cruise on Lake Michigan for Up to Six from Captain Al's Charter Boat Fleet ($976 Value)

Captain Al's Charter Boat Fleet

Burnham Harbor

Party cruise on Lake Michigan where you can enjoy views of the magnificent skyline aboard a 32 foot powerboat

$976 $500

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Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience: Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

$169 $119

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Stray Boots: Interactive Walking Tours of Chicago from Stray Boots (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Interactive Walking Tours of Chicago from Stray Boots (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Stray Boots

 

Clues, trivia, and riddles lead explorers through vibrant neighborhoods via the Stray Boots iPhone or Android app

$24 $12

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Wicker Park: Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: Wicker Park at Wicker Park

Sidewalk Food Tours of Chicago: Wicker Park at Wicker Park

Wicker Park

Bucktown

$55 $40.50

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Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby: Up to 67% Off Race Fee at Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby

Up to 67% Off Race Fee at Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby

Greater Chicago Soap Box Derby

Naperville Center For Commerce & Industry

From the merchant: Boys and girls ages 7 - 18 will be racing in gravity powered race cars.

$30 $10

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Naper Settlement: $35 for Two Adult Tickets and Beer at Naper Settlement's Oktoberfest on October 2 or 3 ($54 Value)

$35 for Two Adult Tickets and Beer at Naper Settlement's Oktoberfest on October 2 or 3 ($54 Value)

Naper Settlement

Naperville

Celebrate German culture with beer, food, and live music at Naper Settlement

$54 $35

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Wonder Works: Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Wonder Works (42% Off)

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Wonder Works (42% Off)

Wonder Works

Oak Park

Studio, stage, forest exhibit, building station, fantasy village, and storybook castle welcome hands-on exploring from children and toddlers

$36 $21

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Hesston Steam Museum: 4-Train-Ride Tickets for Two, Four, or Six at Hesston Steam Museum (Up to 52% Off)

4-Train-Ride Tickets for Two, Four, or Six at Hesston Steam Museum (Up to 52% Off)

Hesston Steam Museum

Galena

Ride on miniature and full-size steam trains and explore interactive exhibits devoted to steam power

$34 $19

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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center: Visit for One or Two to Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (Up to 50% Off)

Visit for One or Two to Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (Up to 50% Off)

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Skokie

The museum honors Holocaust victims, telling their stories with artifacts and interactive exhibits that urge visitors to fight intolerance

$12 $8

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Chicago History Museum: Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (Up to 50% Off)

Chicago History Museum

Chicago

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWII

$14 $7

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Jo-Don Farms: The Zoo at Jo-Don Farms Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Jo-Don Farms (50% Off)

The Zoo at Jo-Don Farms Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Jo-Don Farms (50% Off)

Jo-Don Farms

Caledonia

Guests greet more than 300 critters, from camels to tigers, at zoo open for 40 years

$10 $5

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The Gold Pyramid: $18 for a Tour for Two at The Gold Pyramid ($30 Value). 26 Dates and Times Available.

$18 for a Tour for Two at The Gold Pyramid ($30 Value). 26 Dates and Times Available.

The Gold Pyramid

Wadsworth

Built as a private home in 1977, the 17,000 sq. ft. pyramid features statues, a moat, a three-pyramid garage, and Egyptian-style furnishings

$30 $18

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International Museum of Surgical Science: Admission for Two or 1-Year Individual or Family Membership at International Museum of Surgical Science (50% Off)

Admission for Two or 1-Year Individual or Family Membership at International Museum of Surgical Science (50% Off)

International Museum of Surgical Science

Near North Side

More than 600 art pieces and 7,000 medical artifacts—including a working iron lung—trace the advancement of surgery throughout history

$30 $15

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Museum of Broadcast Communications: Visit for Two or Four, or Individual or Family Membership to Museum of Broadcast Communications (Up to 50% Off)

Visit for Two or Four, or Individual or Family Membership to Museum of Broadcast Communications (Up to 50% Off)

Museum of Broadcast Communications

Near North Side

Artifacts and digitized recordings detail the history of radio and television; interactive station lets visitors anchor their own newscasts

$24 $12

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Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve: Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (Up to 48% Off)

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve (Up to 48% Off)

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Buchanan

20 themed gardens, a nature preserve, and a 45-acre arboretum burst with plant and animal life

$16 $9

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Joliet Historical Museum: Single-Day Admission for One, Two, or Four or Family Membership to Joliet Area Historical Museum (Up to 62% Off)

Single-Day Admission for One, Two, or Four or Family Membership to Joliet Area Historical Museum (Up to 62% Off)

Joliet Historical Museum

Joliet

History museum mines the past of the town of Joliet, its people, and how their stories relate to the whole of American history

$6 $3

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Evanston History Center: Tour  of Dawes House/Evanston History Center for 2, 4, or 5–10 People (Up to 45% Off)

Tour of Dawes House/Evanston History Center for 2, 4, or 5–10 People (Up to 45% Off)

Evanston History Center

Evanston

Visit the National Historic Landmark Dawes House, where more than a century of history about the city is preserved in a beautiful chateau

$20 $12

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Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo: Two or Four Admissions to Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo (Up to 43% Off)

Two or Four Admissions to Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo (Up to 43% Off)

Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo

Horse Cave

Zoo with a focus on Australian animals houses red kangaroos, dingoes, emus, and more; includes admission to cave with spectacular formations

$51.90 $32

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Chicago History Museum: Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (50% Off)

Visit for One, Two, or Four to the Chicago History Museum (50% Off)

Chicago History Museum

Chicago

Chicago museum brings history to life with 22 million artifacts & topical exhibits, including a look at railroad workers during WWI

$14 $7

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Elgin Area Historical Society: Museum Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Membership for a Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Museum Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Membership for a Family at Elgin History Museum (Up to 44% Off)

Elgin Area Historical Society

Eastside Elgin

Two floors of history exhibits reflecting Elgin’s rich past, including a collection of Elgin Watches and Elgin Road Race memorabilia

$6 $5

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APR Pullman Porter Museum: General, Family, or Friend Sponsor Annual Membership to the APR Pullman Porter Museum (58% Off)

General, Family, or Friend Sponsor Annual Membership to the APR Pullman Porter Museum (58% Off)

APR Pullman Porter Museum

Far South Chicago

Museum celebrates the victories of the nation’s first African-American labor unions and the history of African-American railroad workers

$50 $21

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Atkinson-o'rourke Gallery: $48 for $100 Worth of Gallery Visits — Atkinson-O'Rourke Gallery

$48 for $100 Worth of Gallery Visits — Atkinson-O'Rourke Gallery

Atkinson-o'rourke Gallery

Elmhurst

From the merchant: Voted “Best New Gallery” in Chicagoland. Choose from our vast collection of 100% original paintings and sculptures.

$100 $48

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Select Local Merchants

  • Sun Aero Helicopters Inc.
    The pilots at Sun Aero Helicopters Inc. have been training pupils in the autogiro arts and transporting clients through the skies since 1991. Inside their base at Lansing Municipal Airport, aviators maintain a 12,000-square-foot hangar area and 3,000 square feet of training offices and high-speed computerized flight-planning facilities. Expert pilots impart their knowledge to up-and-coming FBI agents, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and leisure pilots during one-on-one training sessions in Robinson and Bell copters. Pilots also give landlubbers a skyscraper's view of Chicago's landmarks, such as US Cellular Field, the John Hancock building, and the Sears/Willis Tower. When they aren't transporting rally drivers, golfers, and famous wiffle ball players with private charter services, Sun Aero serves national media companies with aerial photography and land surveys.
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    160 Robert T Palmer Drive
    Elmhurst, IL US
  • Chicago Helicopter Experience
    Chicago is famous for its skyline, but there's only so much sky you can see from the ground. That's why at Chicago Helicopter Experience, pilots lift passengers from Chicago's first private heliport, to enjoy the view of downtown's busy streets and wide-open views of the city's magnificent architecture. Three types of tours each afford a unique experience, whether it's seeing the sunset reflecting off the Willis Tower or cruising over the nocturnal landscape of the city. Each tour takes place within the state-of-the-art EC130 helicopter, which features plush leather seats, noise canceling headsets, and bubble windows with a panoramic 180° view outside.
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    2420 South Halsted Street
    Chicago, IL US
  • Rotor Zen Helicopters
    Rotorzen instills students with the skills and savvy needed to command the open-air cockpit of a powered parachute. Certified instructors nurse knowledge over 60 minutes of pre-flight training, teaching aspiring daredevils how to handle instrumentation and sneak up on cirrus clouds from behind. Students next take to the skies for 30 minutes of turbine-charged cruising as they skim over and sail through the air above the Lansing Municipal Airport. Flight lessons depend upon wind conditions and are offered Friday evenings, Saturday mornings, Saturday evenings, and Sunday mornings. While powered parachutes accommodate only one pilot at a time, individuals can bring along fellow flyers to join in on the acrobatic antics. All flight time can be applied toward FAA sport pilot certification and subsequent opportunities to tickle the moon into sneezing green cheese.
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    6150 S Laramie
    Chicago, IL US
  • Bachman Aero
    Bachman Aero's FAA-certified pilots take to the sky inside choppers for flight services such as aerial photography, sightseeing, or lessons in helicopter certification. They provide beginning pilots a chance to log hours in their helicopters, helping students prepare for commercial pilot flight exams or their oral exam on pig Latin pilot jargon. The in-house instructors also groom accomplished pilots for a career in teaching with instructor lessons.
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    905 W Irving Park Rd, Ste 119
    Schaumburg, IL US
  • A & M Aviation
    Sunlight radiates off the pair of 30-foot, brilliant-yellow wings that frame A & M Aviation’s 1942 WACO UPF-7 biplane as it rests on the tarmac at Clow International Airport. A pilot starts the vintage bird's 220 hp Continental engine, and the propellers begin to spin, quickly disappearing into a heart-quickening blur as the plane lurches forward. One of fewer than 80 still in existence, the plane was used as a trainer for US soldiers before they shipped off to fight overseas. Today, after a full restoration in 2003 that returned it to its youthful glory, civilian passengers are transported to those proud days as they sit side-by-side in the biplane’s spacious open-air cockpit behind a windscreen that protects their faces from flying bugs and raspberries from passing beagles. Thanks to the careful executions of the pilot in front of them, they watch the ground slowly pull away as the biplane carries them anywhere within a 25-mile radius of the airport, whether that be a low buzz over the downtown lakeshore or a leisurely cruise over nearby farms, forests, and Midwestern expanses.
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    130 S Clow Int. Pkwy.
    Bolingbrook, IL US
  • Midwestern Helicopter
    Having honed his aviation skills in helicopter cockpits for 45+ years, the head pilot at Midwestern Helicopter leads a team of FAA–certified pilots in performing helicopter tours, charters, and pilot instruction. They steer a fleet of three Robinson R-44s and two R-22s over cityscapes and country vistas with photographers, pollinators, surveyors, or sightseers onboard, continuing a crash- and speeding-ticket-free record begun with the company's inception four years ago. The flight team acquaints new flyers with immediate actual flight experience during introductory flights and helps students to achieve private, commercial, and flight-instructor certification during FAA courses. As authorized merchants of Robinson aircraft, they can also hawk helicopters or perform maintenance on various models inside heated hangars without having to first notify the aircraft's next of kin.
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    1071 South Wolf Road
    Wheeling, IL US
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