Live-fire and simulator range located in Independence, Missouri
Simulator with 15 shooting games and more than 15 skill drills
Laser handguns, rifles, and shotguns
Live-fire handguns such as a 9mm, a .40, and a .38 Special
Simulator equipment available for rent
At a Glance
At Tactical Simulation Solutions, a set of hypothetical scenarios unfold in choose-your-own-adventure style, teaching students to make the split-second decisions associated with firearm force. The scenarios create an immersive experience that safely recreate conflict stresses. Beyond simulations, the center’s team of NRA-certified instructors teach the skills and legal expertise required for a concealed-carry permit or bring students up-to-date on defensive pistol maneuvers.
The professional pilots at Timberview Helicopters ferry passengers high into the clouds aboard a sky-scraping whirlybird during flight tours through Destin and Kansas City. Having chartered flights for National Geographic and the Travel Channel, these pilots expertly navigate planes toward sweeping, picturesque views, allowing sightseers to steal glances of Fort Walton Beach, downtown Kansas City, and Key West's ocean views from a perspective normally reserved for birds and astronauts with binoculars. Additionally, their high-definition videos grant guests a lasting commemoration of their in-flight experience. When they're not chartering tours, they teach budding pilots the gravity-defying tricks of their trade through pilot training and lug precious shipments from port to port with their cargo-lifting services
Knowing how to perform CPR or first aid can give you peace of mind in the event of an unforeseen emergency. With the proper training, you’ll be ready to step in to handle many issues that may arise. Emergency Management Specialists specializes in training everyday people and prospective professionals through rigorous courses that include CPR for adults and infants, wilderness first aid, and AED operation. The trio behind the company—advanced medical first responder, a security enforcement officer, and an emergency medical technician—also deploy first-aid responders for events and provide risk-assessment and emergency-planning consultations.
Fully loaded with two foam pits, a 45-foot Tumble Trak, a 72"x42" spring floor, and a separate preschool and viewing area, Kansas Gymnastics and Cheer has spurred athleticism and fun for youngsters in its expansive 14,000-square-foot facility for 25 years. Its instructors preside over small classes for children, working to instill confidence in the students by creating skill-specific obstacle courses designed to ensure success for every child.
KC Copters' expert pilots help lovers soar over downtown Kansas City, Country Club Plaza, or a custom-designed set of landmarks, allowing them to gaze at the romantic panoramas through the windows of a Robinson R22 or R44 helicopter. These pilots also specialize in surprise proposals: they’ll record the flight—and its most special moment—and have a bottle of champagne on hand to celebrate.
Rogue Personal Training marries the talents of two fiercely devoted fitness specialists, both of whom aid clients of all ages in redefining their physical limits. In addition to holding a BS in health management and in health and physical education, Landon Branine has manned military-style skirmishes as a certified Army Combative Training instructor. Furthermore, Branine infuses his training sessions with innovative fighting techniques that he's learned while mastering mixed martial arts and tae kwon do in the competitive sphere. With a BS in exercise science, Ben Arnold boasts more than five years of personal training experience to develop his enthusiastic approach, and also has a penchant for cycling, jiu jitsu, and outdoor activities. Ryan Bell's face graces the flipside of Rogue's coin, brandishing a BS in kinesiology and eight years of experience in the Army Reserve—six of which were spent heading the fitness program, and two of which were spent infiltrating the barbell black market as an undercover spy.
Landon, Ryan, and Arnold chart custom workout plans for recruits during small group, partner, and one-on-one personal-training programs. Slightly larger crowds can enlist in their boot camps or speed-and-agility camps, taking advantage of the nearby Andover Stadium to sprint down the track and hurdle over the field-goal posts.