Thursday, July 14, 2011
Airplanes combine the speed of a cheetah, the grace of a gazelle, and the flying ability of a cheetah and gazelle strapped to a jetpack. Soar like predator and prey partners with today’s Groupon: for $199, you get an aerobatic afterburner flight with a beverage and souvenir T-shirt from Sky Combat Ace (a $529 value).
The experienced pilots at Sky Combat Ace rocket with passengers at more than 200 mph above a spinning horizon in Extra 330LC aerobatic airplanes. Afterburner flight-package guests receive complimentary shuttle service from their choice of major Las Vegas Strip hotel to a private, 7,000-square-foot aircraft hangar and lounge at Henderson Executive Airport (a $499 value) for an adventure of exhilarating g-forces and aerial maneuvers, including rolls, spins, loops, and celebratory fist-pumps. While in the air for the up-to-25-minute cloud-jaunt, customers will experience first-hand the airshow and dogfighting maneuvers learned during the preceding 15-minute briefing. After the excursion, pilots deliver guests back to the airport to explore the hangar’s amenities and aviation museum for pathways to dirigible-building laboratories.
Fliers enjoy one drink (a $10 value) and receive a commemorative T-shirt (a $20 value) to preserve memories of flying free until Earth is finally declared a gravity-free zone. Call ahead to schedule your flight experience.