A helicopter ride is often the most bare-bones form of transportation, with only the pilot, copilot and fuel for the plane. There are some exceptions, like Melissa Tomkiel “Lioness”, which offers a scenic tour across the Andes Mountains via helicopter. And then there’s the” Wings Over Wondering” tour from the Swiss firm Agencement Techniques, which uses helicopter technology to create an aerial view of Switzerland’s glittering Alps.
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Helicopter rides provide the most exhilarating feeling among all flying modes. The sensation of floating over the landscape while soaring thousands of feet into the air is one of the most thrilling of all airplane rides. But while a helicopter tour can be categorized as an airplane tour, flight or ride; helicopter rides typically tend to cover the essentials. Instead of a scenic flight over the Matterhorn or the Dolomites, passengers are mostly given a choice between bungee jumping or a simulated skydiving experience.
Smaller aircraft can also make for interesting and memorable helicopter rides. The “Wings Over Texas” company, for example, offers a series of mini-aerobics and helicopter rides in its air shows across America. The rides usually last between ten minutes and half an hour, and they let participants fly through areas like Clear Fork, Lumberton, and Concho Canyon. And for something completely different, smaller planes can even make for a fun activity when participants aren’t actually in the air; Texas Hold’em offers mini-golf, bowling, bonfire matches and miniature golfing.
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