She sounds like a lucky girl if you?re going to this much trouble for her ?
Anyway, I?ve came up with five ideas, close to your helicopter ride
that are sure to impress her. They would me as well, if I were to make
to Chicago. I?ll be there in August for a concert, and I?ll have to
check some of this out myself.
First, Tandem Skydiving. If you?re into Extreme Thrills and so is she,
this would provide for a great date.
?Students take a 20-30 minute training session with a licensed
instructor who will explain the jump process and landing technique.
You are harnessed to your instructor in the plane and exit the
aircraft together. All you have to do then is Relax and Enjoy the
It?s typically a 13,500-foot jump, with 55 seconds of Freefall. You
must be 18 or older, be less than 220 LBS, plan for an entire day, and
Video (DVD or VHS) & stills______$ 85.00
Second, you could try Flying Trapeze/Acrobatics/Tightrope lessons.
From their website:
June 20th - July 13th - Trapeze-Experience? is back at Banner Day Camp
in Lake Forest, IL for it's 8th year providing daily flying trapeze
sessions, Monday through Saturday, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
? $60 per person, per session - frequent flyer rates available.
? Reservations are required - phone 1-877-759-0044 for reservations and directions.
July 4th - August 5th - Trapeze Events International will be
conducting flying trapeze and circus arts programs in Highland Park,
IL sponsored by the Park District of Highland Park:
? Camp Big Top/Camp Little Top - Professional circus performers
instruct campers on circus basics including acrobatics, tightrope and
? Open Flying Trapeze Classes - Monday through Friday, 5:30 - 7:00 PM,
$35 class fee.
? Contact the Park District of Highland Park at 847-579-3123 for
further information and reservations.
You can watch videos of the instructors here to get an idea of what
you?d be learning. http://www.flyingtrapezechicago.com/class_videos.htm
In addition, there are a number of different flying options you could
do depending on how high your sense of adventure is. Let?s go from
tame to wild!
You can do Scenic Flights by calling 312-i-can-fly. The offer many
packages and often customize them to suit their client?s needs. You
could create a personalized flight of everywhere you?ve been in
Chicago with her, perhaps, to throw some romance in? You can also
email them at email@example.com
You could do an introductory flying lesson with her. With 2 people,
the prices stay the same, but you have to upgrade to a different
aircraft to accommodate, which adds on 35.00 to the price of the
flights. I called them to verify this as well.
They do 3 different flight packages
The website explains them this way:
Intro Flight #1 99.95 + 35.00 upgrade
A one and a half hour adventure in which the student experiences all
the different aspects of flight and flight preparation. Upon arrival,
the student is assigned their own personal FAA Certified Flight
Instructor, who will walk them through all the things a real pilot
does before, during, and after a typical flight. This first lesson is
not to be confused with an "airplane ride", where one is passive and
watches someone else do the work. The whole idea of this introductory
flight lesson is to get the student to do as much as possible - to
push the student right up to their potential. The student will do all
the pre-flight procedures, will taxi the aircraft, talk to the control
tower themselves to get take off clearance, take the plane off, and
once airborne, do many in-flight maneuvers. Of course, the instructor
will be sitting next to the student telling him to "push this" and
"pull that", but the student will do most of the flying.
The flying time will be between 35 and 40 minutes as the student joins
the "elite few in history" who have actually piloted an aircraft
A certificate of completion (suitable for framing) with the logged
hours, signed by their Certified Flight Instructor, as well as a
photograph of the student standing beside the airplane, will be
awarded to the student after the flight. Obviously, the student will
not learn how to fly in one lesson, but no matter which intro flight
they fly, they will experience all the different aspects of flight,
have a lot of fun, and acquire enough information and experience to
make a decision as to whether they would be interested in continuing
the challenge of learning how to fly.
Intro Flight #2
"The Downtown Adventure" 169.95 + 35.00 upgrade
The procedural and ground portion of The Downtown Adventure are the
same as Flight #1, but the big difference is that the actual flying
time on The Downtown Adventure is actually doubled. With the limited
flying time of Flight #1, one cannot get very far from the airport.
But with The Downtown Adventure, there is sufficient flying time to
get to the city and back. The student will take off from Pal-Waukee
Airport, fly over Glenview, Deerfield, Northbrook, Winnetka, Wilmette,
and Evanston, out to Lake Michigan then just over Bahai Temple. From
there he will turn right and fly south down Lake Shore Drive, circle
the Loop, the Sears Tower, and Hancock Building. Returning along
Chicago's great North Side, the student will be able to fly over
Wrigley Field, Skokie, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, and will help with
the initial landing procedures back at Pal-Waukee Airport. Truly a
Intro Flight #3
"Lake Lawn Getaway" 249.95 + 35.00 upgrade
Our Deluxe Introductory flight is one that will be remembered for a
lifetime! It truly is one of the world's greatest gifts. Perfect for
the person who has everything. Just north of Lake Geneva is beautiful
Lake Delevan. On the north shore of Lake Delevan is the wonderfully
rustic lodge called Lake Lawn Lodge. After the procedural and ground
portions are completed at Pal-Waukee, the student takes off, flies
north over Mundelein, Libertyville and Lincolnshire to Great America,
then turns left toward the Wilmot Ski Lodge, the Chain of Lakes, City
of Lake Geneva, Yerkees Observatory, the Abbey Resort and Lake Delevan
before landing at Lake Lawn Airport. The student and instructor
discuss the flight over a light lunch or snack at the famous Lake Lawn
Lodge. Returning home, they head South over Grand Geneva Airport, Fox
River, Kemper Lakes, Waconda, Lake Zurich, and then back home to
beautiful Pal-Waukee Airport. Truly a never-to-be-forgotten
And, option 3, hitting wild is?
Aerobatic Flying Lessons! These are the packages available.
Thrill Of A Lifetime "Basic" - 169.95 - This flight is a 20 minute
introduction to aerobatic flight with lots of thrills and fun... at a
Thrill Of A Lifetime "Discovery" - 289.95 - The "Discovery" is a full
40 minute flight with more complex maneuvers, and includes
photographs, and an "Aerobatic Completion Certificate" which is
suitable for framing. A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!
Thrill Of A Lifetime "Top Gun" ? 425.95 - Our top of the line "Top
Gun" flight is much more than an airplane ride... It takes a full two
hours, and includes some ground preparation, and familiarization. It's
our most popular and exciting flight available. After you strap
yourself into the aircraft for this adventure, you'll experience all
of the basic aerobatic maneuvers... many of which you'll actually be
able to perform yourself! UNBELIEVABLE!!!
I hope you have a great date with a great girl and knock her socks off!
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