Every once in a while - I get an idea in my head for a blog post. Sometimes I should not listen to those ideas! (haha - just kidding). I had an idea to take a helicopter ride with Stratus Helicopters - thing is - I'm scared of heights!
Look at how NOT scared I am when the helicopter is sitting in the garage.
And this is how I look as we're about to take off! It didn't help any that they saw that I brought a camera and said, "Oh we'll have to fly with the door off - you'll get better pictures that way!" GRRRR! But I braved it. I might have been hugging the pilot who kept telling me the seat belt had me and I wouldn't fall out. Suuuuuuuuuuure!
And finally - safely back on the ground.
We were on the Ultimate Date Night Tour which is $65 per person for first two passengers (you can add a 3rd for $55 more). There is a two-passenger minimum. I have to say - this ranks right up there with the Segway tour as most fun activity in Cincinnati. I have already told so many people about this - I mean - think about it - for the cost of a nice dinner out - you can get a totally crazy and unique view of your city!
You can also do these tours at night - just keep in mind - you may not see as much at night because not everything is lit up. They also told me that an iPhone camera won't really cut it - so keep that in mind. The other advice I would give - is if you take a camera - take some pics of things you REALLY want a picture of - but also put the camera down - sit back and enjoy.
I encourage everybody to give Stratus Helicopters a call and set up a tour for you and a friend/loved one today. It's so exhilarating - do it with the door off! (If I did - you can too).
Disclosure: Stratus Helicopter provided this tour free of charge. All opinions are my own.