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Adventure travel: Sky Combat Ace in Vegas lets you fly with fighter pilots [with video]

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One highlight of your Las Vegas travel might be a helicopter ride, but Sky Combat Aces is making that option something of the ancient era. If you are looking to fulfill your fantasy to be like Maverick in Tom Cruise’s hit film the Top Gun, the company can do that for you. You will be suiting up to fly with some of the best fighter and aerobatic pilots to soar, spin, roll, and do gut-wrenching tricks in the sky.

You will be rolling in Vegas (up the skies of Sin City) literally with Sky Combat Ace as you jump onto the cockpit of a T6 Texas Warbir, Extra 330LC, or a YMF-5C Waco classic. Ah, we are pretty sure you do not care about the names of the planes unless you are an aviation buff and who will when you think of the adrenalin rush this Vegas adventure can bring.


Unique Travel Adventure: Man uses helium balloons to to cross the Alps

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Jonathan Trappe, an American adventurer, surely was inspired by Pixar’s creation Up and picked helium balloons to fly over the Alps. Recently the adventurer from North Carolina tied a chair to a bunch of fifty four helium balloons, went up the sky and crossed the famous mountain range in Europe.

Trappe set off at Gap, a town in the southern portion of France. He left before dawn and ascended to around 15,000 feet and slowly drifted over the peaks covered by snow. He traveled for 12 hours and slowly descended to Andezeno, a village in Italy, on the other side of the Alps.

Floating up with just balloons carrying you in the dark might be scary enough but the most critical and dangerous part of the journey was when Trappe avoided slamming into a mountain called Monte Viso. This mountain is just between France and Italy and is about 12,602 ft high.