plane or glider ride, glider flying in the clouds

Plane or Glider Ride

Some smaller airports offer a plane or glider ride. This would be a really fun and exciting activity for a date.

Be aware this date idea is pretty expensive, around the same cost as going on a hot air balloon ride. These rides allow you to fly in a craft much smaller than you have probably experienced. Make it even more exciting by having the pilot do some aerial acrobatics with you in the plane.

If you and your date are squeamish when it comes to heights or being cooped up in a small area high above the ground, I don’t think you would like this. But if the thrill of soaring up in the clouds like a bird fancies you, then this is right up your alley!  

What you need for this plane or glide ride date idea: 

world war II bomber ride at an airport

It’s pretty easy to find a plane ride just through a simple internet search. All you need to do is show up, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Just down the street where I live at Falcon Field, there is an organization called the Commemorative Airforce that takes passengers for rides in restored World War II bombers and other cool aircraft. About an hour away from me in Maricopa, AZ there is a company called Arizona Soaring, Inc. that offers glider rides.

My commentary on this creative date idea: 

During college I had an opportunity every Thanksgiving to participate in a date auction. The group raised money for Sub-For-Santa, which is an organization that helps provide memorable Christmases to the less fortunate.

The auction was set up where dates were auctioned off and the winner would give the money to Sub-For-Santa. There was always a Thanksgiving feast involved as well, which I looked forward to every year.

Two people in a glider
(Glider ride)

An acquaintance of mine, who was a pilot, offered a one-hour plane ride to a lucky girl one year. The excitement escalated as the price for the date went up and up and up. The girl who won paid over $100 for the date. Later, I found out from her that soaring through the clouds and over the mountains was an experience like no other. She totally loved it. Now if only I was a pilot and owned a plane . . .

Do you have experience with this date idea? Let me know in the comments how it went and if your date, spouse, significant other liked it. You can buy a copy of the book 101 Creative Dates: ideas, tips, and personal experiences from the life of a hopeless romantic here or visit the shop.

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