As far as inspirational speeches go, the one that starts with I have a dream is probably one of the most popular, because considering the number of times people fall asleep at their desk, everyone must have a dream. Of course, dreams aren’t always as grand as the one in the speech. For some it’s just hiking up Kilimanjaro in a gorilla suit. If your dream leaves you identifying with cheesy pop songs about feeling like a bird or believing you can fly, pay R945 per person for a forty-minute fixed-wing scenic flight over the Cape Peninsula with Aviation Junction.
Considering Cape Town has some of the most stunning and spectacular scenery, even from ground-level, many people wonder what it looks like from above. Aviation Junction’s skilled pilots answer that question by shepherding sightseers through the clouds to see the Cape Peninsula’s landmarks from a rather novel vantage point. You’ll experience panoramic views of the Cape’s most stunning sights, passing over all sorts of scenic beauties including Constantia Neck and Chapmans Peak, the sandy paradise of Lundudno and one of the city’s most popular man-made marvels: Greenpoint Stadium.
Of course, besides the seeing the urban landscape from a bird’s-eye view, you also get to experience the liberty of being in the air, without worrying about whether you’re going to fall out of bed when the dream ends. Once your feet are firmly planted on solid ground again, you’ll walk away with a surprise goodie-bag filled with… well, if you knew what it was, it wouldn’t be a surprise. Weather permitting, a fixed wing flight is probably the safest and most exhilarating way to live out your fantasies of soaring through the air like superman or a very large, featherless bird.
Arm-flapping Fact: An amusement park in Jersey recently introduced an innovative alternative to flying to their list of attractions. After being fitted with a very technically advanced, aerodynamic bird-suit, guests are able to fly around a domed flight area built to resemble a coffee cup.