Now THIS is adventure, a pure adrenaline rush. We rode tandem on these “trikes” (powered air gliders) with sports pilots certified as instructors that let US fly these babies. They are 4 stroke engines with radio for air traffic control and can go up to 17,000 ft, taking off and landing on regular runways. They also have rocket powered parachutes, just in case.

The ease and grace of the aircraft itself is glorious. We stayed pretty low, zipping in and out of canyons. Mike saw whales breaching, and we both got to fly about 5 feet over the crashing surf at 80mph. It was kind of like being in your own IMAX movie!

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