Before I tell you about my experience, let me tell you about the company that made it possible.
Cloud 9 Living is a gifting company that believes in the thrilling things in life. Their mission? To forever change the world of gift giving by enhancing people’s lives through memorable experiences — as it states on their site. Through an easy-going process, you’re able to schedule an experience for yourself, a loved one, or a party of such and have the time of your life. From scenic cruises and wine tastings to water gliding like Obama or race car driving, it’s a day you’ll never forget.
In collaboration with Cloud 9 Living, I got to choose a gift for myself! Amongst the many experiences they had available, I ended up choosing a 30min. helicopter ride with Wings Air Helicopters for this past Friday. When I reached their base at the Westchester Airport, I met with one of their flight instructors, Anthony Ianni, and we got right into the experience.
In confirming all of the gears were in place, we lifted off towards the city. As I’m sure many of us have ridden planes before, until you’ve been in a 4-seater helicopter, it’s a whole different ball game. When I reached the highest point in flight, my only concerns were the small space and riding shotgun. My distance from the ground was the least of my worries.
Since it was a short trip, I wasn’t expecting the full-fledge ‘Welcome to Flight School’ instruction manual however, I did learn a few interesting things. The gears were really sensitive, so he taught me how to handle the them and steer different directions. He even had me drive a few times on my own. According to him, I was one of the best students he’s ever had :)… Anyways, we flew all over the city from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge to the World Trade Center and back — all in a matter of 30min. However petrifying this trip may sound, I made the most out of it and it was the best experience I’ve had in a long time.
— SPECIAL PROMOTION —
In light of Valentines Day, I’ve teamed up with Cloud 9 Living to extend an experiential gift at a special discount! Use code: NKENGE10 to receive 10% off an experience of your choice! Take your significant other out for a dinner cruise, go on a thrilling blimp ride with your bestie, or treat yourself to the race car driving lesson of your dreams. Whichever you choose, I know you’ll have the time of your life. Go to Cloud9Living.com for more info!
Thanks again Cloud 9 Living for an amazing experience and special thanks to Anthony for being so cool throughout the trip!
Head Scarf: Vintage Dior
Denim: Citizens of Humanity
Boots: Public Desire
Really though, what’s a better way to enter the weekend, than with a helicopter ride? Comment your answer below, I’ll wait.
Until next time.