Overall, I highly recommend this unique experience. It's pricey, & fly time goes by super fast, but WOW it's an experience you're not soon to forget. It's quite a thrill and really gets the adrenaline flowing. This was my birthday gift, and I can't think of a better gift to have gotten- though I never would have asked for it (big chicken that I am!)
Nolan was our instructor and he was GREAT- very knowledgeable and made us feel prepared & comfortable. He also had a great sense of humor and kept it fun. I was a bit nervous (serious vertigo sufferer), but there was nothing to fear at all as Nolan had reassured.
To address a couple of complaints others have had and give my perspective-
-Yep, it's expensive. But,really, where else are you going to get this experience? It's unique as is the facility and you're paying for it. So, get a coupon or save up for a special experience. Their service is probably a work in progress, since they're new. But, I found them to be pleasant, helpful and friendly. And I'm tough on customer service.
- Yes, the instructor may need to hold on to you the entire time. If you're following instructions and doing it right, they'll be able to let go. They can't have you banging into walls, now can they? The tiniest little movement can send you careening off in unexpected directions. If they're hanging on, it's for a reason.
-Flying high is worth the extra cost. We didn't know about it in advance either. So what- it's a cool extra perk if you want to pay for it. Maybe if you happen to be there on an off/dead day or get lucky you 'd get a perk of a free high flight, I dunno. But, I heard them advising everyone the same with the add on cost.
- As some mentioned, there is no feeling of falling or vertigo or motion sickness with this experience. I'm deathly afraid of heights- seriously, I can't look over a 2nd fl balcony without feeling sick. So, don't worry about vertigo. I can't see how motion sickness would be a factor either since you're not 'really' moving at all. You're hovering. It's kind of like being in a hammock (with a lot more muscle use!)