this morning i used an expired groupon (got face value, phew!) for a flybayarea.com U-Fly experience, which is basically a you-fly-the-plane aerial tour of the bay area. it was quite overcast this morning but luckily it started clearing up the more west we went. i handled the controls for, i estimate, about 3/4 of the flight.not gonna lie, it was scary! towards the end of my hour in the air i was getting barfy, not because of the choppiness of the air at lower altitudes but because i was so scared of doing something wrong and causing a horrifying plummet to our deaths. yes, the instructor/guide was right there, but still. scary! nonetheless, i had a blast and can cross this off my bucket list! if you are at all interested in flying a plane, this is an experience you can’t pass up.