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Helicopter Tour of Carmageddon Offers Riders Chance to Point and Laugh
Still don't have plans for Carmageddon? Wondering whether to hightail it out of town or cloister yourself in your apartment with stores of canned goods, water bottles, and your own all-encompassing terror?Well, a local helicopter company would like to propose a third option: face your fears head-on.
Adventure Helicopter Tours isn't suggesting that you travel through or near Carmageddon in an automobile, of course. Don't be crazy. Rather, the LA-based business is offering those who want it the option of viewing the ghost town that will be the 405 -- and the ensuing chaos that will be the streets surrounding it -- from up above. KCBS reports:
...for $400 per couple, folks can enjoy a bottle of champagne while soaring a few thousand feet over the Sepulveda Pass[...] The tour — which lasts about 45 minutes — will also include other famous sites around the Southland, including Griffith Observatory, the Hollywood sign and other landmarks.