Best Not-So-Cheap Thrill Miami 2011 - Platinum Aviation
Have you ever waited in line for an hour at the MIA security checkpoint and fantasized about what it would be like to have your own private plane? Channeling your inner mogul for the day is easier (and less expensive) than you think with Platinum Aviation, a flight instruction operation that teaches on Cirrus Aircraft, basically the Ferrari of airplanes. These babies cost about a cool half-million, and you, poor schmuck, can get behind the stick without any previous training and take to the skies. This bad boy is yours to fly just about anywhere in Miami — along the beach, over the Everglades, or for a fly-by of your ex-girlfriend's condo — it's up to you. You can even bring a passenger. The cost for an hourlong "fantasy flight" is about $280, which includes plane rental, fuel, and private flight instructor.