You're enjoying a gorgeous summer day on Candlewood Lake, hangin' on your pontoon boat, when a seaplane begins to drop out of the sky and gracefully lands on the water. Did you know that you could be in the passenger seat?

Sport Flying of Connecticut will take you into the wild blue yonder in a Piper Cub with Floats, where you can land on Candlewood Lake, Lake Zoar, or Lake Lillinonah. It's quite the adrenaline rush. The planes fly out of Waterbury Airport in Plymouth, Connecticut. Call or text 203-895-1204 for all the info.

Sky Rides With Morgan Kaolian is another scenic flight service that offers 1/2 hour rides aboard Morgan's Cessna 172 Skyhawk. You let him know where you'd like to go, and you're off! For pricing and availability, check out aeropix.net or call 203-375-3686. 'Skyrides' fly out of Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford.

Another sweet option is a helicopter aerial tour from Centennial Helicopters. Located at 1 Wallingford Rd. #3 in Danbury, the helicopter tours are little more pricey, but worth every penny. They can accommodate up to three passengers, and pricing is determined by the tour, not the number of passengers. What's your pleasure? How about a tour over the majestic countryside of Connecticut, including Candlewood Lake, or the spectacular views of New York City. Click on centennialhelicopters.com for pricing and info or call 203-798-9632.

If you're looking for some peace and quiet, but still would like to look at your world from above, call Berkshire Balloons. The balloon flights last from 1 to 3 hours, depending on which package you've chosen. Berkshire Balloon launch sites are in Southington, Farmington, Bethlehem, and New Hartford. Visit the website or call 203-250-8441 for tour pricing and questions.

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