Get really, really high

Google Earth is fun to play with when you're at home just sitting on Uranus, but if you really want to get high, try out Austin Helicopter Tours: a newly launched offshoot of a San Antonio concern that offers the ATX's first affordable option for seeing the city from above via three-passenger helis capable of speeds you could call hella fast.They've got five set tours (from downtown, to Lake Travis, to the Hill Country), as well as chartered destinations like the Salt Lick and Serengeti Resort, which either isn't in Africa, or these helicopters get great gas mileage. To give you a photographic window into their operation, we tagged along on their Sports Lovers package -- click through to see your favorite athletic sites the same way God and Dana X. Bible do.