They say some of the best views are from the air and when experiencing the Sonoran Desert that certainly rings true. Whether you seek out heart-pumping aerial adventures or a more relaxed scene from the basket of a hot-air balloon, you have many ways to see the desert from a vantage point in the sky. To start, Mesa is home base to Fighter Combat International where guests can live out their Top Gun dreams undergoing a mock combat battle in the sky. Here you will experience incredible G-forces and perform out-of-this-world aerobatic adventures. Most Mesa hotels are also serviced by Rainbow Ryders and Hot Air Expeditions who will pick you up and take you up in a hot-air balloon. Most flights are scheduled in the morning offering you the best sunrise views in Arizona and an incredible up close view of Arizona’s signature desert terrain. Near Mesa, guests can also take the skies via the swings at Trapeze U where flight takes on a different form – circus style. And, just south of Mesa is Skydive Arizona where you can tackle the ultimate aerial adventure from 10,000 feet! If jumping out of a plane is not your style opt for SkyVenture and the latest craze, indoor skydiving. Guests can experience a simulated free fall at speeds up to 150 mph! Whatever aerial pursuit you crave, you can enjoy it in Mesa.