3.8's Other Indian
The nearest airport won't be able to take me above 75,000 feet. Even then, good luck that the AFB in Southern Oregon has an available U-2 or SR-71. And in the miracle they happen to have one or the other, or ****, even BOTH there's no ****ed way they'd let me say "hai guise, i r ride on teh plane reel high while high lul kthx." and toss my fat ass in a sealed flight suit like I'm some Tom Cruise high fivin mother****er.
I think he meant that many local small airports and FBO's will have a 30min "discover flying" flight for free or a low fee. You could probably talk the pilot into taking you up on a clear night.
Even in a small plane it is pretty remarkable and you dont have to spend millions (or billions) of dollars to do it.