The need to feel the wind in your hair is best fulfilled by skydiving, though it can also be fulfilled by riding in a convertible, swinging on a tire swing, or getting sneezed on by a jumbo jet. Embark on an airborne adventure with this Groupon: for $149, you get a tandem skydive jump at Skydive OBX in Manteo, North Carolina (up to a $249 value).
Skydive OBX's experienced instructors escort adrenaline seekers on exhilarating tandem jumps over the Outer Banks' beautiful beach scenery. After a brief demonstration explaining how jumpers should behave midair, brave cloud cutters climb aboard the compact Cessna 182 plane that carries them 9,000 feet into the atmosphere. Once planes have navigated to the sky's jumping sweet spot, passengers leap from the craft and freefall for 30 intense seconds before the instructor pulls the parachute. Breathtaking views of Roanoke Island and the Atlantic Ocean surround jumpers as they soar gracefully toward the ground and avoid awkward chats with small-minded birds. A designated viewing area gives family and friends a place to photograph their loved ones' flying feats, or gives jumpers a place to aim their Nerf darts while gliding.
If you’ve never been skydiving, this is the place to go for your first adventure.Rebyl Ella, Trail Mix, 7/23/11
410 Airport Rd.
Manteo, North Carolina 27954