$120 for Tandem Jump at Desert Skydiving Center in Buckeye ($199 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Safely jump with an experienced instructor
  • Pull your own ripcord
  • Beautiful desert views

The Fine Print

Expires Jul 1st, 2012. Reservations required; subject to availability. Must be 18 or older. 220lb weight max. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Although skydiving is a fun and exciting experience, it is often marred by midflight realizations of forgetting to set the DVR. Plummet worry-free with today's Groupon: for $120, you get a tandem jump at Desert Skydiving Center in Buckeye (a $199 value).

Desert Skydiving Center's experienced parachutists strap themselves to novice free fallers for thrilling descents through Arizona's expansive azure skies. After quality Cessna aircrafts shepherd customers more than 2 miles skyward, trained skydiving experts supplant the misplaced fanny packs of eager-to-fly customers to create cloud-carousing duos. With every jump from the fuselage, 40-second free falls pump adrenaline into each earthward tandem. Patrons will then yank their own ripcords, resulting in five- to seven-minute parachute rides that provide overhead views of the desert's beautiful landscapes and migratory cactus herds.

Wearing instructors as a backpack allows a 30-minute classroom orientation and hands-on training to replace typical marathon instructional sessions. Although not covered by today's Groupon, jumpers can continue through a number of courses to perfect raindrop impersonations.

Desert Skydiving Center

Desert Skydiving Center carries people into the air in Cessna 182 and 206 planes and then sends them gleefully careening toward the ground. The center offers static parachuting, tandem jumping, and accelerated freefalls alongside experts. Participants can work with an instructor for 30-minutes to eight-hours, depending on the type of jump, before pulling on a parachute and jumping from two miles high. The ground grows rapidly as divers freefall with the wind whipping their faces before they pull the parachute cord and float to the ground or attempt to land on a passing goose.


Reviews

Went to Desert Skydiving Centre in Buckeye and immediately was made to feel welcome.

Hairy Haggis, Dropzone, 7/3/09

Awesome staff who show you a good time

peenut557, Dropzone, 7/9/09

Tips

  • “They were fabulous, relaxed, fun, and made the experience very enjoyable! LOVED IT!”

  • “The instructors were awesome!”

  • “It was a great experience!”

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    3000 S Palo Verde Rd.

    Buckeye, Arizona 85326

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