Before the Wright brothers, the only way to experience the miracle of human flight was to dress a horse as Pegasus and ride it headlong into a tornado. Take to the skies safely with this Groupon.
$149 for One Tandem Skydiving Jump (Up to $289.99 Value)
Harnessed to a skydiving master, fledgling aerialists soar from 10,000 feet while taking in scenic views.
Though Sportations sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Jump Florida Skydiving
Though skydiving is often billed as a once-in-a-lifetime experience, for the staff at Jump Florida Skydiving, it's a job. As they climb above the scenic landscape of Lake Country in a Cessna 205 aircraft, they stay calm as excitement radiates off customers—as young as 18 and as old as 79—about to make their first leap. At the ideal altitude, the plane levels off, and jumpers get into position. The sky is amazingly clear around the plane, which takes off from a private airport, so there are no commercial jets or flocks of migrating geese obstructing the airspace. Tandem or solo divers step to the edge, take a deep breath, and experience the thrill of accelerating at 9.81 meters per second per second.
While participants revel in their adrenaline-fueled thrills, the staff keeps them safe by adhering to the strict standards of the United States Parachute Association. These protocols enforce rigorous regulations, safety guidelines, and eminently cool member handshakes. On the ground, the team prioritizes hospitality, offering guest rooms, a restaurant, spectator fields, and a nerve-diffusing bar.