Plymouth Sky Sports staffers coach newbies through every step of the tandem-skydiving process, from prelaunch to postlanding. Before embarking on a skyward voyage, parachuting novices attend a half-hour instructional class going through the fundamentals of skydiving, including which direction to fall and which birds are jerks. Certified diving buddies fit each cadet with a safety harness and a full set of jumping gear before ascending two miles skyward, attaching themselves to their students, and launching both bodies into the blue. After a one-minute freefall, the parachute deploys, and students can use their newfound skills to help steer toward the landing target or nearby half-time show.
A skydiver descends toward the earth, his red-and-white parachute contrasting against a picturesque scene of azure sky and the springtime grass. It’s just another day at Skydive Tecumseh, where instructors have been taking first-time jumpers and experienced skydivers on exhilarating freefalls for nearly 50 years. Manning aircrafts such a Cessna Super Caravan, Skydive Tecumseh’s flight team ushers parties 7,500 feet into the clouds for tandem and solo jumps that reach speeds of up to 120 miles per hour, much like a cheetah on roller skates. A drop zone with three separate landing areas awaits skydivers on the ground, and a picnic area allows visitors to watch their friends glide back to earth. In addition to organizing jumps, the instructors—all certified through the United States Parachuting Association—operate a ground school, where they help clients earn skydiving licenses.
Gravity Powered Sports owner Tod Molter has jumped out of an airplane more than 3,700 times, plummeting through the skies as the force of gravity pulled him back toward earth under a vibrant parachute. Each jump, the experience is as thrilling as it was the first time as freefall speeds hit up to 120 mph, and Tod hopes to share that thrill with patrons of Gravity Powered Sports. Serving customers from across the northeast Indiana, southern Michigan, and western Ohio areas, he teaches a variety of freefall skills ranging from basic jumps to barrel rolls. In addition to running classes for the community, Gravity Powered Sports provides one-time free training and tandem freefalls to veterans to give them the chance to fly.
In more than 100 locations around the country, ThrillZown's staff facilitates adrenaline-filled excursions full of extreme water, air, and land adventures. Under the supervision of experts, brave souls defy gravity as they skydive, hang-glide, bungee jump, or play films of apples falling off trees in reverse. On land, crews harness the power of horses, stock cars, and snowmobiles; in the water, groups navigate whitewater rapids or explore aquatic depths as they scuba dive or surf.
Hailing from successful careers in the service and hospitality industries, the Skydive Lake Wawasee staff care as much about each guest?s comfort as they do about their safety. They lead a team of experienced instructors who begin each jump with a thorough lesson on safety and techniques. They accompany both beginning and advanced skydivers high into the atmosphere, where they safely perform exhilarating tandem jumps. To challenge their most experienced customers, they oversee single jumps. As skydivers gracefully float to the ground, they soak in views of Lake Wawasee, Indiana's largest natural lake.
A pilot mans the cockpit while an optional videographer captures the airborne adventure. They harness multiple camera angles to catch every bit of action on film, which guests can use as evidence to teach the neighborhood sparrows a thing or two about flight. The jumper?s entourage of friends and family can "oooh" and "ahhhh" as they watch the thrilling descent through the soft landing in the grass fields of Lake Wawasee Airport.
We have been involved with powered parachutes for 12 years. Our business is a one stop shop for powered parachutes. We offer introductory rides, training, sales, services and we also manufacturer our own brand of powered parachutes. Powered parachutes are the easiest and safest aircraft to fly.