The licensed instructors at Skydive Hobbs accompany clients on jumps into a USPA-sanctioned drop zone. The business utilizes the services of a Cessna P206 Turbo aircraft, which, much like a paper airplane shot out of a cannon, is capable of reaching an altitude of 10,000 feet in just 15 minutes. From there, the Skydive Hobbs team carries out tandem jumps, and oversees jumps of individuals working toward getting licenses of their own.
Powered by what is essentially a super lightweight fan with a motor attached, adventurers take to the skies at Phoenix Powered Paragliding with instructors in powered tandem paragliders. During training, teachers illuminate students on how to take off, safely steer, and squawk directions to lost flocks of geese before taking to the skies for one-of-a-kind flights.
The chefs at Centennial Steakhouse at Zia Park Casino do more than sear hand-cut, USDA-quality aged rib-eye, filet mignon, and porterhouse steaks to order. They also handcraft creamy hollandaise sauce for topping grilled asparagus and salmon oscar, roast garlic for flavoring fluffy mashed potatoes, and prepare sweet, buttery lobster tails for storing surplus casino winnings. Along with the lengthy wine list, the chocolate-brown interior's soft lighting and private booths make it an ideal spot for a date.
Now in its 39th year, the Tejano Super Car Show highlights some of the Southwest’s finest low riders, custom classics, top-knotch trucks, and bikes. Held at the Ector County Coliseum, the Tejano Super Car Show has attracted approximately 10,000 automobile enthusiasts and car clubs from the surrounding area in past years. Explore the spectacle and admire the mechanical wizardry of this year’s impressive displays. High-flying hydraulics are flaunted during the Car Hop competition where soaring springiness is rewarded with cash and trophies that can see into the future. Take a break from vehicular viewing to enjoy live entertainment on one of three stages, featuring hip hop performances by Spyder Streetz, Smuc, Zoe, Carolyn Rodriquez, Chon Arauza, and Nando y Solja Kingz.
Desert Pines Golf Course feeds golf clubs a bounty of spherical fodder ready to be lined up and launched off open tee-off areas. The golf lesson includes a 60-minute driving-range session with certified instructor Robert Giles, where he will provide professional tips and amateur high-fives to improve students' club-swinging capabilities. Golf apprentices need to bring only their golf clubs and a violent odium toward dimpled balls, as the course pro will provide the range balls used in the lesson. Giles recalibrates out-of-whack swings, helping golfers of all ages and skill levels put more mustard on their drives, hone their chip shots, and hand their putts a detailed map to the hole like a Grand Canyon tour guide. Open from dusk until dawn, Desert Pines Golf Course's driving range features grassy tee-off areas, along with a chipping and putting green where golfers can take swings at returning wiffle-ball eggs to their flag-marked nests.
Strap on some rental skates ($3) and redeem an admission ($5) to glide out onto the frozen floor during a public skating session in Music City Mall's ice rink, one of the only NHL-sized rinks within 300 miles. Conquer the slippery surface with some friends or grab a significant other for a skate date.