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Established: 2014 Reservations/Appointments: Required Staff Size: 2?10 people Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours Brands Used: Sigma Tandem Rigs are the safest in the industry Pro Tip: Dress in loose comfortable clothing?gym attire with tennis shoes. RELAX. Handicap Accessible: Yes Parking: Parking lot Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Tandem skydive 2 miles above the Earth Recommended Age Group: Adults Q&A with Chris Whitley, General Manager When and how did you first develop a passion for your work? Skydiving has been our passion for more than 50 years. The thrill of skydiving (falling toward the earth at 120 mph) can only be experienced through actually jumping out of an airplane. We love sharing and teaching others about our sport. What is one fun, unusual fact about your business? Freefall is a great place to hang out with your friends. What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of? Our owners have a combined 50 years of experience. One was a national competitor with more than 9,000 safe skydives, and the other a Tandem Examiner with more than 9,000 safe tandem jumps. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? Most people can skydive, provided they are height-weight proportionate and serious about learning and safety.
P.O Box 600
Coleman,
FL
US
Based out of Orlando North Airpark, Start Skydiving is the top-ranked skydiving outfit by users of Dropzone.com. That's because the company and its roster of licensed instructors provides an array of skydiving services, including a skydiving team and tandem dives. During tandem experiences, duos exit the plane at 10,500 feet in the air, then free-fall for about 50 seconds or just long enough to spell "parachute". Customers can treat their tandem jumps as a once-in-a-lifetime thrill, or they can view it as the foundation of their training as a skydiving student. Either way, Start Skydiving can document these mid-air adventures with professional video and picture packages.
1511 Taylor Avenue
Coleman,
FL
US
Amid hanging lamps, rustic wooden tables, and exposed brick walls decorated with antique corkscrews, patrons of The Corkscrew Winery learn what it takes to make their own wine. Owners Kelli and Joe Carvalho walk participants through the process, in which students pick from hundreds of varietals before fermenting their concoction, which yields up to 30 bottles of anything from riesling to malbec. Clients can customize their labels to produce a memorable gift, a house blend for a restaurant, or a special wine for a wedding reception.
1171 Main Street
The Villages,
FL
US
Havensight Farm's 40 acres of land sets the stage for owner and trainer Lisa Stewart as she teaches pupils the basics of horsemanship and a balanced seat. With more than two decades of experience, Lisa coaches of all ages and skill levels. She specializes in welcoming riders of all ages into the world of equestrians by fostering a safe and encouraging atmosphere, and looks on proudly as they pick up life skills such as patience, responsibility, and self-discipline all while developing coordination, balance, and posture.
15550 Southeast 36th Avenue
Summerfield,
FL
US
The Villages Fishing Guide is captained by Darrell Brantley, a seasoned local fishing captain and angler. Darrell cruises his boat across lush local waters, guiding clients of all ages and experience levels on their hunt for bass, crappie, and catfish. Darrell demonstrates proper equipment handling and provides groups with fishing techniques and tips.
13275 Southeast 115th Avenue
Ocklawaha,
FL
US
From 1998 to 2003, Eagle Ridge Golf Club bloomed from its original 18 holes into the 36-hole gem that it is today. Each 9-hole layout showcases the artistry of course designer Terry Doss, who carved the fairways through ponds and wetlands surrounded by the diverse population of trees. All four nines measure between 3,400 and 3,500 yards from the tips, so they can be played interchangeably to make for comparable 18-hole experiences. Before rounds, golfers can warm up at the driving range or head to the practice green to get a feel for how well to lather up the ball before putting.
13605 Del Webb Blvd
Summerfield,
FL
US
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