Skydive Missouri chaperones gravity-prone thrill seekers back to earth with the help of a trained team of champion skydivers. An all-encompassing two-hour instruction session prepares aerial enthusiasts for the basics of earth-bound homecomings, covering topics of equipment, aircraft procedures, instructions for free falling, and how to make cheeks flap wildly. After safely soaring thousands of feet above ground, a licensed, professional plane-ditcher, and aspiring human backpack, straps to customers and leaps into a free-falling duet, complete with all of sky-diving's pleasure, but none of the stress of having to locate elusive ripcords. While still safely plummeting at increased altitudes, a state-of-the-art square parachute deploys, providing ample time for free-fallers to say their goodbyes to clouds they've befriended while frolicking in the sky. The skilled gravity tempters at Skydive Missouri have completed more than 15 high-altitude aircraft exits with physically impaired divers, providing exhilarating experiences for all enthusiastic cloud-hoppers.
Licensed and insured chauffeurs endure a stringent training and screening process before manning Ozarks Limo's fleet of town cars, passenger vans, party buses, and luxury stretch limos. Some of these vehicles are designed for partying—they feature elegant bars and plush furnishings that reflect the glow of neon lights, as well as sound systems powered by the love of rock 'n' roll. Others are meant for transporting passengers to and from the airport, or ensuring that clients get to their proms, weddings, and graduations. And if you've got a business function coming up, the chauffeurs can handle that, too, arriving promptly to ferry everyone from Point A to Point B.
Wide-open tracts of land roll past as a locomotive charges down the tracks. Passengers watch as the Boston Mountains' peaks and valleys rise and fall. A little red caboose brings up the rear. Aboard one of the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad's trains, passengers take a trip back in time without the aid of a DeLorean. As the train winds across valleys, through tunnels, and over bridges, the friendly conductors spin tales of the area's history. In total, the trains take a 150 mile route from Monett, Missouri to Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Chopper Charter Branson's flights range from aerial photography to scenic tours and hands-on instruction and training. Each student learns on the Robinson R44 helicopter, touted as the most popular helicopter in the world. The FAA-certified air carrier meticulously maintains their choppers, taking all safety precautions and plopping them onto a treadmill for at least 30 minutes, three to five times a week.
Powersports of Joplin purveys ATVs, dirt bikes, scooters, accessories, and more to intrepid motorists and aspiring athletes alike. Dealing in recognizable name brands such as Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki, Powersports supplies both new and previously owned mountable funmobiles and everything needed to pilot them safely and effectively. Feminine riders may become enamored of the women’s rogue jacket by Icon, a sporty tear-resistant canvas creation with zippered sleeves and a removable waist section, perfect for changing up styles and acquiring irresistible half-torso tans ($250.85). F-16 gloves by Fly Racing protect prehensile throttle-grippers in a variety of colors, such as black, blue, red, and yellow ($18.95–19.95), and a youth sentinel roost guard by Thor offers young daredevils the protection they need and the Power-Ranger nostalgia they deserve ($74.95). Or, opt to translate dreams into tangible realities by applying this Groupon toward a 2011 Suzuki RM-Z250, a peppy motocross bike with 249 cc of mud-muddling engine ability ($7,299+).
A full-line Honda, Polaris, Suzuki, and Kawasaki dealer, Neosho Powersports' equips bikers and four-wheelers of every stripe with the gear necessary for successful two-wheeling. Mount a Gmax helmet ($49.99) on a helmet hanger ($19.95+) by the front door for handy head-gear access, or invest in the future of your limbs with Thor static knee guards ($49.95). Track and trail glove designs fuse with a pair of black, red, or blue Thor impact gloves ($39.95+) constructed with a light and flexible design for finger freedom and implementing tougher off-road features to keep knuckles scab-free when riders tear through cotton-candy forests. This Groupon may also be applied toward services such as a routine oil change and 13-point inspection ($99.99), essential for maintaining tip-top motor condition, or at least for keeping the oil pump from achieving zen-like oneness with itself.