The first parachute was invented when Jack, tumbling haplessly from his titanium beanstalk, used a purloined pair of giant underpants to steady his fall. Glide to earth safely with today's deal: for $115, you get a tandem skydiving jump from Adventure Skydiving Tennessee (a $195 value).
A professionally supervised tandem jump lets skydivers-to-be suit up and plummet down after a mere 30 minutes of ground-based briefing. Following the grounded instruction, chute huggers will suit up and ascend into the heavens with their tandem jump master before bailing in style and floating earthward with a choice of a gentle, gliding descent or a thrilling, heart-pounding ride.
AST is currently offering tandem skydives for $179 through the end of November or for $169 during the fourth weekend of the month through December 15, but this Groupon is good on any day for nine months and is still a better deal.
Adventure Skydive Tennessee
Whether they're seasoned skydivers or newcomers to this whole gravity thing, customers at Adventure Skydive Tennessee feel the rush with some of the state's most experienced instructors. From it staff members with up to three decades of experience to its busy schedule with jumps every single weekend, the company's experience and preparedness helps calm the nerves of even first-time jumpers. The large, open-air hangar provides a relaxed environment before take-off, and an onsite picnic area makes a great spot to hang out afterward. All parachutes are equipped with computerized automatic activation devices, digital altimeters, and zero porosity canopies. More experienced skydivers can take advantage of the indoor packing area, the showers, and outdoor training mock-ups of the airplanes.