Skydiving makes everyday stressors seem less challenging, such as asking your boss for a raise or parachuting into your boss's office to ask for a raise. Pull the ripcord with this Groupon.
$169 for a Tandem Skydive Package (Up to $329 Value)
- Tandem skydive (up to a $299 value)
- Includes a $30 credit toward a souvenir T-shirt or a video of your jump
The tandem skydive experience begins with a 15-minute briefing session, during which jumpers will learn safety expectations. A certified instructor will accompany each client to the plane, which an FAA-licensed pilot will fly two miles into the air. Once harnessed together, the jumper and instructor will leap from the plane, free-falling for 40 seconds before releasing the canopy and drifting through the sky for about seven minutes of breathtaking views. Jumpers will take in the patchwork of Douglas County, and might spot landmarks such as The Frog's Audubon Sanctuary and Pine Mountain Gold Museum.
"[I] enjoyed the introspection it provided my mind when facing the open door for the first time," says ATL Skydiving's drop zone manager Josh Eckl. "Despite the fear, you push yourself forward and into the unknown." Since the profound experience he felt during his first skydive, Josh has gone on to complete more than 5000 jumps, becoming certified as a tandem and accelerated freefall (AFF) instructor in the process. Josh and his team—all members of the United States Parachute Association—arrange both of these types of jumps, offering traditional tandem jumps for amateur skydivers and AFF leaps for instructors in training. Regardless of the type of jump, skydivers are flown out of a tower-controlled airport (Earl L. Small, Jr. Field-Stockmar Airport in Villa Rica), ensuring they are in contact with all area aircraft, which contributes to ATL's stellar safety record.
To commemorate their dive, clients can purchase an RVT skydiving video. RVT, which stands for Revolutionary Video Technology, combines footage from a first-person canopy cam as well as panoramic shots in order to recreate the experience. The finished product shows every step of the jump, from the freefall and parachute opening to the ground landing and tasting of the soil to ensure that you landed back on Earth.