What You'll Get
America has always been the most extreme country, from the Boston Tea Punchings to having the first man swear on the moon. Stay extreme with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $145 for one tandem skydive with AFF ground-school training for one (a $318 value)
- $285 for one tandem skydive with AFF ground-school training for two (a $636 value)
During the Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) ground school, certified instructors instill burgeoning skydivers with the technical and safety knowledge needed for their tandem jump, as well as possible future jumps, for those who go on to pursue their skydiving licenses. Then, students leap from planes at 14,000 feet in tandem with an experienced skydiver to feel the thrill of the free fall.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 11, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. 48hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must be 19 or older for skydiving option. Must be 16 or older for discovery flight option. 240lb weight max. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Skydive Alabama
Helmed by an by ex-military parachute-regiment veteran who holds three World Skydiving Championship medals, the United States Parachute Association-certified instructors at Skydive Alabama fly customers up to heights of 14,000 feet for solo and tandem dives. The skydiving center supplies oxygen for these jumps, and conducts both ground schools and eagle-impersonation classes to get first-timers and experienced divers ready for their aerial plunges. Instructors take up to 18 participants to the height of the drop zone in a Grand Caravan turboprop plane, from which they free fall for more than one minute, either by themselves or securely fastened to an instructor. A professional videographer can also join visitors on each jump to capture the aerial experience.
In accelerated free-fall programs, instructors lead students through a ground school, up to seven flights with instructors, and several solo jumps, allowing them to earn their USPA diving license without having to compete a multiple-choice test inside a wind tunnel. While every dive takes place in the designated drop zone, ground-school classes are held inside the airport's dedicated hangar. They have a brand new 80,000 sq/ft., state-of-the-art air conditioned facility which boasts indoor bathrooms and showers, as well as a common area with couches and TV's available to all guests.