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 $119, you get a tandem-jump skydive from Central Michigan Skydivers, located at the Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport (a $225 value). Central Michigan Skydivers is open seven days a week from April to Thanksgiving, weather permitting.
The Central Michigan Skydivers experience begins with a basic safety training and the delivery of chicken scratch on a few important waivers. Once you're outfitted in safety gear and a requisite Motörhead T-shirt, you'll climb up to 11,000 feet in one of the company's skyclimbing machines. Securely strapped to one of Central Michigan Skydivers' human-eagle Tandem Masters—who have a combined experience of 20,000+ jumps and 50+ years—you'll plunge and free fall for 35–45 seconds before opening the safety blanket to float the rest of the way back to landlubbing life. Depending on your adrenaline-seeking style, your human backpack will happily help you descend in crazy spins and flips or uncomplicated serenity. Any airy route you choose will finish with a landing in front of any friends, family, and as-yet-unwooed potential prom dates gathered in the spectators' area.
Today's deal also includes 25% off a Central Michigan Skydivers T-shirt, the ideal signal to coworkers and strangers that you'll happily regale them with tales of your ethereal flight if they'd only ask. People who want to relive their experience over again can purchase a DVD recording of their jump for $75. Call in advance to schedule.
Jumpers must be at least 18 years old. For maximum comfort, jumpers must weigh less than 230 lbs. If you are concerned about your weight, please call. You must sign a waiver before your jump.
5501 E Airport Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858Get Directions