What You'll Get
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 on weekends in April and seven days a week from May 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, men must weigh less than 230 lbs. and women must weigh less than 180 lbs. If you are concerned about your weight, please call. You must sign a waiver before your jump.
- Central Michigan was the place where i took my first jump and will continue to go here. The crew is awsome [sic] they are a fun group to be around, they make you feel comfortable and safe. – amy1975
- Everybody there do all they can to get everyone into the air and to have a good time. Interesting, too, is that there are different student training options and they are very thorough and safety conscious. – somethinelse, Dropzone
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Must sign waiver and be at least 18. Men must be less than 230 lbs, women: less than 180 lbs. Reservation required. 24-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.