What You'll Get
Although early skydivers attempted to launch themselves into the stratosphere by sitting on Old Faithful, they eventually discovered it was easier to work with gravity. Delight in a logical thrill with today’s deal: for $120, you get a tandem skydive with a trained instructor (up to a $209 value) at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Hinckley.
The Chicagoland Skydiving Center is not only one of the closest skydiving centers to the city of Chicago, but it’s also been in business since 1968 and has a perfect student safety record stapled to its refrigerator. A tandem jump means the novice skydiver is connected via a harness to an instructor, a perfect jump for first-timers. After a 30-minute orientation, one of Chicagoland Skydiving Center's friendly, professional instructors will guide you through the whole jump, from exit through free fall to piloting the canopy and landing. Because you're in front of the instructor with your own altimeter and ripcord, it feels like you're skydiving on your own. Chicagoland Skydiving Center uses state-of-the-art gear serviced by FAA-certified technicians, and its aircraft allows you to jump with friends rather than going down one at a time.
Skydiving is the perfect way to celebrate a birthday, sweat out premarital terror for a bachelor or bachelorette party, or take a glorious leap into a new life as a migratory swallow. So take the plunge with today’s deal. After all, people who skydive say the feeling of pure freedom is unparalleled, the adrenaline rush is addictive, facing one's fears is satisfying, and falling out of the sky is pretty good.
- I had my first sky diving experience today and it was awesome. The trainers walk you through the entire process and they are really friendly. – neo.donald, Dropzone.com
- A big group of us went there and faced our height fears! …Great staff, great video, and just a great process and experience. I recommend you going and facing your fears!! – Stella Y., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required; 3 weeks in advance preferred. 5-day cancellation notice or Groupon is forfeited. Must sign waiver. Must be 18 years or older and weigh less than 240 lbs. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Chicagoland Skydiving Center
Fully licensed instructors, thoroughly maintained aircrafts, and a skydiving training program licensed by the US Parachute Association ensure that a jump at Chicagoland Skydiving Center is rigorously safe—but nothing can dampen the thrill of free falling from 14,000 feet. The center’s spotless student record can be attributed both to the longevity of the program, which has been around since 1968, and to the expertise of the instructors, some of whom have made more than 15,000 jumps. Their attention to safety enables visitors to focus on the fun part: a 60-second free fall followed by a leisurely float under a parachute with countless high-fives from passing birds.
Once their feet have firmly planted on the ground, skydivers can celebrate besting Sir Isaac Newton in a spacious facility with games, a lounge, and an onsite restaurant. HD video and photos are ready to take home within minutes of landing to show friends and family footage of the adventure.