Jumping out of a plane is much less scary if you do it harnessed to something comforting, such as a professional skydiver or another, smaller airplane. Buddy up with a stratosphere veteran with today’s Groupon: for $129, you get a tandem skydive from Falcon Skydiving Team in Kansas City, (a $185 value) located about 15 minutes from the Kansas Speedway.
With more than 16,000 combined jumps under their straps, the wingmen at Falcon Skydiving Team have the plummeting practice necessary to ensure safe descents. Novice sky tumblers can mock overly smug gravity during tandem jumps, strapping themselves in with one of Falcon’s professional jumpers for an air-bending journey to retrieve evaporated pool water.
Cloud surfers leap from an exhilarating 10,000-foot altitude, freefalling for a full 30 seconds before deploying their parachutes and gliding gracefully to the ground. Open fields below facilitate soft landings. Parachuters are welcome to purchase a DVD of their jumps ($65 additional) so they can finally impress scornful pet eagles.
Falcon Skydiving Team
Boasting a combined resumé of 75 years of experience and more than 16,000 jumps, the members of Falcon Skydiving Team show off their aerial skills at exhibitions all over the states. They kicked off the US promotion of the latest Pokémon products with a whirling dive and perform regularly at the T-Bones baseball games. When not free-falling for audiences, they take up passengers with them and teach them the basics during tandem dives.