he need to feel the wind in your hair is best fulfilled by skydiving, though it can also be fulfilled by riding in a convertible, swinging on a tire swing, or getting sneezed on by a jumbo jet. Obtain an attractive blowout with today’s Groupon: for $149, you get a tandem skydive from Sin City Skydiving (a $249 value). The outing includes the following:
- A tandem skydive
- Limousine service to and from Bally’s
- A complimentary beverage after the dive<p>
With at least 12,000 jumps each under their belts, the experienced instructors at Sin City Skydiving lend their expert air-traveling techniques to fellow wingless humans. After climbing into a limousine at Bally’s, jumpers cruise 25 minutes off the Strip to the airport jump site, where they check in, suit up, and chart maps to Neverland. After 15 minutes of training, anticipation builds as a Cessna 206 or 208 Caravan ascends to 13,000 feet, where doors swing open and tandem skydivers leap into the arms of a 30-second free fall. Professionals pull chords, releasing parachutes and slowing the speed for a five- to seven-minute descent over the vast desert. A shuttle rolls newly minted aviators from the airport before they toast smooth landings or exchange traditional eagle pleasantries during a complimentary drink during the limousine ride back to town.
Sin City Skydiving
It's exhilarating—the rush of adrenaline as you jump from 13,000 feet, free fall, and then glide beneath a parachute back to Earth. Less than a half-hour drive from the bright lights of the Las Vegas Strip, Sin City Skydiving creates this experience daily. With more than 12,000 skydives each, the company's FAA and US Parachute Association-certified instructors are the perfect team to plunge newcomers into the sport. They strap themselves to novices during tandem flights and dive out of Cessna aircrafts, controlling every second of the jump while simultaneously setting the record for world's longest hug. For committed students, they lead a combination of ground-based and in-air training that teaches divers to jump on their own.