The sensation of falling remains a common reaction to plummeting out of an in-flight airplane. Harness this sensation for fun and thrills with today's Groupon: for $120, you get one tandem jump (up to a $189 value) at Skydive Adventure in Omro.
Skydive Adventure is a member of the United States Parachute Association and has been safely getting skydivers from a really high point A to a much lower point B since 1965. The friendly and qualified staff uses approved training methods and the latest in student parachute equipment to help alleviate elevation woes. After roughly 30 minutes of training, students ascend 2 miles into the blue skies with a qualified instructor to begin the tandem-jump process. There, they strap on a secure dual harness, which allows the instructor and their wealth of experience to act as parachute pilot, and it also doubles as an ideal garment for extreme sack races. At last, both master and grasshopper defy the bounds of gravity by whirling from the plane over the Lego-size but infinitely less modular Wisconsin landscape. A parachute built for two ensures a safe and comfortable landing and an excellent way to experience the plunge for the 1st or 42nd time.
As the owners of Skydive Adventure, Bill and Donna-Marie Hasenfus run a pretty tight ship. For one, their company is a member of the United States Parachute Association, ensuring everything from its staff to its equipment is up to par. Bill himself has been jumping out of planes and training students for nearly half a century. He puts that experience to good use at Skydive Adventure: for the past two decades, the company has taught up to 1,500 first-time students in a given year. For those who just want to feel the rush of a skydive—and enjoy a bird's-eye view of Wisconsin's lakes, rivers, and seasonal changes—Skydive Adventure also offers tandem jumps.