Freud explained that humanity’s need to skydive comes from a desire to relive our own births, when storks dropped babies from the sky and white cloths parachuted them safely into parents’ stoops. Rediscover your origins with today’s Groupon: for $125, you get a tandem skydive at Skydive East Tennessee ($225 Value), located in Dandridge.
The licensed professionals at Skydive East know every twist, turn, and pothole on the 11,000-foot path from the airplane to the landing zone, ensuring successful jumps and spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains for novice sky explorers. After a brief training, participants suit up in tandem parachutes with friendly instructors, who'll help beginners learn every step of the process. After jumping, instructor and pupil fall 5500-feet in 45 seconds and reach 120 mph, known to scientists as the speed of taste, before the instructor pulls the chute. Air-gliders will enter a peaceful five-to-six-minute descent, where they can try their hand at steering the parachute while soaking in the views. A videographer typically captures each tandem skydive experience, from pre-flight training to the graceful landing, and the edited video is transferred to a DVD that could be ready for purchase on the same day as your visit (not included in this deal).
Though Skydive East Tennessee features a winter special on tandem skydives, this Groupon still offers the best deal available. Participants must be 18 or older with a maximum weight of 220 lbs.
- Surrounded by the Smokie [sic] Mountains, in a valley between two huge lakes, and showcasing the most brilliant sunset on the east coast this drop zone should be a destination for everyone! – gubitarr, Google Maps
- This dz is definitely worth checking out. I stopped by Saturday to check out the facilities and staff and was impressed with both. – Scotty_B, Dropzone
1542 W Dumplin Valley Rd.
Dandridge, Tennessee 37725