What You'll Get
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
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. 220 lbs. weight max. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.