It’s fun to feel a little scared every once in a while, which is why people watch horror movies or hire an accountant who works out of an old sedan. Feel a rush with this Groupon.
$150 for a Tandem Skydive ($224 Value)
Instructors harness themselves to skydivers before jumping from thousands of feet in the air and freefalling for 45 seconds. Instructors then pull the parachute’s ripcord and start a leisurely 5-minute descent that provides divers scenic views of the Smoky Mountains, while family and friends watch from the nearby observation porch. Photography and video services are available for an additional fee.
Skydive East Tennessee
Two miles might seem like a negligible distance when you’re driving a car. But when you’re skydiving from two miles above the earth, you relish every foot that separates you from the ground. As the only safety net for their patrons, Skydive East Tennessee’s licensed instructors escort divers thousands of feet up into the sky, where they enjoy aerial views of the Smoky Mountains, make white beards out of fluffy clouds, and embark on 45-second freefalls. Before ever stepping foot into the company’s aircraft, the seasoned staff goes over all the details of the trip, ensuring jumpers know exactly what to expect as they leap from the plane and finish their fall with a scenic 5-minute parachute ride. A camera crew can document the whole experience, from the instruction period to the landing, and assembles the footage into a keepsake DVD set to music for an additional fee.