What You'll Get
The first parachute was invented when Jack, tumbling haplessly from his titanium beanstalk, used a purloined pair of giant underpants to steady his fall. Glide to earth safely with today's Groupon: for $135, you get an instructor-assisted solo skydive jump (a $225 value) at Skydive Fort Wayne, located in the Tri-State Airport in Angola.
Skydive Fort Wayne's instructor-assisted dive allows first-time divers to experience the thrill of safely sailing through the sky without a tandem setup. Dives begin with four hours of ground school, during which experienced instructors guide up-and-coming air jockeys through every step of the process, covering safety procedures, equipment functions, and how to deal with territorial bird gangs. Once on the center's Cessna 182 jumpers are tethered to the plane with 10-foot-long static lines that open the parachute automatically when free of the aircraft, allowing divers to experience a jump without the stress of opening their own canopy or revealing their angel wings. Though jumps are solo, skydivers remain in constant radio contact with an instructor on the ground, receiving step-by-step instruction on parachute handling.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. By appointment only; subject to availability and weather. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.