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 $114, you get a tandem skydiving session at Skydive Georgia, in Cedartown (a $229 value).
Skydive Georgia caters to thrill-seeking sky-surfers with the latest in skydiving equipment and with enthusiastic staff members, who have been diving for a combined 30 years. Wind-resistant riders will strap themselves to an experienced tandem master and climb to 10,000 feet—or 14,000 feet for an additional $10—in a professionally maintained turbine aircraft before submitting themselves to the force of gravity at speeds up to 120 mph. Jumpers will experience up to 70 seconds of free fall before sailing with a canopy for 7–9 minutes, allowing ample time to blow the dust out of their antique smoking jackets. Skydive Georgia will also include all of the equipment necessary for safely reuniting with the earth.
Prior to jumping, persons seeking entry into the adrenaline-boosting world of airplane escape will receive a 30–45 minute orientation to gain an understanding of proper skydiving etiquette and emergency procedures, in the event that one gets stuck in a cloud.
From the ground, it’s easy to tell when Skydive Georgia’s airplane reaches 14,000 feet—just look for the tiny specks barreling out of its side. These specks are really the company’s team of certified skydive instructors and their clients, both beginners and experts alike. To ensure everyone’s safety at that extreme altitude, the staff meticulously maintains their turbine airplane and equips all of their parachutes with zero-porosity canopies, digital altimeters, and Cypress automatic-activation devices for a flawless jump. Before and after their big moment, clients can prepare or relax at Skydive Georgia’s climate-controlled training facility, which boasts a simulator, observation deck, and picnic area ideal for swooping down and stealing tuna sandwiches.
493 Airport Rd.
Cedartown, Georgia 30125Get Directions