- $99 for a skydiving lesson and solo jump (a $189 value)
USPA-licensed instructors teach safety and skydiving techniques for four to five hours before skydivers take their solo jump from 3,000 feet. Parachutes are opened instantly by a static line. Skydivers must be 18 or older and weigh 240 pounds or less. Follow-up jumps may be purchased for an additional $55 fee.
Since 1979, Bruce Kennedy has leapt from airplanes more than 5,900 times. He opened Skydive Iowa in 1991, turning his love of thrilling free falls and bird's-eye views into a business. He and his team of USPA-licensed instructors teach visitors safety concepts and skydiving techniques before accompanying them into the air. At a height of 3,000 feet, skydivers leap for tandem or solo jumps. Jumpers drift above the earth for up to five minutes before a radio guides them toward a soft landing. Many of Skydive Iowa's instructors specialize in videography and can capture photographs or videos of skydivers for posterity.