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 $120, you get one tandem skydiving jump (a $205 value or a $199 cash value) at Skydive Iowa, located in Brooklyn.
With this deal, first time or experienced aerialnauts will get 30 minutes of instruction on the ground before being securely harnessed to a certified diving instructor and descending from a height of 9,000 feet above Skydive Iowa’s private airport. After exiting the aircraft, tandem sky-surfers experience a roughly 40-second free fall before gently employing their parachute for two. For approximately five minutes, you’ll smoothly coast to the ground while taking in picturesque surroundings and tasting the clouds' natural marshmallow flavoring. Although not included in this Groupon, have a tandem videographer film your entire jump from start to finish for an additional $75.
Touting 20 years of business, Skydive Iowa uses innovative Automatic Activation Device (AAD) technology, which launches a reserve parachute in the case of failure to open your own. Licensed technicians frequently maintain aircrafts and thoroughly inspect them after every 100 hours of flight to ensure safe soaring. The social skydiving center boasts acres of grassy grounds for fun Saturday-evening bonfires, campground accommodations, rooms for rent with hot showers, and cutthroat cartwheel competitions. Skydivers must be 18 years or older and weigh fewer than 220 pounds. Jumps are available seven days a week. Peruse the website to see the frequently inquired inquiries.
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.