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 $159, you get a tandem skydive with Skydive Tecumseh (a $275 value).
For 45 years, Skydive Tecumseh has helped flightless humans discover the adrenaline-propelled power of organized free-falls. With strict jump protocols regulated by the United States Parachute Association, safety is the utmost priority at this premier skydiving facility. In addition to a cache of state-of-the-art gear, Skydive Tecumseh strolls the skies in a PAC 750XL, a modern pterodactyl that’s considered the fastest, newest, and safest skydiving aircraft. With less than an hour of training, the tandem jump begins with a 7,500-foot ascent as you and your USPA-licensed tandem master prepare for an intense bout of cloud conversations conducted at top speeds. Skydivers are equipped with their own altimeters and ripcords for a truly self-guided experience.
- I've never had so much fun in my life. I cannot emphasize enough how great the staff is at this dropzone! I look forward to many jumps there, and would highly recommend anyone even remotely interested in skydiving come out and visit! − tenokreeper, Dropzone
- This place is awesome! Their staff is super-friendly, they've got a big, comfortable plane, (a couple planes, actually), nice facilities, the works! I got a sweet DVD video of my tandem jump that I've showed all my friends. − CK, Yahoo! Local
A skydiver descends toward the earth, his red-and-white parachute contrasting against a picturesque scene of azure sky and the springtime grass. It’s just another day at Skydive Tecumseh, where instructors have been taking first-time jumpers and experienced skydivers on exhilarating freefalls for nearly 50 years. Manning aircrafts such a Cessna Super Caravan, Skydive Tecumseh’s flight team ushers parties 9,000 feet into the clouds for tandem and solo jumps that reach speeds of up to 120 miles per hour, much like a cheetah on roller skates. In addition to organizing jumps, the instructors—all certified through the United States Parachuting Association—operate a ground school, where they help clients earn skydiving licenses.