Since birds stole half the world's wings, and the other half was smothered in a thick coating of buffalo sauce, human flight depends on artificial airplane substitutes. Take flight with today's Groupon: for $130, you get a tandem skydive jump (up to a $210 value) with Skydive Twin Cities. Skydive Twin Cities is the largest skydiving center in the upper Midwest, and their staff of USPA members has more than 100,000 jumps of combined experience.
Tandem means you jump tethered to an instructor; since you're in front and have your own altimeter and ripcord, it feels like you're diving on your own. The ride starts with a 10-minute instruction on safety and procedures, and then you board the new PAC 750 XL aircraft and ascend 10,000 to 13,000 feet for a brief plane ride. You and your trained tandem partner leap into the open sky to confirm that a gypsy didn't invent gravity at last year's state fair. For about 60 seconds, you're free falling, then the ripcord is pulled, the safety canopy opens, and you float, with bird-worthy views, securely to the soft landing zone.
Whether you are a first-time leaper or an experienced free faller, a plunge into pure air is the thrill of a lifetime. Rush your adrenaline to new heights while effectively combing your hair or blasting dust from keyboard nooks with today's Groupon. Skydive Twin Cities is open from April through October; call ahead to make a reservation.
You must be 18 or older, and you must sign a legal waiver to dive.
Dropzoners give Skydive Twin Cities five stars:
- A few years ago two colleagues and I (who all jump) were traveling for work in the Minneapolis area. We dropped in at STC on the weekend and again during the week to get a few jumps in. The people, facility, grass landing area and twin otter were all great. I still dream of getting some more work in that area so that I can go back to visit... I mean jump! – SpacemanSpiff
- This is one of the best dropzones I've jumped at. The locals take you in like you are one of there family. No sky Gods. – Sonicfreefly
- You can't find anything bad to say about STC. From the moment I got there I was greeted like one of the family. – SOTB32
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