What You'll Get
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 an average of five stars.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Reservation required. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Jump rescheduled if bad weather. No cash value. Non transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.