With the increasing rarity of yeti pelts, donning an all-white outfit and falling from the sky has become the most effective way to sneak behind enemy lines during a snowball fight. Practice for wintertime war games with today's Groupon: for $119, you get a tandem skydive jump at Skydive Warren County in Lebanon (a $239 value).
Since 1969, Skydive Warren County has used the most advanced equipment and safety procedures to nudge novice divers out of planes for safe, exhilarating trips to the ground. After a short training session, you’ll be securely strapped to a birdlike instructor and ascend to the proper jumping height of around 10,000 feet. After taking the plunge, you’ll free fall and reach speeds of up to 130 mph before your partner assists you in pulling the ripcord. The rest of the flight consists of a series of gliding maneuvers and a feathery landing, possibly in front of family, friends, and potential prom dates. When not relishing their wingless flights, visitors can enjoy a 6,000-square-foot custom-built hangar equipped with TV, air hockey, Tetris, free WiFi, and a lounge with couches.
Skydive Warren County has a perfect five-star average from Dropzone reviewers:
- I've been to a few places in the states and this dropzone kicks the proverbial behind. The weather tends to roll in v. quickly in this part of the world but the pilots and instructors called each situation impeccably. Staff members are super friendly and incredibly helpfull [sic]. V. large packing area, efficient riggers, massive landing area (which never mattered as every spot was bang on) and buckets of fun. – mattthehat
- First of all the area is an awesome place to skydive with green fields of corn and beans and sleepy farm houses for miles in every direction. The local people are so sincere and friendly, city types will be taken aback. – stephengoddard
Skydive Warren County
Skydive Warren County is a labor of love for the Stewart family with roots as far back as 1945, when the patriarch purchased 40 acres of land and lived in a house attached to a hangar at Waynesville Airport. Such proximity caused the Stewarts to grow up with an appreciation for aviation that eventually brought them to skydiving. Since 1969, the business has been imbued with their enthusiasm, teaching novices and experts alike how to hone their skills in airborne sports with the help of licensed professionals.