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. Prepare for next winter’s war games with today's Groupon: for $94, you get jump training and a static-line skydive jump from Skydive Warren County in Lebanon (a $189 value).
Since 1969, Skydive Warren County has used the most advanced equipment and safety procedures to suspend novice divers skyward for safe, exhilarating trips to the ground. Four to six hours of thorough training examine and explain each detail of the free fall, from equipment operation to the proper etiquette for avian interaction. Next, fully educated daredevils ascend to about 3,500 feet to execute a static-line individual jump, in which a cable is attached from the plane directly to the jumper’s parachute. As the human-bird amalgam falls and the line tightens, it pulls the chute and then detaches. The rest of the flight consists of a series of gliding maneuvers followed by a feathery landing, possibly in front of family, friends, and potential prom dates. When not relishing their wingless flights, divers can enjoy a 6,000-square-foot, custom-built hangar equipped with TV, air hockey, Tetris, free WiFi, and a couch-lined lounge area.
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.