Humans have forever yearned for the gift of flight, and birds have fantasized just as long about migrating in fluorescent-lit elevators while listening to Muzak. Live humanity's dream and birds' routine with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a static-line training course and solo jump from Southern Minnesota Skydiving in Le Sueur (a $200 value).
Southern Minnesota Skydiving, a United States Parachute Association–approved drop zone, leads leapers through safety-training and skydiving courses taught by certified instructors and pilots. Not to be confused with tandem skydiving, static-line skydiving allows atmosphere explorers to jump and sail on their own, without being attached to an instructor who can hear their adrenaline-fueled limericks. Boasting five static-line instructors and four safety and training advisors, the drop zone walks cloud huggers through a three- to four-hour training course, infusing the aeronaut's body and mind with safety preparation, knowledge of techniques, and familiarity with equipment.
Once properly trained, jumpers board the plain, ascend, and leap alone into the open sky from 4,000 feet, sailing through the air and feeling as free and empowered as a paperweight in zero gravity. Sky surfers are equipped with the know-how to operate and deploy their own parachutes, and upon landing, terra firma greets them with a firm handshake and a certificate of achievement.
Southern Minnesota Skydiving
There’s nothing more exhilarating, albeit unnatural, than hurtling towards earth unimpeded. The instructors at Southern Minnesota Skydiving agree, and by adhering to the United States Parachute Association’s safety standards, they facilitate tandem and solo skydives. For tandems, the pros regulate the entire jump, from 45 seconds of free-fall to about four minutes of floating beneath a large ram-air parachute, which enables soft landings. For the thrill seeker who’d rather fly alone, experienced instructors offer the Static Line course to teach students how to skydive solo or explore options for prosthetic wing surgery.
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