What You'll Get
Packing a parachute is not unlike packing a bag lunch; it's a bummer when your mom puts old ham in either one. Leave packing to the experts with today's Groupon: for $145, you get one tandem skydiving session from Sportations (a $207 value).
Sportations, one of the largest adventure-sports providers in the United States, gives air-ready revelers a new way to view Austin with tandem skydiving. Altitude seekers will be briefed on jump safety for about 30 minutes before flying to a dizzying approximate altitude of 11,000 feet. With a professional skydiving instructor and equipment strapped to your back for the duration of the gravitational ride, you'll be free to wave to passing birds, take in the view, and grab onto drops of light making their way back home to the sun.
The staff at Sportations prides itself on customer service and on amassing extreme sports providers from all over the country in one place. Allow them to take care of the details of your earth-bound journey while you contemplate why ants look so much like humans when viewed from above.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to weather. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. Must be 18 or older. 250lb max weight. Closed Tuesdays. Tax included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Sportations connects amateur adrenaline jockeys to certified professional adventurers, drawing from a nationwide network of aeronauts and speed demons to introduce habitual pedestrians to the wonders of skydiving, ballooning, hang gliding, and stock-car racing. Thrill seekers can zipline across a forest canopy, hollering like Tarzan or taunting nearby birds until they agree to race. Helicopter tours ferry patrons skyward over landmarks and cityscapes, whereas paragliding adventures get up close and personal with blue skies and clouds. For most sports, Sportations accommodates groups of any size, from physics classes empirically proving gravity's existence to solo ballooning supervillains declaring dominion over all they see.