What You'll Get
Hang gliding grants the weightless feeling of flying without the hassles of bribing a funnel cloud or manicuring the talons of a passing pterodactyl. Enjoy the conveniences of wind-powered flight with today's Groupon: for $129, you get one tandem hang-gliding session at Sportations (a $249.99 value). This Groupon is redeemable at Gutzmer’s Twin Oaks Airport in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Flights are available June through October and last about a half-day.
Sportations, one of the largest adventure-sports providers in the United States, gives air-ready revelers a new way to view surrounding spaces with tandem hang gliding. The voyage begins near Whitewater, Wisconsin, where bold sky-sailors are intimately outfitted in equipment and paired to foot-launch off a hill with a professional pilot, propelled purely by wind and thoughts about bubbles. During the duration of the gravity-spurning glide, wave to passing birds, take in the view, and grab onto drops of light making their way back home to the sun. Patrons spend at least half a day with the pilot and should dress comfortably, especially for early morning weather. Avoid wearing shorts, sandals, hoop skirts, or parachute pants.
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 sky-bound journey while you contemplate why ants look so much like humans when viewed from above.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 11, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to weather conditions. 48hr cancellation notice required. Must be 18 or older or have parent signature. Must sign waiver. 250 lbs max. 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.