What You'll Get
The first parachute was invented when Jack, tumbling haplessly from his titanium beanstalk, used a purloined pair of giant underpants to steady his fall. Glide to earth safely with today's Groupon: for $145, you get a tandem skydive with a certified instructor at Triangle Skydiving Center in Louisburg (a $225 value).
Triangle Skydiving Center's tandem jump straps you to an experienced jumpmaster to ensure your skydiving journey gets off the ground quickly and safely. After you've completed the necessary paperwork and crossword puzzle, you'll armor up with a proper flight satchel and be strapped to a USPA-certified chaperone. The Super Otter aircraft delivers jumpers into the atmospheric abyss. At peak altitude—about 13,500 feet—you'll leap out into a 60-second, 120 mph free fall, during which your backpack buddy can help you perform mid-air maneuvers. Once the ripcord is pulled, five to six minutes of tranquil parachuting will give you time to eye-drink the natural beauty and make a peanut-butter-and-0jelly sandwich.
You can jump from sunrise to sunset year round, and the friendly staffers at Triangle Skydiving Center will ensure an awesome avian adventure with the best equipment, facilities, and instructors. Guests must not drink alcohol eight hours, or approximately 16 half hours, before their scheduled jump. Call ahead to reserve your jump.
- All the staff were very professional and very friendly…The landing area was as good as it gets. – rrfselkman, DropZone
- The tandem instructors are very experienced, the [sic] have probably 15,000 tandems among them, and most of the regular jumpers are coach and/or AFF rated as well so there's always someone around to teach. – ljwobker, DropZone
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required, subject to availability. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. 225 lbs. weight max. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Triangle Skydiving Center
Triangle Skydiving Center is the premier skydiving destination in the Raleigh/Durham area. In business since 2008, we pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, training methods, qualified staff, and providing the ultimate skydiving experience to 13,500 ft. It's important to us to be the best, safest, and friendliest place to skydive. Whether you're gearing up for your first tandem skydive, working on earning your skydiving license, or are already licensed and just enjoying the sky, we look forward to seeing you in the blue.