In Lakeland, Florida, there are many different things to see and explore, however to the residents, it at times becomes difficult to find new and exciting things to do… things like First Friday downtown, the flea markets and farmers’ market, the drive-in movie, and more.
What would you do if skydiving was one of them?
Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane on a warm, sunny day for a great price not only gives you a chance to explore outside of the typical Lakeland city limits, but it gives you extraordinary sites from 12,000 miles up, only a few miles away.
With the loveliest of deal sites, Groupon has made skydiving available more than once and can have deals extremely close to Lakeland, like where I most recently jumped for the second time, in Plant City, Florida, about 15 minutes away from Lakeland, with the JUMP Florida Skydive Center. My first jump was in July 2012, in Orlando, Florida, and I had to go again and bring more people.
Jumping out of an airplane is a grand opportunity for a thrill, and it’s even better in numbers, so bring a friend or two and make it an experience for someone’s birthday even. That’s what me, my roommate, her brother, and another friend did for my roommate’s 21st birthday last month.
“You only turn 21 once and I wanted to make it absolutely incredible,” beamed Rachel Roskoski, 21, who was going to skydive for the very first time. “I’m pretty scared, but I know it will be fun, it’s just having to jump out! The rush is going to get me.”
Upon arriving at the JUMP Florida Skydive Airport, we waited our turn and watched some other skydivers on video promo, and when they called out names, we were pumped.
“I’ve never done anything this crazy!” states Jason Yazmitz, 23, a friend jumping in our group. He explained that as he was going up he was thinking, “my blood is pumping and I can’t stop thinking about what the view will be like two miles up.”
Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane really takes one breath away; the rushing wind on all sides in the midst of perfect silence except your own yelling voice.
“It was exhilarating! I’m already thinking of times when I can come again, and for sure with this group, we have a blast,” smiles Daniel Roskoski.
There is truly no other feeling like front flipping out of an airplane, falling head-first towards the ground with startling speed, and I would suggest it to everyone! Save up, and at their affordable price, convenient location, and wonderful staff and facility, skydiving is now a no-brainer. Above all else, the best part is, it’s right in Lakeland’s backyard.