Looking to start living like a real-life action hero? Trade the beach for a helicopter ride. Trade the bar for a airplane flight lesson. Trade the Golden Girls reruns for a tandem skydive jump. And do it all in one day.
It all begins with a low-altitude whirlybird flight from Manhattan to Republic Airport in Farmingdale, Long Island. Then, pair up with a teammate, and an FAA-certified instructor, and take your place behind the controls of a Piper Warrior aircraft!
Airborne, you'll handle 80% of the flying as you make your way to Calderton. Communicate with your instructor via headset to get instructions on various maneuvers, and perform daring aerial feats to score points for your team!
Arrive in Calderton for a briefing on the essentials of tandem skydiving. Then take the plunge from 13,500 feet. Reach free-fall speeds as you plummet towards the ground, before your parachute is deployed and you continue your descent for a gentle landing.
Afterwards, it's back aboard the Piper Warrior for a return trip to Republic Airport. This time, your teammate will take the controls. Cheer them on, because upon landing, your points will be tallied and ranked against other participants to see who's up to snuff in the daring-do department.
Win or lose, this adventure ought to leave you feeling on cloud nine, long after you descend from the sky. But just in case you're not quite ready to call it a day, a return helicopter trip should provide a fitting hero's return to the city!
Note: Maximum group size is 5 people. For groups less than 5, Ventura may pair up other thrill seekers in the unused helicopter seats. The experience is weather dependent: It may be rescheduled or canceled due to inclement weather. A refund will be issued if rescheduling is not possible. This experience is no longer available after October since the skydiving season ends.
What to expect
- Enjoy a helicopter ride to Republic Airport, and a return trip later in the day
- Learn the basics of airplane flight with a lesson in the skies over Long Island
- Jump from a plane at 13,500 feet and parachute to the ground
- Treat yourself to three incredible experiences all in the course of one day
About this Activity
|Price||$3499.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||75 min|
Cancellations must be received 14 days prior to the date booked to receive a full refund. If cancelling within 14 days of the experience, only 50% of the fee will be refunded.