Skydiving, Detroit Michigan, Style

Detroit, is the largest city in the state of Michigan. The climate is humid continental and very much influenced by the Great Lakes. Winters are cold with moderate snow and the summers are pretty hot. Detroit is fast becoming one of the country’s skydiving hubs, giving individuals the chance to take in the great sites of the Detroit River and Western Lake Erie shoreline, and the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge with all its islands, shoals, marshes, coastal wetlands, and waterfront lands from the air.

Skydive Tecumseh

Skydive Tecumseh is a premier skydiving operation that offers highly experienced, USPA-certified instructors, Michigan’s fastest and most modern jump plane, and state-of-the-art equipment. The drop zone encourages spectators to pull up a pew and watch proceedings right next to the landing area. Nice.

Skydive Tecumseh has been in business for over 45 years and has a pretty comforting safety record even though they make jumps from vomitiscious heights of 18,000 feet. They are members of the United States Parachute Association, which is the governing body that ensures safety and licensing standards are maintained at member drop zones. Nice one chaps. Skydive Tecumseh offers tandem skydiving for the first-time skydiver as well as Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Skydive Training and Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) training.

Once you have experienced the thrill of free-falling at speeds of up to 120 mph and then floating down to earth gently for the next 7 or so minutes once you chute has been deployed, all the while taking in the magnificent sites surrounding Detroit, chances are that you will want to do it again and again. Skydive Tecumseh offers training for those who wish to gain their USPA license, which is required in the U.S. in order to do solo skydives. Once you have done the required 25 jumps required to get your A license, you can take it even further and attain your B, C, and D licenses, and beyond, which will allow you to do both helicopter and hot air balloon jumps, free-flying and wingsuit diving, which is the ultimate pant wetting thrill.

So, if you live in or near the Detroit area or are intending visiting sometime, why not take a spare pair of kegs and give throwing yourself from a plane a try, Drop Zone in Detroit could be a very good place to start!. You can easily get a jump in early in the morning and then go on to do what you were going to do in the area later, like refill your recently voided stomach – if you can tear yourself away from the drop zone, that is.



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