Though skydiving's a rush, most hops start at a paltry 13,000 feet, which gives you a scant few minutes to enjoy the surreal cloud-level silence, see the curvature of the earth, and ignore the excited man strapped romantically to your backside.
[callout] ... “High Altitude, Low-Open” jumps from transport planes [/callout]
Run by world record-holding military/special ops vets, Halojumper's a Tennessee- and Mississippi-based outfit offering military-style “High Altitude, Low-Open” jumps from transport planes.
These adrenalized leaps of faith, usually reserved for risky military operations (and a Spanish Pierce Brosnan), include a six-mile, 125 mph plummet to the earth, with a safety chute deploying moments before touchdown.
Halojumper offers sixteen different jumps, starting with tandem jumps for newbies up to night jumps and a combo HALO jump/deep scuba dive for skydive experts.Warning: It’s not for the faint of heart -- new jumpers need to be in good health, below 225 lbs and complete a morning-long orientation, equipment fitting and high-altitude breathing workshop.
Because when you defy breathing, you have a whole 'nother set of challenges.