50 Things to Do Before Memorial Day: Jump out of an Airplane

50 Things 44 Skydive Long Island
Jump out of an airplane before Memorial Day! Photo: Digital Vision/Digital Vision/Thinkstock

There are less than 50 days left until Memorial Day weekend, and while we at Dan’s Papers can’t wait, we also know there are many things we have to squeeze in during the next few weeks on the East End, lest we lose our chance with all that summer brings. We know that if we don’t get out and do these now, we’ll have to wait until after Labor Day before we try again…and so will you!

We continue our countdown of things to do before Memorial Day weekend on the East End with #44: Jump out of an Airplane

For most, the Hamptons evokes images of riding boats, luxury cars and sweet waves, rather than air currents, clouds and the very sky itself. But the offseason (especially in this beautiful weather) is prime time for skydiving—and we’re got a world class operation right next door at Skydive Long Island in Calverton (skydivelongisland.com).

This place gets pretty busy with thrill-seekers during the summer, so jump out of an airplane now before the population multiplies. Besides, there’s no time like the present to start checking off your bucket list, no matter how scary the prospect. Skydive Long Island offers the highest altitude jumps and the largest skydiving aircraft on the Island, and choosing the tandem option—being strapped to a pro’s back—means you can jump out of a plane, and experience a free fall on your very first visit.

Jumping from 13,500 feet, you’ll experience up to a one-minute free fall, hurtling toward the earth at speeds up to 120 mph, followed by a smooth 5–7-minute descent while enjoying expansive, gorgeous views of Long Island from under the canopy. What could be better?

Come back tomorrow for 50 Things to Do Before Memorial Day in the Hamptons #43.

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