Thrill seekers know that the sky’s the limit. If you’ve been craving to test that limit, there are plenty of high flying adventures to try. Get your heart pumping with some of the best daring and death-defying experiences in the Austin area.
Go Sky Diving
Conquer your fears and freefall from 10,000 ft at a rate of 120 mph. Take a tandem leap of faith with a trained instructor. Outdoor skydiving experiences includes a short plane ride, 45 seconds of free falling and five minutes of gliding with the parachute. Indoor skydiving involves hovering in a massive wind tunnel for a minute. Jumpers should be in good shape and prepare for the thrill of a lifetime.
Skydive San Marcos offers tandem experiences, solo jumps and USPA training in San Marcos.
Texas Sky Diving Center offers tandem experiences, static lines, solo jumps and training in Lexington, Texas.
Skydive Temple offers tandem experiences, solo jumps and training in Temple.
iFly is an indoor skydiving center that offers solo flights for all experience levels.
Have you ever wanted to be a pilot? Aviation schools offer Discovery Flights that provide the opportunity to be a real pilot without needing a license. Most flights allow you operate an actual Cessna aircraft for 30-45 minutes. Soar over Lady Bird Johnson Lake, the University of Texas campus and the Texas State Capitol. A trained instructor will accompany you and guide you through the process.
Above and Beyond Aviation offers discovery flights, advanced training and aircraft rentals.
Austin Academy of Aviation offers introductory flights, advanced training and aircraft rentals.
Genesis Flight Academy offers discovery flights and advanced training in Georgetown.
Austin Biplane offers rides in open-cockpit biplanes with options like aerobatics and sunset champagne. (Temporarily not taking bookings)
Go Zip Lining
Want to fly through the air like Superman? Get a new perspective and a new thrill with a zip line adventure. Cruise across the landscape in a harness at speeds up to 30 mph. Zip line tours involve short hikes to a series of zip lines situated in the hill country. The lines can be up to 2,800 ft long and feature close-up views of the countryside.
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures offers five zip lines at Lake Travis.
Cypress Valley Canopy Tours offers five zip lines, a rappel line and a night experience at Lake Travis.
Hawaiian Falls Zip Canopy Tour offers three small zip lines, a ropes course and a rappel line in Pflugerville.
Wimberley Zipline Adventures offers 10 zip lines in Wimberley.
Join the Circus
If you’d rather stay a little closer to the ground, circus arts provide the right balance of high flying action and safety. Circus arts include aerial silk, trapeze, lyra and other apparatuses. The equipment allows you to swing high and get creative. Not to mention, provide an excellent workout. Star in your own Cirque De Soleil show and enjoy the view from the top.
Sky Candy offers aerial silk, trapeze, lyra and more. Take a class or reserve a private lesson.
Four Elements offers aerial silk, trapeze, lyra, yoga, dance and more. Take a class or reserve a private lesson.
Trapeze Texas offers aerial silk, trapeze, lyra and specializes in bungee trapeze. Take a class or reserve a private lesson.
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