Why would you want to jump from a perfectly good airplane at altitude?
Because you can. So why not start 2006 off on a high note with a skydive over the Sonoran Desert in Eloy, Arizona? As part of their Holiday Boogie celebrations, Skydive Arizona runs tandem jumps for beginners until sunset on New Year’s Eve — giving you plenty of time to recover with what will probably be a much-needed glass of bubbly. Licensed sport jumpers with Class C minimum credentials can throw themselves from a DC-3 into the pitch-black night. Happy New Year! From $170 for a tandem jump; $30 for Class C-licensed jumps. (520) 466-3753, www.skydiveaz.com