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March 2017

AFP Transition Course

March 24 @ 4:00 pm - March 25 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

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March 28
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One event on March 29, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on March 30, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 4, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 11, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 18, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 25, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 1, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 2, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 7, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 8, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 9, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 14, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 15, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 16, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 21, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 23, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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March 29
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One event on March 28, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on March 29, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on March 30, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 4, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 11, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 18, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 25, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 1, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 2, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 7, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 8, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 9, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 14, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 15, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 16, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 21, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 23, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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March 30
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One event on March 28, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on March 29, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on March 30, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 4, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 11, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 18, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 25, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 1, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 2, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 7, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 8, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 9, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 14, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 15, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 16, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 21, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 23, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Skydive Chicago is Closed this day.

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April 2017

EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training)

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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You can never practice your emergency procedures too much. EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training) is a monthly review course for all experienced jumpers to get together and go over emergency procedures. Get hands on and go over all the procedures in the hanging harness. Experience cutting away your own rig, bring your rig and we can set it up for you. One of Skydive Chicago’s S&TAs or instructors will be helping you go over the procedures and answer any…

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AFP Transition Course

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - April 8 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

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A-License in a Week

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - April 16 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until September 22, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA A-license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects…

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Easter Egg Hunt & Bunny Jump

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Skydive Chicago will be hosting an egg hunt on the south lawn with a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny! As this event has grown over the years, we would greatly appreciate any donations of candy or cash! Bring the kids, bring the grandkids! Here's hoping for blue skies and low winds! Festivities will start at 11am, see you all there!

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AFP Transition Course

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - April 22 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

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A-License in a Week

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - April 30 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until September 22, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA A-license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects…

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‘A’ Licence Club

April 22 - April 23
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One event on May 20, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on June 24, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 26, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 23, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 14, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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‘A’ License Club is a unique opportunity to ease yourself into the sport of skydiving. We understand that the hangar can be daunting and the idea of approaching others to jump is sometimes not as easy as it seems. Skydive Chicago will be hosting ‘A’ License Club weekends throughout the season. Led by local organizers. Days will be filled with briefings, dirt dives and jumps focusing on different techniques.  And there will be goofy dives to mix things up! We…

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SDC Community Cookout

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on May 25, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on June 22, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on July 20, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on August 17, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on September 14, 2017 at 6:30pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Join us under the pavilion of the shower house for dinner on the grill and drinks. This is pot luck style, bring something to grill, your favorite drinks and a smile. SDC/Eat Up will provide a hot grill for everyone. BYOB.  All jumpers, friends and family welcome!

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May 2017

Flight Essentials – Canopy Course w/ Martin Sebastian Skrzypczak

May 1
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One event on June 3, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 10, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 7, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 4, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Begin in a classroom where you will learn about Canopy Flight, which includes: Wing Loading, Canopy Maneuvers, Harness Inputs, Landing Patterns, Setup Techniques, Understanding the Vertical to Horizontal Transition, and Landing Techniques.  Afterward, you will begin making Hop&Pop jumps, putting your new canopy skills to work.  Return to the classroom after every jump for group video debriefs. Need to work on your accuracy? Need to meet your B license requirements? Thinking about down sizing? Trying high performance landings? This course…

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EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training)

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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You can never practice your emergency procedures too much. EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training) is a monthly review course for all experienced jumpers to get together and go over emergency procedures. Get hands on and go over all the procedures in the hanging harness. Experience cutting away your own rig, bring your rig and we can set it up for you. One of Skydive Chicago’s S&TAs or instructors will be helping you go over the procedures and answer any…

Find out more »

AFP Transition Course

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - May 6 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

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A-License in a Week

May 5 @ 4:00 pm - May 14 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until September 22, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA A-license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects…

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SDC Homecoming Weekend

May 6 - May 7
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Skydive Chicago welcomes all SDC AFP graduates, from any year, to join us in a reunion style Homecoming Weekend. Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer.

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Water Training

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on June 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 21, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 15, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel Cost: $10 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

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Wingsuit Weekend

May 13 - May 14
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One event on June 10, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 8, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 12, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 9, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Stay tuned for more details as the even gets closer.

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Night Jumps

May 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on June 10, 2017 at 8:30pm

One event on July 8, 2017 at 8:30pm

One event on September 2, 2017 at 8:30pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Maybe you have never tried it or you need it as part of a license requirement, whichever the reason, sign up in manifest before 5pm the day of the jump and experience flight in a different light! Night jump kits will be available in The Drop Shop. Requirements: You must have a B License or higher to participate in night jumps. Sec 6-4 USPA SIM. A briefing for the night jumps will be held 30 minutes after sunset. Cost: 1 jump…

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AFP Transition Course

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - May 20 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

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A-License in a Week

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - May 28 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until September 22, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA A-license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects…

Find out more »

‘A’ Licence Club

May 20 - May 21
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One event on May 20, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on June 24, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 26, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 23, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 14, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

‘A’ License Club is a unique opportunity to ease yourself into the sport of skydiving. We understand that the hangar can be daunting and the idea of approaching others to jump is sometimes not as easy as it seems. Skydive Chicago will be hosting ‘A’ License Club weekends throughout the season. Led by local organizers. Days will be filled with briefings, dirt dives and jumps focusing on different techniques.  And there will be goofy dives to mix things up! We…

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10 Spot

May 20 - May 21
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One event on June 17, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 15, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 19, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 16, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

A challenge based system aimed at improving overall freefly skills. A skydiver’s myth buster! Each month, a group of 10 flyers will be given a set of dives to engineer and successfully complete. This team environment will be led by World Champion and DZO Rook Nelson. Rook will challenge the group with technical jumps pushing everyone’s skill level. A challenge might be, “Is it possible to perform 10 points without everyone taking the same grip?” Another might be, “Is it possible…

Find out more »

SDC Community Cookout

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 25, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on June 22, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on July 20, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on August 17, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on September 14, 2017 at 6:30pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Join us under the pavilion of the shower house for dinner on the grill and drinks. This is pot luck style, bring something to grill, your favorite drinks and a smile. SDC/Eat Up will provide a hot grill for everyone. BYOB.  All jumpers, friends and family welcome!

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Memorial Day Boogie 2017

May 27 - May 29
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of our peak season and kicks off the many events we have in store for the 2017 season. This is also the official opening of the Tiki Hut. Registration: FREE

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Rhythm Rookie Skills Workshop

May 27 - May 28
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Enjoy a low pressure experience that will be a lot of fun with a lot of learning! Who: Newer skydivers just off student status to about 250 jumps. What: Your Rhythm coach will plan a day of fun, instructional skydives that allow you to work on the fundamentals of belly flying in small groups of 3 - 6 people. When: May 27-28 Cost: $50 registration plus $40.00 per jump (covers coaching & slots). Plan on making 6 - 8 jumps…

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June 2017

EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training)

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

You can never practice your emergency procedures too much. EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training) is a monthly review course for all experienced jumpers to get together and go over emergency procedures. Get hands on and go over all the procedures in the hanging harness. Experience cutting away your own rig, bring your rig and we can set it up for you. One of Skydive Chicago’s S&TAs or instructors will be helping you go over the procedures and answer any…

Find out more »

AFP Transition Course

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - June 3 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

Find out more »

A-License in a Week

June 2 @ 4:00 pm - June 11 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until September 22, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA A-license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects…

Find out more »

Flight Essentials – Canopy Course w/ Martin Sebastian Skrzypczak

June 3
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 3, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 10, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 7, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 4, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Begin in a classroom where you will learn about Canopy Flight, which includes: Wing Loading, Canopy Maneuvers, Harness Inputs, Landing Patterns, Setup Techniques, Understanding the Vertical to Horizontal Transition, and Landing Techniques.  Afterward, you will begin making Hop&Pop jumps, putting your new canopy skills to work.  Return to the classroom after every jump for group video debriefs. Need to work on your accuracy? Need to meet your B license requirements? Thinking about down sizing? Trying high performance landings? This course…

Find out more »

SRRC – Celebration Car Show & Fly In

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer.

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Water Training

June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 21, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 15, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel Cost: $10 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

Find out more »

Wingsuit Weekend

June 10 - June 11
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 10, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 8, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 12, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 9, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Stay tuned for more details as the even gets closer.

Find out more »

Night Jumps

June 10 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 10, 2017 at 8:30pm

One event on July 8, 2017 at 8:30pm

One event on September 2, 2017 at 8:30pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Maybe you have never tried it or you need it as part of a license requirement, whichever the reason, sign up in manifest before 5pm the day of the jump and experience flight in a different light! Night jump kits will be available in The Drop Shop. Requirements: You must have a B License or higher to participate in night jumps. Sec 6-4 USPA SIM. A briefing for the night jumps will be held 30 minutes after sunset. Cost: 1 jump…

Find out more »

AFP Transition Course

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - June 17 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

Find out more »

A-License in a Week

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - June 25 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until September 22, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA A-license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects…

Find out more »

10 Spot

June 17 - June 18
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 17, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 15, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 19, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 16, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

A challenge based system aimed at improving overall freefly skills. A skydiver’s myth buster! Each month, a group of 10 flyers will be given a set of dives to engineer and successfully complete. This team environment will be led by World Champion and DZO Rook Nelson. Rook will challenge the group with technical jumps pushing everyone’s skill level. A challenge might be, “Is it possible to perform 10 points without everyone taking the same grip?” Another might be, “Is it possible…

Find out more »

10-16 Way Skills Camp w/ Andrew from Rhythm

June 17 - June 18
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Who: Skydivers who have experience in successful 10+ way formation skydives. This can be a great opportunity for skydivers who are looking to expand their experience with larger formations. This event will also be great for any skydiver who enjoys formations of this size, as there will be slots that will challenge the more experienced jumpers of the group. What: A weekend of formation skydiving with skill building, fun, and exciting formation skydives. We will plan on 7-9 jumps per…

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SDC Community Cookout

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 25, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on June 22, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on July 20, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on August 17, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on September 14, 2017 at 6:30pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Join us under the pavilion of the shower house for dinner on the grill and drinks. This is pot luck style, bring something to grill, your favorite drinks and a smile. SDC/Eat Up will provide a hot grill for everyone. BYOB.  All jumpers, friends and family welcome!

Find out more »

Water Training

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 21, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 15, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel Cost: $10 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

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‘A’ Licence Club

June 24 - June 25
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 20, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on June 24, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 26, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 23, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 14, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

‘A’ License Club is a unique opportunity to ease yourself into the sport of skydiving. We understand that the hangar can be daunting and the idea of approaching others to jump is sometimes not as easy as it seems. Skydive Chicago will be hosting ‘A’ License Club weekends throughout the season. Led by local organizers. Days will be filled with briefings, dirt dives and jumps focusing on different techniques.  And there will be goofy dives to mix things up! We…

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AFP Transition Course

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - July 1 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

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A-License in a Week

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - July 9 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until September 22, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA A-license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects…

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July 2017

SDC Freedom Fest 2017

July 1 - July 4
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Skydive Chicago’s annual 4th of July Boogie. On Saturday, we will have our famous firework show. Bring the family out, grab your blanket, and meet us on the lawn at dusk. The night will be dazzling with UFO jumpers and fireworks.  After the show, join us at the Tiki Bar as we enjoy the night! On July 1-2 we will also be hosting our annual Freefly Money Meet. Registration: FREE

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Rhythm All American Invitational 40-ways

July 1 - July 3
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer. Additional Information and Registration can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfP4N6mw0iF8m9dVBB9yf5K3On3cFSZEdK5ULg1zdGtgswjmg/viewform

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EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training)

July 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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You can never practice your emergency procedures too much. EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training) is a monthly review course for all experienced jumpers to get together and go over emergency procedures. Get hands on and go over all the procedures in the hanging harness. Experience cutting away your own rig, bring your rig and we can set it up for you. One of Skydive Chicago’s S&TAs or instructors will be helping you go over the procedures and answer any…

Find out more »

Water Training

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 21, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 15, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel Cost: $10 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

Find out more »

Wingsuit Weekend

July 8 - July 9
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 10, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 8, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 12, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 9, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Stay tuned for more details as the even gets closer.

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Night Jumps

July 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 10, 2017 at 8:30pm

One event on July 8, 2017 at 8:30pm

One event on September 2, 2017 at 8:30pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Maybe you have never tried it or you need it as part of a license requirement, whichever the reason, sign up in manifest before 5pm the day of the jump and experience flight in a different light! Night jump kits will be available in The Drop Shop. Requirements: You must have a B License or higher to participate in night jumps. Sec 6-4 USPA SIM. A briefing for the night jumps will be held 30 minutes after sunset. Cost: 1 jump…

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Flight Essentials – Canopy Course w/ Martin Sebastian Skrzypczak

July 10
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 3, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 10, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 7, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 4, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Begin in a classroom where you will learn about Canopy Flight, which includes: Wing Loading, Canopy Maneuvers, Harness Inputs, Landing Patterns, Setup Techniques, Understanding the Vertical to Horizontal Transition, and Landing Techniques.  Afterward, you will begin making Hop&Pop jumps, putting your new canopy skills to work.  Return to the classroom after every jump for group video debriefs. Need to work on your accuracy? Need to meet your B license requirements? Thinking about down sizing? Trying high performance landings? This course…

Find out more »

AFP Transition Course

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - July 15 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

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A-License in a Week

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - July 23 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until September 22, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA A-license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects…

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10 Spot

July 15 - July 16
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 17, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 15, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 19, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 16, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

A challenge based system aimed at improving overall freefly skills. A skydiver’s myth buster! Each month, a group of 10 flyers will be given a set of dives to engineer and successfully complete. This team environment will be led by World Champion and DZO Rook Nelson. Rook will challenge the group with technical jumps pushing everyone’s skill level. A challenge might be, “Is it possible to perform 10 points without everyone taking the same grip?” Another might be, “Is it possible…

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Mid-Season Safety Day 2017

July 15
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Don't let pre-season safety day be the only time that you do an in-depth safety review. Mid-season Safety Day gives everyone a chance to review safety in the midst of the season and bring up those questions that you may not have had earlier in the season. Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer.

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SDC Community Cookout

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 25, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on June 22, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on July 20, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on August 17, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on September 14, 2017 at 6:30pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Join us under the pavilion of the shower house for dinner on the grill and drinks. This is pot luck style, bring something to grill, your favorite drinks and a smile. SDC/Eat Up will provide a hot grill for everyone. BYOB.  All jumpers, friends and family welcome!

Find out more »

Water Training

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 21, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 15, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel Cost: $10 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

Find out more »

‘A’ Licence Club

July 22 - July 23
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 20, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on June 24, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 26, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 23, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 14, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

‘A’ License Club is a unique opportunity to ease yourself into the sport of skydiving. We understand that the hangar can be daunting and the idea of approaching others to jump is sometimes not as easy as it seems. Skydive Chicago will be hosting ‘A’ License Club weekends throughout the season. Led by local organizers. Days will be filled with briefings, dirt dives and jumps focusing on different techniques.  And there will be goofy dives to mix things up! We…

Find out more »

AFP Transition Course

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - July 29 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

Find out more »

A-License in a Week

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - August 6 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until September 22, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA A-license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects…

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Summerfest 2017

July 29 - August 6
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Skydive Chicago’s annual Summerfest continues to grow with each passing year and this summer is without a doubt going to be U-N-R-E-A-L. Bringing jumpers from all over the world together, Summerfest 2017 is set to pave the way for the future of all that is boogie awesomeness. Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer. Event details can be found at sdcsummerfest.com.

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August 2017

EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training)

August 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

You can never practice your emergency procedures too much. EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training) is a monthly review course for all experienced jumpers to get together and go over emergency procedures. Get hands on and go over all the procedures in the hanging harness. Experience cutting away your own rig, bring your rig and we can set it up for you. One of Skydive Chicago’s S&TAs or instructors will be helping you go over the procedures and answer any…

Find out more »

Water Training

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 21, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 15, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel Cost: $10 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

Find out more »

Flight Essentials – Canopy Course w/ Martin Sebastian Skrzypczak

August 7
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 3, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 10, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 7, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 4, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Begin in a classroom where you will learn about Canopy Flight, which includes: Wing Loading, Canopy Maneuvers, Harness Inputs, Landing Patterns, Setup Techniques, Understanding the Vertical to Horizontal Transition, and Landing Techniques.  Afterward, you will begin making Hop&Pop jumps, putting your new canopy skills to work.  Return to the classroom after every jump for group video debriefs. Need to work on your accuracy? Need to meet your B license requirements? Thinking about down sizing? Trying high performance landings? This course…

Find out more »

AFP Transition Course

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - August 12 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

Find out more »

A-License in a Week

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - August 20 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until September 22, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA A-license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects…

Find out more »

Wingsuit Weekend

August 12 - August 13
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 10, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 8, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 12, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 9, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Stay tuned for more details as the even gets closer.

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SDC Community Cookout

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 25, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on June 22, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on July 20, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on August 17, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on September 14, 2017 at 6:30pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Join us under the pavilion of the shower house for dinner on the grill and drinks. This is pot luck style, bring something to grill, your favorite drinks and a smile. SDC/Eat Up will provide a hot grill for everyone. BYOB.  All jumpers, friends and family welcome!

Find out more »

Illinois State Women’s Record 50-ways

August 18 - August 20
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer.

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Water Training

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 21, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 15, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel Cost: $10 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

Find out more »

10 Spot

August 19 - August 20
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 17, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 15, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 19, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 16, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

A challenge based system aimed at improving overall freefly skills. A skydiver’s myth buster! Each month, a group of 10 flyers will be given a set of dives to engineer and successfully complete. This team environment will be led by World Champion and DZO Rook Nelson. Rook will challenge the group with technical jumps pushing everyone’s skill level. A challenge might be, “Is it possible to perform 10 points without everyone taking the same grip?” Another might be, “Is it possible…

Find out more »

Solar Eclipse Party

August 21
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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On Monday, August 21st there will be a Total Solar Eclipse. This eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States since 1979. Join us in celebrating this rare event with a Solar Eclipse Party. Stay tuned for more details as the event gets closer.   More info. about the Total Solar Eclipse can be found on Wikipedia.

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AFP Transition Course

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - August 26 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

Find out more »

A-License in a Week

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - September 3 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until September 22, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA A-license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects…

Find out more »

‘A’ Licence Club

August 26 - August 27
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 20, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on June 24, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 26, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 23, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 14, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

‘A’ License Club is a unique opportunity to ease yourself into the sport of skydiving. We understand that the hangar can be daunting and the idea of approaching others to jump is sometimes not as easy as it seems. Skydive Chicago will be hosting ‘A’ License Club weekends throughout the season. Led by local organizers. Days will be filled with briefings, dirt dives and jumps focusing on different techniques.  And there will be goofy dives to mix things up! We…

Find out more »
September 2017

EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training)

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

You can never practice your emergency procedures too much. EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training) is a monthly review course for all experienced jumpers to get together and go over emergency procedures. Get hands on and go over all the procedures in the hanging harness. Experience cutting away your own rig, bring your rig and we can set it up for you. One of Skydive Chicago’s S&TAs or instructors will be helping you go over the procedures and answer any…

Find out more »

Water Training

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 21, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 15, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel Cost: $10 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

Find out more »

Night Jumps

September 2 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 10, 2017 at 8:30pm

One event on July 8, 2017 at 8:30pm

One event on September 2, 2017 at 8:30pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Maybe you have never tried it or you need it as part of a license requirement, whichever the reason, sign up in manifest before 5pm the day of the jump and experience flight in a different light! Night jump kits will be available in The Drop Shop. Requirements: You must have a B License or higher to participate in night jumps. Sec 6-4 USPA SIM. A briefing for the night jumps will be held 30 minutes after sunset. Cost: 1 jump…

Find out more »

Flight Essentials – Canopy Course w/ Martin Sebastian Skrzypczak

September 4
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on June 3, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 10, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 7, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 4, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

Begin in a classroom where you will learn about Canopy Flight, which includes: Wing Loading, Canopy Maneuvers, Harness Inputs, Landing Patterns, Setup Techniques, Understanding the Vertical to Horizontal Transition, and Landing Techniques.  Afterward, you will begin making Hop&Pop jumps, putting your new canopy skills to work.  Return to the classroom after every jump for group video debriefs. Need to work on your accuracy? Need to meet your B license requirements? Thinking about down sizing? Trying high performance landings? This course…

Find out more »

AFP Transition Course

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - September 9 @ 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
+ Google Map

If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

Find out more »

A-License in a Week

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - September 17 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until September 22, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA A-license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects…

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Wingsuit Weekend

September 9 - September 10
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One event on June 10, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 8, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 12, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 9, 2017 at 12:00am

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Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Stay tuned for more details as the even gets closer.

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SDC Community Cookout

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on June 22, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on July 20, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on August 17, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on September 14, 2017 at 6:30pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Join us under the pavilion of the shower house for dinner on the grill and drinks. This is pot luck style, bring something to grill, your favorite drinks and a smile. SDC/Eat Up will provide a hot grill for everyone. BYOB.  All jumpers, friends and family welcome!

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Water Training

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 21, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 15, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel Cost: $10 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

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10 Spot

September 16 - September 17
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One event on June 17, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 15, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 19, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 16, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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A challenge based system aimed at improving overall freefly skills. A skydiver’s myth buster! Each month, a group of 10 flyers will be given a set of dives to engineer and successfully complete. This team environment will be led by World Champion and DZO Rook Nelson. Rook will challenge the group with technical jumps pushing everyone’s skill level. A challenge might be, “Is it possible to perform 10 points without everyone taking the same grip?” Another might be, “Is it possible…

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AFP Transition Course

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - September 23 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

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A-License in a Week

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - October 1 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until September 22, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA A-license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all aspects…

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‘A’ Licence Club

September 23 - September 24
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One event on May 20, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on June 24, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 26, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 23, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 14, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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‘A’ License Club is a unique opportunity to ease yourself into the sport of skydiving. We understand that the hangar can be daunting and the idea of approaching others to jump is sometimes not as easy as it seems. Skydive Chicago will be hosting ‘A’ License Club weekends throughout the season. Led by local organizers. Days will be filled with briefings, dirt dives and jumps focusing on different techniques.  And there will be goofy dives to mix things up! We…

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October 2017

EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training)

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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You can never practice your emergency procedures too much. EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training) is a monthly review course for all experienced jumpers to get together and go over emergency procedures. Get hands on and go over all the procedures in the hanging harness. Experience cutting away your own rig, bring your rig and we can set it up for you. One of Skydive Chicago’s S&TAs or instructors will be helping you go over the procedures and answer any…

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October 4
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One event on March 28, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on March 29, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on March 30, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 4, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 11, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 18, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 25, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 1, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 2, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 7, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 8, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 9, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 14, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 15, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 16, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 21, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 23, 2017 at 12:00am

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Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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AFP Transition Course

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - October 7 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

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Rookiefest 2017

October 7 - October 8
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Skydive Chicago’s 8th Annual Rookiefest! This is the Nationals for beginning skydivers! All jumpers who graduated from ANY drop zone in either 2016 or 2017 are welcome to participate in this 3-way scramble style competition.   Teams change each round based on a random draw, but will always include one experienced ‘coach’ (members from SDC Rhythm, SDC Core, Rook Nelson and more!). Scores will be judged by an officially rated judge and prizes go to the top three individuals! The winner will…

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October 11
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One event on March 28, 2017 at 12:00am

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One event on March 30, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 4, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 11, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 18, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 25, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 1, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 2, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 7, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 8, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 9, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 14, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 15, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 16, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 21, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 23, 2017 at 12:00am

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Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Water Training

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on June 9, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 7, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on July 21, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 4, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on August 18, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 1, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on September 15, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2017 at 6:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel Cost: $10 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

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‘A’ Licence Club

October 14 - October 15
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One event on May 20, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on June 24, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on July 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on August 26, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on September 23, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 14, 2017 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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‘A’ License Club is a unique opportunity to ease yourself into the sport of skydiving. We understand that the hangar can be daunting and the idea of approaching others to jump is sometimes not as easy as it seems. Skydive Chicago will be hosting ‘A’ License Club weekends throughout the season. Led by local organizers. Days will be filled with briefings, dirt dives and jumps focusing on different techniques.  And there will be goofy dives to mix things up! We…

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October 18
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One event on March 28, 2017 at 12:00am

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One event on March 30, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 4, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 11, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 18, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 25, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 1, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 2, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 7, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 8, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 9, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 14, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 15, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 16, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 21, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 23, 2017 at 12:00am

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Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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AFP Transition Course

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - October 21 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 4:00pm on [day], repeating until November 3, 2017

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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If you are ready for the next step and want to learn how to skydive, you will need to sign-up for the AFP Transition Class. The instruction is broken down into two sessions. Session one begins at 4pm on Friday. This session is mainly classroom and covers: equipment, freefall positions, emergencies, and canopy control. Depending on class size, session one normally takes around 4 hours. Session two takes place the following morning, Saturday at 8am, and covers: practical demonstration, review and…

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October 25
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One event on March 28, 2017 at 12:00am

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One event on March 30, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 4, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 11, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 18, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 25, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 1, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 2, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 7, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 8, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 9, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 14, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 15, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 16, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 21, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 23, 2017 at 12:00am

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Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Halloween Party 2017

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Skydive Chicago's Annual Halloween Party

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November 2017

Closed

November 1
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One event on October 4, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 11, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 18, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on October 25, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 1, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 2, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 7, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 8, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 9, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 14, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 15, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 16, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 21, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 22, 2017 at 12:00am

One event on November 23, 2017 at 12:00am

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