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Top Activities To Do Outside of Chicago

One would be surprised that there are more than cornfields outside the city of Chicago. It may take a little bit of driving (but less than two hours), but something magical happens after you leave the city limits and discover the depths of the Land of Lincoln – there is nature, history, culture and community […]
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What is a Skydiving Boogie?

Skydiving has its own language where an outsider would be curious to hear lingo like “boogie.” Skydivers would smile, knowing that a boogie is a term for a large skydiving event, where a skydiving center comes alive with the gathering of unique airplanes, world-class skydivers, and fun nightly activities where most, have life-changing experiences and […]
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Five Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Heights

Overcoming fear of heights is perhaps one of the most common self-improvement motivators that drives first-time tandem skydivers come to visit us at Skydive Chicago. Fear of skydiving is almost always related to fear of heights, after all, and you might have the distinct inkling that it’s time to slay yours. Acrophobia is a special […]
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Is Skydiving Safe?

Is skydiving safe? Hmm. Good question. Is driving a car safe? Is eating produce from the grocery store safe? Is taking prescription drugs for an illness safe? You probably see where we’re going with this. How safe is skydiving? Well, it’s part of a balanced portfolio of risks that you undertake in your daily life, […]
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What To Know and Expect If I Plan To Become a Skydiver

What’s the difference between dreaming and doing? It’s ambition. While dreams exist in the ethereal regions of our minds, ambition will take a dream, make it a goal, and strive toward that goal with drive, clear delineated intentions, and a plan. What about you? Would you like to take your dream of playing amongst big […]
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A Father’s Day Like No Other

Father’s Day is a special kind of celebration and a chance to acknowledge the importance of your dad. Fathers play so many different roles these days and come from all walks of life. Your dad may or may not be biological, but he is family. Grandfathers, uncles, teachers or a family friend may have stepped […]
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All About High Altitude Jumps

High altitude jumps are of the most unique bucket-list adventures a novelty-keen human can have. They’re the indisputable ideal for the ultimate adventurist — the kind of person who wants to take their skydiving experience to a level that few in the world can ever brag about. Let’s not soft-pedal this: making a tandem skydive […]
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The Tribe

Norge Roi cranes his neck to take in the spreading flurry of canopies overhead. It’s early Friday evening at Skydive Chicago—mid-September—and the sudden mosaic of colorful fabric against the fading sunlight signals the last load of the day.
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