A staple at Skydive Chicago for over 20 years, you have almost certainly been loaded onto a plane by Christa Cross. If you jumped here twelve years ago you might have even done a tandem with her. But let’s dive into the story behind this incredible woman! Everything from flying in the base for 300 […]
First jump of the day on Saturday everyone arrived well rested, laid back, and ready to go. The planes took off at 8:30am and everyone knew what to do. But could they actually do it? “Green light. Green light. Greeeeeen light.” Josh called over the AV system thirty minutes later.
Rookiefest 2021!! On September 11 and 12, Skydive Chicago was so excited for the opportunity to host Rookiefest again!! The event brought 73 skydivers from over twenty different dropzones to Ottawa, IL to learn with some of the best coaches in the country. Excitement level was high for both participants and coaches, reminding us all […]
For several years at Skydive Chicago we have provided the venue for a small car show and celebration event in June to raise money and awareness for the Starved Rock Regional Center for kids. So it was not completely out of the blue when in the fall of 2020, the La Salle County Street Cars […]
Summerfest 2021 RecapBy Tracey Holman July 24 to August 1 at Skydive Chicago was the 20th anniversary of our Summerfest boogie! We had 633 people registered, along with around 100 staff members, totaling 14,041 jumps over ten days, using 17000 gallons of fuel, running 570+ loads, and making 1,234 smoothies! The weather was overall wonderful, […]