Is Skydiving Safe?

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, and it’s one of the biggest payoffs of the lot.

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What To Know and Expect If I Plan To Become a Skydiver

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 puffy clouds and turn it into the reality of being a licensed skydiver?

We want to help you establish healthy expectations and paint a realistic picture of what it takes to become a skydiver. Below we’ll cover what you need to know and expect to be perfectly prepared to become a skydiver.

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A Father’s Day Like No Other

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 in to offer the dad card for you. No matter who you consider the dad in your life June 16th is a day to honor that relationship.

 

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All About High Altitude Jumps

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 from 20,000′ isn’t just the adventure of your own lifetime, it’ll be the adventure of any lifetime you can imagine, and Skydive Chicago is making them an achievable reality for a select few! On just three dates — June 2, July 7th and August 4th — reservations for a high-altitude tandem skydive will be made available for just nine jumpers per day to skydive from a whopping 20,000′.

So what are the differences between skydiving from 13,500’ and 20,000′? Make no mistake — to reiterate — high-altitude skydiving is an adventure. No joke!

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The Tribe

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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Service Industry, We See You.

Service Industry, We See You.

We see your long hours, your tired feet, your infinite patience. We know about the poor tippers, short staff, the grueling hours and the weeks without a day off. We get it, working for the public is hard. Being a part of the service industry is tough work. There are good days and bad days, dealing with the public is sometimes uplifting, often heartbreaking.

Seeing the same customers day in a day out is both good and bad, the boredom of the same-old-same-old balanced by the goodness of having a tribe. The upside is the opportunity to make someone smile, the simple act of treating a customer with kindness makes the world a better place. Sometimes you have to dig deep to find the gumption to stay positive.

But we see you.

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DZO Rook Nelson Looks to 2019

DZO Rook Nelson Looks to 2019

He can hop in a plane to fly a load of jumpers, he’s a multi-national and world champion skydiver, he’s a husband, a dad, and the owner of Skydive Chicago. We had a rare opportunity to sit down with Rook Nelson to talk about the 2018 season, get a bit personal, and chat about what’s in store for 2019.

Starting in 2016, Rook began to designate a hashtag to represent the year to come. It’s become quite a tradition where he announces the hashtag/year theme at the annual Christmas Party.  Here’s a look at the years past:

#Crush2016

#Enjoy2017

#Challenge2018

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The Empowerment Of Mom

The Empowerment Of Mom

It’s May, let’s talk about the empowerment of Mom! In a year where the women’s movement has found solid footing, the definition of being a mom has profoundly changed in recent decades.

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