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A Letter From Rook Nelson
This summer seems like it went by during Summerfest. The view from the sky now is brown fields and the leaves have begun to change colors. I’m convinced that the season have shifted backwards this year though. Growing up, May and June seemed to be well into summer and September / October seemed like it could
If you’ve been to Skydive Chicago, more than likely you’ve seen this guy around. He’s one of our instructors that loves his career in skydiving, is known for having a unique name and loves this place. Join us as we get to know our team member, Rogers Stack!
Not all skydiving centers are created equal, and often, first-time skydivers don’t know what to expect. With the time commitment and financial investment that come with learning to skydive, you want to make sure you get what you are paying for. Sometimes success is predicated on the environment you find yourself in. We bet you want a world class facility, state of the art equipment, and the most bang for your buck? Think you can’t find a place that offers everything you need to succeed?
Well, it just so happens that at Skydive Chicago, our aim is to help facilitate first-time skydivers on your journey to earn your license any way we can. Ultimately, learning to skydive at Skydive Chicago has tons of advantages, more so than most places in the world or the region. Don’t just take our word for it; we’re going to put our money where our mouth is and share with you the top 5 Advantages of Learning to Skydive at Skydive Chicago.
Incredible. Fantastic. Stupendous. Ridiculous. Unbelievable. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when I look back over the last few weeks and the last few months at Skydive Chicago. It’s been a incredibly busy year as we have had one of the most full and comprehensive event schedules that we have ever had.
The U.S. Army’s Golden Knights occupy a unique role in the armed forces as one of three Department of Defense-sanctioned aerial demonstration teams, alongside the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. Nearly 100 men and women make up the Knights’ four parachute teams, who perform regularly at (more…)
At Skydive Chicago, we’re unique. There’s no other dropzone on the planet that offers the mix of facilities that we do — which is why skydivers the world over come here year after year after year for the best jumping they’ve ever had. What’s our secret? We’re glad you asked. We have a few!
Group skydiving is probably the best way to cement your group’s special bond, whatever that group may be — and Skydive Chicago, a beautiful skydiving resort located on the historic Fox River, is just the place to do it! We’ve been hosting the world’s best group skydiving adventures right here in the Chicago area for decades, so we have the experience, the facilities and the staff to make your group’s freefall fun truly unforgettable. (We have the ability to accommodate up to 250 first time jumpers in a single day!) The best part: We’re here and ready to help you set it up!
Booking a big group for anything can feel a little bit — well — burdensome. We get it! To assist, we’ve done our best to start you off on the right foot.
In most of the United States, there’s an easy answer for that: to be old enough to skydive, you have to be old enough to vote. That’s it! That covers it. You have to be at least 18 years of age on the big day, but you can do it until you’re as old as old can be.
Want more? Cool. Here are our favorite factoids about the skydiving age limit.
You have a festive occasion on the calendar. You’ll be the center of attention, plenty of eyes and cameras will be trained on you–and you’ll be falling at a hundred and twenty miles an hour, more or less, for the most important part of the shindig. What, pray tell, will you wear?
Lots of folks are flummoxed by that particular question. After all, this is going to be the first time you’ve subjected your wardrobe to this kind of environment. What’s the best way to go about it? Luckily, we’re here to help. There is a best way to dress for first time skydiving. It’ll keep you comfortable, protected and able to move freely when you reallyneed to be comfortable, protected and able to move freely. Here’s what to pick!
What’s in a wait? Unfortunately, for many first-time skydivers, a lot of frustrated feels. We want to change that!
The sheer number of factors at play makes the sport decidedly more unpredictable–even for tandem skydivers–than, say, a theme park experience. You’re going to be along for that ride when you come out for a jump. A great many of our first-time tandem skydiving customers think that they should be gearing up and getting into a plane right away, just as they would board a roller coaster at a theme park, and the fact that isn’t the case can be uber-irritating for the unsavvy.
Luckily, if you’re forewarned (and forearmed), there are ways to make that wait time work for you, not against you. With a little prep, you can be comfortable and entertained through it all. Here’s what you need to know.