Skydive Chicago’s July 2019 Newsletter

Skydive Chicago’s July 2019 Newsletter

A Letter From Rook Nelson…

Event Season at Skydive Chicago is upon us and what perfect timing now that the weather has cleared.  Events can be exciting as there is so much amazing energy when you pack 700 or more skydivers on a dropzone.

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How To Become a Skydiver in a Week

How To Become a Skydiver in a Week

Are you looking for the most cost effective, time efficient way to become a licensed skydiver? At Skydive Chicago, we offer one of the most proved and innovative instructional skydiving programs in the nation: Accelerated Freefall Progression (or as we like to call it, AFP).

Within the purview of our instructional skydiving program, we also have a program designed to fast-track you to obtaining your license by giving you everything you need to become a skydiver in a week. You read that right: a week*. In just seven days, aspiring skydivers can earn their United States Parachute Association A-license.

What’s so great about receiving an A-license in a week?

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Skydive Chicago’s June Newsletter

Skydive Chicago’s June Newsletter

A Letter From Rook Nelson…

I want to start a movement.

Before you deflect, I want to preface this by saying that this call to action has nothing to do with tense political issues and is not intended to inspire pointless, petty arguments; after all, Skydive Chicago is a place people come for some relief from all of that.

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Top Activities To Do Outside of Chicago

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 to experience and create new memories.

There are many hidden gems to discover all over the great state of Illinois. Here are our Top activities to do outside of Chicago:

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What is a Skydiving Boogie?

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 fall in love with skydiving even more.

If you were to look up the word boogie, you might feel a slight flashback to the 70s thinking of a disco night. The dictionary even says that a boogie is to dance fast to pop or rock music – boogie down. However, the simplest explanation from Dropzone.com is that it is “a gathering of skydivers, usually focused on fun rather than competition.”

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Five Tips for Overcoming Your Fear of Heights

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 thing! There are few fears as petrifying, as tenacious — or as gosh-danged common. There aren’t many people on this gravity-driven planet, after all, that don’t count fear of heights in their “eek” column. Here’s how to make quick work of yours.

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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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