Skydiving vs. Indoor Skydiving

Skydiving vs. Indoor Skydiving

First off: We don’t like the idea of the “vs.”! Whether from a plane or in a tunnel, we love the feeling of flying better than any other human experience. It’s true that indoor skydiving feels like the freefall portion of a traditional skydive, sans parachute. We use similar methods to control our bodies in both environments. That said, differences abound. Both use very different equipment, mandate different age limits, cost a different amount of money and appeal to a different mood. And the thrill of jumping from an airplane can’t be experienced without actually doing it, no matter how close a “skydiving simulator” tries to come!

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Meet the Team: Anthony Ebel

Meet the Team: Anthony Ebel

“The Freedom, making money doing something that you already love and travel at the same time. I would have never been able to jump as much or travel as much if it wasn’t for Skydiving and Skydive Chicago.”

Anthony Ebel is a household name around Skydive Chicago, and there’s a reason – he’s been with us since 2006 and has worked his way into becoming our local Safety & Training Advisor. He’s incredibly passionate about skydiving and his new family, and in this week’s Meet the Team, we get to know more about him!

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5 Reasons to Give Life’s Best Adventure

5 Reasons to Give Life’s Best Adventure

Life on the Third Coast has numerous perks that keeps our land-locked neighbor states green with envy, but our long … harsh … dark Winter isn’t one of them. One way to put a bit of pep in a loved one’s step is to give them something to look forward to when the breeze turns sweet and skies are blue.

At Skydive Chicago, we happen to know that there’s no better feeling than starting the New Year than with life’s best adventure in your back pocket. Here are just five of the reasons your gift of a skydive will change Silent Night into DYNO-MITE!

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Is There A Weight Limit For Skydiving?

Is There A Weight Limit For Skydiving?

Yes, there is a weight limit for skydiving. It’s a real thing indeed, and the skydiving weight limit often stops people in their tracks when they first start investigating the idea of making their first tandem jump. Here at Skydive Chicago, the weight limit is a firm 250 pounds. Certain body types may be subject to further evaluation and there are no exceptions, and you’ll be weighed when you arrive for your jump.

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Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale!

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale!

This is Not a Gift – It’s a Life Changing Experience! 

According to the Center for Generational Kinetics, 74 percent of Americans now prioritize experiences over products or things. If this is the case (and we all know it’s true), then why are we giving people gifts that they don’t want?

If your aim is to give someone a gift that they’ll truly never forget… EVER, then you should consider giving the gift of skydiving! Imagine how they’ll respond when they open the envelope thinking that there’s an Amazon gift card inside (so predictable) only to see the written words, “YOU’RE GOING SKYDIVING!” Their eyes will quite literally bug out of their sockets in sheer disbelief as they realize that they’ve just received the single greatest adventure life has to offer!

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How Much Does It Cost To Learn to Skydive

How Much Does It Cost To Learn to Skydive

Saving money when you’re shopping your way down a grocery list is straightforward. So, more or less, is saving money a car, or an apartment, or a new suit. Saving money skydiving is quite a bit less straightforward. Figuring out how much it costs to learn to skydive — and where to save a few bucks, here and there — requires learning a bit about why skydiving costs what skydiving costs. We want to help!

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The Fall Finale Sale!

The Fall Finale Sale!

While we’re still enjoying awesome weather, anyone from Illinois knows one thing… winter is coming!

We’re already feeling a sense of dread of having to pack up our toys in preparation for the big hibernation, but we’re not going to go quietly! There’s still some skydiving to be done, and so we are launching our Fall Finale!

During all operational days between the week of October 14th and 20th, guests will be able to make a tandem skydive for the awesome rate $179! Use promo code: ‘lastchance’ 

This rate is our best price for 2018 and if you’re wishing to end the warm season with a memory to last a lifetime, then this is for you!

 

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR SKYDIVE

 

How To Make It Happen

Booking couldn’t be easier! Simply, schedule an operational day between October 14th and 20th and use promo code: ‘lastchance’ to receive your discount immediately.

  • Select a date between October 14th and October 20th
  • Use promo code ‘lastchance’
  • Prepare for the time of your life!

Have Questions, call us at (815) 433-0000.

5 Things To Help You Prepare for Your Tandem Skydive

5 Things To Help You Prepare for Your Tandem Skydive

Hey, skydiver-to-be: Guess what? Skydiving is an actual-factual sport, and you’re about to become an actual-factual athlete! Are you surprised by that? It’s no wonder. The modern media has framed skydiving as a thrill ride, but nothing could be further from the truth. As a tandem skydiving student, you’ll be a contributing member of a two-person sports team that gets you from the door of the airplane to the ground. Exciting stuff, no? Let’s get you ready.

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Parachuting and Parachutes: We Break It Down

Parachuting and Parachutes: We Break It Down

You’re a new skydiver (or a new-skydiver-to-be)! That means one thing: You have questions. Luckily, at Skydive Chicago we’ve been teaching people to skydive for–quite literally–generations. We can confidently say that there’s no question you can ask about skydiving for which we don’t have an answer at the ready. Wanna try us out? Of course you do. We’ll do our best to read your mind. When you come out for that first tandem skydive, you can let us know how we did!

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