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.
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!
Skydive Chicago’s September 2018 Newsletter
Take a peek at the latest information and happenings at the world-famous Skydive Chicago!
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
There’s no doubt you’ll recognize our next team member as he has become the face of Skydive Chicago! AJ Johnson hails from southern California and relocated to Chicago where he found his new passion for skydiving. Not long after being introduced to Skydive Chicago, he fell in love and pursued it as a career using his prior entrepreneurial skills. Today AJ is the Events and Marketing Coordinator here at Skydive Chicago and we take a moment to get to know this enthusiastic character we’ve come to know and love!
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.
A Letter From A.J. Johnson
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.
Champions of the Skies: The Golden Knights Descend Upon Skydive Chicago for a Week of Tandem Training
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.