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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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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
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!