It’s May, let’s talk about the empowerment of Mom! In a year where the women’s movement has found solid footing, the definition of being a mom has profoundly changed in recent decades.
As Christmas Day draws closer, you may still be in search of that unique gift that goes beyond the norm. A skydive fits that description and adds massive experiential value. If you’re of the mindset that we all have too much stuff (and don’t need more of it), and wish to gift a life experience, then this is the ultimate gift that will have them talking!
Skydive Chicago closes in December and only opens very sporadically over the winter on the off chance of a random really nice day. Why is that? Skydiving in the winter is wildly thrilling in the brisk skies and at times, gazing at the stunning snowy landscape, but depending on how cold it is, it became about safety. Here’s what you need to know about skydiving in winter. (Straight talk time!)
“I love teaching and I love skydiving, being able to teach people the sport that means so much to me has been a dream for years.” In this interview, we meet one of the gals you’ve seen in the planes and behind the manifest window – meet, Nichole Richards!
Skydive Chicago’s November 2018 Newsletter
Take a peek at the latest information and happenings at the world-famous Skydive Chicago!
A Letter From Rook Nelson
There are many things I love about skydiving. One that sits atop my list is being able to skydive all over the world. I’ll admit, it’s sometimes a pain to travel with your skydiving gear but, if you can manage the situation, skydiving can show you the world like nothing else. Jumping over the ocean, mountains, or vast farmland can create a surreal experience like no other sport. (more…)
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!
“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!
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!