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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!
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!