Summer has just begun, and we are stoked for an incredible season! New jumpers, new events, new pilots and more! Have you been out yet to experience the 2021 season? Be sure to keep up with our events page to see what we have on deck! A new season, a new pilot! Meet Ben Vinych […]
Reflecting Skydiving: an extreme sport full of individuals defining their own path to happiness. Providing more than an adrenaline rush, the sport offers a variety of benefits, motivation, empowerment, character building, therapy for the mind, just to name a few. No matter the benefit a person receives, skydiving serves value to all while forcing us […]
Skydiving Nationals 2.0, the first nationals remote skydiving competition, is shaking up the field by allowing athletes to jump at their home dropzone against people from across the country. Realizing this is a unique opportunity to get a large number of people interested in competition without the commitment of travel and time usually required to […]
As most everybody knows, this year has not exactly been ideal, or what anyone predicted it would be like in January. This is true for all communities around the world, including our favorite community- Skydivers! One of the side effects of the pandemic includes USPA Nationals being canceled due to concerns from community members. This […]
A Letter From Rook Nelson… I would like to take a moment and congratulate SDC Rhythm XP, our beloved 4-way RW Team. Eleven years ago they came to SDCwith a little ‘convincing’ with a dream to be the best team in the US.
Trying just about anything for the first time can be nerve-wracking (hello first day of school, first date, first new job); your first time skydiving is no different. First time jumpers ask us all the time: what can I do to prepare for my first time skydiving and make the most of my experience? We’ve […]
Skydive Chicago’s original founder Roger Nelson was passionate about skydiving from the training techniques to equipment advancement, that he quickly became one of the sport’s pioneers in the early 1980s and on. His commitment to the sport led him to build one of the largest and most progressive skydiving resorts of its time called, Skydive […]
Skydive Chicago does things a little different – we always have. We have made waves in the name of the progression of the sport, including how we train people. Grab a seat to discover the top 5 reasons to try AFP!
A Letter From Rook Nelson… I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for the support I’ve gotten since implementing the AAD requirement at SDC. Many of our jumpers
The dream of flight is real. From the sketches of Leonardo DiVincci flying contraptions, the Wright Brothers first flight, to the first moon walk. If your heart beats faster and your eyes grow wide with anticipation watching YouTube videos or following our Facebook page of skydiving, then you have the gene, the desire, the willingness […]