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Christa Cross and her story

A staple at Skydive Chicago for over 20 years, you have almost certainly been loaded onto a plane by Christa Cross. If you jumped here twelve years ago you might have even done a tandem with her. But let’s dive into the story behind this incredible woman! Everything from flying in the base for 300 […]
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Who is Derek Baxter?

“When I was 13, my mom tried to buy me a skydive”. It was only four years prior that Baxter had his first encounter with skydiving, even if now just a faint memory, he knew he would one day be up there, flying through the sky. Baxter’s journey in skydiving is something you might expect, […]
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Teaching with empathy

Do you remember life before skydiving? Do you remember the ideals and values you held close and never wavered from? If you’re like Nicole Richards, AKA Giggles you not only remember, but practice those ideals and values with you in the sport of Skydiving. Not sure who she is? Just look for the ball of […]
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Vertical Sequential World Record holders 2021 77 way

New World Record Set at Skydive Chicago

First jump of the day on Saturday everyone arrived well rested, laid back, and ready to go. The planes took off at 8:30am and everyone knew what to do. But could they actually do it? “Green light. Green light. Greeeeeen light.” Josh called over the AV system thirty minutes later.
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Who is Shay Colby?

“Love at first flight” Overlooked and misunderstood, manifest still takes care of us while greeting everyone with a smile and positive attitude. Even when we rush to the window for a last minute change, Shay Colby takes in stride, the frantic, ridiculous requests we throw at her and everything else tasked with. On top of […]
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Participants of Rookiefest

Rookiefest 2021!

Rookiefest 2021!! On September 11 and 12, Skydive Chicago was so excited for the opportunity to host Rookiefest again!! The event brought 73 skydivers from over twenty different dropzones to Ottawa, IL to learn with some of the best coaches in the country. Excitement level was high for both participants and coaches, reminding us all […]
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William Roberts Wilsey

“She told me I couldn’t skydive because it was too expensive, and I told her what if I made it pay for itself?” William Roberts Wilsey didn’t begin his skydiving career like most. Commonly, we see new jumpers beginning their career around the ages of 18 – 24, wide eyed and fearless. Of those who […]
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Entrance to Skydive Chicago and Starved Rock Nationals

Starved Rock Nationals Car Show

For several years at Skydive Chicago we have provided the venue for a small car show and celebration event in June to raise money and awareness for the Starved Rock Regional Center for kids. So it was not completely out of the blue when in the fall of 2020, the La Salle County Street Cars […]
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Oh Summerfest!

Summerfest 2021 RecapBy Tracey Holman July 24 to August 1 at Skydive Chicago was the 20th anniversary of our Summerfest boogie! We had 633 people registered, along with around 100 staff members, totaling 14,041 jumps over ten days, using 17000 gallons of fuel, running 570+ loads, and making 1,234 smoothies! The weather was overall wonderful, […]
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Louise Wise

100 Years and still skydiving

Louise Wise made her first jump 6 years ago on her 94th birthday. What better reason than to make another for her 100th? Just to show how motivated she was, she originally scheduled her jump back in early May, but Spring time had other plans than blue skies for weather! Returning this time with friends […]
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