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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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A Tandem Instructors Perspective

At the age of 36, with almost half of his life spent in the sport, Rogers Stack has a few things to say about his time as a Tandem Instructor. Below he shares his progression in the sport, his perspective on first time tandems, and what he personally does to ensure a long prosperous career. […]
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Summer is Here!

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 […]
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Easter Weekend at Skydive Chicago

Thanks to all who came out to the Easter Egg Hunt and shared Easter weekend with us here at Skydive Chicago! Take a peek at the photos from the weekend that Chris Goeller from Gearless Chris Productions submitted. ve Chicago. Take a peek at the photos from the weekend that Chris Goeller from Gearless Chris […]
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Give The Gift of Human Flight!

Do you remember how it felt when you overcame your fear and how awesome of an experience it was?  Would you like to give that experience to someone else and share the memories with them? Now you can… This April, Skydive Chicago has teamed up with The Freefall Foundation to give away a FREE tandem […]
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April 2017 Newsletter

The weather is starting to break and jumping is in the air!  Take a peek at the latest happenings out at Skydive Chicago and come jump with us and feel the experience of skydiving! Read the full newsletter here: https://t.e2ma.net/message/ziv6m/nxa31i  
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