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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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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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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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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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