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Tandem Skydiving

Ready to make your first-time jump?

Experience that adrenaline rush you’ve been looking for as you step out into thin air and freefall for 60 seconds, hitting speeds of up to 120 MPH while harnessed to an experienced tandem skydiving instructor!! Then take in the sights while enjoying an amazing 5-7 minute canopy flight during your descent down to Earth.

Skydive Chicago™ contracts the finest Tandem Instructors in the industry. They have thousands of skydives of experience. Each one is held to the highest standards above and beyond what is required. Be confident that you will be skydiving with the best!

First Tandem Skydive

$249
Reservation Required
  • Book at least one full day (32 hours)* in advance
  • $50 Deposit Required, per person
  • Available Everyday

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  • Cannot be combined with any other discounts
  • Gift Cards
  • *RESERVATIONS: Must be made one full day in advance.  For a Saturday reservation, over the phone by 5pm or online by 11:59pm the Thursday prior.
  • REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 year old (No exceptions.)
  • REQUIREMENTS: Must weigh less than 250 lbs (Certain body shapes may be subject to further evaluation.) (No exceptions.)

Tandem Skydive Specials

$219
Groups 3+, Birthday, Military
  • Book at least one full day (32 hours)* in advance
  • $50 Deposit Required, per person
  • Groups of 3 or more, OR Birthdays (must jump on actual birthday to recieve discount), OR with Military ID

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  • Gift Cards
  • *RESERVATIONS Must be made one full day in advance.  For a Saturday reservation, over the phone by 5pm or online by 11:59pm the Thursday prior.
  • REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 year old (No exceptions.)
  • REQUIREMENTS: Must weigh less than 250 lbs (Certain body shapes may be subject to further evaluation.) (No exceptions.)

Walk-In Tandem Skydive

$269
Walk-In Rate Per Person
  • No Reservation Required
  • Call to Inquire about Availability

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  • Gift Cards
  • REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 year old (No exceptions.)
  • REQUIREMENTS: Must weigh less than 250 lbs (Certain body shapes may be subject to further evaluation.) (No exceptions.)

High Altitude Tandem Skydive

$349
Jump from 20,000 Feet!
  • Only available select dates: June 6, July 30, August 29
  • Slots are VERY limited
  • Advanced booking required!
  • Payment is due in FULL for High Altitude Tandems when reserving.

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  • Gift Cards
  • REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 year old (No exceptions.)
  • REQUIREMENTS: Must weigh less than 250 lbs (Certain body shapes may be subject to further evaluation.) (No exceptions.)
  • Slots are very limited
  • RESERVATIONS: Must be made one full day in advance. Payment for jump and video option is due in full at the time of reservations.

Skydive Chicago does not have any hidden fees.  If booking your tandem at other facilities be sure there are no hidden fees.

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Have a group of ten or more?

Reach out to us at 815-433-0000 or info@skydivechicago.com at least one week prior to jump date for possible discounts and to work with our Group Event Specialist to create the all-inclusive trip you are looking for!

Media Packages

Selfie

$99
Per Person
  • What you get:  4-7 minute 1080p HD up close and personal edited documentation of your jump.  From the time we gear you up, in the plane, freefall, canopy and post-landing, we will be there to capture the action.  You also get 40-60 still pictures of your experience.  Media is uploaded via a cloud based server.

How is it captured?

The Selfie is captured by your tandem instructor wearing 2 action cameras on their wrist.

Pro

$149
Per Person
  • What you get: 4-7 minute 1080p HD up close and personal edited documentation of your jump.  From the time we gear you up, in the plane, freefall, and landing, we will be there to capture the action.  You also get 40-60 still pictures of your experience.  Media is uploaded via a cloud based server.  

How is it captured?

You will have your own professional aerial videographer capture every moment.  The videographer will fly around and interact with you during the jump while capturing all the best shots.  This is our most popular package.

Ultimate

$179
Per Person
  • What you get: 6-9 minute 1080p HD up close and personal edited documentation of your jump.  From the time we gear you up, in the plane, freefall, canopy and landing, we will be there to capture every angle of the action.  You also get 60-100 still pictures of your experience.  Media is uploaded via a cloud based server. 

How is it captured?

The Ultimate is a combination of both the Selfie and Professional packages.  Your Tandem Instructor and videographer will both be capturing the action from every angle.  This is our most comprehensive package.

Weather

Nobody likes when it rains on their parade, and we’re no different. Unfortunately we are unable to jump in adverse weather conditions. This includes cloud cover, high winds, precipitation, or low temperatures. Often times, even if there is bad weather in Chicago, we may have clear blue skies for jumping in Ottawa. Even though the meteorologist is often wrong, if you are concerned about the weather, we recommend checking your favorite weather source for the weather in Ottawa, Illinois 61350, or call us at 815-433-0000 with any questions.

Policy

Your $50 deposit is non-refundable in the case of weather.   We offer our tandem class rain or shine and in the event of weather you have two options:

a) You may come out and attend the 25 minute tandem class. In the case you are not able to make your jump we will issue a rain check, which is redeemable at full value for up to one year from your original reservation date. If you return to make your jump within the same calendar year you will not need to complete paperwork or take the class again, otherwise a $10 class fee will apply.

b) You may reschedule your reservation for up to one year from your original reservation date without incurring penalties. We realize that we are a long drive for most of our customers, so in the case of weather, you may call us the day of your reservation at 815-433-0000 to reschedule for a future date. We will hold your $50 deposit for one year.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am coming out with a friend(s); can we jump at the same time?

We can generally accommodate 3-5 tandems in the airplane at one time. For safety purposes you will not be jumping out of the airplane at the same time as we need to maintain a safe distance between jumpers in the sky. For larger groups you will always get to jump with someone from your group, but you may be asked to form smaller sub-groups of 3-5 people when you check in.

What if I come out and take the class and decide not to jump?

If you go through the class and decide not to jump, you will be refunded less the $50 deposit. Once you have boarded the plane, the entire amount is non-refundable.

What is the reservation No Show/Cancellation policy?

The $50 deposit is not refundable. No Show Policy: If you are unable to make your reservation, please call us at 815-433-0000 by 5 pm the day prior to your reservation to reschedule. With at least one day advanced notification your deposit will be held for up to one year to reschedule your reservation. If you do not contact us prior to the day of your reservation, or do not show up, you will forfeit your $50 deposit. Cancellation Policy: If you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 3 days prior to your original reservation date and your $50 deposit can be refunded. If you do not contact us at least 3 days prior to your reservation, your deposit will not be refundable. With at least one day advanced notification your deposit will be held for up to one year to reschedule your reservation.

Can I jump again the same day if I like it?

Yes. Skydive Chicago® has a special offer for your second tandem. If you pay for it within 1 week of your first jump, it’ll only cost you $169.00. You can use it that the same day, or save it and use it for up to one year later.

Can I bring my friends and family to watch?

Definitely YES! We have so much to do here at Skydive Chicago®. Bring everyone! We have swimming, hiking or biking the trails, volleyball, a disc golf course, and so much more! You can even plan on camping overnight at Skydive Chicago®, but keep in mind that for every person jumping, you are allowed a maximum of 1 non-jumping overnight guest.

Can I jump by myself the first time?

At Skydive Chicago®, your first and second jump must be tandem, in which you’re harnessed to the front of an instructor. In case you forget something, like pulling the parachute, it is good to have someone there.

What happens if the parachute doesn’t open?

Although it is unlikely that your main parachute will fail to open properly, it does sometimes occur. At Skydive Chicago, all equipment is equipped with a main and a reserve parachute, as well as an Automated Activation Device (AAD), which is designed to open the reserve parachute should the jumper be unable to.

Is skydiving safe?

Skydiving is like any other extreme sport: there are inherent risks that require careful training and execution. Failure to follow that training can lead to serious injury or death.

Can I get a video or photographs of my jump?

Yes. Skydive Chicago® operates a freefall cinematography business right here on site. We can provide you with videos that have been edited to music and include a pre-jump interview. We also provide high definition digital stills of your skydive.

Is tipping expected?

Your instructor(s) works very hard to introduce to you the world of skydiving.  They have spent tens of thousands of dollars in training and equipment to get to the point to take people on tandem skydives.  They are compensated for their jumps,  but if you feel as though your instructor was especially good, tipping is always appreciated but never expected.

Are there any physical requirements?

As with most sport, the better shape you are in the easier it will be. We have taken people with many different disabilities. If you have a special requirement, call us to see if we can make your dream of flight come true!

If you have a special medical concern, please contact your doctor.

How long will it take for my skydive?

For weekend reservations please schedule yourself to spend the entire day with us. For weekday jumping, please schedule yourself to spend half a day. Weather and other variables may affect these expected wait times. Scheduling an earlier arrival time may decrease your wait.

Is there a weight restriction?

Yes. For safety purposes jumpers must weigh less than 250lbs. No exceptions can be made and weight will be verified.  Under some circumstances it may be unsafe to take a passenger even if they are under the weight limit if the harness doesn’t fit correctly. Our Instructors make the final determination to keep everyone safe.

Is there an age requirement?

There is no maximum age, but you must be at least 18 years of age regardless of parental consent. A valid photo ID (drivers license, state ID, or passport) is required to sign up for class. If you do not have an ID you will not jump.