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3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
815-433-0000 skydivechicago.com

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August 2018

A License In A Week

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - August 26 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 30, 2018

An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 30, 2018

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Learn to Skydive from the best and get your USPA 'A' license in a week.  The Advanced Freefall Program (AFP) at Skydive Chicago™ is an exclusive instructional program originally developed in 1984 by Roger Nelson. AFP has evolved over the years into the most progressive and complete curriculum used in the skydiving world today. The AFP curriculum has inspired USPA’s requirements for self-supervision, thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. Unlike with other programs, AFP graduates have excelled in all…

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AFP Packing Class

August 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 19, 2018

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Parachute packing class for AFP Students and A License in a week students.  You will be in class with other students learning how to pack, practicing your own packing techniques, and finally jump your own pack job. This class takes 4 to 6 hours. Register for this class.

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Community Cookout

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on May 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on June 28, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on July 26, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on August 23, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on September 20, 2018 at 6:30pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Hey Cougar Campground, AFP students and Fun Jumpers! The Community Cookout is tonight!  We like to have a pot luck style night with all sorts of different foods for everyone.  Bring something to grill, your favorite drinks and a smile. SDC/Eat Up will provide a hot grill for everyone. We usually meet under the pavilion in the campground unless otherwise noted. We will see you there!

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A-License Club

August 25 - August 26
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One event on May 19, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on June 23, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on July 21, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 25, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on September 15, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on October 13, 2018 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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A License Club is a unique opportunity to ease yourself into the sport of skydiving. We understand that the hangar can be daunting and the idea of approaching others to jump is sometimes not as easy as it seems. Skydive Chicago will be hosting ‘A’ License Club weekends throughout the season. Led by local organizers. Days will be filled with briefings, dirt dives and jumps focusing on different techniques. And there will be goofy dives to mix things up! We invites…

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10-Spot

August 25 - August 26
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One event on June 23, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on July 21, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on August 25, 2018 at 12:00am

One event on September 15, 2018 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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A challenge based system aimed at improving overall freefly skills. A skydiver’s myth buster! Each month, a group of 10 flyers will be given a set of dives to engineer and successfully complete. This team environment will be led by World Champion and DZO Rook Nelson. Rook will challenge the group with technical jumps pushing everyone’s skill level. A challenge might be, “Is it possible to perform 10 points without everyone taking the same grip?” Another might be, “Is it…

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Night Jumps

August 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on July 14, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on August 25, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on September 15, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on May 26, 2018 at 8:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Maybe you have never tried it or you need it as part of a license requirement, whichever the reason, sign up in manifest before 5pm the day of the jump and experience flight in a different light! Requirements: *Must sign up by 5pm on the day of scheduled night jump. *You must have a B License or higher to participate in night jumps. *Glow sticks or appropriate lighting (Strobe) *Glow-in-the-dark or lighted altimeter *Clear goggles/visor *Must complete at least one…

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SkyVan Weekend

August 31 - September 2
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One event on August 31, 2018 at 12:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Skydive Chicago's new SkyVan will be here all weekend for everyone to enjoy! Take advantage of the weekend and jump out of one of the most fun planes out there.  Make sure to be here and join in all the fun!

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Flight Essentials Canopy Course

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 8, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on July 20, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on August 31, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on September 14, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on October 12, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on June 11, 2018 at 8:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Begin in a classroom where you will learn about Canopy Flight, which includes: Wing Loading, Canopy Maneuvers, Harness Inputs, Landing Patterns, Setup Techniques, Understanding the Vertical to Horizontal Transition, and Landing Techniques. Afterward, you will begin making Hop&Pop jumps, putting your new canopy skills to work. Return to the classroom after every jump for group video debriefs. Need to work on your accuracy? Need to meet your B license requirements? Thinking about down sizing? Trying high performance landings? This course…

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Water Training

August 31 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on September 28, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on August 31, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on July 20, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on June 29, 2018 at 5:00pm

One event on June 11, 2018 at 5:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel Cost: $10 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

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September 2018

E.J.E.C.T. Safety Training

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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One event on April 7, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on May 5, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on June 2, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on July 7, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on August 4, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on September 1, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on October 5, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on November 3, 2018 at 8:00am

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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You can never practice your emergency procedures too much. EJECT (Experienced Jumper Emergency Cutaway Training) is a monthly review course for all experienced jumpers to get together and go over emergency procedures. Get hands on and go over all the procedures in the hanging harness. Experience cutting away your own rig, bring your rig and we can set it up for you. One of Skydive Chicago’s S&TAs or instructors will be helping you go over the procedures and answer any…

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AFP Transition Class-FREE

September 7 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 30, 2018

One event on July 13, 2018 at 4:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Learn to skydive on your own! Skydive Chicago is offering a solo skydiving ground school. This class if for anyone that may be interested in jumping solo. Two tandems are required before your first solo jump. Class goes from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Class then resumes the next day on Saturday at 8 a.m. to finish up. You will then do you first solo jump. Call to reserve to reserve spot today, 815-433-0000!

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AFP Transition Class

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until November 30, 2018

One event on July 27, 2018 at 4:00pm

Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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$50

Learn to skydive on your own! Skydive Chicago is offering a solo skydiving ground school. This class if for anyone that may be interested in jumping solo. Two tandems are required before your first solo jump. Class goes from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Training resumes the next day on Saturday at 8 a.m. with a review and preparation for your jump. You will then do your first solo jump. Book Now.

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Skydive Chicago’s Rookiefest 2018

September 29 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Skydive Chicago's 9th Annual Rookiefest! This is the Nationals for beginning skydivers! All rookie skydivers from any dropzone are welcome to participate in this 3-way scrambles style competition. Teams change each round based on a random draw, but will always include one experienced ‘coach’ (members from SDC Rhythm XP, SDC Core, Rook Nelson and more!). Scores will be judged by an officially rated judge and prizes are awarded to the top three individuals. The winner will take home a Rookiefest…

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October 2018

Skydive Chicago’s Halloween Party

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Join us for our annual Halloween Party on Saturday, October 27th!   One of the most creative and fun events of the year is sure to impress with another night of amazing costumes and fun. Dressing up is not required but greatly encouraged. Show your Halloween spirit and come to have some fun!   Eat Up will be serving dinner before the games begin. Shortly after the games, our costume contest will begin. Jumps and other prizes will be given…

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November 2018

End of The 2018 Season

November 25
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Thanks to everyone for an amazing year!  We will be officially closed until the start of the 2019 Season. See you all soon!

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December 2018

Skydive Chicago Christmas Party

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Skydive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350 United States
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Come enjoy Skydive Chicago’s 2018 Christmas Party and Awards Ceremony. AFP graduation certificates will be presented to all 2018 graduates and a 2018 AFP class photo will also be taken. Additional awards will be presented to the Most Improved Skydiver, Skydiver of the Year, and Freak Brother of the Year. We will also be showing the Skydive Chicago Year End Review, highlights of this year's activies.     Event Details:   Date: Saturday, December 1st, 2018   Location: Skydive Chicago…

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