Try a soaring skydive in Chicago, Illinois!

See the world from the skies with a skydiving adventure!

 

Try a soaring skydive in Chicago, Illinois!

See the world from the skies with a skydiving adventure!

Why not give skydiving a try?

Did you know that skydiving is not just for experts or extreme sports enthusiasts? Skydiving is an adventure that beginners can experience. You don’t need to have a long resume full of credentials. You just need a spirit for trying new things and the desire to be brave! We know you have it in you to get started on a skydiving adventure, whether you’re a beginner or a return diver! With Parachuting.com Chicago, you can participate in a skydive and trust you are getting a mind-opening, jaw-dropping experience. Skydiving is a great activity for people from any background and level of comfort with flight. You can become a bit of a daredevil yourself, and feel pretty cool while doing so. This could be the perfect way to break out of the monotony and feel like the rock star you always knew you were.


Become a daredevil by calling us at 708-722-1006!



Tandem Skydiving


Have you always wanted to skydive? Get started with a tandem skydive and make your dreams of adventure a reality! You don’t need any certification or previous experience. Tandem skydives have you attached to a certified instructor, so you can enjoy the full skydiving experience while being safe and secure. You might see some cool sights from the air, too. You’ll never doubt your bravery and awesomeness again after you go on a tandem skydive!

Go Tandem Skydiving Today!

Tandem Skydiving


Have you always wanted to skydive? Get started with a tandem skydive and make your dreams of adventure a reality! You don’t need any certification or previous experience. Tandem skydives have you attached to a certified instructor, so you can enjoy the full skydiving experience while being safe and secure. You might see some cool sights from the air, too. You’ll never doubt your bravery and awesomeness again after you go on a tandem skydive!

Go Tandem Skydiving Today!


Skydiving Academy


You don’t have to stop with just one dive! We also have our skydiving academy that will get you certified as a solo skydiver! We have different methods for training programs. One is our Accelerated Free Fall program that gets you certified quickly by letting you jump right into the action. Plus, we have Static Line Progression training program. You can become the extreme sport expert you’ve dreamed about!

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Skydiving Academy


You don’t have to stop with just one dive! We also have our skydiving academy that will get you certified as a solo skydiver! We have different methods for training programs. One is our Accelerated Free Fall program that gets you certified quickly by letting you jump right into the action. Plus, we have Static Line Progression training program. You can become the extreme sport expert you’ve dreamed about!

Start Your Training Now


Parachuting Gift Certificates


If you know someone who is filled with excitement at the prospect of skydiving, we offer gift certificates that can be used for our Tandem skydives or our Accelerated Free Fall level 1 jumps. These gift certificates will wow your loved ones on any occasion including holidays, birthdays and graduation, or just another day. This isn’t your run of the mill gift, and they are going to be super happy with it.

Purchase a Parachuting Gift Certificate

Parachuting Gifts


If you know someone who is filled with excitement at the prospect of skydiving, we offer gift certificates that can be used for our Tandem skydives or our Accelerated Free Fall level 1 jumps. These gift certificates will wow your loved ones on any occasion including holidays, birthdays and graduation, or just another day. This isn’t your run of the mill gift, and they are going to be super happy with it.

Purchase a Parachuting Gift Certificate

Learn more about all our skydiving options!
Contact us at 708-722-1006!

Go ahead and do something daring in Chicago!


Chicago, Illinois, is one of the largest cities in the United States, and it sits near the vast Lake Michigan. People all over the country and the world have heard of Chicago, and if you are lucky enough to live here or close by, you know that the architecture here is unique and breathtaking. The city is full of amazing things to do and see. From the air on a skydive, you could get a whole new perspective on “The White City.” You might be able to see the iconic Sears (Willis) Tower from the dive or maybe the expanse of Lake Michigan. On the ground, you could consider visiting the Field Museum of Natural History or possibly see the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Chicago is a city thriving with life and full of museums, culture, and much more. Why not see some of Chicago’s wonders from the air on a skydive?

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Soar above the Chi-town Skies! Call us at 708-722-1006!

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Tandem jumps are the adventure you’re looking for!


If you’ve ever thought about going skydiving, you can jump easily with a Tandem skydive. Parachuting.com Chicago offers these skydives in which you jump harnessed to a Federal Aviation Certified Instructor. You don’t need any skydiving experience to get started, so just prepare to have an awesome time! We recommended Tandem Jump for beginners as they give you the chance to have stunning, airborne views while jumping 14,000 feet Above Ground Level out of an airplane!

What you need to know…

Here’s how your day will go when you come for your first tandem skydive. You’ll feel chill and ready for your adventure in the sky!

  • Arrive at the drop zone earlier than your scheduled jump to have time to see the facilities and have time with your family and friends.
  • Meet your skydiving instructor who will brief you to prepare you.
  • Watch a video about the jump.
  • Get your gear on.
  • Get on the airplane with your instructor and fly up to the drop height.
  • You and your instructor will move to the doorway.

Then the jump…

  • The jump will be from 10,000 or more feet Above Ground Level.
  • You will freefall for around 30 seconds at speeds up to 120 mph.
  • Your instructor will pull the parachute at around 6000 feet.

Tandem Skydiving Equipment

You might be curious about the equipment you’ll be wearing. Here’s what you will have:

  • Googles.
  • Passenger harness that includes 4 points where you’ll be attached to the instructor.
  • Container which includes the main parachute and the Drogue Chute that is there to provide the necessary extra resistance when there
  • are two people jumping.
  • Reserve Chute.
  • Automatic Activation Device that deploys the parachute in the event of a problem.

We have comfortable drop zones for your crew

You might be wondering what our drop zone facilities are like. Well, of course every location is a bit different and offers varying amenities and extras. But, no matter the drop zone, with Parachuting.com, you can feel at ease knowing that these spaces are comfortable and include both inside and outside seating.

The area is perfect for your family and friends to hang out and relax while watching your skydive. They’ll be there to support you and cheer you on. We often have some cool extras available at our drop zones like food for sale or picnic tables to eat a nice lunch at, maybe one you pack yourself as a treat for your supporters. This gives your family, friends, and you a chance to chill out and enjoy the day.

Ask us about your drop zone and what is available there.

Make sure you get pictures of your adventure…

Since your family and friends can hang out on the ground and watch your skydive, make sure they bring phones and cameras to get your dive on pictures and video to remember it for years to come. However, if you want a more up close and personal view of your dive, we have videography packages that will give you high quality videos to share and view over and over again.

If your friends and family get jealous of how much fun you have on the jump, we also offer Tandem skydiving gift certificates that make an unforgettable gift for someone you care about. After seeing you jump, you could return the favor by giving them one of these awesome gift certificates to adventures.

Ready to take a tandem parachute jump? Call 708-722-1006 today!


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Become a certified solo skydiver with our skydiving academy!


If you live in the Chicago area, you have access to Parachuting.com’s Chicago’s Skydiving Academy to learn to become a certified solo skydiver. We offer different types of skydiving instruction including the Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) training method and the Static Line Progression method. You can trust that our instruction is… Taught by Federal Aviation Administration certified skydiving professionals.

Accelerated Free Fall Training

Accelerated Free Fall Training (AFF) is a faster method of becoming certified as a solo skydiver than traditional methods such as Static Line Progression. The “Accelerated” in the title refers to the faster nature of the program, not to the rate of fall through the air.

What to expect from your AFF Free Fall

  • You will jump from a height of around 10,000-12,000 feet Above Ground Level.
  • During the jump, you will have two AFF instructor along with you who will keep hold of you through Harness Hold Training as they grip your harness.
  • They’ll maintain their grip on your harness will be maintained until you pull your parachute. Don’t worry though, the instructor will tell you when to pull the chute and pull it if you don’t.
  • You will likely experience around 50 seconds of Free Fall.

The Seven Levels

  • Levels 1-3: You will jump with the instructors and learn things like body position.
  • Levels 4-7: After learning to Free Fall on your own, you will learn skills in the air, including turns and docking on to others.

Integrated Student Program

  • After level 7, you move into the Integrated Student Program where you show you can apply principles learned on you own.

Static Line Progression

In the Static Line Progression training method, you jump from 3,000 feet Above Ground Level for a balanced exit from the plane. You fall from the aircraft as your parachute is deployed for you by a static line that is attached to the aircraft.

Process for Static Line Progression Instruction

  • You have 4-5 hours of ground instruction.
  • After two successful static line jumps, you will begin jumps where you will pull their own chute but you’re still attached to the static line.
  • You then show you can pull the parachute on their own.
  • You need to complete 25 jumps to be certified.

Become a skilled, certified skydiver
by calling Parachuting.com at 708-722-1006!

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Give someone you care about a thrilling gift!


Do you have friend or family member who has always wanted to try skydiving? Do you know someone who loves the idea of being an adventurer? Parachuting.com Chicago has Gift Certificates that can be used for our Tandem skydives or for AFF level 1 training jumps.

Our gift certificates are easily redeemed as they:

  • Can be transferred between people and locations. (Location transfers may require fees).
  • Can be redeemed for up to two years after the date of purchase.
  • Are a perfect gift for the thrill-seeker in your life and make a memorable present for many occasions including holidays, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, or just because.
  • Can be purchased by calling one of our friendly customer service representatives. These reps are available by phone seven days a week.
  • Are easily redeemable for our Tandem jumps that are perfect for beginners who are excited to start skydiving.

If you loved your skydiving adventure, why not share the excitement with someone you care about, and give them this opportunity, too? We are sure they are going to be excited and surprised!

Order Parachuting Gift Certificates Online

We have multiple options to treat your loved one with a parachuting gift! They are good for any occasion and are available to purchase online! Not only are they good in the Chicago area, but they can redeem theirs at any of our nationwide affiliates!

Purchase Your Gift Now!

Give them a gift they’ll love by calling 708-722-1006!

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Remember your skydive with an imagery package!


We offer exciting imagery packages that can be added onto your skydive to make a lasting memory that you can share! Parachtuing.com Chicago offers two imagery packages.

The first is a videographer option where a videographer dives along with you and films your jump. The second is a GoPro package where the instructor films the jump from an up close and personal perspective.

Things to know about our imagery packages:

  • These options are competitively priced, but the videographer option is more costly since it involves a professional videographer.
  • The videographer will jump with you, as well as record the pre-flight and landing portions of your experience. They will also interview you on your thoughts.
  • Your video will be assembled and edited to music at the drop zone and given to you to take home that day.
  • You receive a CD that has the edited video as well as still images.
  • You can easily upload the CD to your computer and share the video or images on social media. You will also be able to use the prints as you please.

Our imagery packages make a perfect way to memorialize and share your jump with everyone you know! You will definitely want to remember and relive your dive, especially if it is your first time skydiving. These packages make it easy to do so.

Get inside the mind of a skydiving videographer!


As I wake up and prepare for my workday, I’m filled with excitement. I have filmed many different people and have had hours of training in skydiving and videography. But each person and each jump is different, and I get something new out of each video experience.

My favorite part of the day is recording people’s thoughts before the jump and then after the jump. Before, they are nervous, jittery, not sure if they can go through with it. After, they feel triumphant. They often can’t stop talking about the experience. I love seeing them experience something so new and exciting, and being able to apply my creative skills to making something for them to remember their day with.

Being a skydiving videographer allows me to combine my love of adventure with my creativity and attention to detail. It’s my job to capture the jump in exciting angles and make sure the new skydiver will get a video that really captures their experience. What job could be better than that?

Some advice:

I would also say don’t worry. Just enjoy the moment and feel the adrenaline of the jump. With a video, you will be able to remember and relive the jump, so you don’t have to worry too much about that during the jump.

Soar Through the Chicago Skies!
Learn more by calling us at 708-722-1006!

Parachuting.com gives you the skydiving experience you want!

Give skydiving a try in Chicago and live out the adventure of a lifetime! Parachuting.com Chicago offers Tandem skydives for beginners that will give you the full experience of a skydive, and offer views of the Chicago skyline. You can even give the gift of this adventure to someone you know who has always dreamed of skydiving. We have customer service representatives who are available to talk anytime and happy to answer your questions. Parachuting.com Chicago thanks you for visiting us, and we hope to help you in your skydiving adventure!

Parachuting.com Chicago proudly services the Chicago area, which includes these nearby cities:
Cicero, IL | Oak Park, IL | Berwyn, IL | Forest Park, IL | River Forest, IL | Elmwood Park, IL | Lincolnwood, IL | Lyons, IL | Maywood, IL | River Grove, IL | Summit, IL | Evergreen Park, IL | Evanston, IL | Norridge, IL | Melrose Park, IL

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Chicago, IL 60630
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