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Tandem Skydive

Quick Details

Hour Glass Duration: 3 hours

Checkmark Number of Packages: 3

Calendar Availability: Weekdays or weekends

Skydive Chicago with Skyline Views

Tandem Skydiving is the safest, most popular, and most convenient way to experience skydiving. You need no previous experience and will be trained immediately prior to your skydive. Your instructor, the professional skydiver you will jump with, will review and reinforce the training while fitting you into the harness and providing the goggles you will wear on the jump. If temperatures are below 50ºF (10ºC), we provide jumpsuits and cold weather gear.  You may rent and wear a jumpsuit when it is warmer.

When everything is ready, you and up to 4 of your friends, along with each of your instructors, will board our super-fast turbine aircraft for the climb to our planned jump altitude of 14,000’.  As we climb your instructor will review the jump training with you and attach your harness to the parachute system he is wearing.

When we reach jump altitude, you will exit the aircraft with your instructor, freefalling for a mile or more (up to one minute) before the parachute is deployed. The parachute flight lasts 3-5 minutes, depending on how aggressive of a “ride” you want. If you like it calm, you get more air-time than someone who wants to spin all the way to the ground. Students usually have an opportunity to fly the parachute a bit if desired, and you will practice the landing procedure during the descent. After landing we will get the harness off, and begin uploading the videos & photos. We will give you a discount card you may use in the future or give to a friend, and then you can go celebrate your accomplishment!. Videos & Photos are usually uploaded in a few hours or less, but policy says to give us 24 hours. Most people receive the email link for the videos and/or photos on their way home.

If you purchased the video and/or pictures, they are quickly uploaded to the cloud and a link sent to you so you can share them with your friends and family right away. Skydive Windy City Chicago is the only skydiving center in the Chicago area that jumps next to Lake Michigan and offers skyline views almost every day!

• Closest skydive to Chicago, a one-hour drive from downtown
• Accessible via South Shore Line!

Deposits/Payments

We suggest you leave a deposit only (instead of paying in full); prices listed during booking will not include discounts you may receive at check-in. All discounts (group, flex-time, birthday, student, public servant) are applied when you arrive and pay the balance before the skydive.

What to Bring

  • Bring a government-issued picture ID (passport, driver’s license, military ID, or state ID); you may not be permitted to skydive without it.
  • Wear (or bring) lace-up sneakers (tennis or running shoes) YOU CANNOT JUMP IN BOOTS, HARD-SOLED SHOES, SANDALS, OR BAREFOOT!
  • Wear comfortable clothes for the day (as if you’re going on a picnic). You may jump in shorts (mid-thigh or longer suggested) and a t-shirt if you wish. We will provide everything else you need, including goggles (and a full-body jumpsuit and gloves/hat if necessary). At jump altitudes, temperatures are generally a bit colder than on the ground, so if you get cold easily, dress somewhat warmer than you normally would. You should wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, as it is common to get grass stains on landing.

Discount and Pricing Notes