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Skydive Chicago

3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350-9408
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SKYDIVE CHICAGO!!

From the class, all the way to the landing, everything was exhilarating! Not only because we were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Megtastic C
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First jump but definitely not last!

This was an amazing adventure & I’m so happy I chose Skydive Chicago!! My father in law, friend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
brookep51
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Manhattan, Illinois
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Skydive Chicago is a family run training center that has been in business since 1988. We have built from the ground up a resort style skydiving center. Our complex sits on 220 acres and includes: Camping/RV park, showers, laundry machines, rental cabins, cafe, pro shop, internet, meeting facilities. We are one of the largest skydiving centers in the world and have hosted numerous US Nationals Championships. We have been selected to host the 2016 World Championships of Skydiving an honor we are grateful for. We are home to the A'License in a week program. Come see why we have been voted Best DZ of the year 5 years in a row. Whether your 1st jump or your 1000th. Let Skydive Chicago help you along the way.
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“tandem jump” (6 reviews)
“bucket list” (4 reviews)
“felt safe” (3 reviews)
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3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350-9408
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the class, all the way to the landing, everything was exhilarating! Not only because we were about to jump out of a plane... but because the instructors and staff were so friendly & excited that they too added to the experience! The instructors each...More

Thank Megtastic C
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Rook N, Public Relations Manager at Skydive Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

YOU. MADE. OUR. DAY!!!! WOW, thank you! We feel so fortunate getting to do what we do, and to have an incredibly passionate and talented team. To us, skydiving is more than just jumping from a plane: it's confidence building, community and camaraderie. So thank...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing adventure & I’m so happy I chose Skydive Chicago!! My father in law, friend, and myself all completed our first jump and had an awesome experience! I jumped with Marcus and had a great time! He made me feel safe, comfortable,...More

Thank brookep51
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Rook N, Public Relations Manager at Skydive Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

You made our day - thank you! Reviews like this ensure we're on the mark providing a fun and safe experience! We're lucky to have people like, Marcus on our team and stoked he help make it that much better! We appreciate you coming out...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Skydive Chicago has been setting the standard in skydiving for over 20 years. As a professional skydiver, producer and world traveler, I always look forward to spend time at Skydive Chicago. Rook and his team have gone above and beyond to provide it's clients with...More

Thank Sammy V
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Rook N, Public Relations Manager at Skydive Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you SO much, Sammy! We also appreciate all you've done for our sport as well!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I always wanted to experience the thrill of free fall and parachute jump. Thanks to Skydive Team for making it true. Staff and services are excellent. Grateful to Marcus for tandem jumping. Will do again if got an opportunity . Excellent team and observe strict...More

Thank Rajesh P
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Rook N, Public Relations Manager at Skydive Chicago, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We feel fortunate getting to do what we do and we're so happy you had a great experience! We appreciate you choosing to jump with us! Congratulations!

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Hands down the best experience I have ever had. It was not only the greatest rush, but it was educational and I feel like I really took something with me. Shout out to Ryan Clair for being a wonderful instructor who really cared about the...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

My sister and I had an amazing time! We booked our first tandem jump for 11am on a Sunday. Unfortunately, we waited around for 5 hours for our group to be called before the weather started to turn. We ended up getting a rain check...More

Thank Katie728
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

OMG! Great instuctor/tandem master. My instructor was Sean. He talked and walked me through the whole experience. Myself and my 2 children did the jump together. Great experience. The plane was full so I got the added experience of sitting co-pilot.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This was the most incredible experience! Everybody here is extremely chill and helpful! I felt safe and I learned a lot!! I will definitely be coming back for my license! LOVED IT.

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Professional, organized, friendly and inviting. My 20 & 18 yr olds completed their first jump today- I was extremely impressed with the staff. The two tandem instructors we were blessed to have made this nerve racking experience a true pleasure. Interactive, humorous and paid individual...More

Thank hickupnorth
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I'am hooked! Words can hardly describe the feeling of jumping out of a plane and free falling through the sky. The facility was very well kept and everyone that worked there made you feel like family. My instructor was Fly easy (Eric) he was very...More

Thank JPKacz23
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wehrcraig
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Response from Anthony E | Property representative |
Whatever you are the most comfortable in. We also have jumpsuits that you can use if you change your mind once you get here. No open toed or healed shoes or shoes with hook. Regular tennis shoes are the best.
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