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Chicago Tandem Skydive provided by Chicagoland Skydiving Center

Chicago Tandem Skydive
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About
Tandem skydive with the original Chicago skydiving school, serving Chicagoland since 1968. With our brand new custom built 20,000sf facility, on-site Flight Deck Bar & Grill with beer garden and patio, sand volleyball, RV park, amazing customer service, and unparalleled safety culture - why even consider jumping anywhere else?
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • CSC provides everything for your first-time skydiving experience. When you arrive, you'll check-in, attend an orientation, be introduced to you instructor, and board an aircraft. All you have to do is have fun!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • CSC provides everything for your first-time skydiving experience. When you arrive, you'll check-in, attend an orientation, be introduced to you instructor, and board an aircraft. All you have to do is have fun!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 19764P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tandem Skydive with certified instructor
  • Complimentary beer, wine, or soda at the Flight Deck Bar & Grill to celebrate your first skydive
Exclusions
  • Video and photo services available to add to skydive at time of appointment
  • Food and drink available to purchase at the on-site Flight Deck Bar and Grill
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 1207 E Gurler Rd, Rochelle, IL 61068, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Jumps available throughout the day - shuttle times are pre-set and not adjustable
  • Minimum age to skydive is 18 (no exceptions)
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 (no exceptions)
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Wheelchair accessible facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
Inclusions
  • Tandem Skydive with certified instructor
  • Complimentary beer, wine, or soda at the Flight Deck Bar & Grill to celebrate your first skydive
Exclusions
  • Video and photo services available to add to skydive at time of appointment
  • Food and drink available to purchase at the on-site Flight Deck Bar and Grill
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 1207 E Gurler Rd, Rochelle, IL 61068, USA
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Jumps available throughout the day - shuttle times are pre-set and not adjustable
  • Minimum age to skydive is 18 (no exceptions)
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 (no exceptions)
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Wheelchair accessible facilities
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 21 Nov. 2020
A note from Chicago Tandem Skydive
We are proud of the covid culture that has been universally adopted by the staff and jumpers at CSC.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Happyw0rldtraveler
Portland, ME140 contributions
Amazing lifetime experience
Aug. 2021
I did the 14,000 foot jump. My jumpmaster Nate was awesome and helped me make this an outstanding experience. Training and set up was smooth and easy to follow. The jump itself was everything I dreamed it would be. The 1 minute feefall was a thrill of a lifetime. Easy smooth landing too! I'm already planning on my next jump next year! The facility is world class. Great bar/restaurant adjacent to the jump center. Great food! We sat eating lunch after our jump and watched jumpers come in one after another. It was truly an amazing day.
Written 24 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Devosmitha Mukhopadhyay
Franklin, WI18 contributions
| FIRST TIMER | TANDEM | HAD A BLAST |
Went skydiving here for the first time this weekend with friends. This was the first jump for all of us and I must say, IT WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT!!! CSC folks are welcoming, encouraging and super fun. Full points for facilities, safety measures, detailed explanation of the entire process, cleanliness!! :) My tandem partner Eric was excellent and reassuring.. he got me more pumped and confident than I already was and made sure that I felt safe and comfortable throughout...
WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!!
Written 5 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Douglas S
Thanks so much for the the review! It really means a lot to us. When are you planning to jump again?
Written 6 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katelyn B
Chicago, IL7 contributions
Amazing experience! Get the higher tier video package! The footage is AMAZING.
Sep. 2019
Man, oh man. Where do I start? This team is absolutely amazing. We had a slight miscommunication in the booking of my jump but they genuinely went above and beyond to make it right. They surpassed what I could’ve even asked them to do.

Skydiving was something I never thought I could do - seriously. I’m still surprised that I actually made the jump. I did a lot of research before choosing which company I wanted to jump with. For me, quality and safety was the utmost importance (I mean, after all, you are jumping out of a plane and putting your life in someone else’s hands) and that’s attention to quality and safety is exactly what I sensed, and experienced, when choosing CSC.

What I enjoyed about CSC :
- The attention to detail, safety, and quality
- The people were amazing
- The experience from start to finish; on the plane there was a mix of first-timers and experienced solo jumpers, so that mix of emotions on the plane makes for a unique “Let’s do this/We’re in this together” vibe.
- The video footage is UNBELIEVABLE. If this is your first time jumping, I STRONGLY encourage you to do their “Epic” package. I promise you that you will not regret it. They’ve updated their video editing software so while the videos on their site are great, the newer ones are even better. It’s amazing quality. You only jump out a plane for the first time, one time. So, get all of the awesome footage that you can.
- There’s a restaurant connected to the CSC building and the food is very reasonably priced AND good! If you’re anything like me, your stomach is going to be in knots and you may not be able to eat much before jumping but, afterwards, you’ll probably be starving.
- Free adult beverage after getting back on land
- Shuttle service from Elburn Metra to CSC
- It’s such a cool space; it’s more than skydiving. There’s volleyball, they host events, you can camp, they have dorm-style spaces you can stay in, there’s a restaurant, there’s skydiving, and there’s no shortage of really cool, interesting people.

I’m sure there are other things I’m missing but it was just an amazing day and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Shout out to Chris and Ivan for being there with me every step of the way! I’m so happy I made the leap with CSC!!
Written 5 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Douglas S
Katelyn, thanks again for everything. We really appreciate your business and the amazing reviews!
Written 6 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ryanskol83
Whitehall, United States4 contributions
One of the coolest experiences life has to offer!
Jun. 2019 • Family
It was awesome! The people were great! They do a great job of making you feel safe and relaxed! Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is freaking awesome!
Written 24 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Douglas S
Thanks so much for the business and for taking the time to post a review about your experience. It means a lot to usl Please come back and see us again soon.
Written 26 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ironandhoney
1 contribution
Very professional and fun. Would totally go again!
Jun. 2019 • Friends
I went skydiving for the first time this past week with a couple friends. I was the only one of my group that hadn't been before and everyone at CSC made the process really easy and were very helpful and reassuring along the way.

We went for the 18,000ft dive. My instructor was Klash and he was SO GREAT. Very professional and kept things fun and light. He would check in with me periodically to make sure I was comfortable and helped me be confident when it came time to exit the plane.

I got the GoPro video footage since it was my first time and I wanted to remember it and show it to family and friends. I didn't tell my mom I was going beforehand, so being able to show her and see her reaction was priceless. She was so proud of me for having the courage to skydive.

The dive itself was so fun! If you're on the fence about going, just do it. You'll be so glad you did. I would totally do it again.
Written 5 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Douglas S
We're thrilled you had a good time at Chicagoland Skydiving Center. When are you coming back for your next jump?!?
Written 6 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jim F
Fort Worth, TX33 contributions
Take The Leap
Oct. 2018 • Solo


Exiting a perfectly good airplane at 9000 feet, or any height above ground, is not a natural thing to do. Nor, many would say, is it a sensible maneuver. Chicagoland Skydiving Center puts a lie to both these ideas. Tethered to Chris or Klash, Kermit or Erik, Carlos or any of the other supremely skilled instructors as CSC, you will find 9000 feet is not enough. "Yes," you will say. "Let's go to 14,000 feet today."

Further, you will find it is nonsense to remain planted on the ground when there is so much beautiful sky to pierce in freefall and then floatfall, my just invented term of operating under canopy, as experienced skydivers may say.

While it is the sky which beckons, it is the individuals tasked with getting you there which sets CSC apart. Working as a team beginning with reservations all the way through to a post-dive libation, you will be aided in the successful completion of a jump, or two, or three, or...

It has been my extreme pleasure to make tandem jumps with all of the above instructors. It was indeed good fortune I was unable to attend one of the regular ground school classes and thus, be ineligible for solo dives. [This will be rectified soon.]

I made my first tandem jump a month and a half ago and have had the opportunity to learn a great deal from my six tandem experiences. I will be more fully prepared to make the solo jumps once ground school is complete.

In addition to the above named instructors, Paige and Thomas handle reservations deftly. Mary Lynn in Rock Sky Market, the on-site [and on-line] Skydive Gear Store is more of a goodwill ambassador for the entire operation than a person selling really cool gear.

Doug Smith, the owner, has assembled a phenomenal group of talented people who are as passionate about the sport as they are about their guests having a great and safe time of their lives.

Make no mistake, you will have the time of your life. Perhaps it is bucket list item, as it was for me. Perhaps achieving an 'A' license will be your new goal, as it now is for me. In any case, those you meet at CSC, will make the journey a safe and pleasant adventure.

Speaking of 'those you meet.' In addition to the staff you will meet some other fine people, support staff and those who are just here to skydive and share their love of the sport. There are experienced skydivers and new students alike populating the hangar. Without exception all are willing to freely share their knowledge.

When your jump is complete there is more to experience. The Flight Deck Bar and Grill offers great food and the same level of service you have experienced during your skydive journey. I found out how good it is on a poor jumping weather Wednesday. I stepped into the restaurant expecting it to be empty and found it was nearly filled. Local residents and business people come here even though they have no connection, or interest [yet] in skydiving. It turns out it is one of the best restaurants in the Rochelle area.

And finally, I cannot let pass an incident which typifies my experience with CSC. I had stopped by one Saturday afternoon on the off chance I could get on a manifest to jump. The morning's weather had been overcast and the skies were now clearing. Apparently, I am not the only one who was thinking of this because the reservations were full. As I walked around Sky Market I inquired from Mary Lynn about books I may purchase to help get me started. She directed me to someone whose name I did not discover until the following week.

He took a long time going through various recommendations. He helped track down a book which was not on the shelves and then did one more thing. He suggested I try iFly, the indoor wind tunnel in Naperville [there are others]. He gave me tips for getting the most out of the facility and offered suggestions as to how I might increase my freefall skills via the wind tunnel. I did end up going to Naperville and his advise was perfect.

A week later I was back at CSC and asked the name of the young fellow who was working in the store the week before. Either Paige or Mary Lynn or someone equally terrific said, "Oh, that was Zach, he doesn't work here. He is just here to jump"

And THAT is the strongest recommendation I can give for why you should take the leap from a PerfectlyGoodAirplane at CSC!!! Non-employees taking the time to help someone new learn about this sport.

If you do not want to jump I recommend signing up for an observation ride in the copilot seat next to either Mike or Jordan. Once the group of skydivers and tandem jumpers are exit from the cargo door in the back you and the pilot and the plane will be left to make your way back to the runway, unaided by parachute.

Who in the world would want to get down to earth in such a fashion when there are perfectlygoodparachutes waiting to be attached to your back?

Unnatural and Nonsensical, in my opinion.
Written 30 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Philip M
Durand, IL89 contributions
Second time with grandkids
Aug. 2017 • Family
As my grandkids turn 18, I offer them the opportunity to skydive with me. Three years ago I made my first jump with one grandson. We both enjoyed that first experience. When the latest two were eligible, I offered the experience to them. Their sibling encouraged them to do it. After the jump, the two really talked up the experience. Great instructions, great tandem partners, fine facilities, felt very safe. Eleven family and friends joined us and they, too, liked the Center. Lots to do while waiting for us. When the next grandkids are ready, I won't go anyplace else. I'll be 93 when the last one turns 18 and hope to do it then.
Written 6 August 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michele W
1 contribution
First Time Skydiving
Jun. 2017 • Friends
I went skydiving for the first time with my dad and friend. I had the best experience here. the staff was very friendly. The tandem guides were very friendly and made you feel safe. Restaurant bar and grill was a fun place to hang out and watch other skydivers. I am hoping to go back for the 4th of July celebration. I will recommended this location to anyone who is thing of skydiving. You will have a blast. Thank you for making my experience very memorable.
Written 25 June 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lucy C
5 contributions
Friendly, fun, super professional
May 2016 • Couples
From the time we arrived the staff was friendly, enthusiastic, and focused on the safety and comfort of the experience. Both my tandem instructor and photographer were excited it was my first dive, and read my comfort level really well. It was a very busy day, but we were never left wondering what we should be doing. It's great to be among jumpers of all levels and experience on the plane. Not a negative thing to say about the experience.
Written 20 January 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CaptKen444
Homer Glen26 contributions
Don't jump anywhere but here
Aug. 2016 • Friends
I'm new to the sport of skydiving but as a professional pilot I understand safety and service. Chicagoland Skydiving Center is top notch. It's easy to see why they have a perfect safety record. Their equipment is well maintained, both the planes and the rigging. The staff is professional and service orientated. They want you to have a great experience and a safe one. The drop zone facilities, including the viewing area and restaurant make it a great place for your friends to watch you make your jump.
Don't jump anywhere else until you've tried it here first. If your not interested in jumping there is a great viewing area for you just to watch the activities. Fun for the whole family.
Written 18 January 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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debmarie2019
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Can't wait to go AGAIN !!!
OK... I'm REALLY late with this, but spring is coming ( I hope) & I am ready to once again jump out of this perfect
mattdN8088TK
mattdN8088TK
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Come jump!!
Fun jumpers, assemble 😁 Right up there in the jumpers must go to places. Facilities literally are 2nd to none Com
EleventhHour11
EleventhHour11
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Best drop zone in America for a reason.
Wether first time jumper, a student working on your license, or an experienced jumper, this is the best drop zone i
Mep96
Mep96
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Tandem
I got the EPIC media package and it was super cool! Klash and Eric were very nice! Klash was very thorough with ins
alicia m
alicia m
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First timer's experience
CSC was my first skydiving experience, and the experience was great once we got there. The communication leading up
Rebecca H
Rebecca H
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Tandem
CSC is the place to skydive. The staff is amazing and a very clean facility. I did my first tandem here and felt sa
Dennis S
Dennis S
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Great experience for 1st time skydivers!
The professional, courteous staff st CSC made us feel very safe. My daughter had never been in an airplane before,
Sammy V
Sammy V
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Fantastic
CSC is one of the best places to skydive in the nation! As an experienced professional skydiver I personally know t
Mishe123
Mishe123
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First Skydive
The employees are awesome people, ready to help with anything. I took the package jump + video and the video was ma
Golf7799
Golf7799
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Rochelle Airport
Really THE PLACE to go in Rochelle! Food is good a usually has a "party" and "upbeat" atmosphere. Sitting outside w
Timothy N
Timothy N
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Great experience with my son
My first jump was about 10 years ago when they were in Hinkley. We were visiting family in Rockford so I asked by 1
SPinsel5
SPinsel5
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The best experience!
Took my son skydiving. This was his first jump, and my second. I definitely wanted some place reputable. This pl
almfinecabinetry
almfinecabinetry
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Talk about a fun palce to hang out!
Very interesting atmosphere with open air 'hanger' style restaurant. Its a blast to see the skydivers come in for a
krissyangel44
krissyangel44
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First time diver!
Absolutely loved it! Definitely going again soon! Suggestions for first timers: ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS! What's thi
Bob L
Bob L
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Amazing; First time jump; Highly recommend it
I've done the indoor skydive experience in Arizona twice. This was my first skydive from a plane. I am a VFR pilot