Redeem a Gift Certificate
Pick your desired appointment date and time, if you wish to upgrade your gift certificate you can do that on the day of the jump
Skydive Windy City Chicago
If you’re looking for a real thrill, you can’t top the adrenaline rush you’ll get from tandem skydiving near Chicago! Feel the excitement as you jump into freefall and enjoy views of the city skyline.
The Platinum skydive package includes all the Gold Level content plus a professionally-edited video and two customized photos
Our Gold skydive package included the Silver level content plus compiled 360º video (all clips into one file)
Our Silver skydive package adds 15 hand-picked photos to the Bronze skydive.
The Bronze skydive is primarily for those who have jumped before. It is the complete skydive, but no videos or photos.
Groups may mix-and-match any of these packages and still qualify for the group discount
Skydive with Chicago 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!
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.
Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum?
Your Gift Certificate is for a specific product option. If you wish to upgrade you may do so during your reservation process or on the day of your jump.
-Our Platinum skydive adds a professionally-edited video and 2 specialty custom photos to the Gold skydive.
-Our Gold skydive includes 15 hand-picked photos and a compiled (all clips in one file) 360º video.
-Our Silver skydive adds 15 hand-picked photos to the Bronze skydive.
-The Bronze skydive is primarily for those who have jumped before. It is the complete skydive, but no videos or photos.
Maximum Weight for Height:
All jumpers (regardless of weight) must be under the maximum weight for their height according to our height/weight chart. If you are under the maximum weight for your height according to our chart, and you weigh over 210lbs, there will be an extra charge (over 210-239lbs= $30, 240-270lbs=$50, 270-300lbs=$80. We can skydive safely with many people up to 300 pounds, but it is much more difficult for the instructor and creates more wear and possible damage to the skydiving equipment. If you weigh over 300lbs (on our scale, in your clothing), we cannot skydive with you under any circumstances.
Cancellations and Reschedules
We never cancel based on forecast information, but if we feel weather may affect/prevent your skydiving appointment, we will let you know via email usually the evening prior, and morning of, your appointment.
2. You may cancel for any reason. If you provide us with at least 24 hours notice, you may reschedule in the future. Email is timestamped and (especially off-hours) is the best way to cancel or reschedule
Reply to any email from us (or use firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will take care of everything, including sending you a new confirmation. Email is the only way to guarantee your refund for the 24 hour policy, as we have a time-stamp from when the email was sent and received.
You may reschedule by phone by calling 219.210.3338 (24 hours per day). The phones are manned by a local answering service, and they are trained to help for standard/common inquiries & tasks.
Email only gets answered by actual skydivers who can answer any question/concern you may have.
There is no extra charge for rescheduling, as long as you give us 24 hours notice. Less than 24 hours notice for cancellation/rescheduling may be penalized.
We are people too, and understand unforeseen circumstances/events can prevent 24hrs notice. If you need to cancel less than 24 hours prior, please give us as much notice as possible because if we can fill the spots we are holding for you (on Saturdays there is often a wait-list) we may be able to accommodate you with little or no penalties or restrictions. No-shows are charged full price (i.e. gift certificate considered redeemed/used)