Classic Tandem Skydive
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The Classic Tandem Skydive
Skydive Windy City Chicago
All skydives are from as close as we can get to the maximum legal altitude any aircraft go without pilot and crew on oxygen: 14000’ MSL (~13,400’ above the ground). Meteorological conditions and air traffic can reduce our final altitude by a bit, and for everyone’s safety, our flights are always conducted in direct cooperation wtih Air Traffic Control. We offer 4 options for the inexperienced/unexperienced jumper, and each option includes the same unforgettable, complete, full-altitude skydive:
Bronze: no photos or videos included, they can be purchased online after skydive at normal prices
Silver: discounted package includes 60+ photos from skydive.
Gold: discounted package includes all Silver media plus 4-6 video clips from skydive in 1080p or better quality
Platinum: discounted package includes all Gold media plus professionally edited video
Diamond package: Our flagship product and the only product that includes an outside (3rd person) videographer. This product has limited availability, usually no more than 2 on every other flight. Customer receives 60+ DSLR photos and 4k video taken by the outside videographer AND one complete 360º (VR) video taken by the tandem instructor (so you can use gestures on your device and "look around" in the video), 15 360º cam photos, and 2 customized "mother earth" photos. The Diamond package is not selectable online, if you wish to reserve a diamond package, email us your request as soon as practical after you make your reservation, minimum 2 days ahead is recommended.
Because (except for the VIP Skydive) we only require a $39 down payment to make the reservation***, you’re not locked into your choice today, you will make your final choice on the day of your jump when you pay the balance.
***Customers will be charged a booking fee equal to 6% of total reservation price (usually about $15 for Bronze) for reservations not made in person. This fee is charged by the booking system operator and we see none of it. Booking Bronze skydives keeps the 6% fee at its minimum (remember you can select any package on arrival (only the Diamond package has limited availability).***
Note: Photos of specific moments are not guaranteed. Photos are normally of just before exit, exit, freefall, a few of parachute flight, and landing.
Note: Common Video clips are of boarding, takeoff, pre-exit equipment check/interview, exit/freefall/parachute opening, and some parachute flight and landing. No specific clips are guaranteed but if we don't get the exit/freefall/parachute opening clip due to camera malfunction you will receive 100% refund of the video product (ie. if you chose Gold or Platinum and still got the photos, you would be refunded to Silver level). If we miss takeoff, pre-exit, or parachute flight and landing you will be entitled to a partial refund of the video product. The boarding clip is not guaranteed because it relies on customer participation. It is very rare that clips are missed and outside of the boarding clip, missed video is historically due to camera malfunction (which cannot be resolved on the fly).
We only collect a Down payment of $39 per jumper required to make reservation***, your balance will be paid on arrival. If you wish to pay in full, you may buy a gift certificate for yourself or call our reservations team 24/7 and we can take full payment over the phone (or send you an invoice).
Prices shown during booking may not include discounts you will receive at check-in because most discounts require verification and are applied when you pay your balance just before the skydive.
***Customers will be charged a 6% booking fee for reservations not made in person. This fee is calculated on the total reservation cost, not just the deposit value.
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.
- Lace-up tennis or running shoes are required, no open toe or hard soled footwear is allowed.
- 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 skydiving-specific goggles and the harness you need to wear. 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.
Maximum Weight for Height:
Your safety is always our primary concern, and ALL JUMPERS must be under 250lbs, and be under the maximum weight for their height according to our Maximum Weight for Height Chart. If you are under the maximum weight for your height and weigh between 210lbs and 250lbs, there is an extra charge of $40. We can skydive safely with some people over 250lbs and if you want a personal assessment for exception to the 250lbs maximum weight, email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
** Fully Refundable Policy
Monies paid directly to Skydive Windy City are fully refundable if you meet at least one of the following conditions:
1. We cannot skydive due to weather or conditions out of our control.
Note: 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) as long as you do so via email with at least 24 hours notice, and elect to receive a full refund.
To cancel or reschedule, reply to any email from us (or send to: email@example.com) and we will take care of everything, including sending you a new confirmation. Email is the only way to guarantee your compliance with our policy because it is timestamped when sent and received. If you break the policy at any time, you no longer qualify for the fully-refundable policy.
You may reschedule by email 24 hours per day. The phones are answered normally between 9am and 7pm.
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 forfeit their deposit. Less than 12 hours notice for cancellation or rescheduling and you could be charged the full price for the jump