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Tandem Skydiving

Rochelle, IL

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Rochelle, IL

Experience the thrill of skydiving in Chicago at one of the most experienced skydiving centers in the country!

  • All instructors are certified by the United States Parachute Association
  • World-class skydiving training center with a perfect student safety record
  • The multiple turbine aircraft has room for up to 23 jumpers per planeload 
  • Before you climb aboard the plane, you will watch an orientation video, have a briefing with your instructor and get geared up with a jumpsuit, harness, altimeter, and goggles 
When Do I Choose A Date?
Either yourself or the lucky recipient can make a booking and select dates once you are in receipt of the voucher. You'll register the voucher, follow the booking instructions and your experience with us begins!

May through October:
Monday through Friday - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday - 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Participants must weigh no more than 240 pounds
  • There is a surcharge for any participants over the weight of 200 lbs
  • There is a generous spectator area for family and friends to hang out with a bar & grill and free Wifi
  • Dropzone is a member of the US Parachute Association
Plan to be at the skydive center for 4-6 hours. You will experience an approximately 30-second freefall with the 9,000 feet jump or a 60-second freefall with the 14,000 feet jump.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
One participant per jump.
Spectators are encouraged to come and hang out in the spectator area while their friends and family members jump.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and closed toed shoes, sneakers are recommended. A jump suit will be provided as well as goggles, an altimeter and gloves if needed.
Is it safe?
Like any other extreme sport, there is inherent risk in skydiving. The experience provider is a United States Parachute Association Group Member Parachute Center as well as a certified training center. This means that all FAA rules are followed and only properly rated instructors, approved methods of training, properly maintained aircraft and parachute equipment will be used. No gear is older than three years old and all equipment is maintained by an FAA Master Rigger. They have trained over 100,000 first jump students since opening in 1960 and have a perfect student safety record.
How old do you have to be to skydive?

In the US, jumpers must be 18 years or older to skydive. 

How much experience do skydiving instructors have?

To become a skydiving instructor, a jumper must meet qualifications for a number of completed jumps, a number of years in the sport and go through an instructor training program. Tandem instructors must earn ratings from both the United States Parachute Association as well as the manufacturer of the gear they will be using to complete tandem jumps. 

The experience provider does not hire anyone who simply meets the minimum qualifications. Their staff has years of experience, and must have a proven track record of safety and skill. Skydivers training to earn instructional ratings are mentored by their current staff long before they begin the process of becoming an instructor. They have many loyal staff members who return year after year. It speaks to their safety standards and professional business practices. They are able to recruit some of the best jumpers in the world. Their instructors have made thousands of jumps and received extensive training. Some members of their staff have made well over 15,000 skydives.

Should I eat or drink before my experience?

We suggest having a light meal before you jump. Most people who complain about feeling sick also admit to jumping on an empty stomach. Also, drink plenty of water! Being dehydrated can lead to feeling light-headed.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 14 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 5 days prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 5 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will receive a rain check valid for 1 year and can reschedule your experience directly with the experience provider.

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