Frequently Asked Questions!
How old must I be to skydive in Chicago? metro area
As far as the Federal Government is concerned, there is no official minimum age requirement for skydiving in the United States. However, most of Skydiving Chicago Illinois's network skydiving centers require skydiving students be at least the "age of legal majority" in their state. This is 18 years of age in Illinois. As far as maximum age is concerned, there is no top age limit for skydiving. There are many active skydivers who are in their 60's and older!
What is Tandem Skydiving?
Tandem Skydiving is the best method for making your first skydive in Chicago metro area. It takes a minimal amount of instruction and allows you to make your initial skydive(s) with one of Skydiving Chicago Illinois's network Tandem Masters harnessed to you for the entire skydiving experience. Tandem Skydiving is the safest way to experience your first skydive and allows you to enjoy the experience instead of worrying about directing the freefall and canopy flight.
What are the physical requirements?
Skydiving is certainly not a strenuous sport, however a few basic notes will help you enjoy skydiving with minimal risk. Certain conditions like epilepsy, obesity, heart problems and others may preclude someone from skydiving in Chicago metro area. Anyone who thinks he has a medical condition that would interfere with his safe enjoyment of flying and skydiving should check with his physician before jumping.
Is there a weight limit?
For advanced training, modern canopies are available to support most people. Tandem Skydiving does have stricter weight limits as the canopy must support the weight of both the student and tandem master. Most locations cannot take tandem skydives with people weighing over 240 pounds. In some cases, a small fee may be added for new skydivers who weigh over 200lbs. For exact details on weight requirements at our network skydiving locations near Chicago, please call Skydiving Chicago Illinois at 872-205-4592 and one of our pros will be happy to assist you.
What is Accelerated Free Fall Training?
Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) Training is the fastest method of becoming a certified skydiver. AFF is also the easiest way to learn with approximately 30-50 seconds of free fall on every jump under the careful guidance of our affiliate's expert skydiving instructors. Most training skydives are made from an altitude of 10,000 to 15,000 feet. AFF is cheaper in the long run and much more fun than the outdated static line training method.
What does skydiving in Chicago metro area cost?
With skydiving, a number of factors can affect the cost of your skydiving experience in the Land of Lincoln. The skydiving method you choose makes the biggest difference. Tandem Skydiving is more affordable and safer while Accelerated Freefall puts the experience in your hands with more control and a solo skydive. Video or photos of your skydive also ads to the price as a professional skydiving videographer will jump with you to record your skydive over the Land of Lincoln. Once you have completed the AFF course, certified skydivers see their skydiving cost go down considerably. Skydiving Chicago Illinois offers discounts and special rates for certain holidays, group discounts, military discounts and more! For current prices and packages customized for you, as well as info on specials or deals from Skydiving Chicago Illinois, call one of our skydiving experts at 872-205-4592 now!
Have more questions?
We have skydiving experts ready to answer all of your questions about skydiving in Chicago metro area! Skydiving Chicago Illinois is proud to be a member of the largest skydiving network in America and we're happy to help you fulfill your dream of skydiving! Grab your phone right now and call Skydiving Chicago Illinois at 872-205-4592!
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