Tandem Skydiving

Highest Tandem Skydive in the USA - 18,000'

A tandem skydive at CSC is the ultimate introduction to skydiving. Whether your goal is to become a United States Parachute Association (USPA) certified skydiver or you just want to give it a try - Chicagoland Skydiving Center really is a world-class skydiving center, perfect for your first-time tandem skydive. Want to jump today? "Arrive & Dive" by calling 815.561.3663 or booking online.

After a 20 - 30 minute orientation, you and your instructor will take to the skies. You will climb in an aircraft up to 18,000' and freefall for up to a minute and a half on a tandem skydive! No other skydiving center offers 18,000' skydives in the Midwest United States.

Since you are in front of your skydive instructor with your own altimeter and ripcord, you will have the sensation of skydiving on your own. After you pull the ripcord the instructor offers guidance as you fly the parachute together.

A tandem skydive is a great way to "get your knees in the breeze", to experience the thrill of skydiving while under close supervision of an experienced instructor.

Video and photo multimedia packages are also available. In additon to taking your video home with you on DVD or Blu Ray DVD, we will email you a streaming copy for you to share with your friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc. You'll also see your video on CSCtv within minutes of landing! For more information on our video, photo, and webcast services, click here

After your first tandem skydive experience, you can continue through the Tandem Training Program or jump over to the Solo Training Program - it's up to you! Once you attain your USPA License, you can skydive anywhere in the world for as little as $15 per skydive!

What to Bring

  • we provide everything you need
  • skydive price includes training, equipment, instructor fees, and lift ticket
  • classes are held regardless of the weather
  • please wear clothing suitable for the weather
  • wear sneakers (no boots or sandals please)
  • don't jump on an empty stomach


Chicagoland Skydiving Center is a United States Parachute Association (USPA) Group Member Parachute Center. This means that only properly rated instructors, approved methods of training, and modern, square parachutes will be used. Chicagoland Skydiving Center has trained over 200,000 first-jump students since opening in the 1960s. More than a few have completed the Solo Program and have taken up skydiving as a sport. Skydiving is inherently a dangerous activity. There is inherent danger in scuba diving, skiing, and driving as well. Given the unknown variables of man, nature, and machine there is no way to make these activities completely safe. With care, it is possible to participate in these activities with reduced risk.

Important Information

Make your reservation as early as possible - our classes fill-up quickly. We sometimes have slots available to accommodate last minute "Arrive and Dive" customers. Call 815.561.3663 or book online to jump today. You must be at least 18 years old to jump (be prepared to show ID). The weight limit is 240 lbs for men (NO EXCEPTIONS) and 220 - 240 lbs for women. If you are a woman in that weight range an instructor will evaluate your height weight proportion to decide if you can safely skydive. You may not be able to safely make a skydive if you are not height weight proportionate so if you are a woman in that range be prepared to possibly be turned down to make a skydive depending on your body composition. Be prepared to step on a scale as we weigh all of our passengers. The comsumption of alcoholic beverages by jumpers before skydiving is STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.

Chicagoland Skydiving Center is affiliated with the United States Parachute Association (USPA) and is governed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Our instructors are fully licensed and have each logged thousands of jumps, some have more than 15,000+ jumps!

Skydive training is scheduled by appointment and will be held rain or shine.

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