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Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith

Douglas Smith is CEO/President, and Guest Relations Associate at Chicagoland Skydiving Center. He has owned and operated the business since 2000. He has been skydiving since 1994, and in addition to leading the CSC Team, is currently an instructor, videographer and pilot for CSC.

Wondering how to get your skydiving license? You're not alone! Many people share the same ambition, of being able to skydive by themselves, whenever they want to. But that's not going to happen overnight. 

There's a lot of time, energy, practice, and education that go into being able to safely skydive on your own. Among the most important things to consider with skydiving, though, is that it requires you to have a license. Here's what you need to do to get your skydiving license.

Skydiving is an exciting pastime, whether it's something you only do once for a special occasion, or an option you take every chance you get. Either way, there's a specific timeframe during the year when you can skydive, and times when it's not such a good idea. If you don't realize that, though, you might show up all excited to jump out of a plane, only to find out the weather won't let you.

So when is skydiving season? Generally, skydiving season is from April to October each year, weather permitting. That might seem like a short time to pack in all the jumps you want to make, but there are a couple of really good reasons why you can't just skydive anytime of the year you want.  Here's what you need to know, about safety, weather concerns, and skydiving season.

Have you ever heard of a skydiving boogie? If you haven't, it's time to learn about all the fun you can have at one, where to get involved, and how to sign up, so you don't miss out on the excitement. 

If you want to skydive as much as you can, have a great experience with plenty of other skydiving enthusiasts, and get involved with some adventure, a skydiving boogie could just be for you! There's a lot of jumping, but there's also a lot of community.

Essentially, a skydiving boogie is a party, where everyone gets together to skydive. It can last for an evening, for a weekend, or even longer. The main idea is for everyone to just get together and have fun as a community, while taking as many jumps as they can during that time. 

A lot of people love the interaction they get at a boogie, and the way the community welcomes everyone who wants to jump. Here's all the information you need, to decide if you're ready to get involved with a skydiving boogie.

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