Chicagoland Skydiving Center instructors are excited to teach new skydivers. We love this sport and want you to enjoy becoming part of the sky family. Students from all over the world choose to complete their training at Freefall University. We are here to help you along this amazing journey.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the program, pricing, or which options are right for you. We welcome students who began training at other dropzones to finish their A License with us at CSC.
Your first step towards jumping solo
pre-jump classroom session
Your First Solo Skydive
includes required solo skydives for licensing
Express courses begin with our free first jump course (offered throughout the season), and allow students to focus their training over the next 10 days (includes two weekends).
To attend an express course, students prepay their A License Course base price plus have access to free tent camping on the dropzone ($150+ savings).
Price includes gear rental and instruction. Some students may incur additional cost to repeat levels or complete needed solo jumps.
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This class, also known as "ground school" must be completed before your Freefall University training jumps can begin. Students will need to pass a written test before making an AFF jump.
Freefall University candidates must complete two training tandems before moving onto the solo jump portion of Freefall U. Training tandems include more instruction than the typical introductory tandem jump. Students should expect to learn freefall maneuvers, demonstrate altitude awareness, deploy their parachute, and fly a parachute landing pattern with assistance from the instructor.
Each jump in the program is designed to progress you through the United States Parachute Association A License proficiency card, which you will need to complete in order to be issued your license.
Each jump must be completed in a satisfactory manner before you will be able to move onto the next level. Your instructor will work with you to make the most efficient use of your time and money to complete all the requirements.
All prices include instruction, equipment, debrief, and radio guidance while flying the parachute.
Hero Discount also available: 10% off for teachers, fire, police, EMT, dispatch, and military. Please present identification when you attend your first appointment.
USPA charges an annual membership fee to register your license. These will be paid directly to USPA.
Gear rental is available until you are ready to purchase your own equipment. A variety of sizes are available so you can continue your parachute flight skills progression.
Jumpers with 26 - 100 jumps receive free coaching from experienced mentors via Freefall U's Wingman Mentoring Program. The only cost is your own jump slot. Beyond that, CSC conducts regular skills camps, advanced parachute flight courses, wingsuit courses, and group skydiving opportunities throughout the season.