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.

 

FREEFALL UNIVERSITY PRICING
First Jump Course

$150 USD

per person

or attend our FREE monthly group class

A License Training Jumps

$2849 USD

Save 10% when you prepay full amount

includes required skydives for licensing

Student Solo Jumps

$74.99 USD

per jump (includes gear rental)

as needed to reach the USPA 25-jump minimum for license application

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EXPRESS 'A' LICENSE COURSES

Register online or by calling CSC at 815-561-3663

Express courses begin with our monthly free first jump course, and allow students to focus their training on the next 10 days (includes two weekends).

To attend the express course, students prepay their A License Course base price and receive a 10% discount, plus have access to free tent camping on the dropzone ($100 savings).

EXPRESS COURSE PRICE: $2,564 USD

Price includes gear rental and instruction. Some students may incur additional cost to repeat levels or complete needed solo jumps.

Financing and Payment Plans available.  Learn More>

2018 Express course dates:

  • June 15-22 
  • July 20-27 
  • August 17-24

 

 

 

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First Jump Course

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.

  • $150 USD per person for a private first jump course. Must start before noon on any day CSC is open. Reservations required.
  • FREE First Jump Course group class offered once per month (2018 dates: May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 5). These courses begin at 3pm sharp. Please sign up in advance online or by calling us at 815-561-3663.

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Training Tandems

Freefall University students complete 2 training tandems before moving onto AFF jumps. 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.


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“A” License Jumps

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.

  • AFF Jumps $199.99 USD each (7 required) AFF stands for Accelerated Freefall, the name of the training method. During AFF jumps, students wear their own parachute and are assisted by an instructor in freefall while learning basic maneuvers and emergency procedures. Students are also assisted via radio while flying a parachute.
  • Coach Jumps $149.99 USD each (6 required) Coach jumps are completed after all AFF levels have been passed and instructors determine the student is ready for more independence. Students are assisted in freefall by a coach, and will learn more advanced maneuvers required for skydiving with others.
  • Hop n Pops $74.99 USD each (2 required) These jumps simulate the procedures a skydiver must know in the event of an aircraft emergency. Students are taught how to exit the plane and deploy a parachute with minimal freefall.
  • Student Solo Jumps $74.99 USD each (as needed to reach 25 jumps). These jumps are prepped and debriefed by a coach or instructor, but performed without assistance in freefall. Students learn independence and have an opportunity to practice maneuvers while working toward the minimum required 25 jumps to apply for an A License.

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.

OTHER TRAINING

  • $220 USD Unlicensed Recurrency Training is required when a student takes an extended break between jumps. Students who have not jumped in the past 30 days need refresher training. Save $70 by attending one of our  monthly free first jump courses to satisfy the ground training portion of your recurrency training.
  • Tunnel Training at an indoor skydiving facility is strongly encouraged for all students. These are excellent learning environments to practice freefall skills. Students with tunnel experience are much more successful in the Freefall University program. CSC coordinates a group of jumpers to fly together each week at iFLY Naperville, and students who join in receive discounted rates and free coaching.

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BEYOND STUDENT STATUS

USPA charges an annual membership fee and fee to register your license. These will be paid directly to USPA. We can provide you with the necessary paperwork.

Gear rental is available until you are ready to buy your own equipment. A variety of sizes are available so you can continue your parachute flight skills progression.

CSC offers a discounted jump package (25% off) to Freefall University graduates, to help save you money as you get started as an experienced jumper.

Freefall University graduates receive free coaching from experienced mentors until they reach 150 jumps. The only cost is your own jump slot. After that, CSC conducts regular skills camps, advanced parachute flight courses, wingsuit classes, and group skydiving opportunities throughout the season.

*All listed prices reflect 3% cash discount.
     
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