Freefall University Skydive SchoolChicagoland 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.

Pricing Breakdown

  FU Silver FU Gold FU Platinum Other Dropzones
Ground School
Instructional Training Jumps
Gear Rental (pack jobs included)
Optional Training Tandem
9 Coach Jumps  
6 Advanced Skills Jumps    
5 Solo Jumps    
Packing Class  
Log Book & Goggles  
Post-Graduate Mentoring Program (Wingman)
Post-Graduate Rental Gear Available (brand new equipment)
Flight Deck Bar & Grill
On-Site Accommodation Available
Award-Winning Facilities
Amazing Customer Service


Silver Package


Training Tandem or 2 Instructor Jump, Ground School, & 6 Instructional Jumps

8% Savings

Gold Package


Silver Package PLUS 9 Coach Jumps, 5 Solo Jumps, 2 Low Altitude Jumps, Check Dive, Packing Class

10% Savings

Platinum Package


Silver Package PLUS 15 Coach Jumps, 1 Solo Jump, 2 Low Altitude Jumps, Packing Class

12% Savings

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Skydive Camps

Register online or by calling CSC at 815.561.3663

Skydive Camps begin with ground school and allow students to focus their training over the next 10 days (includes two weekends).

To attend a Skydive Camp, 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 aerial instruction. Some students may incur additional cost to repeat levels or complete needed solo jumps.

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Ground School

This must be completed prior to your Freefall University training jumps. Students will be required to pass a written test before jumping.

  • $125 USD per person for a scheduled ground school (schedule your own course for $250/person)
  • Sign up in advance online or by calling us at 815.561.3663
    Current scheduled classes 
    May 31st | June 14th | June 21st | July 12th | July 19th | July 26th | August 2nd | August 9th | August 23rd  September 6th | September 13th
  • Payment must be made to secure your slot



“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.

  • Instructional Jumps (7) During your instructional 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 (9-15) Coach jumps are completed after your core instructional levels have been completed 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.
  • Low Altitude Jumps (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.
  • Solo 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.



  • 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.
  • 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 at iFLY Naperville, and students who join in receive discounted rates and free coaching.



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.

*All listed prices reflect 3.5% cash discount.
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