Monday, August 3, 2020

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USPA Group Member And Foreign Affiliate Drop Zone Locator

Skydive Chicago, Inc.

  Skydive Chicago Airport (8N2), Ottawa, IL

3215 E 1969th Rd
Skydive Chicago Airport 
Ottawa IL 61350-9408 US

70 miles SW of Chicago
1.5 miles to nearest hotel


  http://www.skydivechicago.com
  (815) 433-0000
  info@skydivechicago.com
  open map
 
  1 Cessna 182, 2 Cessna 208, 3 Twin Otters, 2 Skyvan


The midwest’s largest skydiving resort. From Chicago, I-55S to I-80W, Exit 93, 71N to Dayton Rd & turn right. Host of the 2016 World Championships. Open 7 days/wk. RW, freefly & wingsuit coaching. Some of the fastest aircraft in the midwest!

Training Programs

AFF
Tandem

Services & Amenities

Team Rooms
Equipment Rental/Sales
Internet Access
Packers
Rigger Service
Camping Area
RV Space w/ Electricity
Load Organizers
Swimming Pool
Full-Service Restaurant
Bathhouse/Hot Showers
Bunkhouse w/ Beds
Videographers

Events

Water Training

  08/07/2020 - 08/07/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. When: 7:00-8:00pm Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel, and your personal rig for dry practice. Cost: $40 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

Water Training


High-Altitude Jumps

  08/07/2020 - 08/07/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

High Altitude Jumps are back again at Skydive Chicago! We have multiple event dates so you won't have to miss out on all the fun of jumping from higher than you've ever jumped before. Skydives are from 20,000 feet and cost $35 per slot. Payment in full is required in advance to sign up. The $35 is refundable only in the event of a cancelled jump (due to weather or load doesn't reach minimum). The minimum and maximum for a load is 18 slots. You must have a C-license or equivalent (200 jumps), and we will verify logbook. No wingsuits allowed, unfortunately. A briefing will be held at 7:45am prior to the jump. Briefing attendance is required. Wheels up at 8am. To sign up, you can call walk in to Manifest or call directly at 815-433-0000 and sign up as well as pay for the jump.

High Altitude Jumps


Coach Rating Course

  08/11/2020 - 08/14/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa IL

   Aragon, Angie L., Course Director
Angie , Main Contact

 951-240-1155

 angie@uspacourses.com

 http://bit.ly/Register4CoachCourse

Spanish/English Course, Contact for details


Canopy Course with Josh Colby

  08/12/2020 - 08/12/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

Are you ready to take your canopy skills and confidence to the next level? Courses are customized to individuals skills set and all levels are welcome. All of our courses are focused around building knowledge and safety during canopy flight. Instructors will review your current descent and landing procedures and work with you to strengthen the weaker areas. We will introduce you to new concepts and provide you with specialized drills for you to practice, video your landings, and explain how to improve your overall canopy performance. If this is your first canopy course then we will also ensure to meet the B-license canopy proficiency card requirements. Contact Josh Colby for details at josh@USPACourses.com Course fee $200 + 5 hop-n-pop jump tickets Registration fee is $50, payable at manifest at Skydive Chicago


Star Search 3.0

  08/14/2020 - 08/16/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

Come jump during the day and sit back, relax and enjoy the show at night as our advanced team puts on Tron-style light show jumps you will not want to miss!

Night-Demo Show/Performance


Water Training

  08/21/2020 - 08/21/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. When: 7:00-8:00pm Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel, and your personal rig for dry practice. Cost: $40 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

Water Training


8-Way VFS Camp with SDC Core

  08/22/2020 - 08/23/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

8 way VFS camp with SDC CORE We will have 4 groups of 8 doing 8 way VFS. We will experiment with already established 8 way points and also try some new one's we've thought up. Registration is $100 for Saturday and Sunday. Plus Jumps This event was capped at 28 participants, but we have opened it up to 1 more group, it is now capped at 38. 5 slots still available. You must be able to fly and take grips in both head-down and head-up orientations. Message Sam Lendle to register.

Skills Camp


Tandem Instructor Rating Course (UPT)

  08/24/2020 - 08/28/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa IL

   Aragon, Angie L., Course Director
Angie, Main Contact

 951-240-1155

 Angie@uspacourses.com

 http://bit.ly/Register4TandemCourse

Spanish/English Course, contact for details.


Vertical Sequential World Record

  08/26/2020 - 08/30/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

The goal is a 2-point 80-way, utilizing the new rules for sequential records. The record itself is an invite-only event. Contact Matt Fry or Melissa Lowe for consideration.

Record Attempts


SDC Rhythm 8-Way Skills Workshop

  08/28/2020 - 08/30/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

8way Skills Camp weekend at Skydive Chicago with Andrew Happick! Sign up form found on our website, or direct link here: www.tinyurl.com/skydivingevents Who: Intermediate to advanced skydivers looking to learn or to build their 8 way skills and knowledge. What: Three days of jumping geared to learning and perfecting each participants knowledge of 8 way FS skydiving and competition. Throughout the weekend the group of participants will be focused on learning the standard 8 way exit, all of the random formations, the build of intermediate blocks, and/or the technique to all the Intermediate blocks. Each jump will be prepped extensively and debriefed with video from an experienced 8 way videographer. You can expect to be in one of two 8way groups present for the weekend, and expect to do 5-6 jumps per day, weather permitting. Cost per person: $150 registration plus $35 per jump. Costs include all organization and preparation, the participant's slot, coach's slot, videographer slot, coach's pack job, videographer's pack job, and you can download the videos at the end of the day at no extra charge. $150 registration is due with your form submission to secure your slot for the event. Registration can be paid cash, paypal (andrew@rhythmskydiving.com - please select 'friends/family' or add 3%), venmo (@Andrew-Happick), or check made out to “FSS, LLC” and mailed to: Formation Skydiving Services, LLC 2569 April Showers Ln Rock Hill, SC 29730

Skills Camp


Water Training

  09/04/2020 - 09/04/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. When: 7:00-8:00pm Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel, and your personal rig for dry practice. Cost: $40 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

Water Training


Night Jumps

  09/05/2020 - 09/05/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

Maybe you have never tried it or you need it as part of a license requirement, whichever the reason, sign up in manifest before 5pm the day of the jump and experience flight in a different light! Requirements: *Must sign up by 5pm on the day of scheduled night jump. *You must have a B License or higher to participate in night jumps. *Glow sticks or appropriate lighting (Strobe) *Glow-in-the-dark or lighted altimeter *Clear goggles/visor *Must complete at least one jump during the day Night jump kits are available for purchase at Rock Sky Market. A mandatory briefing for the night jumps will be held 30 minutes after sunset. Cost: 1 jump ticket not refundable after 5pm on day of scheduled jump.

Night Jumps


Canopy Course with Josh Colby

  09/11/2020 - 09/11/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

Are you ready to take your canopy skills and confidence to the next level? Courses are customized to individuals skills set and all levels are welcome. All of our courses are focused around building knowledge and safety during canopy flight. Instructors will review your current descent and landing procedures and work with you to strengthen the weaker areas. We will introduce you to new concepts and provide you with specialized drills for you to practice, video your landings, and explain how to improve your overall canopy performance. If this is your first canopy course then we will also ensure to meet the B license canopy proficiency card requirements. Contact Josh Colby for details at josh@USPACourses.com Course fee $200 + 5 hop-n-pop jump tickets Registration fee is $50, payable at manifest at Skydive Chicago


AFF Instructor Rating Course

  09/11/2020 - 09/17/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa IL

   Laidlaw, Robert J., Course Director
Rob Laidlaw, Main Contact

 386-801-8510

 robsdu@mac.com

 http://www.skydiveuniversity.com


Water Training

  09/18/2020 - 09/18/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

What: Water training is a pre-requisite needed for your USPA B-License. Where: Done in our swimming pond by an instructor. When: 7:00-8:00pm Bring: Logbook, swimwear, towel, and your personal rig for dry practice. Cost: $40 Register: Give us a call in the office, 815-433-0000

Water Training


Rookiefest

  09/19/2020 - 09/20/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

This is the Nationals for beginning skydivers. All rookie skydivers from any dropzone are welcome to participate in this 3-way scrambles-style competition. Teams change each round based on a random draw, but will always include one experienced ‘coach’ (members from SDC Rhythm XP, SDC Core, Rook Nelson and more!). Scores will be judged by an officially rated judge and prizes are awarded to the top three individuals. The winner will take home a Rookiefest Trophy that will give the DZ bragging rights that they produce the best students. We invite jumpers from all dropzones to participate. At the end of the first day join us for a brief seminar on topics that cover gear, canopy, exits, safety, competitive skydiving, formation skydiving and more! In the evening come to our famous Tiki bar to enjoy dinner and drinks. ELIGIBILITY: Rookie skydivers can participate in up to 2 Rookiefest Competitions, provided they meet either of these criteria: • Less than 200 total jumps OR • Less than 2 years in the sport as a Rookie REGISTRATION (includes event t-shirt): https://bookings.burblesoft.com/27/151/ It is important to fill out the the Google Form for this event too! It helps us determine jumper pairing to ensure the most fair competition. Please fill that out here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScwA0Q2RyQPbclYllVqM4Cj0Yn6vDIs3B6s6gY_M5ZkNpAS5g/viewform • Pre-Registration (Ends August 15th): $60 • Registration (September 18th): $75 • PLUS 5 jumps @ $25 each Discounted Gear Rental: $35/jump (Can only use for the 5 comp. jumps) *includes: rig, helmet, jumpsuit and pack job SCHEDULE: • Friday, September 18th 6pm: Deadline for registration 9am-6pm: Manifest open to complete registration, pay account, sign waiver • Saturday, September 19th 7:00 am: Manifest opens to complete registration, must be completed before briefing (Please try to complete by Friday evening if possible) 8:00 am: Meet time for briefing (in auditorium) • Sunday, September 20th 8:00 am: Competition Resumes Awards ceremony immediately following Monday is scheduled as a make-up day in case of weather. Also, there will be load organizers available all day on Monday if you would like to continue formation skydiving after the competition.

Competition


Canopy Course with Josh Colby

  09/23/2020 - 09/23/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

Are you ready to take your canopy skills and confidence to the next level? Courses are customized to individuals skills set and all levels are welcome. All of our courses are focused around building knowledge and safety during canopy flight. Instructors will review your current descent and landing procedures and work with you to strengthen the weaker areas. We will introduce you to new concepts and provide you with specialized drills for you to practice, video your landings, and explain how to improve your overall canopy performance. If this is your first canopy course then we will also ensure to meet the B license canopy proficiency card requirements. Contact Josh Colby for details at josh@USPACourses.com Course fee $200 + 5 hop-n-pop jump tickets Registration fee is $50, payable at manifest at Skydive Chicago


Canopy Course with Josh Colby

  10/09/2020 - 10/09/2020

  Skydive Chicago, Inc.   Ottawa Illinois

   Tracey Holman, Main Contact

 815-433-0000

 tracey@skydivechicago.com

 http://www.skydivechicago.com/events

Are you ready to take your canopy skills and confidence to the next level? Courses are customized to individuals skills set and all levels are welcome. All of our courses are focused around building knowledge and safety during canopy flight. Instructors will review your current descent and landing procedures and work with you to strengthen the weaker areas. We will introduce you to new concepts and provide you with specialized drills for you to practice, video your landings, and explain how to improve your overall canopy performance. If this is your first canopy course then we will also ensure to meet the B license canopy proficiency card requirements. Contact Josh Colby for details at josh@USPACourses.com Course fee $200 + 5 hop-n-pop jump tickets Registration fee is $50, payable at manifest at Skydive Chicago