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CSC - Chicagoland Skydiving Center

Average Rating: 4.88
4.88 out of 5 based on 125 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Koritz Field (RPJ)
Lat: 41.8930014
Lng: -89.07829

Address:
1207 West Gurler Road
Rochelle, Illinois 61068
United States

Contact:
815.561.3663
888.494.6964 (fax)
customercare@skydivecsc.com
http://www.skydivecsc.com/  (24225 Hits)

Last Updated: 2017-04-10
Aircraft:
Super Otter, PAC 750XL

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 329 USD
Tandem: 229 USD
Video: 99 USD
Jump Ticket: 25 USD to 13500 ft




Description:


Jump with the best skydiving school in the United States - Chicagoland Skydiving Center. With our brand-new purpose-built 20,000 square foot facility, on-site Flight Deck Bar & Grill (www.flightdeckbar.com), perfect student safety record, outstanding reputation, plus our overall approach to business and customer service - why would you jump anywhere else? Besides, do you really want to jump at the cheapest skydiving school? We'll be the first to admit you can find a less-expensive skydive out there, but if you do your research, you'll find that Chicagoland Skydiving Center is the among the best. Don't believe us? According to www.dropzone.com, we are one of the highest rated skydiving centers in the world.

CSC focuses on the entire experience, not just the skydive. Join us for a fun-filled day(s) that you and your friends will never forget. We've created a one-of-a-kind entertainment venue for spectators and skydivers alike. We have plenty of fun activities to keep everyone entertained including a competition sand volleyball court, bags, video gaming machines, lounge, plenty of TVs, and blazing fast public wi-fi. Stick around for an aprés-jump beverage and/or meal at The Flight Deck Bar & Grill (www.flightdeckbar.com). Don't forget we offer (and encourage) free camping.

Facilities:

  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Team Rooms
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Accuracy Tuffet
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Bar
  • Bunkhouse
  • RV Hookups
  • Camping
  • Showers

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You won't be disappointed! Caters to Fun Jumpers & Tandems!


CSC - Chicagoland Skydiving Center Rated 5 by: ztfdrake61 on 2018-05-29

Pros: Great atmosphere, good vibes, excellent AFF program, top notch facilities, friendly staff and jumpers, excellent restaur
Cons: Limited RV spots due to popularity

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I first came to CSC in 2015 for a tandem with friends and loved the facility so much we booked again for that summer.

Fast forward to April 2018 and I decided to go through AFF to get my A license. Carlos Ortiz & Mike Klashna were excellent instructors! I blazed through AFF and had my A license in a little over 6 days on the drop zone. I have since been fun jumping as work allows and am up to 48 jumps.

Facility: Super clean and well maintained. I have stayed in the team rooms multiple times over the last month and they are always clean with fresh linens. The (4) shower rooms are also large and nicer than most 5 star hotels offer. The Flight Deck restaurant on site has fantastic food! There are RV spots when available and always room for camping.

Hangar: They have two large packing areas, rubber mats, and ample weights to hold down your rig. There are multiple viewing TV's for GoPro's and manifest screens spread throughout the hangar. The beer fridge is usually well stocked for after jumping as well!

Landing areas: There are three large main landing areas along with ample outs in case of a bad spot or other issues. The areas are kept well groomed and soft grass abounds. They have staff on site watching for off landings and will send a buggy or car to pick up any jumper who lands off.

Staff: The staff working the front desk and manifest has always been helpful. All of the instructors are super helpful and more than willing to help a new jumper or experienced jumper alike. I gathered countless tips from Jo and all the other great people on site. The DZO, Doug, is easily approachable and a lover of the sport.

Rigging: The onsite master rigger Andi is great at what she does and can answer any questions with gear you have. The turn around time on reserve repacks is also good. There are multiple packers available every day of operations. All you need do is flag one down and ask for a pack job. Pack tickets are available through manifest.

Aircraft: They are currently only operating a Cessna C-208B Super Grand Caravan daily but bring in other aircraft for events. This supervan holds 18 jumpers and will fly with 8 fun jumpers or more. They will also fly if there are any tandems as well. There is a large community of fun jumpers on site all season long, so loads turn quickly all day.

Gear Shop: The Rock Sky Market is a fully stocked gear shop. They carry all the main brands and a lot of smaller specialty items as well.

Overall: High quality drop zone that I would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to jump, whether it's your first tandem or your new home drop zone for the season. Blue Skies Everyone!

(Review ID:9498)


Great dropzone but pack yourself


CSC - Chicagoland Skydiving Center Rated 2 by: alptraumhavok on 2016-09-16

Pros: Great Planes, Great Facilites
Cons: Packers not very nice

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This is an awesome dropzone! Great staff, loft and planes! Jumpers are super friendly! The packers are rude and will skip over you to pack other jumpers gear and I'm not sure why, maybe a super secret tip program that I don't know about yet. Anyway I love jumping here but think the pro packers suck by playing favorites and there are no regular canopy classes only third party trainers that teach groups versus 1 on 1 like I got at Perris.
(Review ID:9163)


1st stop on my trip


CSC - Chicagoland Skydiving Center Rated 5 by: liloz on 2016-06-18

Pros: Well Everything Thing
Cons: None that I experienced

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I am on a now 7000 plus mile trip on a motorcycle and CSC was my first stop. From start to finish my experience could not have been better. Even with the clouds setting in we had a good time. My plan was to make one jump at each DZ and move on. This place was so amazing I ended up making 3 jumps and really thought I could end my trip right were it started. Amazing staff from manifest to experienced jumpers. Thank you all so much for making the start of my trip so amazing. I will be back no doubt!
(Review ID:9068)


Awesome Place


CSC - Chicagoland Skydiving Center Rated 5 by: Mar2813 on 2014-04-23

Pros: All Pros
Cons: No Cons

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Awesome place, I got my A license here. Money well spent, this facility is the safest and most professional that I have ever seen. Plus they have a really good restaurant attached called the Flight Deck Bar and Grill. I definitely recommend if you pick any skydiving place in the Midwest this one should be your pick.
(Review ID:8428)


First skydive but because of my experience at CSC, it definitely will not be my last!


CSC - Chicagoland Skydiving Center Rated 5 by: HollyAnn06 on 2013-06-24

Pros: Everything down to every last detail was amazing!
Cons: NA

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I have never been skydiving before but it has been on my bucket list for quite some time now. So when Charity Skydive offered a free skydive for raising funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundations, I jumped all over it. Why not ¡§jump out of a perfectly good airplane¡¨ for such a great cause?!?! I am glad I did because it was the best experience I have ever had. From the time I walked in the door at Chicagoland Skydiving Center, I witnessed excellence customer service! The facility was immaculate along with their staff. My instructor (Buzz) that I did a tandem jump with was really nice and explained everything to me, making my jump more enjoyable. I also purchased a video and photos considering this was my first jump and I wanted to remember that day forever and I am glad I did because the video and photos were amazing thanks to my camera guy Chris. Once I got to the ground I enjoyed their amazing food and beer. My overall experience at CSC was so great that I plan on making my second jump this August. I recommend all to try skydiving and do it at CSC!! ƒº
(Review ID:8000)

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