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Chicagoland Skydiving Center is going all out this year with their annual Independence Boogie, which will be taking place between the 3rd and 7th of July, 2013. The event, which welcomes skydivers from around the world to join, promises to be one of the highlights of this year's boogie calendar. Pre-registrations are already open and early sign ups will ensure a quicker, more efficient check-in. CSC has stated that there will be a registration cap after 350 registrations.

Organizers for the even include:

Relative Work
Sandy Grillet: 16-20 way FS sequentials and RW
Regan Tetlow, Skydive Empuriabrava: RW and Shenanigans
Karl Meyer, Skydive Arizona: RW and Shenanigans


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Freefly PJ Jackson, Supafly Skydiving: Angle Flying, Freefly
Zach Sabel, SkyVenture Colorado: Freefly
Lee “Kiwi” Hamilton, SkyVenture Colorado: Freefly
Simon Bones: Weekend Freefly Skills Progression Camp

Multimedia
Brian Buckland: Photo & Video
Mark “Trunk” Kirschenbaum: Photo, Video, Official Party Organizer


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Event Schedule:

Wednesday, July 3:
Aircraft: Super Twin Otter, PAC 750, R44 Helicopter
LOs: Sandy Grillet (16-20 way FS Sequentials), Karl Meyer (RW), Regan Tetlow (RW), PJ Jackson (Freefly), Zach Sabel (Freefly), Lee “Kiwi” Hamilton (One-on-one Coaching)
Photo/Video: Mark “Trunk” Kirschenbaum
Experienced Jump tickets: Hump Day Discount $19, $69 helicopter jumps
Party: Live music at the Flight Deck Bar & Grill, bonfire and sand volleyball in the courtyard

Thursday, July 4:
Aircraft: Super Twin Otter, PAC 750, R44 Helicopter
LOs: Sandy Grillet (16-20 way FS Sequentials), Karl Meyer (RW), Regan Tetlow (RW), PJ Jackson (Freefly), Zach Sabel (One-on-one Coaching), Lee “Kiwi” Hamilton (Freefly)
Photo/Video: Mark “Trunk” Kirschenbaum
Experienced Jump tickets: $25, $69 helicopter jumps
Party: Boogie Beer Olympics sponsored by iSkydive, Live music at the Flight Deck Bar & Grill, bonfire in the courtyard.

Boogie Beer Olympics: The event will offer 'beer olympics' where you can build your team of 4 and prepare to compete in a series of drinking games, starting with kegstand swoop n’ chug on sunset load. Homemade team uniforms strongly encouraged. The top three teams will be awarded in a medal ceremony.

Friday, July 5:
Aircraft: Super Twin Otter, PAC 750, R44 Helicopter
LOs: Sandy Grillet (16-20 way FS Sequentials), Karl Meyer (RW), Regan Tetlow (RW), PJ Jackson (Freefly), Zach Sabel (Freefly), Lee “Kiwi” Hamilton (One-on-one coaching)
Photo/Video: Mark “Trunk” Kirschenbaum, Brian Buckland
Jump tickets: $25, $69 helicopter jumps
Party: Hypoxic Film Festival followed by Live DJ in the hangar, bonfire in the courtyard and CSC's monthly Beer Fine Party. Free beer until the kegs are empty!

Hypoxic Film Festival rules: One entry per person, films must be in some way related to skydiving and should be no longer than 5 minutes. There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awarded with prizes sponsored by Hypoxic and SkyVenture Colorado.

Saturday, July 6:
Aircraft: Super Twin Otter, PAC 750, Skyvan, R44 Helicopter LOs: Sandy Grillet (RW), Karl Meyer (RW), Regan Tetlow (RW), PJ Jackson (Freefly), Simon Bones (Freefly Skills Camp), Zach Sabel (Freefly), Lee “Kiwi” Hamilton (Freefly)
Photo/Video: Mark “Trunk” Kirschenbaum, Brian Buckland
Jump tickets: $25, $69 helicopter jumps
Party: Fireworks Show on the airport, Live band in the hangar, 007 James Bond Theme Party, Prize Drawing courtesy of CSC's many sponsors and vendors. There will be give-aways which include tunnel time, discounts, gear, free jumps and more.

The event will also have a photobooth set up during the 007 Bond party, and you're encouraged to dress up! There will be prizes awarded to the jumpers whose photos receive the most likes on Facebook the week following the boogie. So go all out!

Sunday, July 7:
Aircraft: Super Twin Otter, PAC 750, Skyvan, R44 Helicopter
LOs: Sandy Grillet (RW), Karl Meyer (RW), Regan Tetlow (RW), PJ Jackson (Freefly), Simon Bones (Freefly Skills Camp), Zach Sabel (Freefly), Lee “Kiwi” Hamilton (Freefly)
Photo/Video: Mark “Trunk” Kirschenbaum, Brian Buckland
Jump tickets: $25, $69 Helicopter jumps

Prices:

The event registration price of $40 includes t-shirt, PD pint glass, goodie bag, wristband for access to boogie beer, parties, fireworks show and organizers. Please note that all boogie LO jumps and freefly camp and jumps from the SkyVan require registration.
Single-day registration: $20, walk up at manifest only. Cannot guarantee boogie bag availability for walk-ups.

The price of a regular jump ticket is $25. If you buy 10 jumps at this price, you’ll get one added to your account for free. If you buy 25 jumps at this price, CSC will give you 3 for free.

Wednesday only experienced jumps are $19.

Any licensed skydiver who has never jumped at CSC before will receive their fist jump (from CSC aircraft) free. Just ask for it at manifest.

Aircraft:

CSC’s Super Twin Otter and PAC 750 are widely regarded as the nicest aircraft in the industry. In addition to their own fleet, they will have Skydive Chicago’s Skyvan for the weekend and an R44 helicopter.


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Food:

The award-winning Flight Deck Bar & Grill is on-site at CSC. Open for breakfast at 8am on weekdays and 7am on weekends. Lunch and dinner menu also available the rest of the day. Guests may eat indoors, on the patio, or grab quick items from the outdoor grill.


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Hint Water will be providing free refreshments throughout the event and the Red Bull Wings team will be there on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

Vendors:
Performance Designs
UPT
Vigil
Icarus Canopies
Aerodyne
SunPath
SkyVenture Colorado
Cookie Composites
Cypres
Hypoxic
iSkydive
and more to come!

The Facilities:

CSC has spent the past two years building some of the nicest skydiving facilities in the industry. The amazing new 20,000+ square foot campus offers a large array of services to clients including full-service restaurant & bar, retail space, grocery store, training classroom, team rooms, private offices, rigging loft, aircraft hangar, padded packing floor, flat screens mounted in the hangar for quick jump debrief, video lounge, private shower rooms, laundry, RV park (with water, sewer, electric, and internet), bonfire pit, sand volleyball court and much more. CSC have also got lightning-fast free WiFi available and generous area for camping.


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Where to stay:

CSC are already at full capacity in their RV Park, but they welcome you to bring your trailer if you can park it elsewhere on the airport. They regret that they can not provide any additional power or water hookups at this time though. Camping is free, so feel free to bring a tent. Bathroom and shower facilities are available at all hours to those staying on the dropzone.

In order to make sure everyone has the best accommodation possible, they have also compiled a list of information with regards to nearby hotels in the Rochelle area.

If you plan to fly in, the major Chicago airports are O’Hare (ORD) and Midway (MDW). Both are about the same distance from the dropzone. We recommend just booking the best deal you can find. There is not a public transportation option to CSC, so please plan to arrange a ride, rent a car or book a shuttle. Hub Shuttle is available.

For more information on the event, you're welcomed to contact Becky Johns at rebeccabjohns [at] gmail [dot] com with any questions, or visit the CSC website at: http://www.skydivecsc.com/




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