Frequently Asked Questions about Skydiving

Frequently Asked Questions About SkydivingQ: Why Skydive?

A: Skydiving inspires such complete focus of attention that all other worries, aggravations and frustrations are forgotten. It charges you with such energy , spirit, and vitality that can be lost through years of ordinary life. The mundane world snaps back with invigorating speed. Skydiving arouses freedom of spirit and attracts some of the most interesting people on earth!

Q: Is there an age limit for skydiving?

A: Yes. You must be 18 years of age to partake in any of our skydiving packages.

Q: What will the skydive feel like?

A: It is nearly impossible to accurately describe. The sensation of freefall is more like flying than falling. The parachute flight is inspiring. This portion of the skydive can be anything from an exciting roller coaster type event to a serene flight around the open skies. Many say their skydive has been one the the greatest things that has ever happened to them. For some their skydive is life changing.

Q: What happens if the parachute doesn't open?

A: In the very unlikely event that the main parachute doesn't open properly, there is a reserve parachute in the top of the container which has been inspected and packed by an FAA certified parachute rigger. All of our reserve parachutes are equipped with the most reliable and modern A.A.D. (Automatic Activation Device) available, the CYPRESS. (Many other Drop Zones use lower end A.A.D.'s. Always ask about this!) Great Lakes Skydiving utilizes this system for your enhanced safety. This is a backup system only.

Q: How long does the skydive last?

A: 45-60 seconds of freefall and 7 to 9 minutes under the parachute. Add that to the ride in the aircraft (12 minutes).

Q: Is there a weight limit for skydiving?

A: Yes. The weight limit at our facility is 250 lbs.

Q: Can I get pictures of my skydive?

A: Yes. Still photos and video packages are available upon request.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: The cost varies with the type of skydive you make. We offer student, group, and military discounts. All prices are made available through our reservation line at 1-312-757-4454.

 

Call us at 1-312-757-4454 today!

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Testimonials
I had an amazing skydiving experience. To read more about my experience go to http://ashutoshsehgal.com/2012/08/26/sky-diving/
- Ashutosh Sehgal

Ted and Crew (Corn, Woody, Barry, & Kristin), Thank you for providing one of my best Father’s Day I have ever had. It took a long time to make this dream come true. Two years ago I weighed in at 426 pounds. On August 11, 2010 I had a Gastric Bypass Operation. I have lost over 200 pounds since then. Along the way I also had two knee replacement surgeries in 2011. I know I can speak for my jumping partner Crystal and I about how impressed we were with your professionalism and dedication to providing a safe and entertaining environment. We both see why you all love your jobs; although I’m not sure I would consider it work seeing how the passion for what you do shows through. Our short time at the hanger made us feel as though we were part of the group. Even our supporters got something out of the experience. Even though I do not show much emotion on the outside, I had a ball. I especially like leaving the plane in a backward roll out, it really looks cool on the video and in the pictures. For me this life experience comes in at number 3, number 1 was the birth of my daughter, number 2 was my becoming a United States Marine. Once again thank you for a wonderful experience, “We Will Be Back.” Jim Reece
- James Reece

Yesterday I got the opportunity to experience my first jump! It was perfect weather and so we got to go to 14,000 feet!!! What an unbelievable rush! My "jumper" was Woody! He was so awesome and made the experience twice as great! He is hillarious, kind, enthusiastic and just plain awesome!! I would highly recommend this company and their staff!!! My friend had Corn as her "jumper". He was awesome as well. We have only great things to say about Great Lakes Skydiving! Thank you soooo much!
- Amber Eng