Rigging (Experienced Jumpers)

Great Lakes Skydiving has a full time rigging loft on the premises to assist you in a full range of parachute system rigging services.

Our rigging services include the following:

Assembly and Repacks

  • Sport/student reserve inspection and repack
  • Tandem reserve inspection and repack
  • Assemble reserve to container
  • Assemble main to container
  • Install AAD into AAD-ready container
  • Pack tandem main
  • Pack sport main

Cypres Service

  • New Cypres batteries (includes installation)
  • Install customer-provided AAD batteries
  • Remove/Install Cypres during repack cycle
  • 4-year Cypres maintenance (includes shipping)
  • Install Cypres pockets in reserve container

Parachute Maintenance

  • Inspect main
  • Detachable soft links (includes installation)
  • Reline canopy (does not include price of lines)
  • Replace individual line, per line
  • Replace lower steering lines
  • Canopy patch, any size, per patch
  • Replace rapid link, per link
  • Install slider bumpers (set of 4)
  • Acid mesh test and 40-lb. pull test (rounds)
  • Collapsible slider conversion
  • Per hour charge on other parachute repairs

Container Maintenance

  • Wash container and reassemble
  • Grommet/snap replacement
  • Install/replace BOC
  • Third riser or velcroless toggle conversion
  • Hard cutaway cable housing conversion
  • Retack cable housings
  • Replace/retack Racer quick loop
  • Per hour charge on other container repairs
  • Jumpsuit Repair
  • Zipper replacement
  • Rebuild booties
  • Per hour charge on other jumpsuit repairs
Call Great Lakes Skydiving Today at 312-757-4454 for More Information!

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Testimonials
I can't brag on this place enough. Everyone was so wonderful from beginning to end. Lance was my husbands instructor and Junior shot his video. They were both great. The facility was wonderful and we're going back in the spring! I encourage anyone, especially first timers, to experience skydiving here!!!
- Christy

We were very skeptical about jumping at first, even though the safety record is undeniably positive, we did not think that skydiving could be such an enjoyable and safe activity. To say that we were surprised with the day would be an understatement. Our family is still in shock at the experience. We are still feeling the buzz!
- Tom G.

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