Why Choose Us

The Great Lakes Skydiving Difference

Why Great Lakes Skydiving is the ONLY real choice for skydiving in the Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee areas.

Reason #1: Great Lakes Skydiving uses only state of the art skydiving equipment.

Due to the high level of experience of our instructors, and our use of the best equipment available, we can accommodate persons weighing as much as 250 LBS. There are hand full of small part time operators in the mid west U.S. that will impose strict weight limits and will not take persons weighing over 220 lbs. Although you may not weigh this much, this should be a concern. It is an indication of lack of experience and/or the modern equipment necessary to handle larger individuals which puts you closer to the limit of their experience or equipment. Don't push the limit, skydive with the PROFESSIONALS! You're worth it!

Reason #2: We offer the highest skydive you can make!

At Great Lakes Skydiving, your skydive is made from 14,000 feet ! The HIGHEST, most exciting SKYDIVE available, out of the safest aircraft serving the Great Lakes region! When 20th Century Fox needed the best skydiving airplane for their movie POINT BREAK, they chose ours. That's right, that was our plane used in all the skydiving scenes for the movie.

Reason #3: The largest skydiving training facility in the Mid West U.S.

Great Lakes Skydiving offers the largest and most full featured skydiving environment anywhere, including:

  • 1,600 square feet of matted, indoor parachute packing area for your comfort and convenience.
  • A full service rigging loft for all your parachute assembly and maintenance needs.
  • Our convenient outdoor picnic area includes both standard and oversized picnic tables, doubling as a great viewing area.
  • Outdoor recreation area.
  • We offer the latest in modern state of the art equipment: all Zero Porosity, state of the art reliable main canopies, digital altimeters, computerized CYPRESS AAD's (Automatic Activation Devices) on ALL of our parachute rig systems.
Call us at 312-757-4454 and make your reservation today!

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Testimonials
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

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.

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