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Skydive Chicago (SDC) is located in Ottawa, IL. The dropzone has all the amenities of a worldclass DZ, while maintaining a friendly welcoming feel. No matter what kind of skydiving you're into, you will find the resources and the people to make it happen. One of the few dropzones with the infrastructure to host the USPA Nationals, SDC was the site for the event in 2007 and 2010. Non-jumpers will also find plenty to do in the area, including pool tables and video games, camping, volleyball, swimming, canoeing, hiking/biking trails and horseback riding all on the property. At night, go to the bar, enjoy the club-type parties, or share a campfire with friends.



Paraclete XP SkyVenture is currently the biggest vertical wind tunnel on the planet in terms of power and size. We aren't kidding when we say "big". Our tunnel has 4 fans at 541 horsepower each to give a great range of air speed for all requirements including free flying and military operations.

The diameter of our tunnel is also something to be quite proud of. At 16'4" in diameter (and 51' tall) - this tunnel opens up all new possibilities like doing any 4-way formation and most 8-way formations with ease and first-time flyers can not only practice flying in place but learn movement over a considerable distance.

The Paraclete XP Skyventure wind tunnel is recirculating, which means contrary to "open air" tunnels, temperature is regulated and turbulence, dead spots and "choking out" of fans are virtually eliminated. All of our team tunnel camps will be at Paraclete XP Skyventure. Please see our 2009 schedule, and contact us if you are interested in joining any of our camps, or if you have questions about the tunnel. Also, due to great interest, we are looking at adding a camp before the season starts. Contact us for details.



Performance Designs, Inc. is a world-class parachute manufacturer designing wings of excellence, providing the highest quality product through pride and integrity, to ensure product reliability with unsurpassed dedication to our customer's needs. Since its inception in 1982 Performance Designs has introduced cutting edge concepts and materials to the parachute industry and helped revolutionize parachute design. Continually setting new standards in performance, quality, and customer support, PD has produced some of the most successful ram air canopies built to date.

SDC Rhythm XP is proud to fly Performance Designs canopies. With thousands of jumps on PD mains, and a handful on PD reserves, SDC Rhythm XP team members have grown to love the reliability, durability, and cutting edge design of PD canopies.



With nearly 30 years of experience making 1000's of harness and container systems, Sun Path Products, inc. is dedicated to building state of the art systems using the highest quality materials and manufacturing standards, while providing the best service in the industry. Sun Path has a history of equipping the top competitors in the sport, and we're proud to be a part of that.




Square1 is focused on providing its customers with a great equipment selection at a great price with excellent customer service. Square1 manufactures the next generation skydiving helmet, the Phantom X. The Phantom X is a full-face helmet that features a 2MM thick polycarbonate lens that opens and closes with ease, an easy to change lens system, the widest field of vision on the market, dual lens locks, a secure audible altimeter pocket and a proven tightening system with adjustable snap. It's a safer, more functional and user-friendly helmet for any skydiving discipline, and we're proud to use the Phantom X to protect our heads.




The word Cypres has virtually become synonymous with AAD over the years. Since 1991, Airtech GMBH has made more than 80,000 Cypres that customers over countless jumps have depended on for its quality and dependability to be their last chance at survival in case of a high-speed malfunction or no-pull situation. It is simple to use, as close to 100% reliable as you can get, and tested in the real world by countless jumpers. When all else fails, we trust our lives with Cypres.


Larsen & Brusgaard are makers of the most advanced audible altimeters and other skydiving accessories, and we've enjoyed products like the PRO-TRACK, JUMP-TRACK, VISO, and OPTIMA as long as we've been skydiving. After years of personal experience, we appreciate the reliability and usability of Larsen & Brusgaard products, which also include the ALTITRACK, SOLO, and NEWTON RING SITES for camera fliers. We're excited to be a part of the Larsen & Brusgaard team, at the top in its industry. Feel free to ask us about their products!


TonySuits has been making skydiving jumpsuits for over 2 decades and is the largest jumpsuit manufacturer in the world. They have been enjoying a computerized cutting table for over 5 years now, enabling them to fit their patterns to your body size exactly and to reproduce the exact same suit 2 years later if you should so wish. Their staff pride themselves in helping to create the most successful jumpsuit business in the world with the best reputation for service and quality in the industry.



SDC Rhythm XP is proud to use Para-Concepts for our gear and rigging needs. The Para-Concepts shop on site at SDC is a year-round full-service rigging loft and store, that carries everything a skydiver needs, from new and used gear to tshirts and clothing, to replacement lenses, batteries, and gloves to videos, books, and jewelry, the list goes on and on. Para-Concepts staff is also very knowledgable and friendly and provide first-rate service. Check them out next time you're at Skydive Chicago.

Skydive Sebastian is located on Florida's coast between Orlando and Miami, powered by Skydive Chicago's aircraft but with a friendly, laid-back atmosphere that's entirely its own. The facilities include team rooms, restaurant and bar, an enormous landing area, showers, and a view that can't be beat. On top of that, when Chicago gets 20 inches of snow in a day, it's 74 degrees and sunny in Sebastian.