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Mauricio Graiki

As I'm sitting here beginning how to start this article, there are so many lines that I want to use. You really just want to know about these four places you can skydive at, but I want to give you the lines I think were worth starting this article:


"2020 has sucked so far which makes jumping out of an airplane not the worst idea."

"The best way to social distance is by going a few thousand feet in the air."

Alright, I'm done with that.

The other day, I had someone share a post from Des Moines Skydivers. At first, I was like "oh, it's another Facebook or Instagram ad." Nope, it was someone sharing with their friends about this skydiving place just southwest of Des Moines. Des Moines Skydivers is well over 2 hours from the Quad Cities but they gave me the idea for this article so a plug I feel is due.

I absolutely, 110%, despise heights. I like airplanes because I'm inside, but if I'm not strapped in and covered, get me out of there. My feelings towards heights makes it weird for me to be typing this. But I was curious for you in case you wanted to go skydiving.

After a simple Google Search, I found 4 places that are well within driving distance that you can go scratch "skydiving" off of your bucket list. Here are the four places I found and information about them. (All pricing is Tandem Skydiving)

Chicagoland Skydiving Center

  • Distance From QC: 1 hour 28 minutes
  • Address: 1207 East Gurler Road Rochelle, IL 61068
  • Website: https://www.skydivecsc.com/
  • Phone: 815.561.3663
  • Price
    • :30 Freefall - $169.99
    • :60 Freefall - $219.99
    • :90 Freefall - $269.99

Skydive Chicago

  • Distance From QC: 1 hour 43 minutes
  • Address: 3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350
  • Website: https://skydivechicago.com/
  • Phone: 815.433.0000
  • Price: $229 per person


Skydive Iowa

  • Distance From QC: 1 hour 37 minutes
  • Address: 1922 US-6, Brooklyn, IA 52211
  • Website: http://skydiveia.com/
  • Phone: 515.598.6329
  • Price: $250 per person


Quad City Skydiving Center

**Shout out to Clinger from our sister station 97x for this video to show off Quad City Skydiving Center. Maybe grab a tissue before watching this one.**



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