Quad City Skydiving Center, Atkinson, IL
- Cessna 205, Cessna 182
- Highest Exit Altitude: 10,500'
- Training Methods: AFF, Static Line, Tandem
- USPA Member
Open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays and on Tuesday evenings and holidays during Daylight Savings Time. We have a carpeted double hangar for packing and lots of acreage for safe landings.
- Climate-Controlled Packing Area
- Creeping Area
- Gear Rentals
- Gear Sales
- Load Organizers
- Rigging Services
- RV Hookups
- Video Debrief Facilities
Jump Packages & Rates
Tandem Skydivefrom $189.00
A tandem student will attend a course and jump with a properly rated tandem instructor. The course takes approximately 1/2 hr., with the total time being about 1 1/2 hours and can be done at anytime. Your tandem instructor will teach and prepare you with the basics needed to make your first tandem skydive. Please call and make sure of availability for the time you wish to make your tandem skydive.
Static Linefrom $150.00
A static line student will attend a classroom course, taught by a USPA rated instructor. This class will take approximately 3 - 4 hrs, beginning at 8:00a.m. on a Saturday or Sunday. After the classroom is finished you will take a lunch break, then we will resume with some ground training to fully prepare you for your first skydive. The first group of students will be ready to jump around 1:00p.m. Plan on a full day at the airport.
Solo Freefall Skydivefrom $249.00
The AFF program was instituted in 1982 as an "accelerated" learning process as compared to the traditional static line progression. The AFF program will give you a true taste of modern sport skydiving. The ground training is a bit more extensive than S/L (~4-6 hours) because the student will be doing a 30-60 second freefall (that's right!) on his/her very first skydive. The student will exit the aircraft at 10,000-13,500 feet along with two AFF Instructors who will assist the student during freefall. The instructors maintain grips on the student from the moment they leave the aircraft until opening, assisting the student as necessary to fall stable, perform practice ripcord pulls, monitor altitude, etc. The student then pulls his/her own ripcord at about 4500 ft. The AFF program is a 7 level program. Levels 1, 2, & 3 require two freefall instructors to accompany the student. These dives concentrate on teaching basic safety skills such as altitude awareness, body position, stability during freefall and during the pull sequence, and most importantly- successful canopy deployment. On level 3, the instructors will release the student in freefall for the first time, to fly completely on their own. Levels 4, 5, 6, & 7 require only one freefall instructor (less $$) and teach the student air skills such as turns, forward movement and docking on other people, front flips, back flips, tracking, exits from the airplane, etc. Each AFF level is designed to take one jump, and requires about 45 minutes of training. After successfully performing the objectives of each level, the student moves on to the next level. After graduating Level 7, the student enters a more free format stage called "Level 8 or coached jumps" where they practice and hone their skills by themselves and in small groups until they obtain 25 freefall skydives and qualify for their USPA A license.
Multimedia Packages & Rates
Static Line Training Videofrom $10.00
An unedited video of your static line skydive. You provide miniDV tape, CD, or DVD.
DVD Video Packagefrom $75.00
Personal edited DVD video of your tandem jump
DVD with Still Photosfrom $90.00
This package includes DVD and still photographs