CLOSEST SKYDIVING CENTER TO ST. LOUIS

OUR REPUTATION SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

First time skydiver. This place was fantastic. Safety conscious with clear instruction put everyone at ease! Great interaction with the entire group I went with including those who just came as spectators. All the instructors were enthusiastic and fun, with with an obvious passion for skydiving. Go jump out of a plane with these guys!!! You won't regret it!!

Donna Raynolds, 1st Time Tandem Skydiver

Skydiving in St. Louis since 2012

SERVING St.Louis and metro east area

GATEWAY SKYDIVING CENTER

So, you’ve always wanted to skydive?

Well now is the time to call and book your skydive and FINALLY cross it off your bucket list.  Gateway Skydiving Center is a 2nd generation, family-operated skydiving center with over 60 years of skydiving experience. We are located in Greenville, Illinois (a quick 45-minute drive east of St. Louis, Missouri), on a 500-acre award-winning airport perfectly suited for skydiving. We proudly serve the St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois area.

This will be the skydiving experience you will NEVER forget, and that’s our promise to you.

Skydiving in the LOU Since 2012

WHY SKYDIVE WITH US?

At Gateway Skydiving Center, we have the best skydiving instructors in the St. Louis area.  Our instructors compete in U.S skydiving competitions and have years of experience and thousands of skydives under their belt.

 In 2022 Gateway Skydiving Center celebrated it’s 10th season and we are proud of our unbeatable safety record, unmatched in all of Mid-West.

 Our core values are to teach and help others grow and gain confidence with each skydive. Skydiving is a pure and unexplainable experience to someone that has never tried it.  Skydiving is simply one of the most amazing things that you can do for fun and all of us started with Skydive number one.  We know that most people are intimidated when that door opens (jumping out is probably the best part) but you need to step out of your comfort zone and try skydiving.  We guarantee you it will be one of the coolest things you have ever done.   All of our skydiving instructors started their skydiving careers at Gateway Skydiving Center and share the same love and passion for this great sport. They can not wait to take you on your 1st Tandem Skydive. 

 We are a family friendly drop zone where everyone is welcome, regardless of who you are or where you come from.

 We can’t wait to make you part of our skydiving family. 

EVERYONE STARTS WITH TANDEM SKYDIVE

come and experience the thrill

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TANDEM SKYDIVING

You will not be skydiving alone on your first jump – your certified USPA instructor is with you every step of the way. Tandem skydiving is the safest training method for first-time jumpers and has made the sport accessible to millions of people worldwide. Whether your goal is to become a United States Parachute Association (USPA) certified skydiver or you just want to give it a try – this is where you start. Must be over 18 and under 230lb.

Jump Alone after three tandem skydive's

SOLO FREE-FALL SKYDIVING

Gateway Skydiving Center instructors are excited to teach new skydivers and making new Skydiving Instructors.  We love this sport and want you to enjoy becoming part of the sky family. We are here to help you along this amazing journey. Gateway Skydiving Center is the ONLY skydiving facility in St. Louis area where you can learn to skydive and become an instructor. 

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CLOSEST SKYDIVING CENTER TO STL

  • St. Louis - 45 min
  • Belleville - 59 min
  • Collinsville - 40 min
  • Edwardsville - 40 min
  • Clayton - 1 hr
  • Florissant - 57 min
  • Chesterfield - 1 hr 13 min
  • O'Fallon - 1 hr 20 min
  • St. Charles - 1 hr 10 min
  • Mt. Vernon - 1 hr 15 min
  • Greenville - 2 miles from I-70
  • Effingham - 55 min
  • Terre Haute - 1 hr 56 min
  • Champaign - 2 hr
  • Decatur - 1 hr 38 min
  • Springfield - 1 hr 17 min
  • Evansville - 2 hr 30 min

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general skydiving questions

faq

Like nothing, you can experience on the ground. It does not feel like a rollercoaster. You do not feel like you’re falling. There is no “stomach drop”. You will experience a lot of noise (from the wind) and some pressure pushing your arms up. Just smile and enjoy yourself. Smiling also helps prevent the dreaded “tandem mouth“.

Yes. There are goggles made specifically for students who wear glasses, they fit over your frame and keep your glasses safe. If you’re wearing contact lenses, you may wear a normal pair of goggles and they’ll be safe too, just make sure your goggles are tight.
To skydive you must weigh under 230 pounds. You must be 18 years or older.  200-230 lbs – $50 surcharge.

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