Skydiving in St. Louis since 2012

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.

Spend Unforgettable Summer With Gateway Skydiving Center
Skydiving in St. Louis area since 2012

Skydiving Prices

Tandem Skydive

The quickest way to make your first jump
$ 249
  • The views of Lake Carlyle fom 10,500 feet
  • USPA rated instructor
  • The shortest wait times in St. Louis area
  • No experience is necessary
  • Must be over 18 and under 230 lb.
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Tandem Video

$ 119
add $20 and get Video and Pictures Package
  • True HD Video and Photos (1080p HD)
  • Social media worthy content, edited and ready to share
  • Your own personalized online media gallery where you can download your photos and video, or share with friends and family
  • Your media package will be delivered digitally shortly after your landing
  • List Optional raw footage purchase to create your own edit add $10
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Skydiving in Saint Louis


At Gateway Skydiving Center, we have the best skydiving instructors in the St. Louis area that regularly compete at US and world skydiving competitions. Our core values are to teach and help others grow with each skydive and to pass down skills to help make confident and safe skydivers and instructors for the world. 

Almost all of our skydiving instructors started their skydiving careers at Gateway Skydiving Center and share the same love and passion for this great sport. We are NOT A “TANDEM ONLY” SKYDIVING CENTER! We love to make future skydivers. We are a family friendly drop zone where everyone is welcome, regardless of who you are or where you come from.

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tandem skydiving in st louis mo

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The old stories you may have heard about military-style training and equipment are a thing of the past. You will not be jumping alone on your first skydive – your certified 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.

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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. You must complete three tandem skydives with Gateway Skydiving Center. 

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general skydiving questions


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.


we are closer than you think

  • 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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