Do you like challenges and adrenaline sports? Haven’t tried skydiving yet? Want to do it but don’t know how and where? You have come to the right place. – Find out where exactly to find sky diving near you.
Gateway Skydiving Center
Skydiving is our blood. It all started in 1969. Exposure to aeroplanes skydiving and life growing up around airports is hard to explain to someone that has never been in that type of environment. While skydiving is considering extreme sport it is actually a very peaceful experience and most of our skydiving students would say it is not what we expected or it how we imagined it.
At Gateway Skydiving Center our mission is to create a fun and friendly environment for our first time and experienced jumpers alike while putting safety first. We know that your first jump can be intimidating, we understand, we all started with skydive number one just like you! Our staff is very passionate and knowledgeable about what they do and will make sure that you have an unforgettable experience.
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.
Meet Our Team
At Gateway Skydiving Center our mission is to create a fun and friendly environment for our first time and experienced jumpers alike, while putting safety first. We know that your first jump can be intimidating, we understand, we all started with skydive number one just like you! Our staff is very passionate and knowledgeable about what they do and will make sure that you have an unforgettable experience.
Tandem/AFF Instructor, Pilot, FAA parachute rigger, Number of Jumps 5,000+
Here you can meet all our amazing team members and find all about them.
Skydiving in Saint Louis
Skydiving in Saint Louis is something by which this city has already become recognizable. A beautiful city that will provide you with an unforgettable skydiving experience. The 2021 season has officially begun. Flights and jumps started in full swing. From there, come and experience this unforgettable experience.
Professional Tips For Skydiving
1. Be mentally prepared for skydiving
A lot of people get scared at the thought of skydiving. However, everyone who tries it for the first time is delighted with skydiving and applies for a certification program to try it themselves.
You need to be aware that before the jump, you are fully equipped. The equipment is good, specially designed for it. Around you is a team of experienced instructors who will look after you. So it’s up to you to relax, follow the instructions given to you by the instructors and let yourself enjoy the jump.
2. Dress Appropriately
This is not a fashion contest. You will be most comfortable in loose fitting, seasonally appropriate clothes. On cooler days, you might want to opt for jeans or sweatpants and a long sleeve shirt. No skirts or dresses.
Tennis shoes will work best. No boots, flip flops, sandals or high heel shoes.
3. First Jump
4. Watch Out For Food
Eat normally and moderately before the jump. It is advisable to drink some smoothies or some nutritious, easily digestible foods. You do not need to jump with an empty stomach, but not with a full stomach. If your stomach is empty, your blood sugar will decrease and nausea may occur. If too full, your blood will swirl around your stomach trying to process those foods, which can also be a problem.
At Gateway Skydiving Center we jump from up to 10,500 feet, above Carlyle Lake. We operate a Cessna 182 aircraft that can take two tandems per load. Allowing you to jump with your friends and family in comfort and style
Our price reflects the quality of our service. Attention to detail, uncompromising maintenance of aeroplanes and parachutes. As well as the quality of training and certification of our instructors is what separates us from the crowd. Personal attention is what you can expect at GSC. We will transform your skydive from simply jumping out of an aeroplane into a life-changing, unforgettable/transformational experience.
What to expect?
At Gateway Skydiving Center we treat you like family and not just a number. If you are looking for safe, exiting, fun sky diving near you. – You just found it.
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If you are wondering where is skydiving near me, here is the answer. Gateway Skydiving Centre. No matter where you live, good fun is always near you with us.