Skydive Peoria is located at Illinois Valley Parachute Club near Minier, IL. Illinois Valley Parachute Club is a private airport with a grass strip runway. The club owns and operates a Cessna 182 aircraft for jump operations. Illinois Valley Parachute Club has been introducing Central Illinois to skydiving since 1962! There is a refrigerator with water and soda available for $0.50 each. You may also bring your own food and beverages to enjoy while watching the skydivers. We use state of the art tandem skydiving gear for our training. Our gear is maintained and inspected by FAA certificated Master and Senior Riggers. Tandem Skydiving We’ll ride in the aircraft to 10,000 ft above the ground. When we exit, the aircraft will be flying at about 100 mph! You will reach speeds of 120 mph and free fall for 30 seconds before opening the parachute. You will have a 5 minute parachute ride before landing back at the airport. Directions From Peoria Take I-74 East to I-155. Take the Hopedale exit 19 to Route 122. Take a right on Mackinaw Road. Skydive Peoria and Illinois Valley Parachute Club will be on your right. From Bloomington Take Route 9 West out of Bloomington. Continue straight on Route 122. Take a left of Mackinaw Road. Skydive Peoria and Illinois Valley Parachute Club will be on your right.