Last Updated - 20 Aug 2015

The Big Move

Effective June 15, 2013, we are moving about a mile south, to Dayton, IL. Effective immediately, our mailing address will be:

Para Concepts
3120 E 1961st Rd
Ottawa, IL 61350

We will continue to provide a complete set of parachute rigging services through our well established Parachute Service Center, using our specialized equipment to do the highest quality inspections, repairs, and custom modifications. Our phone numbers, email contacts, and web site will remain the same.

Things will be a little different, but our complete line of parachute services will remain, and even get better as we focus more on service. We will no longer sell clothing and operate a retail store at Skydive Chicago or at our new location. Without a retail store, we will still be happy to do custom orders of parachute equipment by appointment or online.

For our online, mail order, or phone order customers, the only difference will be our mailing address. For our loyal local customers, we will provide an online payment system and free delivery to lockers at Skydive Chicago.


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Our Mission

Para Concepts is a world class parachute service center, located very near Skydive Chicago, in Dayton (Ottawa), Illinois. In our state of the art rigging loft, we can maintain your equipment to the highest industry standards. We design and build custom parachute equipment for your exact needs, keeping up with the latest trends in skydiving, including our swoop accessories.

Para Concepts is the Icarus US Support Center, providing Linesets & Relines, Sliders, and Repairs.

Rigging Courses

AAD Service

Check out our AAD Service Calculator to see when your next service is due.

Removable Deployment Systems

New stainless steel forged RDS Rings are now available. Despite expensive tooling costs, we are offering ring sets at the same price as the older alloy rings. Order rings now. These rings are high quality, hot forged stainless steel, and should provide better long term wear characteristics, compared to the CNC alloy rings.

SDC Rythm Sponsorship

We would like to congratulate SDC Rhythm XP for their remarkable success in 4 way, and their successful 8 and 16 way player/coach teams. In a short time, they have become a great competitive team.

But their player/coach teams and frequent participation in scrambles and other DZ events, reveal that they really love the sport, and are giving back more than they take. These are the kind of people that we love to sponsor, here at Para Concepts. We have kept them in the air, servicing their rigs, throughout the last several years. If you are visiting Skydive Chicago, please know that the best SDC 4 way team brings their rigs to Para Concepts for all the service they require. Perhaps, you should, as well.