Skydive Washington DC- Virginia's skydiving center, Skydive Orange, offers first Tandem skydiving, Accelerated Freefall skydiving certification in a safety oriented environment. Skydive Orange is Virginia's most popular and closest skydiving school to learn to skydive and get your License to DC, MD, VA, NOVA, Maryland, skydiving weekday specials for licensed skydivers - licensed skydivers can skydive weekdays from over 13,000' all day long for only $25 / jump!

2 kinds of  First Skydives from our Washington DC Skydiving  22 jumper jump plane:

First Tandem Skydive - Skydive! Virginia's skydiving center, Skydive Orange, offers first Tandem skydives, Accelerated freefall & Static Line in a safety oriented environment. Skydive Orange is Virginia's most popular and closest school to learn to skydive and get your License to DC, MD, VA, NOVA - 
TANDEM SKYDIVING
$255

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AFF Skydiving Certification Maryland Skydiving lessons
ACCELERATED FREEFALL $410

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BASE jumping instruction

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INTERNET DISCOUNT SKYRIDE SCAM WARNING! - $30 discounts? $40 discounts? $160 skydives?

FIRST SKYDIVE INFORMATION: 


1. Tandem - $255 

Tandem Skydive Virginia Skydiving - TANDEM SKYDIVE COURSE Tandem skydives are for first time skydivers to experience the thrill of skydiving easily, requiring only a 45 minute class (but allow extra time).  A Tandem skydive is usually from over 13,500 feet, a bona fide 50 second freefall skydive* with step-by-step instruction, harnessed together with your instructor during every step of the way-- from aircraft exit through freefall, descent, and landing. Tandem skydive ride the best ride at any carnival
Tandem Skydive in Free Fall

 

Virginia Skydiving Parachute Ride - In the tandem progression program, 3-4 Tandem skydives can  qualify you to enter the accelerated freefall program (see below) once learning and performance objectives are met, and in many cases skip the 5-6 hour first-jump course. Tandem jumping is truly "the skydiving classroom in the sky". Tandem skydiving is available to a broader range of students than the other training programs and, in certain cases, arrangements can be made for those with physical limitations. Tandem skydiving is the instructors' choice at Skydive Orange for all first-time jumpers, due to its effectively training parachute steering and control during descent and landing supervision. (Landings are the most critical part of any skydiving training jump.) We can do Tandem jumps Wednesday through Sunday.
Tandem Skydive Parachute Ride - Wheee!

 

Skydive Maryland Skydiving first time jump in VA
Two
Skydivers just down
from their natural habitat -
the sky over Orange!!

TANDEM SKYDIVE COURSE - $255- Tandem skydives are for first time skydivers to experience the thrill of skydiving easily, requiring only a 45 minute class (but allow extra time).  A Tandem skydive is usually from over 13,500 feet, a  50 second freefall skydive with step-by-step instruction, harnessed together with your instructor during every step of the way-- from aircraft exit through freefall, descent, and landing.

We can teach you the basics of skydiving on a tandem jump (Category "A" training) after which you could enter the accelerated freefall program (see below) once learning and performance objectives are met. Tandem jumping is truly "the skydiving classroom in the sky". Tandem skydiving is available to a broader range of students than the other training programs and, in certain cases, arrangements can be made for those with physical limitations. Tandem skydiving is the instructors' choice at Skydive Orange for all first-time jumpers, due to its effectively training parachute steering and control during descent and landing supervision. (Landings are the most critical part of any skydiving training jump.) We can usually do Tandem jumps Wednesday through Sunday. A weekday tandem can be the best way to start the AFF program.  Check out the Skydiving video and tandem skydiving photos link to see typical Skydive Orange tandem jumps. See also-

First Tandem Reservations - how to schedule your jump
Why choose
Skydive Orange?
Repeat skydive prices, license
 

Get 6 Free skydives
from 2 1/2 miles high ($510 value) when you graduate!
Frequently Asked Questions
Which kind of first skydive to do?
Age limits
| Weight limits

  Cash Plastic*
Tandem $255 $270
With Video or stills $355 $370
With Video & stills $380 $395

*VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover- other prices shown are cash discounted depending how you pay for the rest of the skydive when you come out to jump. Credit cards are slightly more. No checks.

 In this YouTube Tandem skydive video the student skydiver does a great job of watching her altitude and opening the parachute the way skydivers are supposed to on the first category of instruction-

 

Pardon the tedious 03:20 introduction before the skydiving starts, but here's a skydive Orange Tandem video done by Matt Hill with Tandem instructor Mike French. This one shows a typical tandem landing.

 

 

Search "skydive orange" on www.youtube.com for many more jumps made at Skydive Orange. 

...or here to see Pictures of First Tandem Skydives!

QUESTIONS??? email skydive@cfw.com

2. AFF( Accelerated Freefall) - $410-

FIirst AFF freefall skydive over Virginia
First AFF Skydive in Freefall

 ACCELERATED FREEFALL (AFF) First Skydive Course - $410- The Accelerated Freefall  program is available to those who have recently done a tandem jump, or to qualified students who have previous skydiving instruction or other piloting experience, those who train for high-level athletic or other physical skills in their profession, and athletes from other adventure sports (call ahead if you have questions about your eligibility). While more expensive and demanding for the first jump, AFF training saves five to six jumps over the old static-line progression on the way to independent supervision (all programs require 25 jumps toward "A" license). We recommend that all students enter the accelerated freefall program for training Category B (after a Category A tandem jump). Accelerated Freefall provides personalized instruction for students seriously interested in becoming a skydiver. (For those curious about skydiving or interested in making only one or two jumps, we recommend the tandem program.) AFF skydives are made from 13,500 feet with your own parachute system (provided). Two AFF Jumpmasters fly alongside with harness grips. The training course is demanding and includes aircraft exit, freefall body position, altitude awareness, canopy control, landing. Jumpers not meeting the rigorous training standards of the AFF first-jump course will be required to make at least one tandem jump first, and there is no refund for the AFF portion of the course. Ground school is approximately 6 - 8 hours. Jump same day weather permitting. Additional AFF training progression skydives cost considerably less. By appointment only, we usually offer the first AFF jump ground school Saturday and Sunday mornings starting 8 AM.  See also-

First Skydive Reservations - Sign up - scheduling your jump
Why choose
Skydive Orange?
Repeat skydive prices, license
Get 6 Free skydives from 2 1/2 miles high ($510 value) when you graduate!
Frequently Asked Questions
Which kind of skydive to do for my first skydive?

  Cash Plastic
AFF first Skydive $410 $430
With Video or stills $510 $535
With Video & stills $535 $560
  No checks.

Here's Julie's first skydive AFF video with Skydive Orange instructors 
Lambert and Sid Bailin, although the actual skydive doesn't start until 
after 3:45 of annoying introductory stuff.
 
Video by Steve Doherty

Here's another AFF Skydive Video!
17,700 MPEG file by Jake Davis at Skydive Orange. This'll take quite a while to download with slow dial up connections. Only thing is, it's actually OK if you SMILE in freefall!

 

Read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page- This should answer most of your questions. Otherwise,  email me!


 Can't Decide Which Kind of First skydive to do? 


Our 22 jumper twin engine aircraft takes everyone to 13,500' (over 2-1/2 miles high!) Most small discount-priced skydiving places use only a little 4- jumper Cessna, (almost always a 60-year old Cessna 182!) with it's relatively unreliable 1930's era mechanical magneto and piston engine technology- and it only has one of those to start with! Our Otter, having two engines could still fly quite well, even fully loaded if one engine had problems. All our tandems, AFF's and fun jumpers jump from 13,500' from our Super Otter - We'll never let you jump from a little 4 or 6 person Cessna here at Skydive Orange - because we don't even own a Cessna! Instead we have a modern reliable twin turbine engine aircraft.


YES
WE
JUMP
YEAR
ROUND
!

Student equipment used at Skydive Orange is state-of-the-art parachuting equipment. All main and reserve student parachutes used are large docile ram-air, rectangular shaped parachutes, so landing under one of these parachutes may be so light that there is little choice but to stand up. At Skydive Orange, we have a vast landing area, and a 6400 square ft. carpeted hanger.

Important First Jump Factors:

  • You must weigh less than 220 lbs. (See the weight FAQ for overweight charges) and be at least 18 years old. Picture ID with date of birth checked.

  • Do not give blood or scuba dive within 24 hours before jumping.

 

  • To schedule skydiving classes, I will need a $50 non refundable deposit per person, see http://www.skydiveorange.com/faq.htm#far . Each person needs to be at least 18 years old, able to read, write, be in reasonably good physical and mental condition, understand the English language, and be under 220#. They need to bring a picture ID with DOB like a driver's, and must arrive on time. Balance in Cash or Visa /MasterCard /Amex /Discover (the posted prices are cash discounted, credit card prices are a bit higher). Call me weekdays, I am usually near the phone 9 AM - 9 PM Monday - Friday at (540) 943-6587 with a credit card number to schedule. Trying to guess the weather rarely works. It is each person's responsibility to turn up as scheduled, with the understanding that if the weather does turn out bad, they will have to reschedule their jump. Meanwhile, I would love to have you check out Skydive Orange ahead of time on a weekend, call the hanger first (540) 672-5054 to check that we are indeed jumping as planned. Having said this about scheduling and deposits, we'll gladly try to accommodate any size group on any lead time; don't hesitate to tell us what you'd like and we will do our best to accommodate you if we can.

    Please be sure to have anyone who comes along with you look at the FAQ's http://www.skydiveorange.com/faq.htm and http://www.skydiveorange.com/1stjump.htm so they will know how it all works. What to wear is on http://www.skydiveorange.com/faq.htm#wear For winter jumps, if  you have some light gloves, bringing them would be a good idea when the weather is cold. Saturdays tend to be our busiest day, so consider Fridays and Sundays. We can usually arrange Tandem jumps on any weekday. Tell me what you want, and I will try to make it happen.

     
    This year we plan to fly our 22 jumper Super Otter which carries up to 22 jumpers to 13,000' and we are scheduling skydives Wednesday through Sunday weather permitting. 
     
    GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE AVAILABLE! http://www.skydiveorange.com/giftcert.htm
     
    Be careful not to use our POSTAL address if you use Mapquest! Directions are on  http://www.skydiveorange.com/Direct.htm .
     
    But why skydive at Skydive Orange? We have area's best aircraft, a 22 jumper twin turbine Super Otter, modern skydiving equipment that we are constantly selling and replacing with new, and an outstanding staff- see http://www.skydiveorange.com/reasons.htm

     

  • See what to wear (click here) 

     

  • Even if the weather looks uncooperative, plan on attending ground school.. Ground school, except Tandem skydives, takes quite a while; weather could and often does clear by the time instruction is completed. When you come out to skydive, there is always a chance the weather will be bad so you will have to return another day. If you don't come to the airport, you definitely will not jump that day!  

     

  • Tell all your friends about us! but don't wait for them all to join you. Chances are out of a group of 4-20 friends who say they also want to skydive, when you collect their deposits to schedule, most of them will say their knees itch, or their eyes are stuck, they can't even see to change channels, let alone skydive - better just come out yourself lest you never  know the thrill of skydiving! - Then when they hear your stories, they'll join you for your second skydive!  

WE SKYDIVE ALL SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS... 

... and most summer Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays too, weather permitting. We usually offer all kinds of jumps Saturday and Sundays, offering weekend tandem arrival times at 9, 11, or 1 PM winter arrival times.  Summer weekday (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and most federal holidays, usually afternoon tandem arrival times) slower-paced weekdays are great for repeat AFF jumps too.. Email or call me and I will try to arrange what you want. Click HERE for planned  WEEKDAY  SKYDIVING jump schedule.

skydive@cfw.com
I (Ned) am usually near the phone Monday through Friday 9AM till 9PM.
(540) 943-6587
Check our latest Contact information.

3 Ways to schedule...

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1- Call (540) 943-6587 with a Visa, MasterCard, Amex # in hand.

-OR-

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2- If paying your Non-refundable $50 deposit by check instead, Mail a $50.00 per person  Deposit made out to 1ASC INC. 2 weeks (for checks) ahead of time to the office mail address:

Skydive Orange Inc.    
138 Hickory Hill Drive 
Fishersville, VA 22939/
MAIL ONLY! WE DON'T JUMP IN FISHERSVILLE!

(Balance paid by cash or Visa, MasterCard, Amex at time of arrival at Skydive Orange. Everyone jumping must bring a picture ID with date of birth like a drivers or passport. Prices shown are cash discounted. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Amex.)

I'll need to know:

If you have a GIFT CERTIFICATE - of course there's no deposit if your jump has been prepaid, just email or call us to schedule your skydive. But you need to be sure to bring your Photo ID and gift certificate.

If you have a receipt from a bad weather day or a prepaid jump certificate, we need you to bring your photo ID and the hand written receipt or certificate on the day you jump.

-OR-

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3- SCHEDULE ONLINE-

 

Tandem 13,500 Feet

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 HALO Tandem 17,500 Feet

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Accelerated Free Fall

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  • See our  WEATHER POLICY.

  • Click here for available Arrival times

  • We must have your deposit in hand before a reservation is held. See deposit information.

  • Be sure to tell all your friends about us! Have everyone in your group check out the details on our FAQ section. This will answer most of everyone's questions.

  • How far ahead do you need to send in your deposit?

  • Bring a picture ID showing name and date of birth

  • Include above information with your deposit so I have it handy, or email me.

  • Consider Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays and federal Holidays! There is usually less waiting around then.

  • Signing up for a first Skydive? Check the FAQ's. That way everyone knows all the details and there are no surprises or disappointments.

 

 

Please don't bring your dog to Skydive Orange.
Skydive Orange
isn't a good place for children, either.

CLICK HERE FOR REPEAT SKYDIVES

All prices US DOLLARS.

Requirements to learn how to jump with a wingsuit-
200 skydives within the last 18 months, or 500 total skydives. If you never made a skydive before, then your wingsuit training starts here. If you skydive but aren't already a licensed skydiver, then your Skydiving Wingsuit training starts here because you need to get your skydiving license before you even think about learning to fly a wingsuit! 

After you have at least 200 skydives within the last 18 months, or 500 total skydives and are ready to ready to jump wearing a skydiving wingsuit, then email me and I'll arrange wingsuit instruction for you. If you haven't already made the required skydives, then you need to make them first! 


Requirements to learn to BASE jump-
First, you need to make at least 200 skydives. If you never made a skydive before, then your BASE jump training starts here, then continues with the AFF training program. If you skydive but aren't already a licensed skydiver, then your BASE jumping instruction school starts here because you need to get your skydiving license before you even think about learning to start BASE jumping! 

After you have at least 200 skydives and are ready to ready to learn to jump off Buildings, Antennas, Spans, and Earth -based high places, then email me and I'll arrange base jump instruction for you. If you haven't already made the required skydives, then you need to make them first! 


 

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Member USPA-
tandem skydives!All legitimate DC skydiving schools, MD Skydiving Schools, and VA Skydiving schools like us are USPA group members.
 
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If there's anything else you'd like to know about sky diving classes, email me.  It is well worth the trip to Orange 
County, Virginia
. Tandem Skydiving is recommended for your
first skydive.

We skydive Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and other holidays too.

All Skydiving photos on this page were taken at skydive Orange, the place to go for your first tandem skydiving ride!

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Skydive Orange Inc
138 Hickory Hill Dr.
Fishersville, VA 22939

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Skydive Orange Inc

11339 Bloomsbury
Rd
Orange, VA 22960

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