Interested in helping us at the East Coast's most
happening Skydiving Center?
Full Time and Weekend
Rated Vector Tandem Instructors Wanted (preferably with AFF
| Weekend -27 Otter DZ
with rather active weekdays too. Instructors are expected to be familiar with the ISP,
be sober team players who work
together for the good of the students. 1 - 1/2 hours South of Washington, DC. Email
us if you are interested and highly qualified. We are very busy
from the end of April well into November!
|Wanted for 2011-
We might have room for the right team-playing, drama-free, safe, talented, reliable
AFF instructors, Tandem instructors and camera flyers with impeccable
credentials who produce better than average video and photos, and want to start work
starting in late spring 2011.
-Multiple ratings preferred
-Excellent working conditions
-We pay well and can keep you busy if you have what it
us information about yourself if you are interested.
-We have outstanding recent parachute systems
PARACHUTE PACKING Classes are offered
periodically, but before you sign up you need to watch at least 4 complete (NOT
TANDEM!) parachutes being packed at the hangar by experienced skydivers.
Kevin Gibson can arrange packing classes by appointment.
|FAA Parachute Rigger Rob
Wilsey has his PARACHUTE PACKING
CLASS SCHEDULE with all the details on his
website! Four (1)
hour sessions, no distractions. Starts at 09:00 o'clock am. Sharp Commit
to learn. Students will do a review of the main parachute and how to
use the pro pack technique to safely organize the components together for
general skydiving use. Cash donation of $45.00 accepted. CASH ONLY!
Call Rob at 540 317 3326 and check out Rob's
Parachute Packing Class website for updates.
Packing is required to clear
Category G in the skydiving certification program and to get your license. Email
US for more information on packing classes.
US or call with any questions about future packing classes.
Prerequisite - We recommend you
watch a few student or experienced jumper parachute pack jobs (not tandems)
being done by our riggers before coming to the class. Checking out Parts
of a parachute and maybe skimming the steering
toggle stowing page first wouldn't hurt either.
WEEKEND PARACHUTE PACKERS!
Parachute packing help
is sometimes needed. It is possible to make $100's in a weekend
(up to $400 - $500 if you work continuously on a long summer weekend after you have
lots of packing experience) if you
are willing to work hard. Email Us
with "PACKING CLASS" in the subject line if you are interested.
You will be
working under our FAA rated parachute riggers when you are packing parachutes at Skydive Orange.
you are trained, we will provide very close supervision the
first few weekends you are packing with us, so don't necessarily
expect to be able to jump right in to earning $200 / day right
away. There will likely be times when we are busy jumping and
training that you will be waiting around. It may take 20-30 or
more packs before you are packing efficiently.
One handy thing about having the skill of packing
parachutes is that you can usually find work at skydiving places
across the country, even around the world, since finding
adequate safe, competent parachute packers is usually a problem
for most skydiving places. This works out nicely for those who
want to travel around the country and need a source of income. However, you are encouraged to use the more economical
route of learn to pack by watching our packers for a few pack
jobs while they pack parachutes (other than tandems, which are
more complicated), then playing around with one of the
"Training aid" parachutes to familiarize yourself with
it. When our instructors and riggers feel you are ready,
we can arrange to evaluate you to pack under a rigger's
Working at Skydive Orange as an
Instructor, Coach, Tandem, or AFF Jumpmaster-
We have an outstanding instructors at Skydive Orange.
Many new folks coming along through our training programs who will no
doubt help to keep our standards high for the future and carry the SOI
flame when they have the experience- those years go by quick when you
are having fun skydiving, as do the hundreds and then thousands of
jumps, so eventually they may qualify for a rating.
FYI for those
contemplating getting instructional ratings and working at Orange:
As the person in charge and in control of the student program at
Skydive Orange, that puts a lot of responsibility on me in
hiring the best instructors. The possession
of an instructional rating of any sort does not automatically mean you
can work here.
In most cases, we will need to analyze your
teaching abilities while working as a coach here under the supervision
of our instructors for a good while before you will be allowed to work
as a tandem or AFF instructor. We take our
customer's safety seriously. And there are many other considerations
involved as well, some not directly related to instructional
abilities. It may be nothing more than my feeling that this person
"just won't fit" or an instinct that this person is not the right
instructor for us if I elect not to allow them to instruct here. As
a contractor here, you WILL BE CRITICIZED AND CORRECTED as needed! If you
take criticisms personally instead of using them productively, you
will probably won't be working here long.
tends to stay here at Skydive Orange! We pay well
and provide an excellent working and teaching environment. From
what we've seen at other drop zones, they have a high turnover in staff. Hence
we will start out new ratingholders, or those new to Skydive Orange on
a trial basis. If you have a rating and want to work at Skydive
Orange, don't expect to jump right into full time jumpmastering work.
For those with their own Tandem parachute
systems - we are using "in house" equipment; in other words,
we do not lease skydiving equipment.
When you skydive Virginia's skies over Skydive Orange, you
sky dive Virginia's friendliest skies!
Member of USPA
- Located in Orange, VA, near Washington, DC and Northern Virginia
(NOVA) in the Eastern USA. Sky dive in America!