Skydive Orange
Skydive Orange
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Adrenaline & Extreme ToursSkydiving
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Skydive Orange, Inc. is located in beautiful Orange, VA and serves Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. We are a member of the United States Parachute Association (USPA) operating for more than 35 years. We make more than 18,000 skydives annually, and we are the only drop zone in the region with our own full-time 21 jumper airplane — the Super Otter. Skydive Orange is open Wednesday through Sunday from spring through fall, and every weekend during the winter. Whether you want to try a tandem skydive, learn to skydive on your own, or are already an experienced skydiver, Skydive Orange is the place to be! TANDEM SKYDIVING - THE ORANGE ADVANTAGE - You can jump from 13,500 ft. (2.5 miles) - Large & comfortable aircraft - jump with your friends and family - Experienced instructors that use new & high quality gear - New hangar - large, clean bathrooms - Crisp outside video and stills - Opportunity to learn skydiving and become licensed
Orange, Virginia

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Spiderette86
Washington DC, DC67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
I purchased this experience for my son for his 30th birthday.

The experience was truly more than I'd hoped for. We felt immediately welcomed by the staff at the entrance and the friendly people in the front office, and my son's tandem instructor was helpful, patient, warm, and understanding.

The video package that I purchased was much more than I expected it would be - music and professional editing/cuts - it was like having our own movie trailer! I think that this company does a superior job with that compared to other video and photo packages I've purchased at similar recreational events.

It is a little pricey to do tandem skydiving, but it was really worth it in celebrating a special occasion. Save your pennies all year then splurge on this adventure - you won't be disappointed.

Be prepared to arrive, go through orientation, and then wait to be called. Our arrival time was 11am and my son was in the air at 1:20pm. I understand that the wait can be up to 4 hours depending on weather and size of planes in use. We brought a picnic lunch to eat at the picnic tables in the viewing zone while we waited, and I'd recommend that to anyone whose wait time spans lunch or dinner.
Written September 14, 2021
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Brandi K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
We did our first tandem skydive today at Skydive Orange and it was the most amazing experience. They followed all of the COVID-19 procedures to the best of their ability and made everyone there feel very safe and comfortable. The instructors were the best part aside from freefalling out of an airplane, they were so much fun to be around, very well educated especially in communicating all of the procedures to have a safe and fun experience. I will definitely be recommending Skydive Orange to friends and family and will return very soon!!
Written July 5, 2020
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Rosabelle A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Solo
I had a great experience. From the time i walked in to the time i left, the customer service experience was impressive. The instructors knew what they were doing and definitely prepared us well. Everyone was friendly and helpful. The staff were very cognizant of cleanliness and keeping in line with wearing masks and social distancing. I definitely recommend this location whether its your first time skydiving or if you are a seasoned skydiver.
Written December 21, 2020
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S F
Fredericksburg, VA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
I did my tandem ride with Steve. He was awesome! Very experienced and very patiently explained everything I could expect. He made certain that I was well informed and comfortable. He repeatedly asked if I had any questions, which I did not because he thoroughly covered all of the necessary information. I would highly recommend Skydive Orange to anyone - experienced or first timer and I would rate Steve 10 out of 10! Great experience!
Written August 7, 2022
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Roma-2019a
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Always wanted to be up in the air. What a better way to celebrate my double 5 niquel than skydiving 🪂!

The staff was absolutely helpful and knowledgeable. They give you plenty of time to get relaxed and see how it is done.
This was my first time and I did a Tandem Skydive with Chris Whitley. My Bestie from here to Eternity and Beyond.

Chris walked me through all the safety checks, his background Experience and made me feel right at home. Once in the air, I was speechless with the views and acrobatics one can do with a parachute.

I cannot thank him enough for making this a Once in Lifetime Experience. He loves the Sport and his Spirit just makes the ride down Great😊

Will be doing it again! Got a few of my posse to commit and join me next 👍🏻 They enjoyed be spectators as well.

Thank You Skydive Orange, it’s an Awesome experience beyond words 🙏🏼

CJ
Written August 31, 2020
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Lottoh
Harrisonburg, VA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
We had an incredible experience from the time we entered the doors! Staff were friendly, helpful and reassuring. We were highly impressed with the Covid19 safety precautions on the ground and the air. Skydiving safety protocol were carefully reviewed on the ground as well as after takeoff. We are grateful for an experience of a lifetime and will recommend Skydive Orange without reservation.
Written October 2, 2020
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Tim S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
The whole experience was great. I can’t think of one specific thing. The check-in was easy, instructor was great. He was very informative and made you feel comfortable. Made it look easy. Told you everything to expect and what you’re supposed to do. If I had to pick one thing, it would be the actual jump once you leave the plane. All the worries went away that second. Such a thrill, can’t wait to do it again. The one tip I would give is to make sure you eat something light beforehand. I also was surprised how fast it came to where I had to pull the parachute cord. I wish I was free falling longer.
Written May 27, 2021
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Lily Dewees
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Everyone in this place is super laid back and friendly. If your tummy is in a knot for your first jump they make sure to answer any question or concerns and go through all the safety aspects to put you at ease.
My first jump was tandem with John and my videographer was Jeremy. Excellent work on both ends. The photos and video are amazing and had me tickled for days!! John was also wonderful as he seemed about as excited as I to be soring through the sky and pointed out a number of cool things :D
These two guys really made these memories. I would highly recommend Skydive Orange. And next time we go back, we'll make a day of it instead planning for a half day.
Written June 21, 2021
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Jasmari M
Arlington, VA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
The process was completely thorough. We felt safe and well taken cared of. The entire experience ran smoothly because of the organization of the employees. The licensed skydivers make you feel super confident and excited. We enjoyed our time hanging out at the hanger, watching all the jumps before us and finally getting to complete our first jump. It was an awesome experience, and I’m glad we did it with Skydive Orange.
Written May 24, 2021
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ScubaLT
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
I had a great day jumping with Slydive Orange! Everyone was so welcoming and friendly, making me feel like part of the family from the first moment I got there; it all contributed to my experience being everything I had ever thought it would be. Pam was so kind and very enjoyable to talk to, and Alan and Jonathan were thorough and professional and very good at explaining things and briefing me on what to expect. I would absolutely recommend Skydive Orange to anyone thinking about skydiving for the first time, or to anyone looking for a new drop zone to become a part of.
Written May 10, 2021
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