Skydive Orange
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours • Skydiving
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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

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Travelers' Choice
2022

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Spiderette86
Washington DC, DC70 contributions
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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S F
Fredericksburg, VA18 contributions
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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Dusty S
1 contribution
Jul 2022
My daughter wanted to skydive for her 18th birthday, and it was to be a family affair. Not gonna lie, scared as sh— and praying for bad weather. It was a gorgeous day. We arrived, very chill and open air environment. Watched a video, filled out paperwork, then sat outside watching other patrons take off and parachute in for a landing (helpful). My guide/tandem was Chris, 10,000+ dives (okay this is looking better). He was funny, smart, confident and very communicative. Excellent at explaining the simple things I had to do. I felt very secure with him. He asked me if I wanted to pull the handle for the chute (nope, all you). The last few minutes of the 14,000 foot plane ride up, I was feeling all the things. Chris did deep breathing with me, then stood up, walked me to the open door and right off the plane… to the most amazing and liberating experience I’ve ever had! He engaged me in every aspect of the dive, including grabbed my hand out of the air, placed it on the chute handle and pulled it. It was an incredible experience, one I care to repeat. Thank you, Chris and Skydive Orange for a rockin’ experience!
Written July 4, 2022
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MaMa Lisa
Christiansburg, VA36 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
It really was the best experience of my life on completing my "Bucket List".

I am 63 years old and this day was the anniversary of my husband's death so I wanted to do something for very special & memorable. My son and I decided to skydive together to finish my list.

The Orange Skydive facilities and equipment were excellent. The employees were very welcoming & friendly. We had to wait several hours but it was worth it. I suggest you bring food & drinks.

I think we may have been personally matched with our tandem jump partner because I got "Mario", an older, tall, handsome, mature, gentleman who communicated well with me and relieved my anxiety.

I am an older woman, slightly overweight, with moderate knee problems but Mario made everything comfortable & doable to help me do this jump.

DONT think you can't do it because you are too old or partly disabled....you can make your dream come true with their help.

The jump itself was the most exciting, exhilarating, fulfilling experience in my life. I highly recommend Orange Skydive and I will be back to do it again!
Written July 5, 2022
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SoniaWV
Huntington, WV72 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Great first time experience skydiving today! From my first call with questions, to booking to the actual jump…… Perfect combination of warm and friendly, but very professional, experienced and focused on safety. Mike explained everything thoroughly and made me feel incredibly safe so that I could enjoy the jump. Our videographer Bobby did a great job. If you are prone to motion sickness take some medicine beforehand and tell your instructor so they can adjust the turns and spins. I would highly recommend Skydive Orange and Mike Flor 👍
Written September 5, 2022
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Rosabelle A
1 contribution
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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Lily Dewees
2 contributions
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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Tim S
1 contribution
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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Marietta 24901
Lewisburg, WV233 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
You’ve done your research, you’ve read the reviews and now it’s time to go! I am beyond thrilled to have chosen Skydive Orange for my first jump. Tammer knew what to say and kept this girl (who is afraid of heights) calm. Everything felt like a whirlwind leading up to the jump but the feeling of flying above the earth was the best. We even had a bald eagle fly underneath us. I basically trusted the man in the unicorn helmet with my life. Amazing doesn’t seem to be enough to describe it. When I go back, I want Tammer to take me again. I would also suggest the pictures and video. You will need the pics to realize you really Did It! We laughed, we flew and we can’t wait to go back.
Written November 16, 2022
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Andrew R
1 contribution
Nov 2021
Skydive Orange delivered an amazing experience. Every facet of their operation left us feeling safe, exited and cared about. They left no detail out. I couldn't recommend Orange more to anyone that wants to try this incredible experience.
Written November 22, 2021
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