Larry is Skydive Orange’s Dropzone Manager. He’s an AFF-I, S&TA, Videographer and a FAA Senior Rigger. Larry previously worked as the Icarus Canopies tour rep.
Why did you start skydiving? To free my mind.
What has skydiving taught you? Skydiving has taught me that nothing is more important than accepting the responsibility that comes from the freedom that is the present moment.
Why you think everyone should skydive at least once in their lifetime: “He whose eye happens to look down into the yawning abyss becomes dizzy. But what is the reason for this? It is just as much in his own eye as in the abyss, for suppose he had not looked down. Hence, anxiety is the dizziness of freedom, which emerges when the spirit wants to posit the synthesis, and freedom looks down into its own possibility, laying hold of finiteness to support itself.” – Søren Kierkegaard
Why Skydive Orange?: Having traveled far and wide to the biggest and most renowned dropzones in the world, I can say with confidence that our instructors are the most inspired and dedicated to providing thorough training and service that I’ve ever seen. Both in the air, and on the ground, our instructors are top notch.
Advice for 1st timers: Be present. It’s fast, exhilarating, terrifying, and the most rewarding experience in the world. Also, get video. I don’t have video of my first skydive and will regret it for the rest of my life.
The largest tandem skydiving center near Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland.