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What Makes Skydive Orange So Different?

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

When it comes to choosing a drop zone, whether you intend it to be to your home DZ or where you will make your first tandem skydive, there’s a whole lot to consider. Instead of spending hours scouring the internet, just scroll a bit to keep reading and see what makes Skydive Orange so different.

Great Drop Zone Culture

One of the main ways Skydive Orange sets itself apart is with a great drop zone culture. Not familiar with the phrase? Well, drop zone culture is the energy created by the attitudes and personality of the staff at a skydiving facility. It can be welcoming and vibrant or downright caustic. Our staff are positive, safety oriented, and dedicated to providing our customers with the experience of a lifetime, and it shows. Signs of the great drop zone culture at Skydive Orange? Smiles readily seen on the faces of the staff and the clientele. Our great drop zone culture is the something special in the atmosphere that makes our customers feel right at home. It comes from knowing the experience our guests expect and going above and beyond to exceed those expectations. Need more proof? Just take a look at our reviews.


Awesome, Upgraded Facilities


At Skydive Orange, we offer our visitors and spectators a lot. When the temperatures climb, experienced skydivers, first-time tandems, and their families can all take advantage of our comfortable, shaded indoor seating. When it’s time to watch your friend and loved ones’ land, we have a spectator area for you to lounge in. Hungry? We’ve got well-stocked vending machines.

In our newly constructed hangar, we have air-conditioned classrooms, a fully stocked gear store (with t-shirts, helmets, altimeters, and more), padded flooring, large flat screen tv’s for you to watch your videos after your jump, and the pièce de résistance everyone appreciates—sparking clean multi-stall bathrooms!

Skydive Orange Hangar



Fast Planes

Our aircraft really ups the ante. We mean it. At Skydive Orange, we’ve got the plane other drop zones dream of having: the de Havilland Twin Otter. This plane is a way to truly ride to altitude in style. Two noteworthy features of this bird are two benches to provide you with a comfy ride, and turbine engines to get you to 13,500 feet before you even know what happened!

Impressed? That’s not all. During special events, we complete our fleet by bringing in additional specialty aircraft. Can you say tailgate? Speaking of events…

tandem skydiving exit at Skydive Orange


Awesome Events

We really set ourselves apart by being a drop zone that consistently hosts awesome skydiving events that draw jumpers from across the country (and sometimes, even the world!). The stars of our show are: Big O Boogie, Cinco de Mayo, and this year, the 4th of July/SIS Boogie. For our events, you can count on Skydive Orange to bring in the best of the best of national skydiving talent to organize. After hours, you can look forward to expertly planned and executed activities to keep you entertained. Around here, it’s not all fun and games. We put a hefty emphasis on continued learning. Throughout the season, we also host Coach and AFF-Instructor courses, canopy control courses, organizing most weekends, night jumps, and water training.

Want to see what makes us different first hand? Visit Skydive Orange today!

Dave Harris Skydive Orange AFF Student

Dave Harris – South Riding, VA

South Riding, VA

The instructors and coaches were incredibly competent, professional and fun to be around.

The largest tandem skydiving center near Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland.

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