Tired of the same ol’ summer plans? You can only take so much of the swimming pool, buggy barbecues, and waterparks – right? Do you want to switch it up and try something new … maybe an unforgettable summer adventure that will put the cherry on top of your sizzling summer narrative this year? Well, we’ve got an idea that is guaranteed to make you jump for joy. And with the summer season coming to an end, there’s only one thing left to do: tandem skydiving! OoOoh yeeaah!
Who says epic summer activities for adults are a once-in-a-blue-moon deal? Skydiving is a super popular bucket list item that you don’t have to “get around to eventually” – why not do it NOW?!
Your summer skydiving adventure story will be a top five favorite for years to come to your friends, family, and future colleagues. Because what skydiving says about you is that you have an insatiable appetite for new experiences, you thrive under pressure, you’re ultra adaptable to whatever comes your way, and a bit of a risk-taker!
You’ll grab people’s attention as soon as the word “skydiving” comes out of your mouth – it always has a way of putting a smile on someone’s face and a swagger in your step. (And wait til they see your video!!)
Summer is the perfect time for outdoor skydiving for several reasons. For starters, you’ll get to enjoy something outside that isn’t extremely hot (thank you altitude!). The summers in Northern Virginia can be pretty brutal on the ground – but luckily, your discomfort won’t last long as you take the plane ride up to 13,500 ft where the air is crisp and cool. Your exit dive into the refreshing and luxurious sky bath is one of the most soul-nourishing ways to beat the summer heat. Ahhhh!
Another bonus to summer skydiving is being able to take advantage of the longer summer days. Some dropzones stay open until sunset and in the summertime the sun sets later in the day – which means more time for jumping! Woohoooo!
As you are preparing for your skydiving day with Skydive Orange, you may want to consider a few things: what to bring with you (don’t forget snacks, water, and your ID!), what to wear, and how you can improve your skydiving experience.
When choosing what to wear for your first-time skydiving experience (and any outdoor experience), you’ll want to consider the weather – more importantly, the temperature.
Remember, temperatures are typically 30 to 40 degrees cooler up at altitude, so you may want to add a thin layer to whatever you choose to wear. Skydiving isn’t just a walk in the park, it’s a physical activity – so you’ll want to be sure you’re dressed in comfortable clothing you can move in. And don’t forget your secured, lace-up, closed-toed sneakers or tennis shoes! Simply stated, athletic wear is ideal all the way around.
You may also want to consider how to prepare your hair for skydiving to avoid that extreme 120 mph wind-blown look. Untamed hair results in an unruly nest of knots and tangles that will have you combing til the cows come home. So trust us when we say lock down your locks – whether it’s braids, a ponytail, or a bun – you’ll be glad you did!
Skydiving is a popular activity in the summertime due to the freed-up schedules and picture-perfect weather. We recommend making a reservation as early as possible!
There’s nothing worse than finally mustering up the courage to go skydiving, making the trek out to the dropzone, only to find that there are no openings available once you get there *sad face*. At Skydive Orange, online booking is super user-friendly, available 24/7, and only requires a small deposit fee of $50! We are open Wednesday through Sunday – and with an average of 200 sunny days per year, there are plenty of chances to make a skydive underneath our sweet Virginia skies!
It’s not too late – book your summer skydiving adventure with Skydive Orange! And if back-to-school season has you worried you’ve missed the boat, it just so happens that skydiving is awesome in the fall too!! Blue skies.
The largest tandem skydiving center near Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland.