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Skydiving Richmond, VA

Skydive Orange is Only 70 Miles from Richmond

If you’re searching for skydiving near Richmond, VA, allow us to introduce ourselves – we’re not that far away! Skydive Orange is a little over an hour from downtown Richmond – just a quick drive up I-64. We invite you to come and see why Skydive Orange is regarded as Virginia’s premier skydiving destination having served Richmond adventurists continuously since 1977! 

Map displaying proximity between Richmond, VA and Skydive Orange

 

Skydiving Near Richmond – What To Know

If you live in Richmond and are searching ‘skydiving near me’, you’ll find that you have multiple options to choose from. We are passionate about skydiving and it’s our hope that anyone making their first jump will have a life-changing experience. We won’t speak negatively about our competition as they’re all good people. What we want you to know is what we believe. 

We believe that a great skydiving experience goes well beyond the act of free falling from an aircraft and landing. Making a skydive is a major life event and we want to celebrate that with you. To do this means having a team of people who are passionate about service and who take great pride in being the very best in what we do. 

“Only about two percent of Americans will ever make a skydive. We want to ensure that it’s an amazing experience—a life-changing one.” ~Chuck Hashek, former President at Skydive Orange

Our Why and Mission

Skydive Orange is a member-based organization whose mission is to ensure that everyone who walks through the doors embarks on one of the most memorable, (if not completely life-changing) experiences. We want everyone to enter as strangers, but leave as family.

We value honesty, integrity, teamwork, and a sense of adventure. We are a group of people who believe in hard work, dedication and pure grit to make what others deem unachievable, just an arm’s length away. We foster a safe environment with top-notch gear, staff, and training. We have a mutual trust for one another, are united by a passion for the sport, and treat each other as family.

We are respectful of fellow staff, students, guests, and vendors. We celebrate each other’s victories and support one another to ensure the lemons become lemonade. We won’t tolerate egos, bullying or hatred… although our moral compasses may not always point in the same direction; we are a unified front and intolerant of bad apples who undermine the well being of others.

Although our mascot is not a mouse with large, black ears; we truly believe that this is “one of the most magical places on earth”… the dream of flight becomes reality, the impossible becomes probable, and the people here strive to make each moment a memorable one.Skydive Orange videographer, Monica boards the Twin Otter

What We Do Here – Serving Richmond and the World! 

Now that you know what we believe, we’d love to share what we do. Skydive Orange is a full-service skydiving center meaning that we offer skydiving for three distinct groups of customers: 

 

  • Tandem Skydiving – tandem skydiving is for those with no experience, but big dreams of adventure!
  • Skydiver Training –  We also have a training program known as Accelerated Free Fall (AFF)  for those wishing to become a licensed skydiver and join our community.
  • Licensed Skydivers – Our skydiving center hosts major events for our experienced jumpers which attracts people from as close as Richmond to as far as Reunion Island on the other side of the planet! 

How We Do It 

If you’re not familiar with skydiving, you may not be aware that the kind of airplane you jump from plays a major role in your skydiving experience! Skydivers flock far and wide to enjoy our events and our airplanes. At the time of this writing, we proudly fly the Rolls Royce of skydiving aircraft – a DeHavilland Twin Otter and now a Cessna 208 Caravan… she’s a thing of beauty! The benefit of these airplanes is their roominess and speed to 13,500 feet. 

It’s not uncommon for us to host large skydiving groups from Richmond, VA because of our roomy airplanes. Our capacity allows for multiple people in each group to skydive together.

Richmond Peeps – See What We’re All About! 

If you live in Richmond and would love to experience the world’s greatest adventure, we invite you to check us out! We love what we do and we’d love to welcome you to our world! 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly or call us. If you’re ready to skydive, begin the adventure here

Colm Walker Skydive Orange AFF Student

Colm Walker – Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD

The best thing about Skydive Orange is the attitude and culture. The vibe is to welcome new jumpers to the sport and the world of skydiving. You are not treated like a revenue source. You are treated with care and attention.

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