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