You’ve come to the right place! Skydive Orange is the largest, most trusted tandem skydiving center in Northern Virginia. We are the #1 choice for skydiving DC, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Charlottesville. Our experienced team of tandem skydiving instructors will ensure that you have a truly world-class skydiving experience from beginning to end!
Tandem skydiving is the easiest way to experience the thrill of skydiving for the first time. No prior skydiving experience is required to make a tandem jump – just a sense of adventure!
During a tandem skydive, a student skydiver is attached to a certified USPA tandem instructor by a harness. The student and instructor exit the plane, descend in free fall, and pilot a single canopy to the ground while securely attached to one another.
Upon arrival at Skydive Orange, you’ll be paired with a professional, USPA-certified skydiving instructor who will accompany you throughout your entire tandem skydiving experience. You will complete a brief training session where you will learn how to properly exit the aircraft and position your body during free fall. Your tandem instructor will make sure all your questions are answered and will get you geared up and ready to go. If you have opted to have digital video and photos taken during your skydive, you will also meet your professional videographer at this time.
Together with your instructor and videographer, you’ll board a roomy, comfortable airplane. On the 15-20 minute ride to 13,500 feet (higher than any other Virginia or DC skydiving center), your instructor will connect your harnesses together. Once you reach jump altitude, you will exit the plane securely attached to your tandem instructor, free fall at 120mph for about 60 seconds, and then your instructor will deploy the parachute. Once your parachute is open, you can help to fly it, or leave the flying to your instructor – it’s up to you! You’ll enjoy a peaceful canopy ride overlooking the beautiful vineyards of Orange County, VA and the Blue Ridge Mountains before landing back at Skydive Orange.
Want to see what it’s like? Watch this tandem skydiving video from Skydive Orange and get a feel for what you can expect from your skydiving experience.
If you’re looking for the best place to go skydiving near DC, Skydive Orange is it! Book your tandem skydive online quickly and easily with our secure online reservations system.
If you have additional questions about making a tandem skydive at Skydive Orange, please visit our tandem skydiving FAQ page or give us a call. We’d be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.
Every Tandem Skydive includes the following: equipment rental, training, 15-20 minute airplane ride to 14,000’ (weather permitting), approximately 60 seconds of freefall time, certificate and bumper sticker, and discount coupon for your next jump ($90 value).
Weekday operations are offered in the spring, summer and fall with weekend jumping only in the winter months.
|Wednesday Discount||$40 OFF regular price!||$249||$259|
|Thursday Discount||$30 OFF regular price!||$259||$270|
|Friday Discount||$20 OFF regular price!||$269||$280|
|Tandem Skydive (Sat. & Sun.)||Regular Price||$289||$301|
Relive the adventure with friends and family: add a video or photo package to your skydive!
|Video Only||Video of your jump (professionally filmed, edited, and ready within a few hours after your jump)||$125 cash / $130 credit|
|Photos Only||80 to 120 professional quality photos to share or enlarge and frame.||$125 cash / $130 credit|
|Video and Photos||Get video and photos for just $25 more!||$150 cash / $156 credit|
The largest tandem skydiving center near Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland.