Meet Whitney Payne
Co-Operations Manager at Skydive Orange
With over a decade of dedicated service at Skydive Orange, Whitney Payne brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role as Dropzone Manager. Throughout her journey there, she has worn many hats – from office manager, manifest, and guest services to social media manager.
Whitney’s story is proof that you don’t need to be an adrenaline junkie to thrive in this industry. She has been a witness to the incredible courage and determination of skydivers, and it’s been an honor for her to be accepted into their unique community.
As Dropzone Manager, her primary focus is on ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of the facility. She works closely with the dedicated team, contractors, and valued customers, aiming for nothing less than operational excellence. While her role doesn’t demand skydiving experience, Whitney has gained a deep understanding of the business by holding various positions within the dropzone over the years.
Skydive Orange isn’t just a place for thrill-seekers; it’s where people conquer their fears, celebrate life’s milestones, and embrace new challenges. It has transformed Whitney and helped her evolve into the person she is today.
She is committed to sharing her insights, experiences, and the remarkable stories of the skydiving community through this blog. Join Whitney on this exciting journey as she explores the world of skydiving and the incredible people who make it unforgettable.
“If you told be 10 years ago I’d be co-managing a skydiving facility and loving every minute of it, I would have laughed in your face. I am not an adrenaline junkie, not spontaneous and definitely not a thrill-seeker but I love these people. Skydivers are truly a different breed of people and I am forever thankful for them accepting me into their community. Watching people visit Skydive Orange to face fears, celebrate milestones or just jump out of a perfectly good airplane has been truly life changing for me and helped be become the person I am today.” – Whitney Payne
The largest tandem skydiving center near Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland.