BASE jumping, also sometimes written as B.A.S.E.
jumping, is an activity where participants jump from fixed objects and
use a parachute to break their fall. "BASE" is an acronym
that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can
jump: buildings, antennas, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs). From
the typically low altitudes- less than 1,000 feet- BASE jumps are made
from, there is less time to react to emergency situations; therefore,
you need to have the usual experience and training licensed skydivers
go through before learning to BASE jump. If you never made a skydive
before, then your BASE Jumping
training starts here. If you skydive but aren't already a
licensed skydiver, then your BASE
jump training starts here because you need to get your
skydiving license before you even think about starting wingsuit
skydiving instruction! After you've got your A license and made
at least 200 freefall skydives, then we'll arrange wingsuit school for
The best introduction to skydiving is tandem
because it is like learning to fly with an instructor every step of
the way. Your jump can either be a joy ride with your instructor
taking care of almost everything, or if you like we can make it more
of a learning jump, teaching you to watch your altimeter, pull the
handle just behind your right hip at 5,500', and flying the parachute
with your instructor. Hundreds of Fredericksburg, VA residents have made
their first skydive at Orange with out USPA rated tandem instructors,
using our state-of-the-art parachute systems. We pride ourselves on
the caliber of tandem instructors and videographers who will be
jumping with you from the best jump plane at the best skydiving
facilities near Fredericksburg, VA.
Repeat jumps can be in the Accelerated Freefall
(AFF) training program, which can lead to getting your "A"
license. Completing the 25-jump
AFF training program certifies you as having the basic
certification that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to
jump unsupervised. Then you can keep jumping and adding skydiving
skills till you are qualified to learn wingsuit jumps, base jumps,
tracking, enter the various forms of competition- our skydiving
professionals can mentor you on your way whatever your skydiving
Licensed skydivers need only bring their logbooks
and USPA licenses to sign in and hop on a plane, ride to 13,500'
and do almost whatever they like once out the door! We plan to jump
year round Saturdays and Sundays, most Federal Holidays, and usually
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Mid April through November. Weekday
jumps are usually $5 cheaper for licensed skydivers.
Skydive Orange- taking folks from Fredericksburg skydiving for the
first time at this location for over 33 years! In fact, during this time
thousands of people from Fredericksburg skydived with us for their first tandem
Fredericksburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia 49 miles (79 km) south of Washington, D.C., and 58 miles (93 km) north of Richmond. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Fredericksburg with neighboring Spotsylvania County for statistical purposes. Fredericksburg is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Located near where the Rappahannock River crosses the Fall Line, Fredericksburg was a prominent port in Virginia during the colonial era. During the Civil War, the town, located halfway between the capitals of the opposing forces, was the site of the Battle of Fredericksburg and Second Battle of Fredericksburg, preserved in part as the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Tourism is a major part of the economy, with approximately 1.5 million people visiting the Fredericksburg area annually, including the battlefield park, the downtown visitor center, events, museums and historic sites.
Fredericksburg is home to several major commercial centers including Central Park (as of 2004, the second-largest mall on the East Coast) and Spotsylvania Towne Centre, located in Spotsylvania County adjacent to the city line. Major employers include the University of Mary Washington, Mary Washington Healthcare, and GEICO. Many Fredericksburg-area residents commute to work by car, bus, and rail to Washington DC, Fairfax, Prince William County, and Arlington, as well as Richmond. This has led to Fredericksburg becoming more culturally synonymous with the rest of Northern Virginia.
Closest skydiving to 22401
from the highest altitudes and biggest jump plane! the humble Tandem first skydive, apart from being most folk's most exciting bucket list item, is actually the first jump in the training program to be come a certified skydiver, skydiving instructor, wing suit jumper, canopy swooper, base jumper, and for some of us even world class canopy swoopers!