RELATIVE WORK (RW) AKA "BELLY
Known to experienced skydivers as “RW” or
“Belly Flying”, relative work is defined as 2 or more skydivers
flying relative to each other in a “belly to earth” position.
Each jumper uses specific body positions and
clothing to assist them in staying relative to a group or another
skydiver. Freefall speed is controlled by wind resistance and the
amount of weight we put in a specific area, therefore a short heavy
person will fall faster than a tall light person. We adjust for these
differences in speed with different types of clothing, body positions,
or by adding actual weight to some extremely light individuals. When
participating in RW you will notice that all jumpers have extra
material on their jumpsuits at the upper arms and legs, this stuffed
and sewn material is known as a “gripper”. Jumpers use the gripper
to hold on to each other at pre-determined times during the freefall.
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 Ashburn, 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 Ashburn, 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 Ashburn skydiving for the
first time at this location for over 33 years! In fact, during this time
thousands of people from Ashburn skydived with us for their first tandem
Ashburn, Virginia is in Loudoun County, Virginia, 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Washington, D.C., and is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Ashburn is located between Washington Dulles International Airport and Leesburg, the county seat of Loudoun County.
Closest skydiving to :
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!