CLOSEST SKYDIVING TO
DC FROM 13,500'!
As good a view of the
capitol as you'll see skydiving anywhere!
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 Quantico, 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 Quantico, 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 Washington DC skydiving for the
first time at this location for over 33 years! In fact, during this time
thousands of people from Washington DC skydived with us for their first tandem
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. On July 16, 1790, the Residence Act approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States Congress and is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.
The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the preexisting settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria; however, Congress returned the Virginia portion in 1846. Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. Congress created a single municipal government for the whole District of Columbia after the American Civil War.
The District is divided into four quadrants of unequal area: Northwest (NW), Northeast (NE), Southeast (SE), and Southwest (SW). The axes bounding the quadrants radiate from the U.S. Capitol building. All road names include the quadrant abbreviation to indicate their location and house numbers generally correspond with the number of blocks away from the Capitol. Most streets are set out in a grid pattern with east–west streets named with letters (e.g., C Street SW) and north–south streets with numbers (e.g., 4th Street NW).