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grasshoppergirl  (A 255824)

Sep 10, 2011, 1:22 PM
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Hey all, only two jumps under my belt but I'm super focused on starting AFF training and earning my A license. I'm looking for any honest advice on specific dz's/instructors in the Central/Northern VA area. I want to go somewhere that a) is passionate about teaching and building new skydivers and b) who respects busy schedules and can help me get it done in a condensed period of time. I did my first two tandem jumps at No Limits in Victoria and really liked the instructors there but AFF training is a commitment, I'm trying to consider every aspect (training attention, dz/plane size etc.) and I'd like to finish where I start. Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.


lost_n_confuzd  (A 55061)

Sep 10, 2011, 3:55 PM
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Skydive Orange is a fun jumper oriented DZ. Its a member owned club, safe, good people, twin turbine, good times all around.


abyzet  (C 40095)

Sep 10, 2011, 6:45 PM
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Skydive Orange is super friendly and the instructor are very professional.


DrizZ  (C 39369)

Sep 13, 2011, 7:31 AM
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Come on down to Orange. We'll hook you up! Pretty sure it meets your requests:

- Great instructors
- Otter
- Open 6 days a week

My only advice would be to pull the trigger regardless of where you go in VA soon, as winter's coming up in a few months.


grasshoppergirl  (A 255824)

Sep 27, 2011, 7:23 AM
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Thanks all, Orange it is. Went out there to check out dropzone and besides the great plane, it looks like a great group of people.


mchamp  (D 32129)

Sep 29, 2011, 7:52 PM
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Great! Will see you around!


charlie5  (A 62022)

Sep 30, 2011, 8:44 AM
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Skydive Orange for sure!

Doing my AFF at the moment there.

Hope the weather gods stop f*cking with me tomorrow.


Terp

Oct 13, 2011, 9:08 AM
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I'm driving an hour and a half to Westpoint Skydiving Adventures down in West Point, VA (they are moving this week, though).

There's something about having the USPA Director of Safety and Training there (owner) that gives me a increased sense of safety and security, whether a false sense or not. ;)


charlie5  (A 62022)

Oct 13, 2011, 10:03 AM
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I'm driving an hour and a half to Westpoint Skydiving Adventures down in West Point, VA (they are moving this week, though).

There's something about having the USPA Director of Safety and Training there (owner) that gives me a increased sense of safety and security, whether a false sense or not. ;)

Skydive Orange actually helped develop the current AFF course, just saying.


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Scrumpot  (D License)

Oct 13, 2011, 11:04 AM
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Skydive Orange actually developed the current AFF course, just saying.

You sure about that?

Just sayin' Tongue

Both, or either, of these DZ's make just fine selections for the OP to choose from, based upon whatever best suits them and their needs and desires, accordingly. No need to see who can newby - "my DZ is better than yours" - piss the hardest and furthest here. - You don't wanna go there.


Southern_Man  (C License)

Oct 13, 2011, 12:23 PM
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Both, or either, of these DZ's make just fine selections for the OP to choose from, based upon whatever best suits them and their needs and desires, accordingly. No need to see who can newby - "my DZ is better than yours" - piss the hardest and furthest here. - You don't wanna go there.

Agreed, these are both good drop zones! Orange is my home but I've jumped at West Point and look forward to jumping in Dinwiddie soon. You can't go wrong w/ either one. I would jump at West Point more except where I live, I basically have to drive right past Orange and continue driving another 2 hours or so. Good crew, fun, good training.


wildcard451  (D License)

Oct 13, 2011, 12:37 PM
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I'm driving an hour and a half to Westpoint Skydiving Adventures down in West Point, VA (they are moving this week, though).

There's something about having the USPA Director of Safety and Training there (owner) that gives me a increased sense of safety and security, whether a false sense or not. ;)

Skydive Orange actually helped develop the current AFF course, just saying.

shhhhhhhh.

Both DZ's are awesome. Can;t wait to see WP in it's new iteration in Dinwiddie.

I hope they have a nice long swoop lane for me.


DrizZ  (C 39369)

Oct 19, 2011, 6:06 AM
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I'm driving an hour and a half to Westpoint Skydiving Adventures down in West Point, VA (they are moving this week, though).

There's something about having the USPA Director of Safety and Training there (owner) that gives me a increased sense of safety and security, whether a false sense or not. ;)

Skydive Orange actually helped develop the current AFF course, just saying.

shhhhhhhh.

Both DZ's are awesome. Can;t wait to see WP in it's new iteration in Dinwiddie.

I hope they have a nice long swoop lane for me.

Well the pond by the campgrounds should make a killer swoop pond :p

I'm also looking forward to partying with the WP crew at the Halloween boogie @ Delmarva, and later checking out Dinwiddie. Should be amazing...



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