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3331  (D 3331)

Sep 30, 2011, 2:07 PM
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Virginia Skydiving Center opening Oct. 15-16. Located at the Dinwiddie Airport near Petersburg, VA. Conveniently situated right off of I-85. Lots of motels and restaurants close by, even a Holiday Inn.

Indoor packing, shelter from the sun and rain. Cool

New logo attached.
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Jumperintheair  (D License)

Sep 30, 2011, 4:18 PM
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Kool...thats where Jim Couch and the West Point gang are moving correct? So I guess no more skydiving at the point?


jonstark  (D 8298)

Sep 30, 2011, 4:33 PM
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That looks like a great place for a DZ. The airport is big and open with lots of runways, There are no neighborhoods too close. It's convenient to the interstates and a good sized town. This just might work!

Good luck VSC!

jon


normiss  (D 28356)

Sep 30, 2011, 7:02 PM
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That's AWESOME!!!
Cool
Congrats to Jim and his entire group up there. I wish you all many years of beautiful blues to jump and smooth relations with all your neighbors.
Good luck with the trailer park and the swoop pond too!
Cool


3331  (D 3331)

Oct 2, 2011, 12:29 AM
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http://www.virginiaskydivingcenter.com/

Cool


(This post was edited by 3331 on Oct 2, 2011, 12:30 AM)


Premier slotperfect  (D 13014)
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Oct 2, 2011, 6:09 AM
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I am very glad to see this. Best of luck to Jim and crew.


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Oct 2, 2011, 6:50 PM
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Good luck!


JohnRich  (D License)

Oct 2, 2011, 7:32 PM
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Oh my, right near my sister in Richmond. I'm getting an urge to go visit my dear old Sis!


normiss  (D 28356)

Oct 2, 2011, 7:57 PM
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She really hates it when you come over to visit, spend all your time at the nearest dz then come home loud, drunk, and cussing!
Tongue


mchamp  (D 32129)

Oct 2, 2011, 8:48 PM
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Can't wait! See you guys and the new DZ soon!

Also saves me 1 hr drive to the new location, awesome Cool


(This post was edited by mchamp on Oct 2, 2011, 8:53 PM)


3331  (D 3331)

Oct 14, 2011, 9:17 AM
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Semi Grand opening this weekend with a King Air. Lots of places to stay over night. Smile

Beer is permitted after jumping.

Don't be a Beer Rat Snitch to the Airport Authority. Mad


H3llion  (Student)

Oct 18, 2011, 2:50 PM
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Beer is permitted after jumping.

Eh..for the record, we go OFFSITE for after hours consumption. We had a pretty kickass cookout this past weekend @ Picture Lake Campground, with hopefully many more gatherings to follow. Pics @VSC on Facebook.


jonstark  (D 8298)

Oct 18, 2011, 5:19 PM
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Beer is permitted after jumping.

Don't they know it's 8 feet from bottle to throttle?!


Ericbabcock  (D 23294)

Oct 18, 2011, 7:52 PM
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Here's some RW with Carol Clay and friends on Sunday at VSC.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTDdIGextUg


3331  (D 3331)

Oct 25, 2011, 11:54 AM
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Virginia Skydiving Center is closed this weekend. We are all going to Laurel Delaware.
http://www.dropzone.com/...t;postatt_id=131162;

At Skydive Delmarva we will be drinking Beer with the Airport Authority. Wink


Jumpdude  (C License)

Oct 25, 2011, 8:07 PM
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Just remember, if anyone from sLyride calls you in an effort to get you to do business with them, hang up in their face! It looks like you have a good thing going, don't screw it up by getting in bed with them criminals at sLyride!!!

P.S. and don't forget all their latest names, Sportations, American Flight adventures, Plutian and a couple of others!


DanG  (D 22351)

Oct 26, 2011, 5:14 AM
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In reply to:
Just remember, if anyone from sLyride calls you in an effort to get you to do business with them, hang up in their face! It looks like you have a good thing going, don't screw it up by getting in bed with them criminals at sLyride!!!

P.S. and don't forget all their latest names, Sportations, American Flight adventures, Plutian and a couple of others!

Give it a rest, dude. This "new" DZ in Virginia has been operating for over 50 years at a different airport. I think they know who Skyride is.


3331  (D 3331)

Nov 14, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Grand Caravan permanently based at Virginia Skydiving Center. Carries 17 jumpers and look at the size of that door.

How did we ever get out of a Beech D 18 in full conventional gear ?
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wildcard451  (D License)

Nov 14, 2011, 2:54 PM
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Grand Caravan permanently based at Virginia Skydiving Center. Carries 17 jumpers and look at the size of that door.

How did we ever get out of a Beech D 18 in full conventional gear ?

What's ticket prices at the new place? Full and H&P?


3331  (D 3331)

Nov 14, 2011, 4:54 PM
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http://www.virginiaskydivingcenter.com/

Cool


wildcard451  (D License)

Nov 14, 2011, 6:59 PM
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Smile all you want, and try as I might, I see no experience jumper pricing info on there.

Please show me where I missed it.


theplummeter  (C License)

Nov 14, 2011, 8:12 PM
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Smile all you want, and try as I might, I see no experience jumper pricing info on there.

Please show me where I missed it.

http://www.virginiaskydivingcenter.com/pricing/
About a third of the way down the page lists tickets to 5000 and full altitude.


wildcard451  (D License)

Nov 14, 2011, 8:23 PM
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In reply to:

Smile all you want, and try as I might, I see no experience jumper pricing info on there.

Please show me where I missed it.

http://www.virginiaskydivingcenter.com/pricing/
About a third of the way down the page lists tickets to 5000 and full altitude.

Thanks for adding it to the page.


H3llion  (Student)

Nov 28, 2011, 8:34 AM
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What's ticket prices at the new place? Full and H&P?

We just dropped the prices...not sure if it's reflected yet on the site, but here's the release link.

http://www.virginiaskydivingcenter.com/cheaper-jumps/

Break down is this:
$25 full alt - Caravan/182
$15 5k - Caravan/182

Before 9a.m. -
$16 - 11k - 182
$9 for 5k hop and pops, either over the airport, or over our supersweet swoop pond/182


(This post was edited by H3llion on Nov 28, 2011, 8:56 AM)


H3llion  (Student)

Dec 4, 2011, 7:07 PM
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Here's a quick vid I spliced together from this past weekend showing off our pond.

http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=2127n1j&s=5


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