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Virginia Skydiving Center

Average Rating: 5.00
5.00 out of 5 based on 11 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Dinwiddie County Airport (KPTB)
Lat: 37.1827492817189
Lng: -77.5063133239746

Address:
23301 Airport Rd.
Petersburg, Virginia 23803
United States

Contact:
804-466-0215
jump@virginiaskydivingcenter.com
http://www.VirginiaSkydivingCenter.com  (3011 Hits)

Last Updated: 2013-02-17
Aircraft:
C90 Super king Air, Cessna 182

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 335 USD
Tandem: 249 USD
Video: 99 USD
Jump Ticket: 26 USD to 13500 ft




Description:


Virginia's newest drop zone, offering a large, open landing area, clean, padded hangar for packing, and an easy location to find, only 200 yards off of Interstate 85, just south of Richmond. Whether you are a first time jumper or a seasoned veteran, you will find a friendly home at VSC.

Facilities:

  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Bunkhouse
  • RV Hookups
  • Camping
  • Showers
  • Pool

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Most Recent Photos

First jump with 'A' License Final Approach Does this thing work me

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Very nice DZ for everybody


Virginia Skydiving Center Rated 5 by: Flo1704 on 2013-05-19

Pros: Nice Staff, great plane, good facilities
Cons: -

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Arrived in Virginia in the beginning of November 12 for an extended business trip (6 months) from Germany. Found this location and made nearly 100 jumps. Really nice Drop Zone with a fast King Air, C-182s and a big landing area. Vibe was great due to the fact that all are really nice. Everybody was integrated very fast and I liked the way how they teach and treat students and outside licensed skydivers. You can jump with larger RW formations as well as FF guys of every experience level. They asked all the time if I want to join groups. Learned a lot from these guys. DZ Owner Jim Crouch is one of USPA´s safety directors. He ensures with his experienced team that everything´s running smooth. DZ organization by Sherry is awesome - she organizes lunch from a nearby Italian restaurant every day and controls the manifest. All year weekend operated DZ. On Fridays they start at 1400. Just next to the DZ is a big campground. 6 miles north of VSC is Petersburg with Hotels and Motels. Jump Tickets are 26$ for full altitude and 19$ for Hop&Pops. Overall great DZ!
(Review ID:7919)


Very welcoming and knowledgable.


Virginia Skydiving Center Rated 5 by: Gunner138 on 2012-12-05

Pros: Staff
Cons: None

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VSC is hands down the best DZ in VA! Between the staff and the atmosphere there is no reason to go anyplace else. I made my first jump with them at West Point and it was life changing. All that knowledge and good vibes moved right along to Petersburg. Their main goal is pretty evident from the moment you arrive: To give you a safe and fun experience, every time. Highly recommended. Blue Skies!
(Review ID:7742)


Clean large indoor packing area. Friendly staff


Virginia Skydiving Center Rated 5 by: Amyr on 2012-12-03

Pros: Very safe enviroment. Super friendly staff
Cons: porta john bathroom

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Other then my home drop zone this is the only other drop zone I have visited where they actually inspect and check your rig and license both. The manifest was friendly and thorough. I immediately felt better about the quality and safety of myself and the facilities and equipment of the drop zone. I was taking a 2 day canopy class while visiting this drop zone and was made to feel welcomed and as part of the crowd right off the bat. The packing area was clean and the packers very friendly and helpful the area around well maintained. This drop zone is owned by Jim Crouch who was training Aff jumpers. I was amazed that not only does he work his butt off the entire time he packs his own rig as well. I was invited with the group to eat at a near by restaurant after jumping for the day. And welcomed back. Although this is not the closest drop zone to me. If something was to happen to my own drop zone I would make VSC my new home drop zone.
(Review ID:7736)


Great small DZ


Virginia Skydiving Center Rated 5 by: Nealeod on 2012-03-31

Pros: Great staff attitude
Cons: Manifest/load organizers slightly disorganized

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Started off slow due to weather, but got a few lifts on the caravan. Great plane and well maintained. The pilot was super cool and competent. No resturaunt on site however, the staff ordered food from local resturaunts. No skygods just fun jumpers and tandems. Come to VSC and jump.
(Review ID:7079)


Excellent overall DZ


Virginia Skydiving Center Rated 5 by: Ericbabcock on 2012-01-11

Pros: Vibe, landing area, aircraft
Cons: No restaurant on dz, but some close by.

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Great vibes, get to jump with Carol Clay, manifest is friendly, no skygod mentality, nice landing area, Grand Caravan is roomy and quite, nice campground close by.
(Review ID:6989)

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