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Dropzone: North America: United States: Virginia: Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures and Training Center

Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures and Training Center

Average Rating: 4.94
4.94 out of 5 based on 47 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
New Market Airport (K8W2)
Lat: 38.6541476164069
Lng: -78.7088012695312

Address:
57 River Road
New Market, Virginia 22844
United States

Contact:
540-450-6070
866-722-2798 (fax)
skydiverDZO@gmail.com
http://www.skydivenewmarket.com  (12811 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-10-26
Aircraft:
2 C-182, PA-31-310

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 395 USD
S/L: 315 USD
Tandem: 250 USD
Video: 130 USD
Jump Ticket: 27 USD to 12000 ft




Description:


Located in scenic Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures offers first jump, skydiving students and experienced skydivers the most beautiful scenery on the east coast. A family-friendly, safe and positive learning environment and a place where fun-jumpers can come to "have fun."
We are a student oriented training center with highly qualified USPA skydiving instructors committed to student success. We cater to student needs and as a staff are engaged to see our students succeed. If you want to learn to skydive, you will have personalized, competent, and professional instructors fully committed to your success.
Swoopers are welcome! Come visit and see what a fun experience skydiving can be! We require jumpers to be USPA members in order to be covered by USPA's third-party liability insurance that is part of your membership fee.

We have a Master Rigger and 3 senior riggers, a Coach Examiner, and a Sigma Tandem Instructor Examiner on staff.

If you have jumped with us before, we appreciate you sharing your experience with us by submitting a review, as your feedback is what allows us to more effectively focus our continual efforts in providing you with excellent service. Come out and jump at the most scenic DZ in Virginia!



Facilities:

  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Coaches
  • RV Hookups
  • Camping

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Medium sized drop zone in New Market Virginia


Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures and Training Center Rated 5 by: BrandonTeboe on 2017-11-28

Pros: Great people
Cons: N/A

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I was driving from Florida to NY wanting to stop at Sebastian before leaving but the weather was not cooperating. I found Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures in Virginia on my way north and stopped to make 3 jumps. The DZ was only running a single 4 passenger Cessna as it was cold and November. I had gotten 2 jumps in and needed 1 more to hit my 50th jump, but all the other jumpers had taken off. I was about to unpack my rental when the pilot said he'd take me on a private H&P to get my 50th in!!! It was awesome to have a pilot/instructor I had just met that was as enthusiastic as me to help me get my 50th! Overall great experience, great people and a fun change of pace from the congestion I'm used to at larger dropzones!
(Review ID:9420)


The Best Place to Learn the Sport of Skydiving


Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures and Training Center Rated 5 by: esanna on 2016-11-10

Pros: Great Staff and People, Clean Hangar and Facility, Great Equipment
Cons: I Cannot Think of Any

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BRSA was truly a fantastic place to learn to become an "A" licensed skydiver. My involvement with the drop zone started with a phone call to Charlie Gittins who answered on the first attempt and set up a date for me to come to the drop zone. I had taken the AFF class at another drop zone and had performed my first jumps elsewhere but Charlie was very accommodating and helpful with the transition. When I arrived I was greeted the moment I walked in the door with a "Hello, you must be Evan, nice to have you." I received a tour of the drop zone and the learning began immediately. The staff at the drop zone take safety seriously. Whether it was emergency scenario reviews or equipment checks, the degree of diligence gave me a lot of confidence to jump. Manifest was run quickly, cleanly, and professionally. In addition to that the coaches and instructors are all amazing. They all have years of experience in the sport and they all take the learning process very seriously but always smiling and enjoying the moment. They took the time to review any questions I had and more than anything they all were relaxed and professional. There was no pressure or ego infused into any experience with anyone there. Everyone just wants you to be safe and have a great time. I have performed a total of 30 jumps now and cannot wait to jump more. After every jump when everyone has landed safely its high fives and smiles. Even if a 4 way gets broken in flight, there is not anger present but a spirit of "We'll get it next time" and smiles anyway. One thing that has become clear is everyone is learning, even those with hundreds of jumps. The constant humility and love for the sport makes this a great place to jump and a great place to obtain your "A" license. I have my paperwork in the mail and am expecting the card any day now.

I almost forgot. The views are breathtaking. Looking out to the tops of the mountains makes you stop and realize how lucky you are to take part in the sport. Not too many people will ever see something so majestic in their lifetimes while sitting under canopy at 3000 feet. Even if you have your license, come out just to experience the views and great people.

(Review ID:9197)


Great spot to stop in


Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures and Training Center Rated 5 by: FDH92 on 2016-08-01

Pros: Great Atmosphere! Great Scenery! Huge Packing Mat! Awesome People
Cons: None recognized - Slightly short on fun jumpers when I was there, but it was a mediocre weather forecast

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Loved my time spent there on a Sunday in July of 2016. First time jumping there and I received a warm welcome immediately upon entering and the DZO & S&TA (Charlie) personally showed me around the DZ, went through overhead photos to get me oriented, showed me the optimal exit point, possible outs in the case of a long spot, and went over the landing pattern.

There was only a handful of fun jumpers around, but it was a questionable weather forecast on a Sunday- so I'm sure it's better typically.

The people that were there were fantastic! Manifest was pleasant and playful. The fun jumpers were super friendly, invited me on several jumps, invited me out to lunch, and to hangout when the predicted storm came in.

The scenery is pretty spectacular, especially when there are some big puffy clouds to play around in.

Overall, a very safety conscious and friendly DZ that I would definitely stop in at again while in the Area.

(Review ID:9116)


From first tandem to AFF and beyond, this is where you NEED to jump!


Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures and Training Center Rated 5 by: Medic2124 on 2015-01-11

Pros: Top notch instructors, very friendly, good equipment, safety is a priority!, Great scenic location
Cons: None

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I first came to Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures on a recommendation, and everyone there lived up to what they said! The instructors are top notch, very knowledgeable and will help you succeed in every way! Everyone at this DZ is very welcoming and friendly, they will make you feel like family right from your first visit!

I just finished my A license AFF training this weekend, these guys had no problem braving the cold temperatures to make it happen! I felt like having the 4 or 5 different instructors during my training made me a better skydiver as each had their own way of teaching while hitting all the necessary bullets, I never felt like they contradicted each other.

Safety at this DZ is paramount, and its as simple as if conditions are not safe, the load will not go up. The landing area is more then big enough and it makes it easy to hone those canopy skills.

If you are looking at making that first jump as a tandem or want to start learning how to go out of the door on your own, look no further the Blue Ridge Skydiving adventures. I would HIGHLY recommend them! You will not regret it!

(Review ID:8709)


Perfect dz


Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures and Training Center Rated 5 by: golfer37 on 2014-08-10

Pros: Class act staff, safety is paramount, beautiful location, well maintained gear and planes, and fun!
Cons: absolutly none

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The first time I stepped on to this dz I was 16 and although I wasn't able to jump I still felt very welcome! I waited a couple years and came back and started my aff progression and everything about it was awesome! You will meet some of the greatest people at this dz! Charlie, Melissa, Bob, all of the instructors, riggers, and pilots put a ton of work into this dz and it really stands out. Also Blue ridge skydiving has some of the most experienced instructors some have over 9000 skydives. I really couldn't have chosen a better a place to call my home dz!
(Review ID:8616)

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