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Dropzone: North America: United States: Virginia: Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures

Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures

Average Rating: 4.93
4.93 out of 5 based on 42 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  (4895 Hits)

Last Updated: 2014-05-19
Aircraft:
C-182/PA-31 Navajo

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 375 USD
S/L: 315 USD
Tandem: 250 USD
Video: 130 USD
Jump Ticket: 25 USD to 13000 ft




Description:


Located in scenic Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures offers first jump 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." Swoopers are welcome! Come visit and see what a fun experience skydiving can be!

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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Offers a lot, but still has that small DZ feel.


Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures Rated 5 by: jonathan.newman on 2014-05-23

Pros: Focused on skydiving, not on $$$. Three mountain ranges!
Cons: Large landing area, but winds occasionally blow over obstacles

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Come out to Blue Ridge and you'll find me teaching tandems, AFF, and shooting video.

I've worked at DZs all over the world. Blue Ridge is among a rare breed of dropzone that is not focused on money. The focus is on skydiving.

The place is so friendly, that before I even moved to the DC area, I was invited to come out and jump, check the place out, and see if I wanted to join the staff. It's the same thing when a student walks through the door. Everyone is greeted warmly. First timers can get lost in a 20 minute conversation before they even get to registration. Experienced jumpers will quickly find new friends to jump with.

I really like that they schedule and jump with AFF students first thing in the morning. Most of the time, this means that AFF students can get a jump in before the tandems start arriving. Victor only does AFF and Coaching, so there is always an instructor to talk to, even if other instructors are busy with tandem students.

The scenery is some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. As soon as you take off, you can see the Shenandoah mountain range, the Massanutten, and another range in West Virginia.

The staff is (ahem) top notch. The DZO is also an AFFI, as well as an instructor pilot and tandem instructor. The manager is an AFFI, a tandem I/E, a master rigger and a pilot. The packers are all riggers and jumpers.

If you are looking to learn how to skydive, this is definitely the place.

If you want to do a tandem, this place is NOT a tandem factory.

If you're a funjumper, come out and hang with other funjumpers. There's always a cold (soft)drink in the fridge.

(Review ID:8481)


One of the best experiences of my life!


Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures Rated 5 by: browning614 on 2014-03-28

Pros: Great Instructors, Friendly, Organized
Cons: None

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I said I was would never do it! I never had any desire to jump out of a perfectly good airplane! A friend of mine has been taking classes at Blue Ridge for a few months, and is working on getting her A license. She sent me an email about a GroupOn they were offering for a tandem jump, and I decided to face my fears. Everyone there immediately made me feel welcome. The staff there is amazing! Henrik would be my tandem instructor, and he walked me through everything that I needed to know, and was both professional enough AND personable enough to make me feel comfortable about jumping. The experience was awesome! As soon as we got on the ground I told them I wanted to go up again, and I did! This is the perfect place to go for your first skydiving experience, and a good family to join if you decide to stick with it.
(Review ID:8394)


I would definitely recommend BRSA!


Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures Rated 5 by: JennBond on 2013-11-04

Pros: The people and environment
Cons: None

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I went with my husband, dad, and friend and it was the very first time any of us had skydived. We originally signed up for the IAD jump which is each of us jumping alone but with an instructor with us on radio. We sat through several hours of instruction to prepare and by the time class was over the winds were too high for us to jump. So we came back the following day. I personally felt better jumping with an instructor physically with me so I jumped tandem, while the guys all jumped as they had planned. We all loved it so much. Skydiving for one is a thrilling and awesome experience but with the staff there they make it even better. Their energy is infectious. So much so, we jumped twice in one day! I do have to thank everyone we met there... Bob, Vick, Charlie, Henrich, and so many others that didn't work there but made a point to share their wonderful experiences and cheer us on. Skydiving is definitely something we want to do again and BRSA will be where we go!
(Review ID:8276)


AFF A license progression = success!


Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures Rated 5 by: mereanarchy on 2013-09-09

Pros: The staff and other jumpers, the overall vibe
Cons: None

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This past weekend I finished up my 25th jump, and successfully completed all of my requirements needed for my A license. I wanted to wait to give a review, so I could be fair in my assessment all the way thru as a student. I had three tandems completed at a different facility in the northern VA area, however, the other dropzone doesn't do AFF training, and recommended I come over to BRSA. I stopped by BRSA a couple of times before ever committing, as I wanted to make sure it was the right place for me. Once I felt comfortable, I went ahead and paid up front for my whole A license progression. It was expensive, but I got a discount for paying in full up front, which made it worth it.
Throughout my progression I had 4-5 different instructors/coaches, each of which has their own areas of focus. At first I was a little apprehensive about all of the switching, but the instructors are really good about communicating with each other, and in the end I realized how much of a good thing it was, because they each gave me awesome feedback.
I never had an issue getting on a load, I ALWAYS felt safe and if I had questions, I felt comfortable to ask my instructors.
I would strongly recommend everyone who is looking for AFF training come to BRSA.

As well, the tandem instructors are very friendly and knowledgeable, and I would recommend to any of my friends that they come for a jump.


(Review ID:8185)


Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures


Blue Ridge Skydiving Adventures Rated 5 by: brent82 on 2013-09-03

Pros: Awesome Drop Zone
Cons: None

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I have jumped at a couple other drop zones as a AFF student my friend and I decided to go to blue ridge and give it a shot to see how it was. I have been jumping there ever since the staff is excellent all the way around great instructors awesome packers and there is manifest is top notch. I have never had a problem getting on a load and they are always super helpful. Like I said I was a AFF student when I got there and was working with the instructors to becoming a A licensed skydiver the last day I was there I needed 5 jumps to get my license and sure enough I got it all done I had full support from the whole drop zone all day they made sure I was packed and going up on the next load with instructors to make sure I got my 25th jump I cant say enough good things about Blue Ridge. Also now that I have my A license and looking for my own gear they have been great at assisting me on what to buy so get all the right equipment. I would definitely recommend anyone to start skydiving at blue ridge no matter what tandem to AFF to fun jumping its a great place.
(Review ID:8168)

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