Don’t Allow Your Fears to Ground You!

Perhaps, you believe that deliberately leaping out of an airplane is, well, maybe a bit on the insane side? The thrill of stepping out of the plane and starting your free fall, when you pull the chute and start your descent to ground, and the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel when you successfully land, are hard to put into words!

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Race Gravity in Virginia Skies! is the #1 choice for first time skydivers. Alexandria will get you jumping out of a perfectly good airplane in no time! Fly high above Earth during a high-adrenaline experience that is unlike anything you will see or do in Virginia!

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Don’t Allow Your Fears to Ground You!
Call Us at 571-429-5009 Today! is the #1 choice for first time skydivers. Alexandria in Virginia will get you jumping out of a perfectly good airplane in no time! Fly high above the Potomac River during a high-adrenaline experience that is unlike anything you will see or do in Virginia!

Don’t Allow Your Fears to Ground You!

Perhaps, you believe that deliberately leaping out of an airplane is, well, maybe a bit on the insane side? The thrill of stepping out of the plane and starting your free fall, when you pull the chute and start your descent to ground, and the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel when you successfully land, are hard to put into words!

Tandem Skydiving in Alexandria

Tandem Skydiving

Your first skydive will be the thrill of your lifetime – but it can certainly be intimidating, as well! That’s why our experts here at Alexandria are available to help you plan your first jump, to answer all your questions, and to help you have a life altering experience! We recommend Tandem skydiving for your first skydiving exploit. It’s the best way to discover the sheer joy of a freefall jump over Virginia, but also to have the comfort and mental ease of knowing you’re jumping in Tandem with one of our highly experienced professionals.

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Alexandria Certified Skydiving

Advanced Training

Many people become hooked after their first skydiving experience and want to progress to solo skydiving, become a certified skydiver, or even become skydiving instructors themselves. Affiliates of Alexandria can help you achieve your goal via two different alternatives; Accelerated Freefall (AFF) and Tandem Progression. Our partners place an emphasis on safety, only employ highly trained and experienced instructors, and carefully develop curricula; this and much more ensures that can help you achieve your goals!! Learn more…

Skydiving Videos in Alexandria, Virginia

Video Packages

You don’t want to build up your courage to step off a plane and experience the unforgettable thrill of skydiving, only to realize later that you should have arranged for pictures or videos. Alexandria affiliates will provide you with memories of your skydiving adventure that you can share with friends and family and through online methods. Take advantage of a variety of video packages, such as high-definition video with soundtrack; outstanding still shots; or formats that allow you to load your skydiving experience directly onto the web. Say cheese…

Skydiving Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates

You couldn’t give a loved one a more exciting gift than the gift of flight! Alexandria offers gift certificates that are ideal for any gift-giving occasion. Check out our various Gift Certificate Skydiving packages, or select a gift certificate for a Tandem skydiving adventure or for a solo training course. Our gift cards are good for 24 months from the date of purchase. And they can be transferred, which means your gift recipient can pass on the thrill of skydiving to someone else if he or she is unable to take advantage of the gift certificate. Get yours…

There’s a Party in the Virginia sky…

…And you can consider this your invitation for the event of a lifetime…

14,000 feet above Virginia!

What Does Alexandria Offer You?

  • Location:
  • Alexandria is only about 6 miles from Washington, D.C., so skydiving from one of our Virginia partners gives you great views on your skydive..

  • Group Sizes:
  • Whatever group size you want to bring along on your skydiving adventure, our Alexandria affiliates have aircraft and facilities available to accommodate your group. Those who don’t want to jump themselves can watch you from our viewing area. You can check with one of our trained staff members at 215-258-2255 for information about current prices on our various package deals!

  • Safety:
  • Your safety is paramount at Alexandria partner locations, so they use only the best equipment and the most highly trained instructors.

  • Your Parachute:
  • Your parachute is checked and double checked before any jump. However, in the unlikely event your main chute should fail to deploy, you’ll also have a backup chute that deploys using an automatic activation device (AAD). The AAD recognizes low altitude without the main chute and instantly releases so that you land safely. Because of the AAD, the backup parachute cannot fail.

  • Jump Heights:
  • You must reach a specific altitude range for skydiving — high enough to safely exit the plane, deploy your chute after a short free fall and soar down to a safe landing, but not so high that you experience a lack of oxygen. The typical skydiving range is between 2.5 and 3 miles above ground (between 10,000 and 14,000 feet).

  • Certifications:
  • We ensure that the pilots and instructors at partner dropzones are trained and certified according to the highest current available standard, developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the United States Parachute Association (USPA).

  • Scheduling:
  • To make booking your skydiving experience as easy as possible, our dropzones boast a wide variety of arrival times for your convenience. Give us a call today at 215-258-2255 for additional details!

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    Tandem Skydiving in Alexandria, Virginia

    Soar Through the Air with Alexandria!

    There might not be anything more beautiful than seeing Virginia from the viewpoint of a skydiver! Just think about soaring through the air, seeing the city’s varied architecture and surrounding countryside from above, and possibly even seeing some of Washington, DC’s famous sights! Alexandria affiliates will provide you with that bird’s eye view, whether you want to experience a one-time Tandem jump or you want to look into becoming licensed yourself. Our partnered dropzone’s certified and experienced staff, we’re your source for setting up your skydiving adventures!

    Your Skydiving 101 Experience: Tandem Skydiving

    So, why are Tandem jumps the most common type of skydives for new jumpers and what’s involved in a Tandem jump?

    A Tandem skydive is the safest kind of jump for a beginner, because you’re actually attached to your instructor by a special parachute harness. Thus, without any prior experience, you’re able to get the full sensation and adrenaline rush of jumping out of an airplane and freefalling!

    You’ll want to arrive at the jump site about an hour ahead of time to allow plenty of time for your pre-jump training and pictures. First, you’ll have a short lesson on the ground, then don your skydiving jumpsuit. You’ll have a short airplane ride up above the clouds to about 10,000 feet or more. When you reach altitude for the jump and your instructor starts carrying out the pre-jump steps, you’ll realize you’re really doing it! You’re about to jump out of an airplane from a couple of miles above the ground! Your heart will be pounding, but the excitement and anticipation of the experience to come will be almost unbearable!

    Finally, in a parachute built for two, you and your instructor will leave the plane! You’ll have a freefall of up to a minute at about 120 miles per hour before your instructor deploys the chute. Then, you just continue to enjoy the amazing views from above Virginia, while you soar through the sky for another 8 to 12 minutes. As the parachute brings you back to the ground, your experienced instructor will provide a safe and easy landing!

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    Alexandria Skydiving School

    Virginia Skydiving School Alexandria affiliates will teach you the skills required to get your skydiving certification. If you’re in a hurry to make your first solo jump, check into the Integrated Student Program (ISP). It’s a United States Parachute Association (USPA) training program, as well as the most widely taught method by Alexandria affiliates who teach skydiving.

    USPA’s ISP is structured as follows:

  • Targeted Learning Objectives (TLOs) are set for 7 different levels of instruction.
  • You must complete the TLOs for each level before you can move on to the next level.
  • For Levels 1 to 7, you will complete a series of training skydives, together with a skydiving instructor who’s properly rated.
  • Once you complete Level 7, you will be permitted to “self supervise,” and further jumps are done under the supervision of a Alexandria affiliate certified skydiving instructor.
  • After finishing 25 skydive jumps and receiving an “A License” criteria validated by the certified instructor, you’ll then be permitted to take on your “A License Check Dive.”
  • Once you’ve achieved your goal — earning your “A License” — you’ll be among an elite group of people who are trained and qualified to make solo skydives! While there’s not a legal requirement to obtain a license for skydiving, doing so gives you the credibility needed so that you can skydive from other USPA member skydiving centers.

    Virginia Skydiving Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Training

    As an AFF student, you can be certain that you’re learning from the best! It might appear that there are a lot of steps to go through, but each one is structured like a building block, to carry you to your goal—achieving your skydiving certification!

    Your first three jumps are referred to as “Harness Hold Training.” That’s because you’ll be accompanied by two licensed instructors during your jump. The instructors will each hold your harness until the release of your parachute, but they won’t otherwise be attached to you physically (as the instructor is in a Tandem jump). Once you have released your chute, each instructor will release the hold on your harness, individually release their chutes, and land.

    Your safety is the primary reason for being accompanied by two instructors on your first three jumps. For an AFF jump, the parachute release usually occurs at 5,500 feet above ground level. If you have trouble releasing your chute, the instructors will first signal you by hand to “pull.” Usually that’s enough, but if you do not respond to the hand signal for some reason, one of the instructors tries to put your hand on the pilot chute release. If you still don’t respond, the instructor will then release the parachute for you. If you appear to be at risk, at any point, the instructor can deploy your chute. Your student gear has extra “pull” handles in positions that allow the instructors to reach them easily.

    Once you’ve proved that you’re able to successfully release your own chute, you can demonstrate that you understand basic freefall instruction, so that you can move on to a solo jump. You reach this goal through a series of release skydives, in which the instructor might not be able to assist you in your own chute release; therefore, it’s vital that you are fully competent to release your own parachute before continuing.

    The AFF course is considered the safest and lowest-risk skydiving training in the country. All instructors understand the “hard deck,” which is the minimum elevation where they must release their chutes for their own safety. Every parachute includes a reserve chute, in case a student reaches the “hard deck” and the pilot chute has not been released. At that point, the Automatic Activation Device (AAD) immediately releases the reserve chute, which will provide the student with enough time to land safely. These reserve chutes are not used often, but the ADD offers yet another safety layer during the student’s skydiving training.

    Instructors also coach you about body positioning during the training jumps, by using a variety of hand signals. Trainers review the skydive with you after each jump and provide any necessary corrective training. As you reach the higher training levels, you’ll have just one coach. At these levels, you’ll practice a variety of airborne movements such as flips, turns, fall rate control, and more. These exercises demonstrate that you can regain control after experiencing any disorientation that causes instability during your dive. Each Alexandria affiliate training skydive you undertake builds on skills you have already learned.

    As you progress through the training levels, you must pass the Targeted Learning Objectives (TLOs) associated with each level. The TLOs serve as guidelines to show you’ve mastered the skills for that level of training. Your trainers have total charge of verifying that you’ve successfully mastered each TLO throughout the training. As an AFF trainee, you’ll be provided with a direct radio connection to communicate with the landing team. In addition, you’ll be fully trained in how to land on your own, which provides another layer of safety in case any problems arise with the radio communications.

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    Alexandria Skydiving Video Packages

    Amazing Video Packages

    You know how they say you only have one chance to make a good first impression—and that making a bad first impression can haunt you? Something else that might haunt you is failing to get a professional video taken of your first great skydiving adventure!

    You’ll never forget the adrenaline rush and sheer exhilaration of your first free fall out of an airplane! But other memories might become hazy over time. The myriad colors you see in the landscape below you, the monuments you may view on the way down, potentially landmarks such as the George Washington Masonic National Memorial or the famous Hilton Alexandria. And, how your perspectives are constantly shifting, as you descend through your dive and come in for your landing. Alexandria will set you up with an experience to provide permanent memories that cover every aspect of your skydiving adventure through various video packages, still shots, and formats. Each enabling you to load your skydiving experience directly onto the web.

    For the video of your skydive, we start by having a network affiliate camera person carry out pre-jump interviews, both on the ground and after takeoff, as your plane rises to the required altitude. Then, the camera person skydives right beside you! He or she captures your freefall experience from start to finish and catches every emotion you express during your freefall. Once your chute deploys, the videographer will speed to the ground, so that your landing can be taped, as well. After you’ve landed, the camera person will conduct another short interview to record your feelings about your first skydiving experience! You’ll receive a DVD with your entire skydive recorded, along with background music that you select.

    You may want to book your video package when you schedule your skydive, so that we can be certain to have enough videographers available on the day of your jump. Our specialists here at Alexandria are happy to provide full details and to answer your questions.

    Call Skydiving.Com Alexandria at 215-258-2255 to Book Your Skydiving Video Package!

    Alexandria Skydiving Gift Certificates

    Awesome Gift Certificates from Alexandria

    A gift certificate makes a wonderful present for any special occasion. With a gift certificate, there are no wrong sizes; no pile of “not quite right” items stuck back in a closet or making the rounds being “re-gifted.”

    And if you want to get a loved one a truly life-changing gift, what could be more stupendous than offering the gift of flight through a gift certificate from Alexandria? You can purchase certificates, good for 2 years from the date of purchase, for any of our skydiving packages. Our gift certificates also are transferable. To make the gift even more memorable, you have the option to include one of our professional video packages, as well.

    Suppose you gifted a friend with a Tandem skydive. From the day of getting the gift certificate, your recipient will be enjoying the thrill of anticipation, of planning for the jump, of telling others about the upcoming adventure!

    When your gift certificate recipient arrives for their skydiving adventure, first they’ll receive about 30 minutes of training to prepare for the upcoming jump. They’ll be fitted into a special harness, prep and board the plane, and in just a few minutes after takeoff, they’ll reach the altitude required for their skydiving jump!

    Hooked to the trainer by the special harness, they’ll step out the plane door for an exhilarating freefall of up to one minute at speeds up to 120 miles per hour! Once the trainer deploys the parachute, they’ll enjoy another four to seven minutes of descent before reaching the drop zone and landing smoothly with a huge smile on their face. Your gift certificate recipient will truly have just experienced the gift of flight from you!

    Get Your Gift Certificate!

    Our gift certificates are good for two years from your purchase date and are valid at our Alexandria, Virginia location as well as over 80 other locations across the United States!

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    Call Skydiving.Com Alexandria at 215-258-2255 to Book Your Skydive Today!

    Whether this is your first skydive or you are looking for information about skydiving training, we can connect with you a premiere skydiving center near Alexandria to have the thrill of your life. We serve Alexandria, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Waldorf, Bethesda and all other cities in Virginia. Ready to take take to the skies above Virginia? Make that call today!

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