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Skydiving Record Attempts in Virginia

There are many types of Skydiving Record Attempts that take place every year all over the country. The type of records vary greatly. The are records for the largest amount of skydivers at night, the longest wing suit dive and of course for the largest skydiver formation in free fall.

The largest formation is where a group of skydivers leave the plane and attempt to all hold hands in free fall. This is one of the most difficult type of records to attempt for a variety of reasons. This type of jump requires usually 4 to 5 large aircraft that are capable of reaching altitudes of up to 18,000 feet. They must also be able to contain oxygen due to being at high altitude for a prolong time.
The Virginia State record is currently 87 skydivers linked up in free fall at the same time. This record was completed at our West Point location in 2004. No Limits Skydiving is proud to operate its business out of the same airport this record was set at.
The most difficult item is making sure you have the best skydivers possible to be a part of these records. Our staff from No Limits Skydiving was on that State Record.

In 2016 skydivers from all over the country attempted to set a new record of 108 skydivers linked up. The record attempt was unsuccessful but came very close. The owner of No limits Skydiving was a part of this skydive also. Since he was a member of the record in 2004 he wanted to make sure he was a part of the new attempt.
Skydiving is a sport with many different types of jumps. No Limits Skydiving excels at Tandem Skydiving and taking people on their first jump from a perfectly good airplane. We hope to see you at either of our locations this year for your adventure of a lifetime!!

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Skydiving into University of Richmond

No Limits Skydiving is the only Ex-Military owned skydiving School in Virginia. The experience received while working with the military enables our staff to perform many types of skydiving. On September 16, 2017, our company was hired by the University of Richmond to skydive into their football game. We brought the game ball in along with the University Flag to start the game off. University of Richmond is one of Virginia’s premier schools located in the state capital.

We love performing at events such as these. Being able to show the public skydiving at major sporting events is great for our sport as well as a lot of fun. Jumping from an airplane over the city is quite the experience. Being in free-fall and seeing downtown is a sight to enjoy. We consider it a great honor to be hired to perform at these games. Skydiving into stadiums takes a higher skill level of skydiving called a Pro-rating. To receive a Pro-rating from the United States Parachute Association, a skydiver must have a high level of experience. If you live in Virginia and see a skydiver landing at an event, there is a very good chance they belong to the No Limits Skydiving crew.

If you see us at the game and are interested in jumping, feel free to call us at (866) 553-2915 to schedule a tandem skydive. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Skydiving Weather

One of the most frequent questions we are asked is about the weather for the day of their skydive. Yes, weather can effect if we will be skydiving that day or not. We try to not make a decision to cancel skydives until the night before, due to weather forecast being so inaccurate more then 24 hours out.

Weather that we will cancel skydiving activities is for what I call “Winnie the Pooh” days. Days where it is just a soaking rainy day and you really don’t even leave the house. Unless of course its to go see a movie but really nothing outdoors. We will also cancel if they are calling for really windy days where the winds are blowing up to 20 mph. On windy days we will usually give the customers the option to change their jump time to later in the day. Wind speed will usually slow down toward the end of the day. If you make a reservation, and we cancel due to weather, we will contact you. Of course you can contact us anytime you have questions.

If we cancel skydiving jumps that day, we allow you to just pick another day for your Tandem Skydive.
Weather effects us only about 15% of the time, so choose your day and keep your fingers crossed for blue skies and puffy clouds. We hope to see you skydiving with us soon.