Places to go Skydiving in Virginia
There are a few different companies that offer tandem skydiving in Virginia. We believe that none offer a better experience than No Limits Skydiving. From our great locations, full-time professional instructors, and the fact that we are open 7 days a week, we make sure that your first tandem skydive is the adventure of a lifetime.
Most people want to try skydiving at least one time in their lives. You might be sitting in the movie theater and see a scene that involves your favorite actor jumping from a perfectly good airplane. The rush of wind going through the actor’s hair triggers something inside of you- and a little voice in your head says, I have to try that! Well, now is your time! We make it so simple for you to experience skydiving. You can reserve your time and day online, or by calling us at 434-532-6570. Let us know which location and what time and day you want to arrive and we are there. Its that simple.
When you finish some paperwork, we will do a short training session. The training last about 10 to 20 minutes for your first skydive. Your job is to relax and enjoy the view. That’s right..RELAX. You will be making your skydive attached to our United States Parachute Association Instructors. All of our Instructors have at least 5,000 skydives. Yes…that’s right. 5,000. The owner of No Limits Skydiving has over 9,000 skydives. The owner of No Limits Skydiving is there still teaching. He is there every weekend and most weekdays taking students on their first skydive.
Virginia is such a great place to skydive for many reasons. We are lucky to have all 4 seasons in Virginia. There are positive things about making your skydive in any of the seasons. Just pick your favorite time of the year and make your reservation. A lot of people ask if their family and friends can come watch their jump. Of course!! Bring as many people as you want to watch. They can be right there when you land taking pictures and watching the whole thing. We even have a staff member on hand to help you find them in free fall. Many times you can see them in free fall right before their parachute is deployed.
When you are ready to make your first skydive, we hope you choose No Limits Skydiving. Please call us anytime you have any questions. We hope to see you skydiving in Virginia soon!
Spending time in VA Beach? Join us for a skydive!
Va Beach is one of Virginia’s biggest cities with a diverse population that includes tourist, military, and native residents. In the summer, the beach comes alive with so many outdoor activities and a huge influx of tourists. Everybody is looking for something adventurous to do and the top of that list is skydiving! No Limits Skydiving has two locations in Virginia. Our West Point Tandem Skydiving School is very close to VA Beach. We are located right off interstate 64 and a quick drive from the beach.
Offering Virginia Beach Residents a Quality Skydiving Experience
We have been the choice of people looking to make their first skydive for years. No Limits Skydiving specializes in Tandem Skydiving and first time skydivers. When you are at the beach on vacation, you don’t want to spend all day going through a long process before your jump. You’re looking to have a great experience and get back to vacation with your friends and family. With No Limits Skydiving all of our instructors have at least 5,000 skydives so all you have to do is relax and have fun! With Tandem Skydiving you are directly attached to our United States Parachute Association Certified Instructors. By making your skydive with an instructor guiding you for your entire skydive, all you have to do is keep your eyes open and have fun.
We Salute our Military
Virginia Beach and the surrounding area is home to many members of the US NAVY. To show our support and gratitude, we offer a military discount for active duty members. The owner of No Limits Skydiving is veteran of the US NAVY, having served on the aircraft carrier USS America (CV-66). The America was stationed in Norfolk, so the owner spent much of his off-duty time in VA Beach. He also spent much of his time skydiving in West Point, which is one of the oldest locations for skydiving in the country. He now owns the very same skydiving school that he once spent his free time making jumps out of perfectly good planes. West Point is the perfect place to make a skydive after a day at the beach. Surfing in the morning and making a sunset skydive at the end of the day- we’d say that’s almost a Point Break type of day.
Skydiving Offers the Best View of the Chesapeake Bay
One of the greatest things about VA Beach is it’s ocean views. Sitting on the beach just to look out over the water is a popular pastime for tourists and locals alike. However, there is one thing that will beat that view every time. The view of the water while you are under parachute is unbeatable. After a 45 second free-fall, your instructor will deploy the parachute for a 5-minute parachute ride. As exciting as the free-fall is, the floating down under a parachute is one of beauty. At our West Point dropzone, you can see 3 rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake Bay empties into the Atlantic Ocean at the beach. Our sunset skydive with the sun setting over the water is amazing! The sunset skydive is one of our more popular skydives and reservations go pretty quick, especially on Saturdays. We are open 7 days a week but of course Saturday’s are our busiest. There is no better place in Virginia or VA Beach to enjoy your Tandem Skydive. If you live or our visiting VA Beach and are looking to make a skydive, we hope you choose No Limits Skydiving. We love taking first time skydivers and watch their face light up when they take that first step out of a perfectly good airplane. Please contact us anytime if you have questions or want to make a reservation. We want to be a part of your skydive in VA beach!
What kind of equipment is used on a tandem skydive?
There are many different companies who supply skydiving equipment for military and civilian use. No Limits Skydiving has chosen Strong Enterprises to provide us with the best skydiving gear possible.
Strong Enterprises was started by Ted Strong in the 1960′s. It is now the leader in Tandem Skydiving Technology with its operation based out of Orlando FL.
No Limits Skydiving has been using Strong Enterprises Tandem Equipment since we opened our doors. Safety comes first with any skydiving operation and when we step out of perfectly good airplanes, we want the best systems on our backs.
Tandem Skydiving is a little different than solo skydiving. With Tandem Skydiving there are two people using one parachute. So of course the equipment is designed to handle the stress of two people versus one skydiver. With the weight of two people in freefall attached and still the same wind surface resistance, there is the need for a drogue to slow the fall rate down. The drogue is the smaller parachute that is used for additional resistance, and is attached to the main parachute. The normal speed of a single skydiver is 120mph, with the use of a drogue a Tandem Skydiving Pair will also fall 120mph.
The Passenger Harness
Another major component of Tandem Skydiving is the passenger harness. This harness connects the student to the instructor during freefall and the parachute ride down. This harness has 4 attachment points where you are connected. There are two on the shoulder and two on the hips. This fully secures you to the instructor and there is no way to release you until you are back safely on the ground. Each one of the shoulder connection points are rated for 2,500 lbs. That is how much weight these harnesses can handle.
With Tandem Skydiving you are securely attached to our instructors. This way you can relax and enjoy your adventure. Our skydive instructors can relax knowing we use the leading skydiving manufacturer for our equipment. When you decide to make a Tandem Skydive in Virginia we hope you choose No Limits Skydiving.