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Are You Ready For a Thrilling Skydive Adventure?

If adrenaline-pumping excitement is what you are after, then you’ve come to the right place! Experience the ultimate freedom achieved when parachuting out of an airplane and free floating through the sky. No matter your experience level, we here at Arlington will keep you safe during your extreme sports parachuting adventure. Our licensed instructors will guide you through each step, from the initial exhilarating jump to the secure landing. We offer Tandem and Accelerated Free Fall parachute skydiving jumps. If this is your first time skydiving, we highly recommend the tandem option which will securely harness you to one of our instructors. If you’ve skydived many times before, then you will want to choose Accelerated Free Fall. You will still have instructors with you, but they won’t be attached to you during flight. We also offer video packages as well as gift certificates. Our dedicated skydiving experts are on-hand seven days a week.

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Tandem Parachuting

For those who have never skydived before, tandem parachute jumps are the perfect choice. You’ll learn all the ins and outs of skydiving while securely harnessed to a certified instructor. You’ll learn how and when to release your parachute and safely land all while free falling blissfully through the sky from about 10,000 feet in the air. You’ll be able to conquer your fears of flight and heights in an unforgettable adventure!

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Skydiving Academy

We’ll teach you everything you need to know through our skydiving academy school to become a certified skydiver. You’ll advance through several levels as you gain experience and confidence with free fall parachuting. You’ll learn safety procedures and hand signals as well as proper parachute deployment and keeping your position until you land safely on the ground. During advanced levels, you’ll learn how to maneuver yourself in the air with back loops, turns, and dives.

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Gift Certificates

You can purchase a gift certificate for any one of our Tandem Jump, Accelerated Free Fall, or video packages. No matter what the occasion, these make the perfect gift for that special someone to give them an adventure they will never forget. Our gift certificates are valid for up to two years from the date of purchase and can be used at any one of our various drop zone locations throughout the United States.

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Jump for Fun!

If you are already a certified skydiver, why not schedule a fun extreme sports parachute jump with us just for the thrill of it? You’ll get a chance to hone your skills and feed that adrenaline itch you know is burning through your veins right now. Push your boundaries and let loose with a fun adventure free falling through the sky while getting an amazing panoramic view of the historic city of Arlington, Virginia.

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A Fantastic Bird’s-Eye View of Arlington’s Historic Attractions

Arlington is rich with history. As you parachute over the city, two of the main attractions you may see is the Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. The city is also home to the Department of Defense, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. During your flight, you may also float over the prominent Potomac River. There are numerous other military and cultural sights you may witness while parachuting that you won’t want to miss. Most people remember Arlington from the attack that happened on 9/11 when terrorists crashed an American Airlines plane directly into the Pentagon, killing numerous people.

The weather in Arlington is typically hot and humid in the summer and mildly cool in the winter. Once you’re finished with your extreme sports parachuting adventure, explore the rest of the city with the city’s bicycle sharing system or numerous other transportation options.

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Taste the Thrill of Parachuting With Tandem Jumps

If you have never skydived before, you are in for a treat with our Tandem Jumps. You’ll experience parachute free falling in complete safety, harnessed to one of our Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified instructors. There’s nothing like floating through the air from 14,000 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) while getting an amazing view of the city of Arlington below. We highly recommend Tandem Jumps for first-time skydivers so you can feel the exhilarating thrill of jumping out of an airplane while feeling secure in our experienced hands.

What Does a Tandem Jump Entail?
We recommend that you come early to the drop zone before your scheduled jump so that you have plenty of time to explore our facilities and get comfortable. You will also want to select a location for your family and friends to meet you once your experience is done.Your certified instructor will give you a brief overview on what to expect and show you how to properly position your body while skydiving. You’ll then watch a short video and get geared up. You and the instructor will board the plane and you’ll be harnessed together before moving toward the door for your epic jump. The tandem jump starts from over 10,000 feet in the air and lasts up to 30 seconds. During that time, you’ll achieve speeds up to 120 MPH before the parachute is deployed for a peaceful descent. Once you securely land, you can celebrate your victory with your family and friends.

What Equipment is Needed During a Tandem Jump?
During your tandem jump, you’ll be outfitted with goggles, a four-point harness, and a container with various parachutes and an automatic detection device.

What Makes Our Drop Zones The Best

Our drop zones feature a wide array of amenities to make your extreme sports parachuting adventure the best it can possibly be. We have comfortable seating inside and outside our facilities for your family and friends to enjoy while they wait for you to finish your amazing skydive experience. Our drop zone facilities also feature food and drink services and clean restrooms while they wait.

Celebrate your epic jump with family and friends afterwards with a lunch at one of our picnic tables. You may bring your own food and drinks or purchase what you need at our facilities. We will make sure you have everything you need for an enjoyable stay. All amenities will vary by location so be sure to contact the drop zone facility you are interested in to find out more. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact one of our courteous customer service representatives.

Additional Arlington Services You Might Enjoy

Please inquire about our excellent videography services and gift certificates available for purchase. All our guests may bring their own cameras or purchase our professional videography services to capture every single moment of their thrilling extreme sports parachuting adventure. You may not be able to bring a camera aboard the plane during your skydiving experience but your friends and family can capture and record from the ground. If you choose our professional videography services, you will receive a flash drive or DVD with digital images recorded by a hand cam strapped to your instructor.

Our gift certificates make an excellent choice for family and friends to experience the thrill of skydiving, no matter the occasion! These are valid for up to two years from the purchase date and redeemable at any one of our locations. Bring along a friend on a Tandem Jump with a gift certificate and experience the thrill together!

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Solo Skydiving Academy in Arlington, Virginia

Pursue Your Certification Through Our Skydiving Academy

At Arlington, we offer a wide variety of fun and beneficial skydiving instruction through our skydiving academy courses for those who want to fly solo or get professional certification. We provide teaching from certified professionals in both Static Line Progression and Accelerated Free Fall.

Our Instruction is FAA Certified
Training is provided by FAA certified skydivers who are able to instruct our students to become certified themselves in order to teach others. Our comprehensive instruction can be achieved at an individual’s own pace and timing.

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Accelerated Free Fall (AFF)

This accelerated instruction focuses on the varying degrees of solo diving in a series of seven progressive steps. Certified instructors will jump alongside students to demonstrate the techniques involved in rapid free falls.

What is the First AFF Like?
The first AFF starts at around 10,000-20,000 feet above ground level. Two certified instructors will jump alongside the student and maintain physical contact through Harness Hold Training. At 4,000 to 6,000 feet, the student will be prompted to deploy the parachute. There is about 50 seconds of free fall before landing securely on the ground.

Seven Levels in United States Parachute Association (USPA) Mandated AFF Instruction
In the first three levels, students will learn altitude awareness, body positioning, stability, pull sequence, and effective parachute deployment alongside two certified instructors. The last three levels focus on instruction regarding “in air skills” consisting of turns, forward movement, and docking onto others as well as “Superman” aircraft exits. Each level requires the completion of a successful jump and show understanding of basic principles.

Static Line Progression (S/L)

These jumps deploy a “Static Line” attached to the plane to assist the student in executing a suspended exit.

S/L Progression Instruction Process
Student will receive up to five hours of ground instruction before their first S/L jump at 3,000 feet. Students will learn how to deploy their own parachutes and demonstrate all the skills involved in a S/L jump. After 25 jumps, students will be apply to apply to receive their A licenses.

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Give Loved Ones Skydiving Thrills With Gift Certificates

If you are struggling with finding that special gift for that hard to shop for loved one, we have an excellent option that your friend or family member will be sure to love. We have gift certificates available for all our skydiving services including our AFF Level 1 Jumps and our Tandem Skydives. These certificates are fully transferable to both individuals and to any one of our locations throughout the United States. Our skydiving gift certificates are valid for up to two years from the date of purchase.

Celebrate any special occasion with a thrilling gift your loved one will remember for a lifetime. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or planning a romantic getaway, our skydiving gift certificates are an unbeatable choice. Whether you know someone who has an expressed an interest in skydiving or want to give that special someone an amazing present “just because,” you would be hard pressed to find anything more exhilarating than a free fall experience from an airplane. You could even share the experience with them as well and purchase an additional skydiving package yourself. To purchase one of our gift certificates, please contact one of our customer service representatives who are available by phone seven days a week.

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Arlington, Virginia Parachuting Video Packages

Amazing Selection of Affordable Videography and Imagery Packages

We offer both a videography and an imagery package for you to choose from. With our videography package, a professional camera flyer will capture your entire skydiving experience from start to finish. With our imagery package, your skydiving instructor will be equipped with a GoPro/HandyCam during the jump to record every single moment. You will definitely want to add these services if it is your first skydiving experience.

What to Know About Our Package Options
Our videography services are competitively priced but will be slightly more expensive than our imagery services. This is because we will have a professional recording the entire experience. The camera flyer will make sure to capture your thoughts before, during, and after your thrilling skydiving adventure as well as all your screams and facial expressions. It is strongly recommended that you reserve a videographer well in advance to ensure one is available for your skydiving experience. You will receive a CD within an hour of your jump that has been professionally edited and set to music so you can relive your amazing experience over and over again. You can upload and share all the images stored on the CD on social media sites so your friends and family can celebrate your incredible victory with you.

The Incredible Art of Camera Flying

Camera flyers are amazing and brave professionals. Not only are they willing to jump out of an airplane that’s 10,000 feet in the air, they are also able to capture your entire skydiving experience on film effortlessly and flawlessly. Camera flyers are typically certified skydivers with at least a C license but there are really no requirements beyond that.

The camera equipment they use to film varies by the type of skydiving experience involved and the individual’s own preference. The basic equipment needed is a high-quality video camera and safety helmet. The helmet can be either a side mount or top mount. Each option has its own advantages and disadvantages during the skydiving experience. Top mount helmets provide greater stability during four/eight way free falls and side mounts move the air around the helmet for standard free falls. As for video cameras, smaller is better and electronic image stabilization is key.

Camera flyers also generally choose a wide-angle lens and a sturdy mounting system.
These individuals practice their camera skills while skydiving hundreds of times before taking their first professional photos. It’s incredible enough to learn how to skydive in the first place, let alone capture footage while you are spinning and twisting so high up in air.

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Choose Arlington For Your Skydiving Needs

We are the best choice for you to receive your skydiving certification and will do our best to make sure you have the most enjoyable experience possible. Reserve your first Tandem Jump today and experience the thrill of a lifetime. Feel free to pick up a gift certificate for all our skydiving experiences and video packages so that your friends and family can experience the unique and exhilarating thrill as well. Our courteous customer service representatives are available to speak to anytime seven days a week. We deeply appreciate your visit to our website and thank you in advance for considering us with all your skydiving needs. Arlington serves the below cities within the Arlington, VA area:
Washington, DC | Falls Church, VA | Friendship Village, MD | Jefferson, VA | Lincolnia, VA | Alexandria, VA | Bethesda, MD | Idylwood, VA | Chillum, MD | Mount Rainier, MD | Takoma Park, MD | Annandale, VA | Silver Spring, MD | Tysons Corner, VA | Franconia, VA

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