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YOU CAN’T GO BACK ONCE YOU SKYDIVE
So you’re interested in skydiving, but you are not sure if you really want to try? You’ve come to the right place to clear those fears out. Parachuting.com Washington offers quality services and the proper guidance for those interested in trying out something new or maybe more attracted to learning the right technique for becoming professional divers. Skydiving is not only a terrific and exciting hobby, it can also be performed as a professional sport or it can be used in other fields that go from art and entertainment, to help saving lives. Our team at Parachuting.com Washington will be happy to share the passion for skydiving with you no matter what you’re looking for. Whether you’re interested in a once-in-a-lifetime experience or looking for a new discipline to conquer, one thing’s for sure: you won’t be the same after you jump off from the plane!
We Have All the Parachuting Options You Need!
Skydiving might seem scary, especially if you have never tried it before, but a tandem jump is a great first step. Accompanied by one of our professional skydivers, you’ll have the chance to see the beauty of the District from a whole new perspective thousands of feet above ground! It is ideal for beginners, providing the excitement you had only dreamt of, in a completely safe and fun way. No excuse for fears here!
If you are interested in having an even more extreme jumping experience, performing a solo jump, or jumping as a professional, you’re going to love the Accelerated Free Fall and Static Line guidance we offer in our Skydiving Academy. Our team at Parachuting.com Washington is trained and certified to teach you what you want to learn. You will be prepared to simply enjoy the view or to turn yourself into an eagle.
The only way to make a great adventure even better is by sharing it with those who are important for you. After your first jump, you’re not going to be able to stop talking about it. You’ll become the envy of everyone around you. So why not to give a gift certificate for a tandem jump to a friend, a member of your family, or that “special someone?” Satisfy someone that you would like to have experience a life-changing moment.
Jump for Fun!
Skydiving professionally requires a lot of training and discipline, but that doesn’t mean it’s not funny! Flying is probably every child’s dream, and it doesn’t have to stop there. Parachuting.com Washington offers you the opportunity to experience an adventure like no other. Feel the heart race, your knees shaking, your eyes rolling, the adrenaline rush, the wind hitting your face and a “oh yeah!” coming out from the deep of your lungs.
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the best skydiving experience in DC!
SEE THE CAPITAL CITY FROM UP HIGH!
The historical monuments and political buildings, the architectonic styles spread over the streets, the beautiful parks, and wonderful museums over the district are gathered for you all reunite in a landmark and can be seen from the firmament.
Can you imagine seeing all of this at over 10,000 foot above ground level while smoothly descending while the the warm air beats around you? It’s a poetical view, the history of the United States of America from a new perspective and the opportunity to appreciate the work of a whole city. All we have built within hands reach. This is an experience that changes the life forever.
Tandem: TAKE YOUR FIRST JUMP WITH US
You’ve never tried skydiving before? Then Tandem Jump is the way to go. With the complete assistance of one of our Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified instructors, you can safely enjoy the view of the Washington landscape at over 10,000 feet above ground level (AGL) without any worry.
For tandem jumps, you’ll be equipped with a passenger harness that will be attached to the instructor at four points: two on your shoulders and two on the hips. Once you reach the appropriate elevation on the plane, you and your instructor will move toward the doorway. What’s next is pure adrenaline.
On the day of your jump, you’re advised to visit our facilities early so you can get to know your instructor and get familiar with the drop zone, the place where you will land. This will let you feel more comfortable and confident on your jump.
Your instructor will let you to know what to expect in the air and how to position your body for both jumping and landing. You’ll watch an informative video about tandem and then get the appropriate gear, consisting of goggles, your passenger harness, the container of the main parachute, a drogue chute, and a reserve parachute. You will even have an Automatic Activation Device (ADD), a small computer device that monitors your altitude and deploys the reserve parachute if need be. Once you’re fully equipped, you and your instructor will board the aircraft and get a few minutes to prepare for the awe.
You’ll experience about 26 to 30 seconds of freefall, achieving a speed of up to 120 mph! At a height of 5500 or 6000 feet, your instructor will deploy the parachute so you can enjoy about six or seven minutes of a smooth and peaceful flight above Washington’s territory. They will be the best seven minutes of your life.
Back on ground…
While you’re falling through the air, the sensation is unrepeatable. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your friends and family in a comfortable place so they can enjoy the spectacle? We think so, too. That’s why Parachuting.com Washington offers you a nice sitting space in our drop zones, the perfect place for the people waiting for you to kick back with some snacks while they watch you fly. Tell them to bring a camera so they get their personal reminder of your landing. They can even have refreshing beverages and ask about the availability of food sales and picnic tables on location.
Get in touch with us to set the details to make the drop zone especially comfortable for you and your loved ones, and we’ll take care you get an amazing experience since you step in until the moment you say goodbye. Descend from the sky like a hero and land like a feather.
Record the Experience Forever
Few of the greatest events in our life have the opportunity to be filmed. The sensation is unique, you feel it only once, but it can be remembered when you have one of the video alternatives. You’re not going to be the only one excited after you jump. Your friends and family that witnessed your descent will most likely have a lot of questions about the experience, and you may struggle to find the right words or catch your breath. So why not add a video filming package to your jump? This way you’ll have the chance to relive the moment every time you want and be able to share a personal perspective on what a tandem jump is.
Now, if a video is not enough for them, remember Parachuting.com Washington has gift certificates for tandem jumps, too! Give someone else the chance to conquer the sky and their fears because nothing can compare to the actual feeling of floating above the nation’s capital.
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Skydiving Training – MASTER THE SKY
If you are interested to learn skydiving, the Skydiving Academy offers lessons with two different programs: the Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) and the Static Line Progression.
We want to make sure you are being guided by a professional staff to keep you safe, and that’s why the lessons are facilitated by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified divers. When you complete the process, you can be on your way to get your own certification to skydive professionally and even train others in the future.
On the Fast Lane: Accelerated Free Fall (AFF)
This is a much faster and personalized way to learn how to skydive, and it consists of seven progressive levels. You’ll have the assistance of two instructors that will jump alongside you and maintain physical contact by gripping your harness in a technique named Harness Hold Training (HHT). Once you reach 4,000 or 6,000 feet AGL, you’ll be prompted by your instructors to deploy your parachute, and they will take care of the deployment in case you fail to perform.
Static Line Progression (S/L)
You will start at a lower height and your parachute will be automatically deployed by a static line affixed to the aircraft.
Your first jump will begin at 3,000 feet AGL after four or five hours of instruction. After five jumps, you will finally deploy by your own and experience free fall for the first time by making several jumps, each with a higher altitude and a longer delay time until deployment. After completing 25 of these jumps, you’ll be able to get your A-license.
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Gift Skydiving – SHARE THE THRILL
Once you’ve tried skydiving, the most frequently asked question you’ll hear is “What does it feel like?” Soon you’ll find out that no matter how hard you try to explain and how carefully you look for the adequate words, there’s nothing close to the actual breathtaking experience of free falling and flying with a canopy.
The perfect gift for any occasion
So let’s imagine a friend’s birthday is coming, or an anniversary, or maybe no specific celebration at all and you just want to surprise someone. What could make a better gift than the chance to fly? With one of the Parachuting.com Washington gift certificates for tandem or an AFF Level 1 jump, you’ll exceed anyone’s expectations! Become the coolest friend by taking your pals up high, or maybe take a special relationship to a whole new level—over 10,000 feet above ground level that is!
Our Gift Certificates have a two year validity from the moment of purchase and can be transferred between individuals and locations (make sure to ask about the possible fees applied for geographical transferences), so there’ll be no excuse to miss the opportunity to soar the Washington sky. Get your gift certificate by calling one of our customer service representative, who are available seven days a week and make an awesome experience even better by sharing it.
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Imagery Packages – CAPTURE THE EXCITEMENT
Besides the shaky legs and racing heart, what about a material reminder of that time you dared to leave your fears on the ground? Parachuting.com Washington has the answer. An imagery package! This can not only allow you to freeze and relive the experience, but also check and see your right and wrongs and learn more.
Pick the filming perspective
You can choose between having your instructor carrying a GoPro/Handycam equipment to record the jump personal point of view, which will allow you to feel like you jump again or show others a piece of the excitement and amazing view you enjoyed.
In case you want a more complete register of your skydiving experience, including your thoughts before you board the plane and after you land, you can choose our videography service. This has a slightly higher price since it requires the assistance of a professional jumping alongside with you. A camera flyer will be with you all the time and will exit the aircraft before you so that they can capture your first expressions and exclamations as you experience freefall. Call in advance and make sure there’s a camera flyer available for you.
Whatever package you prefer, you can have you video edited, set to music, and on a CD to take home after a short wait, typically less than an hour. Get some still images too and have fun sharing them in any social media site you want!
A high-risk, high-talented craft: camera flyers
You may think recording your jump is a piece of cake, just a matter of bringing a camera with you and hold it really tight. Well, unless you don’t care at all about yours and other people’s safety, think again. Being a camera flyer requires a set of professionally acquired skills in which safety takes a main role.
To become a camera flyer, skydiving expertise is a must because they not only have to know how to properly conduct themselves up high, but also the right way to interact with the filming equipment and the jumper, or jumpers, they are filming. Some of the requirements to becoming a camera flyer are the following:
- A United States Parachuting Association (USPA) C-license
- 200 plus jumps
- A minimum of 50 jumps with the equipment that’s intended to use with the camera equipment
- Wind-tunnel training
- Assistance in choosing camera equipment
- Special training with additional equipment
- Special training in aircraft procedures and exciting strategies for the chosen discipline
- Special training in emergency procedures
Camera Flyers make an important contribution in skydiving teaching and competitions by capturing details that would otherwise would be impossible to notice. Reaching and soaring the sky like some people had only dreamed of in the past is an invaluable experience. Having people dedicating to capture this astonishing moments is as cool as it can get.
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LEAVE YOUR DOUBTS ON THE GROUND!
Whether you’re thinking of making a first jump or planning to become a certified diver, Parachuting.com Washington has an option for everyone to make sure you have an unforgettable and fulfilling experience from moment you arrive until you go home. Come have a mind blowing experience with us or give someone else the chance to fly by getting a gift certificate for a tandem jump. Our team will be happy to hear from you any day of the week and answer any question you may have. We will show our appreciation that you chose us by providing the best on ground and on air services.
Parachuting.com Washington serves the below cities within the Washington, DC area:
Arlington, VA | Mount Rainier, MD | Chillum, MD | Friendship Village, MD | Takoma Park, MD | Alexandria, VA | Coral Hills, MD | Hyattsville, MD | Silver Spring, MD | Bethesda, MD | Langley Park, MD | Falls Church, VA | East Riverdale, MD | Lincolnia, VA | College Park, MD