West Point Skydiving Adventures, Shacklefords, VA
- Highest Exit Altitude: 13,000'
- Training Methods: AFF, IAD, Tandem
- USPA Member
West Point Skydiving Adventures (WPSA) has been giving people unbelievable memories for years. Located in scenic West Point, VA, it is convenient to Richmond, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. We offer tandem and Accelerated Freefall (AFF) skydiving instruction. Our instructors are certified by the United States Parachute Association (USPA).
Jump Packages & Rates
Tandem Skydivefrom $239.00
Tandem has become the most popular first jump method in recent years. The student is attached directly to the front of the instructor's harness. The pair then freefall attached together from 13,500-14,000 feet down to 5000 feet where the parachute is opened! Exiting from this altitude allows the student to have up to a 60 second freefall and have plenty of time to enjoy the skydive. Then they float to the ground under the same huge parachute. The student is an active participant helping to fly the parachute towards the landing area. This method requires the least amount of training, usually about 20 to 30 minutes. You can relax knowing you are attached to a United States Parachute Association certified instructor who will handle all the details. Yes, that's right, RELAX! Tandem can also be used for initial training to transition to the AFF Program, many people have found that making a couple of tandem jumps is a great ice-breaker into the world of skydiving! You have the option of making 2 tandem jumps, taking the Accelerated Freefall first jump ground training and then starting AFF at Category B which is the second jump in the AFF Program. Because this is such a monumental event we highly recommend that you get your jump captured on DVD with still photographs. From gearing up on the ground to the freefall and the landing you can relive the feeling of flying over and over. Even if you go on to make thousands of skydives you will only have one FIRST jump and it should be recorded! All of our regular video staff use the latest digital video equipment to give you the sharpest image possible, and music is added to the background. Most of our video staff have the ability to take 35mm still photos and some are using digital still cameras so you will receive a CD containing the digital still images or the roll of 35mm photos. Click HERE to learn more about the video. You can take pride in knowing you have accomplished what less than 1% of the world has ever done! All you need to bring with you is a good pair of tennis shoes and comfortable clothes that are appropriate for the time of year. We DO jump all year long at West Point. You should plan to be at the airport for at least half a day when coming out for your tandem skydive. This is in case of scheduling or weather delays, etc.
- Buy 6 for $229.00 each and save 5%
Instructor Assisted Deploymentfrom $199.00
Imagine jumping from an airplane flying 4,000 feet above the ground at 80 mph! Your parachute is deployed immediately as soon as you let go of the airplane for a solo parachute descent! Of course, there is some training that takes place to get you ready for this incredible jump! The ground training takes anywhere from four to six hours to complete. During the course you will learn how to exit the airplane, practice correct body position for the exit and learn how to fly and land the parachute. Provided the schedule, weather and aircraft are cooperating we get you up for your skydive on the same day as your ground training. There will be an instructor with you who will assist you with the exit from the airplane and deploy your main parachute as you let go of the airplane. Once the parachute is open a few seconds later, you will guide it to the landing area. Your canopy flight is backed by radio assistance in the event you need any guidance! IAD students have the option of progressing to the AFF program in two different ways. You can complete three IAD jumps and move to Category C of the AFF program or move into the AFF program on your second jump, in Category B of the AFF program. This provides you with a slightly cheaper introduction to skydiving and your training progression.
- Buy 6 for $189.00 each and save 6%
Solo Freefall Skydivefrom $315.00
Imagine jumping from an airplane flying 14,000 feet above the ground and soaring through the air for up to 9,000 Feet at 120 MPH! You will then deploy your parachute at 5,000 feet, and glide to the landing area on a solo parachute descent! Of course, there is some training that takes place to get you ready for this incredible jump! The ground training takes anywhere from four to six hours to complete. During the course you will learn how to exit the airplane, practice correct freefall body position and learn how to fly and land the parachute. Provided the schedule, weather and aircraft are cooperating we get you up for your skydive on the same day as your ground training. There will be two instructors with you in freefall who will assist you from the exit of the airplane until you open the parachute 60 seconds later. Once the parachute is open the instructors continue in freefall a bit lower while you begin flying the parachute towards the landing area. Your canopy flight is backed by radio assistance in the event you need any guidance! Video is optional for your skydive. We highly recommend you have the video taken of your first skydive for two reasons. You will only have one first jump in your life and it should be caught on film, and it is a fantastic training aid to show you what your freefall position looked like during your jump.
- Buy 6 for $305.00 each and save 4%
Multimedia Packages & Rates
DVD with Still Photosfrom $99.00
Skydiving will most likely be one of the most exciting things you will ever do in your life. Recording it on a DVD is a great way to make the first jump last forever. Even if you go on to make thousands of skydives you will only have one FIRST jump. You will be paired with on our our professional videographers. The camera flyer will interview you before the jump and one the plane. They will film your jump and landing. The footage will be combine with music and given to you a short time later on DVD.