Skydive Suffolk acquires two Virginia skydiving facilities

Published 11:36 pm Thursday, August 16, 2018

Skydive Suffolk has acquired two well-known Virginia skydiving facilities, one in Petersburg and the other in Fredericksburg.

Virginia Skydiving Center, located in Petersburg, is the closest skydiving facility to the state capital of Richmond. Fredericksburg Skydiving Center attracts skydivers across Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.

Virginia Skydiving Center remains open under the new ownership, while Fredericksburg Skydiving Center is closed temporarily as the Skydive Suffolk team prepares for a relaunch in early fall.

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Skydiving has become one of the more popular adventure activities due to the beautiful views Virginia has to offer. On any given weekend, jumpers include first-timers who skydive with trained professionals (tandem jumps) to celebrate a milestone — often birthdays, anniversaries and crossing off an item from their bucket lists — as well as more seasoned skydivers who jump by themselves and perfect their techniques in the air.

Virginia Skydiving Center welcomes tandem jumpers and more experienced jumpers. Fredericksburg Skydiving Center offers tandem jumps only. Skydive Suffolk and Virginia Skydiving Center both allow people to attain their Accelerated Freefall skydiving license, in which the person begins with tandem jumps and then becomes licensed to jump solo.

With the acquisition of Virginia Skydiving Center and Fredericksburg Skydiving Center, Skydive Suffolk will strengthen its brand as a premier skydiving drop zone in the Commonwealth.

“We are excited to bring Virginia Skydiving Center and Fredericksburg Skydiving Center into the Skydive Suffolk family,” said Laura Manthey, owner of Skydive Suffolk. “Long-time fans of both facilities can expect the same high level of service and professionalism our jumpers receive in Suffolk.”