Everything you need to know about Skydive Shenandoah

how it works

the ground prep

Next, you will be geared up and fitted with a state of the art harness system designed specifically for tandem skydiving and will then board a customized aircraft with your instructor. On the climb to altitude, you will enjoy captivating views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, historic battle grounds, the Shenandoah Valley, and all the beauty Virginia has to offer.

the freefall

In freefall, have fun with your video! Smiles, funny faces, and general shenanigans are encouraged!
​This is your experience and we’re here to make it as memorable as we can.
​It’s your time to shine – get your smiles ready and geek the camera.

the parachute ride

When it’s time to deploy your parachute, the next part of the skydive begins. During a scenic 5-7 minute canopy ride back to the landing zone you will literally feel on top of the world as your instructor guides you to the ground. You can wave to your family and friends waiting in the spectator area as your instructor lands the parachute system. Before your feet even touch the ground, you’ll be anticipating your next jump.

frequently asked questions

What to bring?

Photo ID showing date of birth.

does weather prevent skydiving?

Skydiving is a weather dependent sport. Although you may feel it’s okay to jump, often times high winds, turbulence, clouds, or other weather related factors are hard to predict or understand to the untrained eye, and we’ll often err on the side of caution for safety. 

have glasses or contacts?

Goggles will be supplied for your skydive that cover glasses and contacts.

what to wear?

Dress in comfortable clothes for the day with closed toed shoes. Great attire are cargo, hiking or yoga pants and lace up sneakers. Lastly, leave your favorite jewelry at home.

any fitness requirements?

There are a few fitness considerations when jumping from a plane. First, you’ll need to be at least 18 years of age and weigh less than 230 pounds*. Then, you’ll need to be able to sit in a small, intimate space in the aircraft, lift your legs up to get in and out of the plane and and lift your legs for landing. 

*If you’re unsure about meeting these requirements, give us a call to discuss!

is a camera permitted?
Due to safety concerns, students are not allowed to use a GoPro, camera or smart phone on the skydive. Safety recommendations suggest that skydivers be licensed with 200 jumps and proper training before donning a camera. 
What is the pet policy?
We love animals, however skydiving is not an animal friendly activity. So you can fully focus and enjoy your skydive, please leave your furry friends at home. 

what is the cost?

tandem skydiving

$250 (online/cash)
$260 in person (credit card)

student skydiving

$230 (online/cash)
$240 in person (credit card)

military + first responders

$230​ (online/cash)
$240 in person (credit card)

group rates

Group of 5+

Group leader gets a FREE video!

group of 10+

Everyone in the group receives $10 OFF per person & group leader gets a FREE video!

group of 15+

Everyone in the group receives $20 OFF per person & Group leader jumps FREE!

media + video packages

hand camera

$135 per jumper (Package includes a fully edited video of your skydive emailed to you via Shred Video)

outside video

$145 per jumper (Package includes a second instructor that jumps with you and a fully edited video of your skydive emailed to you via Shred Video)

ultimate video

$200 per jumper (Package includes both the Hand Camera and Outside Video, along with a fully edited video of your skydive emailed to you via Shred Video)

Gift cards

Want to give the gift of skydiving? Purchase a gift card for our Tandem Skydive or our Tandem Skydive with Media package. Gift cards will be emailed to recipient.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age to skydive (without exception).
  2. You must be in general good health.
  3. You must weigh less than 220lbs (flexible depending on height compared to weight).
  4. You must sign a legal waiver to skydive.

customer reviews

Barb Gunden
Barb Gunden
I did a tandem jump to celebrate turning 60. I was paired with Shawn, and he was truly amazing. The people there are all so nice and enthusiastic. It was a great experience, and I definitely recommend Skydive Shenandoah to anyone who is contemplating putting a checkmark on their bucket list. (And pay the extra money for the video--it's worth it!)
Demi Raijer
Demi Raijer
Initially came here in late April, but we had to reschedule due to the weather. We finally came back last Saturday and both me and my husband did our first ever tandem skydive. We had an amazing experience at Skydive Shenandoah. The staff is super friendly and accommodating and the atmosphere at the airport is great. I was very nervous, but my instructor Matt was awesome and helped me get over my fear. I would absolutely recommend booking your skydiving experience here!
Sienna Pallanez
Sienna Pallanez
Skydive Shenandoah was awesome! My instructor Gary was amazing, couldn’t have asked for a better instructor for my first time! Thank you
Matthew Moedritzer
Matthew Moedritzer
Amazing first-time experience. 10/10 stars. Safe, professional, and super fun. Hoping to make bday jump a tradition Bush 41-style thanks to the fine folks at Skydive Shenandoah. They really make you feel like family.
Susan Lafky
Susan Lafky
Did my first tandem jump. It was wonderful!! Smooth and beautiful. I was well instructed and felt very safe the entire time! Highly recommend!
Paula Gutierrez
Paula Gutierrez
Excelente customer service and amazing experience for my first tandem skydiving. Highly recommended!
Javier R.
Javier R.
Beautiful day 🪂🪂🪂
Dylan Ford
Dylan Ford
I had a great time jumping with them. Shawn was my jumpmaster and put any nerves at ease. The front desk staff and the others are also all amazing. Great place to do a first jump and any thereafter
katie rines
katie rines
LOVED my experience here!! All I can think about is jumping again. This is a life changing experience for sure. I wish I remembered everybody's name b/c they all deserve a shoutout, but Shauna was so accommodating and supportive I really appreciated her. My instructor (think her name was Tasha) was great too, so funny and friendly and I really felt like I could trust her. Both of them turned my anxiety into excitement. They create such a welcoming and comfortable environment- from check in to landing, everyone there is so friendly, funny, and reassuring. Will definitely be back for more jumps. (side note- being around so many experienced jumpers was inspiring- what a cool hobby/lifestyle!)


 Saturday & Sunday

(April - November)
​Reservations Recommended
Walk-Ins Welcomed


57 River Road
New Market, VA 22844
Airport Identifier 8W2
Text/Call 540-669-0485