“I made my first jump at Skydive Orange in 1993, and I was immediately hooked – not only on the sport, but on the beautiful scenery and the wonderful people that come along with the area. I've been back to Orange pretty much every weekend since. In the nearly two decades since my first skydive, I have had the privilege of interacting with thousands of area locals, and so have the thousands of our regular jumpers and first-timers. We are welcomed at neighboring restaurants, shops and other locations, and we also welcome a good number of Orange residents who stop by to watch us jump, some even taking the plunge themselves. We are also fortunate to have a number of Orange residents on staff at Skydive Orange, which keeps the spirit of our drop zone very close to the friendly vibe found elsewhere throughout the area. Collectively, Skydive Orange regulars and visitors make more than 20,000 jumps a year and purchase more fuel from the county than any other aviation customer on site. If it weren't for our amazing relationship with the airport staff, county board of supervisors, surrounding businesses and the incredible Orange community as a whole, none of this would be possible."