PussFoot wanted to bring you one of our favorite dropzones, one you should put on your bucket list for sure. Skydive Suffolk, Located in Suffolk Va, around 1 hr from downtown VA Beach. Suffolk is a Large drop zone with a strong family feel and a sick line up of aircraft. From the moment you arrive you will be surrounded by amazing views and a more amazing staff and fun jumper base. Charm is not lacking on this dropzone. A large Military presence brings a level of fun that so many other DZ’s just don’t have. So pack your car and make sure to check them out. I hope you enjoy this DZ as much as we do, PussFoot will be back next year for sure so make sure to come out and say hi!!!!
Do Not forget to check out the Boogie line up.
Burning Low Man 2019
Burning low man is not to be missed!!!!
5 stars *****+
Location: Suffolk, VA
You will need:
USPA card, Log Book and Reserve Card
You will check in at the Manifest (please see map)
*Dogs (pick up after your dog please let's not ruin it for others also only allowed in camping area)
*Bar Located outside
* Large indoor hangar
*large outdoor lounge
*Bathroom - shower (outdoor)
* Onsite Camping
Time to relax and crack one open
*A Staff of Professional Packers - $7.00 per pack job. * Tip your rigger it's just nice
*There is a Huge fun jumper packing area located in the hangar if you chose to pack yourself.
Full altitude - $25.00
Hop and Pop $25.00
Block of 25 $23 each
Jump all year $7500
1 jump $25
Half day $75
Full day $100
Rental Pack Jobs $10
$3500 if pre-paid
The Fun to be had in this
second star to the right
The closest airport to Skydive Suffolk is Norfolk International Airport
* If flying in check rates, i have found a lot of good deals if booked in advance.
Address: 2200 Norview Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518
*38 miles to the East it's around a 1 HR drive
*If flying in we recommend renting a car
Address: 1200 Gene Bolton Dr, Suffolk, VA 23434
As always we recommend Delta
We at Pussfoot love taking road trips. Road trips give us the opportunity to meet amazing people and visit new drop zones. Having our own car on a skydiving adventure gives us a sense of safety and an additional place to store belongings. So if you are like us and are going to drive there are some things to know.
*Use Waze - this will route you around traffic and show you all of the police. This app should save you some time on your journey.
*If you are coming from the NE let's say New York - trust me stay on 95 unless Waze tells you to exit. Just like Mom Waze knows best!
*Do you really need to bring that? Pack light, you are still in America and can stop to get whatever you need.
*Get a BP rewards card. You will earn $ 0.10 off a gallon for every 20 you buy. * There are BP gas stations all the way down. This last trip I saved over $50.00 in fuel using one. ( I cannot stress this car enough! I have saved thousands of dollars over the last three years. Link https://www.mybpstation.com/bp-driver-rewards )
*Remember to take breaks, switch drivers and stay hydrated and fueled up. The most important part of any road trip is enjoying the journey, no need to rush!
*Bonus - Pussfoot has its own Budget car rental discount code. It has saved me a ton of money on a bunch of trips -- X447988 -- enjoy
ARRIVING AT DZ:
So you made it! Do you know where you are staying? Do not forget to check in to Manifest when they are open so you can fill out you waiver and be given an orientation. If you will be arriving after hrs, make sure to let management know you will be late. If you are camping, make sure to visit the manifest when you wake up to check in.
My advice would be to stay at the DZ for your trip. Every night brings the chance for some fun. From the clubhouse - to sitting lakeside enjoying a fire at their epic fire pit!
3 stars ***
Open field limited shade.
Campfire (yes) -please use fire pit
* All of the people will welcome you to their sites as if you were family
* If you arrive late the gates may be locked. So please call ahead or you may find yourself in your car for the night
Cooking (yes)- Grill on site or bring your own
The DZ has wood but if you like, you can get bundles of wood from Tractor supply located just up the road for $5.00 a bundle.
4 stars ****
Open during biz hrs. They are extremely well kept.
*Be kind and clean up after yourself. We are all adults and being a slob is just not cool for the next person who needs to use the facilities :-)
8.4 miles to the South / around a 15 min drive
Open until 9pm
Address: 3000 Pruden Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: (757) 539-5192
Supercenter open 24 hrs
Food, Beer and hygiene
5 miles to the south / around an 8 min drive
Address: 1200 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434
Below you will find a map of Skydive Suffolk. Look for the red arrow that says Camping area. Just pull in and set up your tent. (Be mindful of the signage). If it is too late, try to be quiet because there may be people trying to sleep. You will also find the bathroom marked on Map. * I found that this tent city is extremely safe, nothing was stolen. There is always someone watching out for your gear. With that being said you never know who might not be part of the Skydive Code. So take care to lock up whatever you can and be mindful of your stuff. Need a tent and or camping supplies, don't forget that an unnamed large have it all store is located nearby and has an unconditional 90 day return policy.
*I recommend staying at the DZ, However if you need a hotel here is the link.
Rent a room:
My go to for rooms or home to rent as always is Airbnb
Food is available at the DZ at this time (burgers dogs and chicken sammies). If you would like to grill for yourself you can buy food at Walmart and grill. (grills available for use on DZ)
Other food is available within 15 min of the DZ:
Things to see:
Ok so this is Virgina, and I found the weather to be average. With that being said it will rain at some point. So what do you do on a weather hold? Well if you think you are done for the day feel free to grab a Beer. However, if you think the day could be saved and want to keep jumping here are a few things to do.
* Ask manifest for ideas they are full of info!
Ifly VA Beach
Address: 2412 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
1 hr drive to the East
Phone: (757) 754-4359
1 hr. Drive to the east
Address: 700 E Ocean View Ave, Norfolk, VA 23503
Phone: (757) 441-1605
Indoor rock climbing
30 miles to the east around a 45 min drive
Address: 1830 Lindsay Ave, Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone: (757) 347-1441
A 50 mile drive to the east around 1 hr. drive
Need I say more
*VA Beach is a Onewheel haven
Pussfoot always has an amazing time at Skydive Suffolk Although we are only there for a short period at a time, we always are able to meet some amazing people and get in some stellar jumps. From the Staff to the fun jumpers, the vibe is amazing. This Dropzone will always remain on my go-to list. In the end it's the people and memories we have made that count and this dropzone is sure to provide plenty. Don't forget that Skydive Suffolk hosts a few amazing boogies every year, so make sure to check their calendar for upcoming events. Thank you for reading, if you feel that we left something out or would like to contribute to this guide please email us at the address provided below.
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