Contact Us

We’ve done everything possible to guarantee that our website is both comprehensive and informative. If you have browsed the site and still have questions remaining, feel free to call us during our normal operating hours or send us a detailed email to info@skydivethepoint.com.

Phone Number:  804-785-4007

Mailing Address:

Skydive the Point, 1001 Airport Rd., Shacklefords, VA 23156

Also check out our Facebook page and Yahoo mail group with the quick clickies in our “Links” box on the right!

*If you need ANY information regarding student training, making your first jump, prices, group rates, tandem skydives, Accelerated FreeFall (AFF) rates, or working for the skydiving school as an instructor, pilot, videographer, or packer…PLEASE use our “First Jump Info” link on upper right corner of our homepage or click here “http://www.skydivewestpoint.com!  Thanks.*

What to Bring on Your First Visit

First Jump Students
Please visit the school website at www.skydivewestpoint.com for information about making your first jump.

Licensed Jumpers
When you arrive for the first time at STP please go to manifest to complete our waiver.  You should also provide the following documentation at that time:

  • USPA membership card – it must be current!
  • Logbook – YOU must be current!  If not, we’ll help you do a recurrency jump.
  • Packing data card for each rig you will be jumping – your RIG(s) must be current!
  • Valid ID (that verifies your age)

Jumper Requirements

Skydiving is a sport for free spirits and those with a healthy sense of adventure. As such, we try to keep rules and regulations to a minimum. The rules we do have are there to keep us safe and ensure that our sport continues to thrive and grow.
  • You must be a member of the USPA or the National Parachute Organization from your country of residence and hold at least an “A”-license or its equivalent.
  • Jumpers must be current according to the requirements of their license. Anyone who is not current must make a recurrency jump with one of our instructors before being cleared to jump at STP.
  • All skydivers must use gear which has been maintained to the standards of their National Parachute Organization(*) — for U.S. skydivers, that’s the United States Parachute Association (USPA).  Before manifesting, you must present your rig’s reserve data card to verify that your reserve has been repacked by a certified parachute rigger within the appropriate time period — for U.S. jumpers, that means within the last 180 days.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to skydive. We require you to bring a valid photo ID with you on the day of your first jump. No ID, no jump. No exceptions.
  • Although skydivers are a fun-loving community, safety is always our first concern. For this reason, we cannot allow anyone to skydive who has any alcohol or other judgment-impairing medications or substances in their system.

(*) Foreign guests who have further questions about skydiving and how U.S. regulations affect their gear’s eligibility can find that information on the USPA website.

Gear Store

Whether you need a new face shield for your full face helmet, replacement batteries for your dytter or a new STP T-shirt, we’ve got it.  We can also help you with large purchases like a new jumpsuit, canopy or container.

Flying In

FAA Identifier: FYJ
Lat/Long: 37-31-16.9000N / 076-45-45.9000W
37-31.281667N / 076-45.765000W
37.5213611 / -76.7627500
(estimated)
Elevation: 20 ft. / 6.1 m (surveyed)
Variation: 11W (2010)
From city: 2 miles SE of WEST POINT, VA
Time zone: UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)
Zip code: 23156

Airport Operations

Airport use: Open to the public
Activation date: 07/1943
Sectional chart: WASHINGTON
Control tower: no
ARTCC: WASHINGTON CENTER
FSS: LEESBURG FLIGHT SERVICE STATION
NOTAMs facility: FYJ (NOTAM-D service available)
Attendance: 0800-1700
Pattern altitude: TPA LGT ACFT 800′, HVY ACFT 1500′.
Wind indicator: lighted
Segmented circle: yes
Lights: DUSK-DAWN
ACTIVATE MIRL RY 09/27 – CTAF.
Beacon: white-green (lighted land airport)

Airport Communications

CTAF/UNICOM: 123.0
WX AWOS-3: 132.825 (804-785-2307)
POTOMAC APPROACH: 126.4 126.4
POTOMAC DEPARTURE: 126.4 126.4
WX AWOS-3 at JGG (17 nm S): 120.625 (757-220-8810)

Runway Information

Runway 10/28

Dimensions: 5000 x 75 ft. / 1524 x 23 m
Surface: asphalt, in good condition
Weight bearing capacity:
Single wheel: 30.0
Double wheel: 50.0
Double tandem: 85.0
Runway edge lights: medium intensity
RUNWAY 10 RUNWAY 28
Latitude: 37-31.253115N 37-31.308572N
Longitude: 076-46.280827W 076-45.248763W
Elevation: 12.3 ft. 20.3 ft.
Gradient: 0.2% 0.2%
Traffic pattern: left left
Runway heading: 097 magnetic, 086 true 277 magnetic, 266 true
Markings: nonprecision, in good condition nonprecision, in good condition
Visual slope indicator: 2-light PAPI on left (3.50 degrees glide path) 2-light PAPI on left (3.50 degrees glide path)
Touchdown point: yes, no lights yes, no lights
Obstructions: 38 ft. trees, 1597 ft. from runway, 290 ft. right of centerline, 36:1 slope to clear 122 ft. trees, 3020 ft. from runway, 153 ft. left of centerline, 23:1 slope to clear

Rigging Services

There are several onsite riggers at STP to take care of your every rigging need, from a simple reserve repack to major harness, container or canopy repairs work.

Landing Area

STP has 2 primary landing areas.  The main landing area, a grassy, wide open field, is for jumpers of all levels.  There is also a high performance landing area designated for swoopers.  Both are an easy walk back to the packing area.

Here is an aerial photo of the DZ and the surrounding area:

Here is another photo of the landing area, looking toward the West:

Lodging

There are numerous hotels within 15-20 minutes of the DZ.  Here is a partial listing:

Washington Burgess Inn, 18940 Motel Drive, West Point, VA 23181-9409; (804) 843-2100 – 5 minutes from DZ

Super 8 Williamsburg – 15 minutes from DZ

Days Inn – Lightfoot – 15 minutes from DZ

Great Wolf Lodge

– 15 minutes from DZ

Hampton Inn

– 20 minutes from DZ

Packing

STP provides plenty of room for packing in one of several covered, shady, grassy areas.  Packers are available most days….there’s one now!!

Corey swoops the pond!

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