Skydive Orange, Inc., operates at Orange County Airport
(OMH) 3200' paved, in Orange, Virginia, operating as a club, with a membership of over
100 active members. Over 20,000 skydives were made in 2002 at Skydive Orange, a member of the United States Parachute Association
offering quality instruction at competitive prices. Everyone at Skydive Orange is committed to safe skydiving. We take our fun and our safety seriously. So come on and SKYDIVE!
Speaking of airports, if you are looking for a
specific airport's Automated Weather Observation System
(AWOS) information, there is a listing of Virginia AWOS's on http://www.faa.gov/asos/map/va.cfm
Cell Phone Service
Updated April 2011 - it seems a new cell tower has just given us all much better Cell
service at and in the hangar. My Ntelos
cell shows 3 more bars than it did just 2 weeks ago, other cell users
seem to have improved access too.
I asked the regular skydivers' advice on which cell phone companies
work at Skydive Orange and which don't. Here's what they said:
I have Alltel and love it (From Orange resident)
I've used both Cingular (GSM) and Verizon at the DZ.
Both work well at the DZ itself. Cingular (GSM) didn't work
well in the town of Orange.
Ntelos now works very well at the
airport, north up Rt 20, and most of the way to Charlottesville, and
now works well heading west out of Orange on Rt 15
except a little in Gordonsville. Ntelos seems to be a very good value
cingular works just fine at Orange. I'm not sure if it's
"extended" service or not as my plan doesn't charge extra for
Cingular works well at SOI and in town.
Cingular works well at the DZ and in town.
I have cingular, and it seems to work at Skydive
Orange and the town of Orange in general very well.
It goes dead on 522, though, and then comes back on
Except for actually in my house (which I think is just a weird,
annoying, exception), Cingular works really well all over Orange.
Verizon is the only provider that ALWAYS gets perfect
reception. Believe me, I tried them all when I lived there!
Verizon works great.
I get decent coverage at the hangar with Verizon
go with Verizon, they are the BOMB and work fabulously at the
Verizon has a tower in Orange, so it is in the home network
there and works great.
FAIR TO MIDDLIN':
Sprint Roaming at Skydive Orange and throughout town
T-mobile doesn't work in either the town of Orange, or Skydive
Sprint PCS does not work "home" at Orange.