Best Place to Jump Out of a Plane
DC Skydiving Center
9272 Green Meadows Road, Warrenton, Va.
A wise Patrick Swayze in Point Break said that skydiving is “100 percent pure adrenaline. Other guys snort for it, jab a vein for it. All you gotta do is jump.” Turns out such life-affirming thrills can be had an hour’s drive away, in pastoral Warrenton, Va. For $299 on weekends and less during the week, DC Skydiving Center offers three flips in the air and a freefall. First-timers get a 15-minute prep class and reassurance from the center’s staff bios, like that of drop manager Chris Whitley, a grandfather of three who boasts 10,500 jumps.