The GoSkydive Team

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Go Skydive

JUMP TEAM

George

Tandem Instructor

Total Jumps

5500

Qualifications:

BPA Tandem Instructor

George started skydiving 15 years ago although his interest began much earlier when as a child he watched his dad skydive in his homeland of South Africa. Since then George has won 5 National Championship Gold Medals for accuracy and has skydived all over the world. In his down time George is an Iron Man coach at Bath University and has himself completed 5 Iron Man competitions in the last 5 years, South Africa, Hawaii, Austria, Sweden and China. this August George will compete in an Iron Man competition in France.

What customers say about this instructor:

My instructor George was amazing , he made me feel really calm, I can't thank him enough.

Ryan

Chief Instructor

Total Jumps

9157

Qualifications:

BPA Tandem Master

Ryan has been skydiving for over 20 years, first trying the sport in 1996 after being inspired by the film Point Break. Since then Ryan has skydived all over the world in Australia, New Zealand, Las Vegas, Florida, Spain and Sweden.  Ryan’s most memorable jump was as the clock struck midnight on the eve of the Millennium in Florida – probably one of the coolest ways ever to welcome in the 21st century! Ryan is not only a highly experienced skydiver he’s also an amazing freefall cameraman and was part of the film crew for a 60 woman strong formation team for the Brit Chicks 2004 Word Record. In his spare time you’ll find Ryan, surfing, jamming or training for Iron Man triathlons. An all round pretty cool guy – be sure to ask Ryan about his skydiving exploits when you come to do your jump, he’s got some great stories!

What customers say about this instructor:

My instructor Ryan was fantastic - I couldn't have done it without him! (literally!). Thank you. X

Jam Boy

Tandem Skydive Instructor

Total Jumps

1185

Qualifications:

BPA Tandem Instructor

Alex comes to us from a dropzone in sunny California where he worked as a professional camera flyer for both sports and tandem skydivers. Prior to that Alex was working as part of ground crew team in Auckland, New Zealand. Alex’s ambition is to be one of the world’s best skydiving videographers, combining his qualifications in Global Media Production and his love of skydiving. In his spare time Alex is a real adrenaline junkie and can be found wake-boarding or pursuing his latest passions for paragliding and base jumping!

What customers say about this instructor:

...a massive thank you to Alex who made me laugh constantly and made me feel relaxed.

Shane

Tandem Skydive Instructor

Total Jumps

4823

Qualifications:

BPA Tandem Instructor

Originally from sunny Poole in Dorset, Shane has been skydiving  for 9 years 8 of these as a professional. As well as a tandem instructor Shane is a highly experienced camera man, joining GoSkydive in 2012 Shane was previously a senior camera flyer. Shane loves to travel and is on a quest to see as much of the world and experience as many different cultures as he can. He’s also been lucky enough to jump outside of the UK in Spain and the US.

 

When he’s not skydiving Shane likes rock climbing and mountain biking, he’s also a bit of a baker! Shane’s most memorable time as a skydiver was as a cameraman filming the cast of “band of brothers” completing their tandem skydives.

 

 

What customers say about this instructor:

Special thanks to my instructor Shane - who spoke to me the entire time and made me comfortable in one of the craziest experiences I've ever done! Loved it!

Gary

Tandem Skydive Instructor

Total Jumps

3673

Qualifications:

BPA Tandem Master

Gary has been skydiving for the past 10 years, he has worked all over the world jumping is Canada, the US, Germany, France and Belgium. Gary has been at GoSkydive for a year and is both a freefall photographer and tandem instructor. Previously Gary spent 12 years serving in the Princes of Wales’ Regiment,6 years in the army’s display team.

What customers say about this instructor:

Amazing, amazing, amazing..... thanks so much Gary

Nick

Tandem Skydive Instructor

Total Jumps

2396

Qualifications:

BPA Tandem Instructor

Nick did his first ever jump aged 16 when he won a bet with his Dad. His mum however foolishly said the only way you’d get her jumping out of a plane was if her son was an instructor. Challenge set! Nick got the skydiving bug and guess what – Mum jumped last summer! Nick has jumped in the US and prior to becoming an instructor was one of our camera flyers here at GoSkydive.

What customers say about this instructor:

My blonde haired angel! That was amazing - thanks Nick"
"Amazing and awesome. Nick was simply excellent - clearly keen to deliver the perfect customer experience, managing my expectations at every stage.

Roman

Freefall Photographer

Total Jumps

6962

Qualifications:

AFF Instructor Wind Tunnel Coach

Roman first jumped in Poland 28 years ago and has been working as a freefall cameraman at GoSkydive for the past 3 years. He was first introduced to the sport by his brother and soon picked up the skydiving bug. Roman has coached both civilian and military display teams and as well as a cameraman Roman is also a qualified packer of sports and tandem parachutes. Roman is extremely agile in the air and has won competitions in both formation flying and landing accuracy.

What customers say about this instructor:

I love the film that Roman did of my skydive - he's great fun in the air and really helped to keep me relaxed.

Henk

Tandem Skydive Instuctor

Total Jumps

22735

Qualifications:

BPA Tandem Instructor

Henk previously worked in New Zealand as a tandem instructor. He comes with a military background from the Dutch Infantry and 26 years of skydiving history, 23 years as a professional. With over 20,000 jumps under his belt and 12,000 tandems Henk was also an FS4 National Champion.

What customers say about this instructor:

I had Henk as my instructor. I was very nervous and a bit scared. Henk made me laugh, took away my nerves and made my skydive an incredible experience. He is funny and mad but AWESOME.

Gordon

Tandem Skydive Instructor and MD

Total Jumps

6000

Qualifications:

BPA Tandem Master

Gordon founded GoSkydive back in 2008. After meeting a group of passionate skydivers in a bar in the states, Gordon gave the sport a go and never looked back. After spending many years skydiving in South Africa and the US, Gordon was disappointed by tandem-skydiving centres in the UK and thought he could deliver a much higher level ‘end-to-end’ customer experience. GoSkdive is now the UK’s only specialist tandem skydiving centre and by the end of this year over 20,000 people will have jumped with us.

What customers say about this instructor:

Gordon spent a lot of time with me following the training, I was really nervous but he really helped to reassure me and put my nerves to rest. I'm so glad I pushed through the nerves.

Holly

Tandem Skydive Instructor

Total Jumps

2519

Qualifications:

BPA Tandem Master

Holly is GoSkydive’s only female instructor and is one of just 11 other female Tandem Skydive Instructors working in the UK compared to over 300 men. Holly first started working at GoSkydive as a Freefall Photographer in 2014 before qualifying with us as a Tandem Skydive Instructor. Holly was first introduced to skydiving by a friend while she was completing her degree in Sociology, at the end of her degree it was a career in skydiving that she decided to pursue. Holly spent some time working at other dropzones across the world including Miami before returning to the UK.

What customers say about this instructor:

I have to say I was very nervous but the fact that Holly was a woman too was great. We had a great laugh on the way up and I new I was in safe hands. Thanks Holly, I'll be back!

EJ

Tandem Skydive Instructor

Total Jumps

3520

Qualifications:

BPA Tandem Master

Originally from Hungary, EJ has spent most of his Tandem Skydiving career working in the US. He has also jumped in Gran Canaria and spent last summer jumping in Holland. EJ is not only a fully qualified tandem master he is also specialist trained to film using a wrist mounted GoPro whilst jumping. EJ is also qualified to pack parachutes and spent 4 seasons packing in Holland.

What customers say about this instructor:

EJ was great and very funny. He really kept me calm and explained everything to me clearly on the way up and made me feel relaxed, safe and ready to go.

AIRCRAFT

Our Cessna Super Cargomaster is the fastest tandem skydiving aircraft in the UK and will get you to your jump altitude in 8 -12 minutes. Refitted to our specific tandem skydiving requirements, this aircraft was new to our fleet in May 2015. It takes up to 21 passengers but reaches its top speed, climbing to 3000ft per minute, with just the pilot.

Parachutes

parachutes

We use industry leading parachute equipment. The United Parachute Technologies Sigma Tandem Parachute System. The parachute container (which looks like a back pack) houses the main parachute and a reserve chute. The main parachute is packed on site by our own team of packers. The reserve chute is packed by an industry approved specialist team off site. At 5000ft your instructor will deploy the main parachute.

camera professionals

Filming with a GoPro camera from 15,000ft at 125mph is a highly skilled operation and only those instructors who are jumping regularly and have a minimum of 500 tandem skydives as a tandem master are permitted by the British Parachute Association to do this. The results, however, are pretty special!

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