Started Jumping in 2001 at the age of 17 in Boise Idaho USA, Found the tunnel in 2005 with 500 jumps worked as a wind tunnel instructor in Eloy under the learning under direction of Ray Kubiac, Fabian Raidel, Sergey Kuznestov and all my fellow tunnel instructors like Tim McMaster, Davy Manning, Mickey Nuttall, Jason Peters. Worked in Eloy for just under 2 years before moving to Utah to help Start IFLY Utah, 2008 Moved to Paraclete XP to open that tunnel and be on a VFS team for 1 year. since 2009 i have been wind tunnel coaching and organizing. Involved with the initial development of D4W Along with Havard Flatt, Alex Airmand, Filip Crnjakovic, Fabian Raidel, Martin Kristensen. Competed as Voss Ventus in the begining of D4W and competed in 2 way as With Paul Ferriman for the first 2 way tournament. Currently coaching what i feel is the real way to fly
When did you start ﬂying?
2001 jumping, 2005 wind tunnel
How many hours have you ﬂown in the tunnel?
Really hard to quantify but somewhere between 5 and 10 thousand hours. For sure 2500 hours of strictly dynamic in my current philosophy of real flying.
Do you skydive and if yes, jump numbers to date?
10,000 plus or minus 500
What is your main achievement?
I influenced my brother to get into skydiving/airsports i have watched him grow to be one of the best paraglider pilots in the world, Helping train Paul Ferriman from being a young kid from Africa to a Dynamic 2 way Champion was a very proud moment as a coach. Winning the Battle of Bottrop with Voss Ventus was probably my biggest achievement in terms of personal flying.
Why are you ﬂying ?
Flying is Movement thru the air in a controlled manner, We manipulate our body's in a fashion that creates the most amount of Low Pressure on the top surface allowing a “lifting” force and complete control of body/wing. All over the world in total i have flown in 53 different wind tunnels, I look forward to #100.
What fascinates you about ﬂying/indoor skydiving?
The fact that we can fly around in a small room with our friends performing very intricate and unforgiving maneuvers at incredibly high speeds and have the mental clarity to also think about what’s for lunch at the same time.
TRAVEL TO JAPAN
Have you ever been to Japan ?
What are you excited to see / do in Japan ?
This will be my fourth trip to Japan and i look forward to it more than my first trip. This trip will be special as i will be in Japan with some of my best friends in the entire world, Not only will they be displaying the best of the best of flying today it will be during the cherry blossom period. Something i have not seen during my previous 3 trips.