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Chris J. Gay 

USA                           Jumps:  16,000+                 First Jump: 1986
 

USPA Ratings      Instructor AFF, SL, PRO

FAA Ratings         Senior Parachute Rigger

Member of USA Parachute Team

Member of Canopy Formation Specialists

Member of CFS World Team

US National Skydiving Championships   25 Times Gold   9 Times Silver    3 Times Bronze

World Skydiving Championships              6 Times Gold      6 Times Silver    4 Times Bronze
Organizer 19 FAI World Skydiving Records            
FAI World Skydiving Records       19

 

EXPERIENCE:
Designed and implemented the most current and efficient training methods of canopy formation with regards to beginner, intermediate and advanced flight including demonstration and competition training. Thorough understanding of large canopy formation engineering and flight characteristics dealing with experience, canopy placement and wing-loading. Organizer/dive engineer and pilot of the current canopy formation world records set in 1994, 2002, 2003,2005 and 2007. Current US Team member.

 

EDUCATION:
1987– 1989 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA M.S., Electrical Engineering
1983– 1986 Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA B.A., Electrical Engineering

 

USPA/FAA RATINGS:
Accelerated Free Fall Jumpmaster/Instructor
Static Line Jumpmaster/Instructor
Tandem Master
Pro Rating
Senior Rigger

 

AERONAUTICAL AWARDS:
2008 USPA Gold Medal Meritorious Award
2007 FAI Outstanding Airmanship Diploma
2006 England Royal Aero Club Silver Star
2001 Skydiver of the Year

Ehab Mahmoud

Egypt                  Jumps: 14,000+            First Jump: 1998
 

Member of USA parachute team since 2016
Member of CFS WORLD TEAM

 

-Americup Accuraccy Landing  series champion 2018 / 2019
-World Cup series overall 2nd place 2019
-World Cup series Bled- Slovenia  2019 2nd place
-World Cup series Rejeka - Croatia 2nd place
-World Cup series Germany 2nd place
 -2007 FAI canopy formation world record
-2015 Italian championship swings place
- Tandem instructor/ master
- AATV instructs / master
- Head of Egyptian airborne skydiving center 2004-2011
- Qatar skydiving team manager 2011-2016

 

Greg Meadows

USA                           Jumps:  3,500+                    First Jump: 2007

 

Member of USA Parachute Team

Member of Canopy Formation Specialists

Member of CFS World Team
3 Time US National Skydiving Champion
2019 US Gold Medalist 2 Way Seq Canopy Formation
2016 US Gold Medalist 4 Way Seq Canopy Formation
2016 US Silver Medalist 2 Way Seq Canopy Formation
2015 US Gold Medalist 4 Way Seq Canopy Formation
2015 US Bronze Medalist 2 Way Seq Canopy Formation

 

Senior Parachute Rigger
Pro-Rated

 

2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Egypt                        Jumps:  11,000+                 First Jump: 2001
 

Member of Canopy Formation Specialists
Member of CFS World Team
2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Haytham Abo Ouf 

Brian Pangburn

USA                           Jumps:  7,500+                    First Jump: 1990
 

6 Times World Champion
24 Times National Champion
13 World Records
Achievements: Private Pilot, Senior Rigger
Pro Rated

Kirk W. VanZandt 

USA                           Jumps:  3,700+                    First Jump: 1991
 

CFS Instructor
CF World Records: 6
US CF National Medals: 19 (5 Gold, 6 Silver, and 8 Bronze)

 

Patent (6,796,307) for Multi-Person High Altitude Oxygen Re-breathing System, used by jumpers while breathing / pre-breathing oxygen on aircraft prior to exit.
Patent (6,934,633) High Altitude Parachute Navigation System, used for manned HAHO operations. Designer/manufacturer of the bail-out oxygen breathing system (semi-open circuit) used on the 2007 canopy formation world record for the jumpers opening at 20,000+ feet MSL.
Co-designer of the radio communication system used on the 2005 and 2007 canopy formation world records.

Scott Lazarus

USA                           Jumps:  3,500+                    First Jump: 2002
 

2 Time US Nationals Medal Winner
Night Canopy Formation World Record holder
Sequential National Record Holder
Canopy Formation World Team Member

 

15 US State Records in Canopy Formation
2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Edward Slot  

Netherlands       Jumps:  2,000+                    First Jump: 1990
 

Member of CFS World Team

Gold 8 Way Speed Netherlands

Gold 4 Way Rotations Netherlands

Gold 4 Way Sequential Netherlands

Gold 2 Way Sequential Netherlands

Dutch Record 27 Way CF Sequential

Dutch Record 17 Way CF Vertical Stack

 

2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential World Record
FAI World Record - Canopy Formation 100-way - November, 2007
FAI World Record - Canopy Formation 85-way - November, 2005
FAI World Record - Canopy Formation 70-way - November, 2003
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

 Henny Wiggers

Netherlands       Jumps:  19,500+                 First Jump: 1982
 

Cameraman/Competitor/Coach/Instructor/Organizer (all skydiving disciplines)
2 Times Bronze medal European Championships CF4
Multiple Times National Champion (The Netherlands - in most skydiving disciplines)
Multiple World Records (FS & CF)

 

Manager camera crew multiple World Record and major events (several disciplines)

 

2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Hugues Orlianges 

France                    Jumps:  8,500+                    First Jump: 2001
 

France National Champion 5 times
World Champion 1 time
1 World Record
PRO Swooper

Steve Archuletta

USA                           Jumps: 7,000+                     First Jump: 1986
 

Member/Instructor USAFA Parachute Team
USPA Ratings      AFF, SL, Tandem 

 

Silver Medal 2008 4-way FS Nationals
Bronze Medal 2009 CF 8 way Speed
Gold Medal 2015, 2017, 2019 CF Rotations
Gold Medal 2017 CF Sequential
FAI World Record - Canopy Formation 100-way - November, 2007

 

Master Parachute Rigger, AFF Instructor, Tandem Instructor
USPA Pro Rated

Brian Martin 

USA                           Jumps: 5,500+                     First Jump: 2001
 

Member of CFS World Team

 

USPA ratings - Tandem Instructor, Accelerated Freefall Instructor and Safety and Training Advisor
 

2016-Present US Parachute Team Canopy Formation
World Championships: 2016 Chicago and 2018 Australia
2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Chad Neidigh

USA                           Jumps: 1,500+                     First Jump: 2005
 

Bronze Medal, 4-way Rotations, World Cup (2019), Bronze Medal, 4-way Sequential, US Nationals (2019)
Gold Medal, 8-way Speed, US Nationals (2010)

 

CFS World Team China Demos (2015, 2012)
2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Jean de Ladurantaye

Eduardo Guillen

Canada                                    Jumps: 2,000+                     First Jump: 1994
 

Member of CFS World Team

 

1998 Canadian CF Record, an 18-way diamond
2001 World Air Games in 4-way CF Rotation
2012 25-way Canadian CF Record
2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Argentina             Jumps: 3,000+                     First Jump: 1987
 

Member of CFS World Team
 

USPA Ratings: FAP Instructor (Static line, Tandem)
FAA Rating: Senior Rigger
Competed in Argentina Nationals in 4-way FS (3rd place) and CF rotations (1st place)

 

National Records: Argentina, USA             FAI records: South America
2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Henk Lunshof

Netherlands       Jumps: 3,500+                     First Jump: 1984
 

Member of CFS World Team
 

Instructor license up from 1991 till 1998.
Dutch 52-way FS record.
Dutch champion FS and CF

 

Initiator of the European CF movement and participator of the European CF record 25-way.
2016 Australian CF Record 44-way
2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Francois Huot

Canada                                    Jumps: 2,500+                     First Jump: 1994
 

Tandem Instructor, Coach 1
Jump Master, Ground Control Instructor
Exhibition Jump Rating

 

3 Canadian CF Record
3 U.S. State CF Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Chris Warnock

USA                           Jumps: 15,000+                                    First Jump: 1998
 

Member of CFS World Team

 

2003 World Championships Bronze Medal
2008 – 2018 Skydiving Instructor (GA, UT, CA)
2007 FAI World Record 100 way Canopy Formation
2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record, 36 Way CF Night Record

 

AFF skydiving instructor
Tandem skydiving instructor
UPT Tandem Instructor Examiner

 

Author of instructional DVDs:
-Canopy Control: Core essentials
-Tandem Videos Made Easy

 

FAA Master Parachute Rigger
 

2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Martin Dumas

Canada                                    Jumps:  4,000+                    First Jump: 1986
 

Member of CFS World Team

 

Professional Pilot flying bush planes in the most remote area of the Arctic
Skydiving Center Owner for 10 years

 

Holder of many Canadian skydiving records in «Canopy formations» and in freefall
Stuntman for many movies including an IMAX movie in Norway
Initiator of the first urban jumping festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Tehran, Iran

 

2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

John Betchel 

USA                           Jumps:  2,700+                    First Jump: 1989
 

Member of CFS World Team

 

2016-Present US Parachute Team Canopy Formation
 

World Championships: 2016 Chicago and 2018 Australia
2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Clifford B Dobson

USA                           Jumps:  9,500+                    First Jump: 1962
 

21 World Records
7 World Championships, 7 Gold Medals, 6 Silver, 2 Bronze
9 USA Teams 8 CRW, 1 RW (1972)
CRW USA Nationals, 13 Gold, 7 Silver, 2 Bronze
RW USA Nationals, 4 way Bronze 1971
Accuracy USA Nationals, Silver Medal 1981
2 Chinese CRW Records
Budweiser Competition and Demo Team Leader/Manager 1979-1995
Achievements: Pilot, Rigger, Pro Rated, AFF I/E, Tandem I/E.  Ken Sisler Memorial Award 1969

Kenneth Backus 

USA                           Jumps:  5,000+                    First Jump: 1984
 

USPA Ratings      Tandem, Coach
 

Member of Canopy Formation Specialists
 

Member of CFS World Team
5 Time US National Skydiving Champion
2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record

Andrew Preston

Australia               Jumps:  7,000+                    First Jump: 1982
 

APF Ratings         Instructor, Judge
 

Member of Canopy Formation Specialists
Member of CFS World Team

 

5 Time Australian National Skydiving Champion
3 Time World Skydiving Champion
2007 FAI World Record 100 way Canopy Formation
2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record

2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Eber Amaral  

Brazil                       Jumps:  3,500+                    First Jump: 1992
 

Member of CFS World Team
Member OS Cometas Brazilian Army Parachute Team 12 years

 

USPA Ratings      Instructor Tandem, AFF and Coach
Brasil Ratings    Instructor Tandem, AFF, ASL CBPQ
Tunnel Ratings  Instrutor Level 4 – IBA

 

FAI World Skydiving Records 5
Brazilian Record Free Fall - 102 Way – 2011, Sequential - 61 Way – 2019
World Championships in Russian - CRW - Menzelinsk – 2010
World Championships in Dubai - EAU - CRW – 2012
2007 FAI World Record 100 way Canopy Formation
2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Mark Kruse

USA                           Jumps:  18,000+                                   First Jump: 1985
 

Member of CFS World Team
FAA Master Rigger


USPA AFF Instructor


Tandem Instructor


Canopy Formation Training


Jump Pilot for, Twin Otter, and Caravan

 

Achievements:

Gold Medal, 1995 US National Championships

Silver Medal, 1997 US National Championships

Gold Medal, 1997 US National Championships

Gold Medal, 1999 US National Championships

Gold Medal, 2000 US National Championships

Gold Medal, 2002 US National Championships

 

Gold Medal, 1997 World Cup of Skydiving

Silver Medal, 2001 World Championships of Skydiving

Silver Medal, 2003 World Championships of Skydiving

 

Largest Freefall formation 300 way

Largest Freefall formation 400 way

Largest Night Freewill formation 64 way

Largest Canopy Formation 100 way

Bruno Brokken

Belgium                 Jumps:  26,000+                 First Jump: 1980
 

Member of CFS World Team

USPA Ratings AFF and Tandem Instructor
Cameraman for 8 FAI world records

 

6 World Championship medals

 

Cameraman for Jetman Project since 1995
Commercial cameraman for 8 Television Commercials
British Parachute Association certificate of merit for mid air save
Cameraman 2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Gustavo Cabana

Spain                       Jumps:  25,000+                 First Jump: 1988
 

Member of Canopy Formation Specialists

Member of CFS World Team
 

Professional Skydiving Photographer and Videographer
Cameraman for 17 FAI world records

Cameraman for 12+ FAI regional records

 

Organizer for 7 international skydiving expeditions
CFS World Team China Demos (2014, 2012)
CFS World Team Qatar Demos (2016, 2015)
Cameraman 2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
Cameraman 2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record
Cameraman 2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record

Pasi Pirttikoski

Finland                                     Jumps:  5,000+                    First Jump: 1986
 

Coach ratings: Aviation coach 1996, Sky Coach 2007, URVA (from an athlete to a coach program) 2018

 

Records: 16 National records (Finland), 2 European record and 13 World Record

 

Representation: ISC/FAI Delegate 2016-> and Alternate Delegate 2004-2015

 

Achievements:  Skydivers of the year 2016 (Finland)

2019 FAI World Records – 37 Way CF Sequential Record
2019 FAI World Records – 36 Way CF Night Record
2019 FAI World Records – 43 Way CF Sequential Record