When you arrive at the dropzone, just walk on up to where you see people. Staff are usually wearing Blue Staff shirts with our colorful LOGO. You may also encounter some of our friendly family of jumpers. Don’t be shy! Just ask and you will be directed to someone who can can show you around, and help you get signed in.
John came to join us immediately after retiring as a MARSOC Marine where his specialties involved parachute rigging and of course skydiving instruction, John has over 10,700 jumps and holds a USPA Tandem Examiner Rating (he can certify Instructors) a USPA AFF Rating, and is an FAA Master Rigger. John is happily married to Anna and has 4 sons Brandon, Hunter, Noah, and Little John
David learned to skydive right here. Like many people, he just couldn’t stop. He has been one of our Instructors for a few years now. David is also on a competition team and one weekend this Summer made over 50 jumps! David has 2 children.
Eric began jumping 20+ years ago and had to pack the parachute that he used for his 1st ever jump. He attended the Tandem Instructor Certification Course with the minimum qualifications possible for attendance and passed with “flying colors” He soon came to work at School of Human Flight and has been here ever since. That was a long time ago. He now has over 6500 Tandem Jumps, holds a USPA Accelerated Freefall Rating and does freefall videography. Eric has 2 sons : Kyle 18 and Ryan 14
Cindy began jumping 34 years ago and has never stopped. She has racked up over 8500 skydives. Her many accomplishments include 3 Skydiving World Records for large Freefall Formations. She founded the School of Human Flight in 1994 after 10 Years of travelling around the World as a free-lance Instructor, Trainer and Photographer/ Videographer. Her qualifications include Instructional Ratings in Tandem, Accelerated Freefall and Static Line. She holds an FAA Senior Parachute Rigger Certificate, and a Private Pilot License as well. She has been appointed as a USPA Safety and Training Advisor for over 24 years, has served as an Accelerated Freefall Evaluator, and a Jumpmaster and Instructor Course Director (Training Instructors). Her goal is to still be jumping in her 80’s!
Doug is a retired US Army Major and used to fly 727’s. He has made 2 jumps but we want him to stay in the plane now! He is Airline Transport Pilot Rated.
Troy began flying for us last year. This guy loves to fly owns his own airplane! When he’s not flying for us, or reporting on politics for Bay News 9 out of Tampa, he is usually flying here there and everywhere.
John has been flying for us for about a year or so. Like Troy, John owns his own airplane.
Todd pretty much grew up around the Drop Zone. both parents as skydivers, it’s only natural that he would want to get into the sport as soon as he could. He’s not old enough to jump yet (not 18) but he’s been packing parachutes since he was 14! He is now our primary parachute packer and he has packed hundreds of parachutes and does a great job.