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Mike P ~ DZO, AFP, IB, Tandem, EJR
Awards: World record holder - largest sequential formation skydive. Multiple national large formation records.
Accomplishments: In one word - Miranda
Me, in 5 words (or less): Life is good
Tara P ~ DZO, Manifest, Operations Manager
Awards: Too many awards to list here.
Accomplishments: One word - Miranda
Me, in 5 words: This is your 5 minute call.
Scott B ~ C1, C2, IB, EJR, AFP, Tandem IE
Awards: Multiple Canadian National Records. Canadian Skydiving Team member since 1987.
Accomplishments: Canadian overall champion in Style and Accuracy, Canadian records in Style (fastest), Accuracy (consecutive dead centres). Multiple National Formation Skydiving Records.
Me, in 5 words: Perfectionist, passionate, finicky, contemplative, fun!
Rick E ~ C2, IB, AFP, Tandem, EJR
Awards: Multiple gold medals. Former videographer for Canadian National Formation Skydiving Team.
Accomplishments: Multiple national large formation records. Represented Canada at 3 World Skydiving Championships.
Me, in 5 words: I only need one - Durable!
Mike X ~ C2, IB, EJR, AFP, PRO, EJR, Tandem
Awards: Canadian National Junior and Intermediate Style and Accuracy Champion. Featured profile skydiver in Canpara magazine
Accomplishments: Performed over 40 demo jumps including jumps into Ontario Place. Internationally published skydiving photographer. SkydiveBurnaby.Com Webmaster
Me, in 5 words: Wake me up at noon.
Peter D ~ C2, EJR, Tandem
Awards: Gold Medal - 2006 Canadian Sport Accuracy Champion.
Accomplishments: Met a lot of fantastic, interesting people, and then threw them out of an airplane.
Me, in 5 words (or less): Fun and outgoing!
Glenn C ~ Tandem, Coach, Freefly A.D.
Awards: Atmosphere Dolphin Rating, 5 time Vertical Formation (Freefly) record holder. Gananoque 4-way
Challenge- 2nd place (Camera).
Accomplishments: Successfully landed a parachute backwards.
Me, in 5 words (or less): Vivacious, audacious and tenacious!
Gary B ~ Tandem, C1, IB, LE, CA,
Awards: Sorry, Im just not competitive on Skydiving!
Accomplishments: Taking my dad for a tandem on our 1066th jump each!
Me, in 5 words: Organized, Knowledgeable, Methodical, Focused, Ex-President.
Andrea G ~ Tandem , C1, Skydive U Coach
Accomplishments: World record holder - largest sequential formation skydive. Canadian Records - Largest Women's Formation 34-Way, largest formation, 59-Way. Having the wonderful friends I've made through this great sport, getting my tandem rating, and docking successfully on my first 100 way.
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Me, in 5 words: That's me, in five words.
Brent H ~ Photo & Video
Awards: 1st place CPC Ontario Region, 4th place Canadian championships, 6th place World Parachuting Championship in Canopy Piloting,
Multiple national Freefly records.
Accomplishments: Nationally and internationally ranked canopy pilot.
Me, in 5 words (or less): That’s just redonkulous.
Eric C ~ Photo & Video
Awards: 1st Place Ontario Canopy Piloting Champion - 2007. C License.
Accomplishments: I got married and my wife still likes me.
Me, in 5 words: Put me on Load 1.
Max T ~ Photo & Video
Awards: CSPA ‘B’ License
Accomplishments: Staying alive
Me, in 5 words: Max Lamp Helmet Kaleidoscope Eleven
Rick O ~ Photo & Video, C1, Packer
Awards: Gold medal 2009 Canadian Nationals (8-way), Silver Medal 2007 Canadian Nationals ’10 Way’, Gold Medal 2008 SDC Thanksgiving Meet
Accomplishments: Cutting away from the normal working world.
Me, in 5 words: Honest, Fun, Grateful, Observant, Excited.
Jeff S ~ Photo & Video, EJR
Awards: Hottest Camera Guy Award 2009
Accomplishments: Every time I see a student's face as they watch their video! And being Rick O's nemesis.
Me, in 5 words (or less): Ex-President
Sheri B ~ Senior Rigger, Packer, QE, CP Judge
Awards: Certified FAI, TC and FAA Senior Rigger
Accomplishments: Remembering to call mom. Perfecting the 'Fuel-Load Packjob' and keeping the DZ tandem staff in the sky.
Me, in 5 words (or less): I'm just Sheri.
Holly D ~ Parachute Packer, Designer
Awards: A License ( more to come :) )
Accomplishments: Persisting to jump out of (not so) perfectly good airplanes.
Me, in 5 words (or less): Human.
Tara L ~ Manifest
Awards: Winner of the 'Patience Gets Me Nowhere Award', 3 years running.
Me, in 5 words (or less): Positive. Friendly. Mother. Real!
Melody A ~ Manifest
Awards: CSPA ‘B’ License.
Accomplishments: Learning a lot about myself and about teamwork, trying to get a slot with the Canadian Women’s record team, all with less than 100 skydives at the time.
Me, in 5 words: One word says it all... Awesome!! :)
Wendy B ~ Commercial Pilot, Manifest, PRM
Jumps: 2 *Updated*
Awards: Commercial Pilot Rating
Accomplishments: Creating flight instructions manual. Pilots License.
Me, in 5 words: Hmmmm. Caring, Dedicated, All Smiles.
James ~ Commercial Pilot
Jumps: 2 *Updated*
Awards: Multi-engine instrument rated commercial pilot.
Accomplishments: My baby.
Me, in 5 words: Father, Husband, Fun-Loving-Prankster.
Norton ~ Commercial Pilot, BMI
Awards: Mulit-engine Instrument Rated Pilot, Birdman Instructor
Accomplishments: Growing up at the skydiving center has given me a great, and somewhat different, view on our lives.
Me, in 5 words: Loyal, Easy Going, Aerial-Redneck.
More Coming Soon!
Ratings AbbreviationsDZO - DropZone Owner
AFP - Advanced Freefall Progression Instructor
IB - Instructor ‘B’ Rating
Tandem IE - Tandem Instructor Evaluator
Tandem - Certified Tandem Instructor
C2 - Advanced Certified Freefall Coach
C1 - Certified Freefall Coach
Qualifications AbbreviationsEJR - Exhibition Jump Rating
LE - Logbook Examiner
CA - Certificate Administrator
QE - Qualified Evaluator
CP Judge - Canopy Piloting Judge
BMI - Birdman Wingsuit Flight Instructor
PRM - Person Responsible for Maintenance
A.D. - Atmosphere Dolphin Rating
Here is a bit of useless information.
If you were to take the combined number of skydives made by the Skydive Burnaby staff it would currently equal over 42 380 jumps. That would mean that, if you were to jump once a day, it would take you over 116 years to make that number of jumps.
You had better get started soon!
With some simple math we can go further...
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