Pro Canopy Pilot on the UK National team, Software Ninja for Control Tower, and your favorite nerd.
After finishing AFF at Skydive Orange, VA in May 2010, I started jumping as much as I could. I quickly got into freeflying, accumulating tunnel time to accelerate my learning. After I received my AFF rating and senior riggers ticket, I tried my hand at working in the sport in the summer of 2012. Although I learned a career in skydiving wasn’t for me, the time made me realize I wanted to focus on my own skills. In the spring of 2013, I attended the FLCPA meet at Zhills - a trip that ignited my interest in canopy piloting. As my involvement in the sport grew, I became increasingly aware of the dearth of effective scoring software available to the community. I saw an opportunity to marry my training as a professional software engineer with the sport I loved, and, after some encouragement from Eric Florio, I built the CP scoring system that our team is known for. As a result I got to spend nine months traveling around to Dubai, Florida, North Carolina, and New Jersey to run swoop meets. This afforded me the opportunity to learn to swoop with some of the best coaches, and I have now progressed to the point where I'm a member of the UK National team and have 3 female records (2 speed, 1 distance) in the UK/Europe. I'm focused on training for the upcoming world meet.
Logan's RecordsHome Drop Zone: Skydive Crosskeys, NJ
Number of Jumps: 2700+
Hours in Tunnel: 30+
First Jump in: 2010
Main Discipline: Canopy Piloting
VIPERI chose the viper because I wanted a freefly suit that is versatile. The material and build quality, with details like double stitching on every panel, is unmatched. It has spandex in the right places ensuring a great fit while still offering an interior and leg pocket for extra memory cards, packing tools, or rubber bands for convenience when you're working.
RAPTOR SWOOP SHORTSI basically live in my swoop shorts on the weekends, it's not uncommon to spot me wearing them in the grocery store. As a result, I needed something that was comfortable and would stand up to all of my downwind landings. The articulated knees and jean pockets make them comfortable enough to wear all day. I have even noticed my friends and fellow competitors wondering why their swoop shorts don't have normal pockets. Since I rarely jump without a full RDS, I opted for a slightly oversized, all spandex RDS pocket that makes it quick to stash everything, but strong enough that it's secure.
I love having a passion for flying. Never stop having fun.
I began skydiving in March 2010 and fell in love with the sport immediately. I loved the competition side of the sport especially; competing in RW, VFS and then canopy piloting. After several years of competing, in 2018 I earned a spot on the US Canopy Piloting team. I was able to compete in the World Canopy Piloting Championships and the first ever FAI World Canopy Piloting Freestyle Championships in Poland. I now focus on continuing to be a Pro Canopy Pilot on a world level and share my knowledge with others. I love traveling to compete, pushing the limits of canopy flight, and learning more about what our sport offers in every discipline. Outside of competition, I enjoy teaching and instructing, and am the Chief Instructor for sport courses with Superior Flight Solutions. Teaching in both North America and Europe. When I’m not training, competing, teaching, or coaching, I love to travel, hike, and explore what the world has to offer.
AFF-I, Tandem-I, S&TA, PRO Exhibition Jumper, USPA D31977, Videographer, Canopy Piloting Instructor, Freefly Organizer, Mountain Flying Guide.
VFS and 4way RW Medalist
FLCPA and NECPL Medalist
USPA National Canopy Piloting
US Canopy Piloting Team
Matt's RecordsHome Drop Zone: Skydive Cross Keys
Number of Jumps: 3300+
Hours in Tunnel: 100+
First Jump in: 2010
Main Discipline: Competitive Canopy Piloting, Coaching, Organizing