Published: November 15, 2017
FROM PARACHUTE PACKER TO SKYDIVER
I used to live in Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, and I worked at the airfield in the bar and organizing functions. A skydiving drop zone opened at the airfield and I was interested in learning how to pack parachutes. In 2011, I did the parachute packing course which involved a 2 month process to get qualified.
My family were living in Parys and I decided to move here as it seemed like a nice town. I did not expect to find a skydive drop zone here, but Skydive Parys opened and I knew one of the tandem masters involved, and so I joined the Skydive Parys team.
I did 3 tandem skydives and I knew that I wanted to be a skydiver and get deeper into the sport. Packing is good and it keeps me going, but skydiving was my biggest dream.
I started to jump a year ago, I did the static line first jump course and then my progression jumps. I now have a, B license and just over 80 jumps.
I definitely see myself in the future with a career in skydiving. There is so much still to do. At the moment I am doing formation skydiving, but events looks brilliant to do. I would also like to train people and become an instructor and even later maybe a tandem master.
Every jump is different and you are leaning all the time, it is never boring and is the best thing you can do. I enjoy jumping with all the people at skydive Parys and recommend jumping for everybody!
Top of of the notch service received from the Skydive Parys team who gave us the VIP experience.
» Joy M