About Our TeamYour Local Skydiving Experts
About our team is a crew of locals who have taken thousands of folks from around the world skydiving, and have been Skydiving in the Phoenix area and around Arizona for over 20 years. Our Tandem Instructors are Certified by the USPA (United States Parachute Association) and have thousands of Tandem Skydives. They hold current FAA class 3 airmen medical certificates and can handle themselves in the sky. We are committed to a safe and enjoyable first time skydive! and it is all about our team.
Skydive Center Jump Master
Ohio native relocated to AZ at the turn of the century. Sam has been skydiving for 20 years and is now leading the team. Sam has kept us going during the tough times and good times and now he is taking it easy supervising the madness. With over 10,000 skydives, Sam is the man.
Anthony is our newest addition, and comes well-qualified. He has jumped in too many places to list and now has made AZ home. Tournament Poker is Anthony’s sideline and he has seen a few big pots. Tandem skydiving is a lot like poker he says, “play your card right and it all works out”… LOL
Tim is a 2nd Generation award-winning skydiver. Following his father to the US Skydiving Team in 1998, Mr. Straus was on the original US team in 1964. The medals prove that he is indeed world class, and with 18,000 jumps, that puts Tim up there near the top.
Warning! Rico Suave owns Tim.
FAA Rigger Parachute Packer
Chance is our parachute packing supervisor and equipment expert. He recently earned his FAA parachute rigger certificate and is the engine that keeps us in the air. Be sure to take a sec and watch how he can pack that huge parachute into that little bag… Amazing!
Office Manager | Media Specialist
Caitlin is the smiley face that makes it all happen. Managing excited 1st-time jumpers along with very seasoned staff jumpers isn’t easy for anyone, but this young woman makes it LOOK easy. You can see her video work on our YouTube Media Section and can always find her engaging with 1st-time jumpers on social media.
Drop Zone Dog
If you need a comfort animal, Rico Suave is available, free of charge, to pet and hug as needed. No matter what happens up there, Rico will be fine..