It’s not always so good because he bosses me around the whole time. But I do like skydiving here because it’s a cool team and a beautiful place to jump. Skydive Mossel Bay is actually my favourite DZ ad it has nothing to do with my Dad being the owner. I love our beach landing. We have 4-5 different beaches, all of them beautiful. Santos beach is quite tight but there’s also Diaz Beach, the massive Wilderness Beach, and Great Brak Beach – this is unique to Mossel Bay.
I think it must be because I fell on my head a few times on the playground but no, seriously, I was born into a skydiving family so it was the natural path for me to take. I was 16 when I started skydiving and never looked back. Except I’d rather not remember the broken bones. I broke my back and my leg in 2012 after a double malfunction and was out of action for 16 months. I had my heart broken a few times as well and I’m still recovering from that.
Yes, there are three: a 3 point 14 way at our 2019 Diaz Beach Boogie, that was such a rush. Also, a 28 way at the Makgadikgadi Botswana Boogie out of a C-130 and I’ll never forget my first wingsuit jump in 2018.
I wanted to be Bryan Adams. I also thought about being a pilot, or engineering and I’ve tried a few other proper jobs but I keep coming back to skydiving. I recently qualified as a tandem instructor and my next step will AFF instructor.
Not well. I’m gaining weight, bored, and getting carpal tunnel syndrome. I want to skydive but South Africa won’t allow aviation activities yet during lockdown level 4. So I’m making my Dad a happy bunny helping out with cleaning stuff.
UK and Botswana. In the UK I was visiting family when I was 11 years old. I’m hoping to return to the UK when the borders open again this year to visit my aunt and to get some jumps in and tunnel time.
Cessna 208-B grand caravan. It’s one of the best skydiving planes with a big door and I can’t wait to jump one. I’d allow a minimum of 8 people at a time and I’d offer free skydives to my friends.
BASE jumping in Switzerland or anywhere in Europe. My only 2 base jumps were from Gouritz Bridge at night, here in Mossel Bay. I’m totally hooked and if I had the money, a BASE rig would be next purchase.
Noises at night – if I hear things while I’m asleep, I always think someone is trying to break in. If anyone did break-in, my younger sister Inge would have to fight them off.
Going to university is more difficult than it sounds. I attended Cape Town University to study engineering. I enjoyed being a student for all the wrong reasons and I think there shouldn’t be studies and exams there to ruin the fun.