iFLY Indoor Skydiving Coaches and Ambassadors


iFLY Specialist Coaching is only $5 per minute on top of your existing tunnel time. Please contact us to arrange your schedule on coaching@ifly.com.au or call 1300 366 364 (call +61 2 4761 1800 for iFLY Downunder or +61 75655 2400 for iFLY Gold Coast from abroad). Please book in advance.

Hiring a private coach for you or your team will really accelerate your learning. All our instructors can teach basic belly and back fly, but we recommend getting a private coach for at least 50% of your solo flights once you have mastered the basics and 100% of the time if you want to master the challenges of ‘head down’ flight.

Your coach will give you a full briefing, work with you in the tunnel's airflow and provide a detailed video debrief. They will also give you tips for your next session, keep track of your progress and introduce you to other flyers and potential teammates.

You are welcome to bring your own coaches or choose from our recommended coaches below. Coaches without a relevant IBA instructor rating will need to take a ‘hands off’ approach and request specialist spotting at least 7 days prior to the flight.


iFLY Downunder Coaches
Kurmet Jaadla – Chief Flight Instructor & Instructor Trainer (T4)
Jimmy Cooper - Flight Instructor (Level 4)
Kyle Chick - Flight Instructor (Level 4)
Nathan Smith - Flight Instructor (Level 4)
Brett Summers - Flight Instructor (Level 4)
Liam Hoffmann - Flight Instructor (Level 4)
iFLY Perth Coaches
Dane Baird - Flight Instructor & Coach (Level 4)
Adam Smith - Flight Instructor (Level 4)
Christian Rosas - Flight Instructor, Trainer level 4 & Coach (level 4)


Russ Blackman - Coach
Specialist Discipline: Formation Skydiving
Greatest Achievement: Being part of both the Dubai and Czech Republic 2014 Australian Parachute Teams for 8 way FS.
Regular flyer, coach and friendly face Russ is often found helping others here at iFLY or at the DZ. Russ loves to introduce new skydivers to the tunnel and train them up to be 4-way super stars! Russ is keen to get more intermediate flyers trying out 8-way in our huge 16ft tunnel and he's also one of the duo behind our popular 4-way Belly Scrambles competition.

Troy Crotty - Coach
Specialist Discipline: Formation Skydiving
Greatest Achievement: Being part of both the Dubai and Czech Republic 2014 Australian Parachute Teams for 8 way FS
The second half of the Troy and Russ duo responsible for a whole heap of new skydivers staying in the sport. Troy loves to encourage those up and coming jumpers to form teams, enter competition and just generally give it a go! Troy has dedicated the past year to teaching others and we are lucky to have him around - thanks Troy!

Matt Boag
iFLY employee Matt Boag "Boagsy" is a DZ and Boogie regular. His passion for flying equals his passion to teach others and push the sport of Skydiving and Body Flight in Australia. Matt also coaches some of our Junior iFLYERs on a regualr basis including kids team Evolution and he also coached 9 year old Amy who won two medals at the Australian Indoor Skydiving Championship. 

Jimmy Cooper
Jimmy has been FLYING for over five years – proving himself on the national, and international stage as a formidable competitor. He currently works as a Flight Instructor at iFLY Downunder (Sydney) and is also one of the leading coaches at the facility, training both return-flyers and skydivers through their tunnel flying progression.

Team Focus
4-way VFS (vertical formation skydiving) team, Focus, has been active on the skydiving and indoor skydiving scene for a while. Some recent activity has been breaking the Australian Vertical Record, and taking out the Open VFS for the third year running at the 2017 Australian Indoor Skydiving Championships!

Sponsored Athletes

Elise Brown
17-year-old Elise Brown, who has been exploring body movement in sport since she was a little girl, and now in the past year-and-a-half has dedicated her experiments to indoor skydiving. Elise has never shied away from life as an athlete, training up to 2-3 hours a day in overall flexibility and fitness, outside of spending up to 4-6 days a week training in the tunnel.

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