iFLY Indoor Skydiving Coaches and Ambassadors

 

All sessions come with an instructor to keep you safe. If you want to speed up your progression, we recommend hiring a private coach. Coaching is only $5 per minute on top of your existing tunnel time. Please contact your coach directly if you have their details or use the form below to book your coaching. Our coaches get booked up fast, so plan ahead to make the most out of your visit.

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 coach 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. See our full coaching T&Cs here.

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Kurmet Jaadla
kurmet
Chief Instructor & Coach (T4)
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Kyle Chick
Trainer & Coach (T1)
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Jimmy Cooper
jimmy
Trainer & Coach (T1)
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Liam Hoffmann
Instructor & Coach (Level 4)
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Jared Smith
Instructor & Coach (Level 4)
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Tim Edwards
Tim edwards
Chief Instructor & Trainer (T4)
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Matt Boag
matt baog
Trainer & Coach (T2)
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Mike Brigg
mike brigg
Instructor & Coach (Level 4)
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Oliver Fong
oliver
Instructor & Coach (Level 4)
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Tommer Vardi
tommer
Instructor & Coach (Level 4)
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Daniel Catlow
daniel
Instructor & Coach (Level 4)
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Dominic March
Dominic
Instructor & Coach (Level 4)
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Jeremy Brazier
jeremy
Instructor & Coach (Level 4)
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Damien Theakstone
damien
Instructor & Coach (Level 4)
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Adam Smith
Adam smith
Instructor, Trainer & Coach (T3)
Johnny Tan
Johnny
Chief Flight Instructor & Trainer (T3)
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Dane Baird
Dane
Instructor & Coach (Level 4)
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Ambassadors

 

Alexander Cattaneo - Formation Skydiving (QLD)
You may know iFLY's newest Ambassador, Alex, as the South Queensland Regional Coach and the President of South East Queensland Skydivers Club (SEQS). Affectionately known as "Bubba Fish" among his team mates in 4-way FS team, Whitefish, Alex has a passion for developing skills within the skydiving community by encouraging, retaining and promoting everybody in each discipline.

David Collins - Freefly (WA)
Skydiving newcomer, David, has made a huge impact in the skydiving/tunnel scenes in WA. Dropzone and tunnel regular, David understands the skydiving journey for newcomers and will happily assist in helping realise what you can achieve as a new skydiver. David is also the mastermind of the tunnel version of Chase The Ace!

Matt Boag - Freefly (QLD)
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.

Peter Pellegrini - Disability Ambassador (QLD)
An old school skydiver, Peter had hundreds of jumps under his belt before a tragic accident  resulted in the amputation of his right leg through the knee. Peter was determined to persue his passion of flight and found the tunnel. Since then, Peter has proved that anything was possible, including placing 2nd in the 4-way FS Rookie event at the 2018 Australian Open Indoor Skydiving Championships! 

Russell Blackman - Formation Skydiving (NSW)
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 - Formation Skydiving (NSW)
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!

 

Sponsored Athletes

Amy Watson
Amy started flying in our Junior iFLYER Club at just 9 years old. Now 13, she has flown in 17 tunnels around the world with a number of titles under her belt, such as 1st place in Junior Freestyle at the 2017 US Nationals, 2018 Wind Games, and the 2018 Australian Open! Amy is training hard for the 3rd FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving 2018 in Bahrain this October, and the 3rd FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships in France next April!

Elise Brown
Elise Brown, who has been exploring body movement in sport since she was a little girl, 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. Elise will be competing in the 2018 Australian Open Indoor Skydiving Championships before going to the 3rd FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving 2018 in Bahrain!

Sarah Yates
Sarah had her first taste of indoor skydiving at iFLY Downunder (Sydney West) in 2013 which sparked her love of FLYING and Sarah couldn’t wait to get back in the wind! Sarah has since competed at a number of competitions across a number of disciplines, including Freestyle, Formation Skydiving (FS), and Vertical Formation Skydiving (VFS). 

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 achievements include setting a new Australian Vertical Record in October 2017 and taking out the VFS Gold for the fourth year running at the 2018 Australian Open Indoor Skydiving Championships! Focus are now training to continue that hot streak at the World Parachuting Championships on the Gold Coast in October 2018.

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