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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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)
Achievements: 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018 Australian Parachute Teams for 8 way FS, 2017 for 4 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- or 8-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)
Achievements: 2012, 2014, 2016 Australian Parachute Teams for 8 way FS.
The other 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 recently transitioned from the corporate world to being a full time skydiving instructor and uses the tunnel as an invaluable training tool - thanks Troy!
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, 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 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).
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.