Scotty took over as GM of Skydive Wanaka in July 2017, after already being the man in charge of both NZONE Skydive in Queenstown and Skydive Paradise in Glenorchy.
Hailing from Christchurch Scotty has been a Queenstown local for over 20 years and made his first tracks in the adventure tourism industry as a ski instructor. From skiing, he swapped to jet boat driving with Shotover Jet, where he eventually became Operations Manager.
After a 4 year stint up in Taupo as GM of Huka Falls Jet, he returned to Queenstown to become manager of Shotover Jet. After eight years, he swapped boats for planes and life jackets for parachutes, embracing the opportunity to take on the role of General Manager with another of Queenstown’s iconic adventure activities, NZONE Skydive.
Jeremy has OFFICIALLY done TWICE as many parachute packs than he has had hot dinners !! – so that has to be a good sign. From packing he has moved to compliance and works with NZ’s Civil Aviation Authority & other regularos to help us stay compliant and safe. When he’s not working he likes family time, skiing & biking and spreadsheets.
Coming to us from Namibia, Anthony became a skydiver totally by chance back in May 1995 when his friend booked him in for a static line jump without him knowing – and he hasn’t stopped smiling, or jumping, since !! With a love of sun, good company, live music, and good red wine – Wanaka is shaping up to be one of his favourite places !!
Boris – Tandem Master / Photographer
Boris left us after nearly two years, but missed us SO much, he decided to come back and jump with us again YAY!! He likes relaxing (when he gets a chance to) and has a strange, but quite endearing, obsession with sniffing people’s hair..! Apparently he is also a semi-professional bodybuilder??
Pip is a bit of a quirky character, but then again, aren’t most skydivers?! Before moving to New Zealand, Pip travelled extensively in Australia, South East Asia, America and Canada. He also once spent three months sailing across the Atlantic from Cape Town to West Mexico.
Jason – Tandem Master / Photographer
Jason is our one & only Chiwi – a Chinese Kiwi!!! He was born and bred in south Auckland, but has now swapped the streets of Onehunga for little ol’ Wanaka. He is another skydive school student, and worked overseas in Australia before going travelling and ending up here in Wanaka. He loves playing pool, having a few beers with the boys, and riding his mountain bike.
Hamish – Pilot (9,000+ Flying hours)
“I have the BEST office in the world – 14 years at Skydive Wanaka, 30,000+ trips to altitude and I have still not had enough of those views!”