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.
Barna is from Transylvania, and he might be the direct descendant of Dracula. He believes skydiving is one of the best jobs in the word, and when he is not skydiving Barna is working on his hair modelling career or he is looking after his bees.
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.
Dan – (2,500+ skydives)
Outside Skydiving he loves spending time with his partner and their young son the extremely cute Quinn Dan is also a car enthusiast, he never has less than 3 cars at the same time, and will always find things to improve on them, add, remove, weld, paint, you name it he does it.
Originally from Colorado in the USA, Chris has seen the light and moved with his wife and two daughters to the most beautiful town in the world. If you don’t see him running around the drop zone he’ll probably be out supporting his sporty daughters passions for archery and ski racing.
Boris – (13,000+ skydives)
Boris loves the outdoors and everything that has to do with flying. If he is not running around the drop zone in a cape and entertaining customers and his colleges , you will find him jumping and flying off cliffs of the southern alps.
Flo worked on a few busy drop zones in Europe before finding this little piece of paradise we call Wanaka. If he is not jumping out of planes, he will be playing video games, or enjoying the great Kiwi outdoors, jumping in the lake or hunting on the local hills.
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 worked overseas in Australia before going travelling and ending up here in Wanaka. He loves playing pool, pina coladas, and riding his mountain bike.
Hamish – Pilot and fishing lure guru (11,000+ Flying hours )
“I have the BEST office in the world – 18 years at Skydive Wanaka, 30,000+ trips to altitude and I have still not had enough of those views!”
Junior is our true outdoors man, he loves everything related to being in nature. He enjoys exploring the forests of the West Coast, camping, fishing, hiking and always keen to talk about his favourite pet a special cat named Kea.
Angus claims to be the most beautiful stranger of them all, and apparently he is not even trying. After a busy day jumping out of airplanes, you will find him running up the local mountains to fly of some of the most epic spots from the area.
Is passionate about paragliding, speed flying, loves adventures and showing of his DJ skills on parties. Rob use to be in the army, and revels in sharing his military stories with his mates.