meet the team
Tandem Master, AFF Instructor, Coach
With over 14,000 jumps, Aaron has been skydiving professionally for over 17 years. Originally from Auckland, one of his favourite moments in his skydiving career is taking his 3 year old son for a skydive!
Owen, our Irish giant, started his career at NZ Skydiving School. He now has over 7,000 jumps, has worked at Taupo before returning to Auckland, and has a very cute boy called Atticus!
Tandem Master, AFF Instructor, Camera Flyer, Coach
With over 11 years of skydiving experience in home town Australia, and America and Germany, Ballzy has over 10,000 jumps under his belt. As well as skydiving he also loves a bit of speed flying.
Tandem Master, Jumpmaster, Camera Flyer
Matt is an extremely enthusiastic member of the team, he has done over 1700 jumps and really enjoys taking people for their experience of a lifetime. He also loves music, snowboarding, cooking, walking his dog Pippa and eating caramilk!
Jumpmaster, Camera Flyer
Jacob loves teaching others to skydive and has over 700 jumps under his belt. He completed his Diploma at the NZ Skydiving School after doing his work experience placement at Skydive Auckland. He's passionate about skydiving, his dog Poppy, loves hanging out at the beach.
Ground Crew, Camera Flyer
Toby is from Bath in England and grew up in Tauranga. He's got a black belt in martial arts, is a stunt man for tv, can speak fluent Spanish and does have the tendency to get the giggles.
Sam is from Napier and has been a pilot for 10 years working at 6 dropzones, with over 3,500 hours of fly time under his belt. He has a little boy called Alfie, used to be a ski instructor and anaesthetic technician, and as well as flying planes he also enjoys jumping out of them!
Monique is originally from Sydney. She loves the freedom and liberating feeling that skydiving offers, and completed her Diploma in Commercial Skydiving in April 2022. Her hubby is also a skydiver and when she's not jumping out of planes Monique loves movies, reading and hanging with her kids Noah and Ruby.
Tandem Master, Jumpmaster, Camera Flyer.
Shaun is one of the tallest members of staff so when he is not being asked to change lightbulbs or reach things from high shelves, he is teaching students, doing tandem skydives or camera flying. Shaun has over 1000 skydives under his belt and completed his Diploma in Commercial Skydiving at the NZ Skydiving School.
Pierce is from Auckland, has previously been a flight instructor and prior to that worked for a tailor. He prefers a cocktail over a beer and is loving being part of the Skydive Auckland family.
Camera Flyer, Ground Crew, Parachute Packer
Matt is from Timaru and he did a tandem skydive when he was 15 years old and immediately knew he wanted to work in this industry! He completed his Diploma in Commercial Skydiving in September 2022 and looks forward to becoming a Jumpmaster and Tandem Master. He was a competitive swimmer for 8 years and loves going to the gym.
Ground Crew, Bus Driver
Luke is from Hastings, recently completed his Diploma in Commercial Skydiving, and is aiming to be a Tandem Master in the future. When he is not jumping out of planes he also loves cliff jumping, reading and hanging with mates.
Bus Driver, Parachute Packer
Jack is from Nelson and definitely stands out with his luscious locks! He did his Diploma in Commercial Skydiving straight out of high school so is the youngest crew member of our family at just 21 years old.
Chanelle is a real people person and is also a woman of many talents keen on kayaking, surfing, sailing and fixing cars! Nelly graduated from the NZ Skydiving School in November 2020 and she also works as an international flight attendant.
Camera Flyer, Ground Crew
Jamie is a real people person and loves chatting to customers from all over the world. Originally from Bournemouth in the UK, Jamie loves skydiving, travelling the world and also works for SPCA!
Parachute Packer, Video Editor
Dylan experienced his first ever tandem skydive age 14 and absolutely loved it so as soon as he finished high school he was straight to the NZ Skydiving School on the January 2020 intake. Originally from Hamilton, he aims to be a tandem instructor, and outside of skydiving, Dylan is also a bit of a chess enthusiast!
Parachute Packer, Video Editor
Xaos is originally from China. He graduated from the NZ Skydiving School in December 2019 and has a real interest in equipment, aiming to be a Rigger. He also works at NZ Aerosports and his wife Victoria comes out and skydives with us too!
Tandem Master, AFF Instructor
Mitch learnt to skydive when he was just 16 years old. He then became a Tandem Master and AFF Instructor and has travelled and worked overseas. Outside of skydiving, Mitch is studying to become a doctor!
Tony starting skydiving at age 15 and has done over 11,000 jumps. After the success of opening Skydive Taupo, he decided that with it's amazing views, West Auckland would also be an awesome place to start a skydiving business. In 2013, the NZ Skydiving School was moved to Skydive Auckland so that the world's skydiving industry has a supply of fully qualified and professional talent.
Jo moved from the UK to NZ 7 years ago and landed her dream job doing the marketing for Skydive Auckland and the NZ Skydiving School. She loves snowboarding, hiking, bouldering, swimming and wine tasting.