All of our contracted pilots and instructors are certified by the FAA and our instructors additionally hold USPA's highest
ratings and are rigorously trained and tested regularly. Most of our staff have several thousand skydives and
submit to regular, random drug screening... All of the equipment used is serviced and maintained by FAA certified
riggers and the parachutes are packed by professionals under their supervision. The reserves are inspected repacked
every 180 days, even if unused (it's not just a good idea, it's the law). Our aircraft is required to be maintained
to the highest FAA standards, and we have asked the FAA to inspect our entire operation at least every six months to be
sure we are maintaining everything to the highest standards and to give us any additional input... At Skydive Surfcity, Santa Cruz,
your safety is the most integral part of your amazing experience.
Volker Haag-the Voltron Owner/Operator, Tandem Instructor, Static Line Instructor, USPA Coach, Videographer, 8,000+ jumps. Originally from Germany, did 5,000 Jumps in New Zealand before investing in Skydive Surfcity. Has taken passengers age 3-89 years old. Masters Degree in Economics
Lisa Dawn Airmet FAA certified Senior Rigger, skydiver with 100+ jumps, Queen of all trades (Manages videos, packing, manifesting, scheduling, flights, office) She manages the whole operation so be nice to her!
Alex Layne the Kid! Tandem Instructor, AFF Instructor, Videographer, FAA certified Senior Rigger, only 23 years of age but already 4,000+ skydives under his belt.
Matt Rosado Professional Lion Tamer. 2000 tandems, 1000 fun jumps, 250 base jumps, 200 wing suit jumps, and 60 hours of tunnel experience! He aspires to become the most well rounded person possible and bring the good side of skydiving to the public.
Eric Miller Tandem Master
Brian Day Parachute Compression Engineer, 1000+ skydives, Five years packing experience, cross country work experience, almost 19,000 pack jobs! Wing Suit/ Speed Skydiving/ Swooping/ Aspiring Solo AFF instructor.
Connor Ryan Maxon Official In-House Video Editor. Highly qualified and just an all around boss. Aspiring Tandem Master and apprentice rigger. He's the one that makes you look good.
Mary Lou Contreras The Manifest Girl, scheduling appointments, answering questions, and organizing flights throughout the day. If you want something, Mary Lou will be your girl!
JoJo Catcher and Shuttle Driver
Jump Pilot. B.S. Aviation Operations, FAA Commercial Pilot, Instrument Rated, High Performance Endorsed, 1000+ hours, 500 flying jumpers.
River Dawn Airmet Future Skydiver and Expert Weather Reporter. He'll help you gear up and get pumped. At only four years old River has a very blue future infront of him.