Skydive Surfcity is owned by a German-and you know they want to get things right the first time:-)
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.
An interesting fact about our instructors: The FAA requires to have at least 500 jumps experience before you can become an instructor. We believe that this is not nearly enough experience. Skydive Surfcity’s “youngest” instructor has close to 6,000 jumps experience. That is more than 10 times the required experience. We have guys with 16,000plus skydives experience jumping here. We are proud to say that we work with some of the most talented and most experienced skydiving instructors in the entire USA
Volker Haag-the Voltron Owner/Operator,
Tandem Instructor, Static Line Instructor, USPA Coach, Videographer, 9,000+ jumps. Originally from Germany, did 6,000 Jumps in New Zealand before investing in Skydive Surfcity. Has taken passengers age 3-89 years old. (In the USA you have to be 18 years of age to skydive!) He holds a Masters Degree in Economics
Lisa Dawn Airmet
FAA certified Senior Rigger, skydiver with hundreds of jumps, Queen of all trades (Manages videos, packing, manifesting, scheduling, flights, office) She manages the whole operation so be nice to her!
River Dawn Airmet
Future Skydiver and Expert Weather Reporter. He’ll help you gear up and get pumped. The sky is the limit for this seven year old!
Robby Soria-Tandem Instructor
Mike Knight-Tandem Instructor
Alex Bruner-Parachute Packer
Carson Klein-Tandem Instructor
Eric Miller-Tandem Instructor