Featured Friday - Remi Aguila

July 15, 2015

Skydive Arizona is a big drop zone. No - a GINORMOUS drop zone with a lot of people from visiting to local jumpers, to staff, pilots, instructors, gr
ound crew, maintenance, manifest to teams, event organizers and load organizers!!! The Featured Friday series is aimed at getting to know the people that make Skydive Arizona work and rock

In this week's series, Skydive Arizona is featuring local jumper, load organizer and member of 8-way team, Bohica, Remi Aguila!

What inspired you to make your first jump?

Totally cliché, but "I always wanted to do it".  And when a student at University setup a booth for a skydiving outing (after I came back from a work term, so no more "I don't have any money" excuse), I signed up. That student was Martin Dumas, and he's still very much involved in the sport, although he's mostly into crashing canopies together. Hi Martin!

Who is/was your skydiving mentor?

I've had a few jumpers who I really looked up to, but Craig Girard sticks out.  Besides being as good as he is, he always was extremely approachable, and made a point to reach out to people and introduce himself in a very unassuming way.  We moved to AZ a couple of years before he left for Dubai, and always enjoyed learning from him.

What inspired you to be a load organizer at Skydive Arizona?

The fame.  And the riches.  That, and getting people to jump, and helping them a little along the way.

What’s the best resource you’ve found as a newbie?

- Manufacturers.  Ask them.  Don't be afraid.  

Photo by Alex Swindle

Speed Round (quickly choose without thought):

First load or sunset load?
  Both (except in summer: Too. Hot.)

Turtle or the hare?
  Hibernating bear.

Pie in the face or a hug for a celebratory jump?
  Pie for 100th.  Champagne for 1000th.  Hug any other time.

Beer or wine?

English or Math?

Open, Advanced or Intermediate?

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