Featured Friday - Freddy K

August 14, 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, ground 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, we meet a Tandem and AFF Instructor who's mission is to give back to the sport. He has a very definitive accent, "Hi, how ah ya?" Meet, Freddy K

Where did you come from before Skydive Arizona and what made you choose to come here?

South Boston, MA

As Bryan Burke would say "Freddy K. wants his Masters degree in skydiving". I wanted to learn everything I could about this sport and be the best instructor and skydiver I can be. Everyone was and has been super supportive and helped me get to where I am today. Along with being the largest skydiving facility in the world, made it pretty easy to make the jump. 

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When did you start jumping?

July 15, 2011

Why did you become a Tandem & AFF Instructor?

When I did my first tandem, it changed me. I could not believe how good I felt when I got down. That same day I had signed up for AFF to get my license. Once I jumped by myself for the first time, the feeling was overwhelming. I had never experienced that happiness, excitement, and adrenaline like that before. When I started AFF at Skydive New England my instructors left a lasting impression on me. I wanted to do what they do because of the happiness and satisfaction both student and instructor showed when teaching someone how to jump for the first time.  Being able to bring that same feeling to someone is pretty special. The view from my office is way better too.  

Who is you skydiving mentor & why?

Tom Deacon. I have gotten most of my ratings through Tom. Whenever I've had a question, issue, or needed guidance he was there. He has really helped me achieve a lot of skydiving goals and I will always be thankful for that.  

Best advice for newbies to stay in the sport?

Get coaching - No one is born a great skydiver. Get a solid foundation on your belly and the rest will follow. 

Be humble, have goals, and find someone to mentor you.
 
Freddy Kay TM Instructor

Photo by Wes Moraes

SPEED ROUND

First load or sunset load? 
Sunset load

Square or elliptical? 
Sabre 2

Boogie or Camp? 
Camp

Slow-n-steady or Fast as F***? 
GO FAST!

Anything else you’d like to add?
Don't be scared to chase your dream.  

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