Featured Friday- Erin Orwig

June 21, 2019

Today we will be meeting one of the ground crew and safety officers, Erin Orwig!
erin working

How long have you been working for Skydive Arizona?
I have been a load organizer since in October 2018 and I began my position as ground crew in November.

Where are you from?
Most my life I have lived up in the Phoenix valley area.

Why did you start skydiving?
To get over my fear of letting go. It was only supposed to be once.

What are your other hobbies besides skydiving?
I love reading, writing and right now I am working on my senior rigger's certificate so that takes up a lot of my time. I used to rock climb and hike quite a lot but since I started skydiving, that has taken priority.

What is your favorite Food?
Fruit and cheese.

What is your favorite movie?
I rarely spend time in front of a screen. I don't watch TV or Netflix and I haven't been to the movies in years! If I had to choose a favorite out of what I HAVE seen, it would be a competition between Avatar and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

What is a fun fact about you?
I LOVE night jumps and I am working on getting my "A-license" in night jumps (and I am more than halfway there). I never got the stamp on my head for my first A so I think I should get one for my second! 
Speaking of night jumps, while I prefer solos (peaceful and beautiful) I was on the world record jump for largest night formation (64ppl) on November 1, 2017...which also happened to be the 4 year anniversary of my very first skydive.

How many jumps do you have now?
1,355 jumps.

What is your favorite discipline?
I have always really enjoyed belly 4-way but am currently having a lot of fun learning to freefly!

Cats or Dogs?
Dogs. I don't have one but I love meeting other people's. I will  get one eventually but right now, the timing is not right.

Okay, that's it! Do you have a favorite quote or words to live by?
(Laughs) No. I don’t want to sound like a cheesy motivational poster.


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