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Taya Weiss

Taya Weiss

Taya Weiss is a professional skydiver, writer, adventurer, and researcher who has lived and traveled extensively in both Africa and the US. With nearly 5,000 skydives, she is holds a USPA D-license, Coach rating, and is a pioneer and fixture on the wingsuit coaching scene. A multiple record holder, Taya was the lead organizer and a participant in the largest wingsuit formation in the world, a 100-way. She is the first woman and one of the first skydivers to perform XRW ("Extreme Relative Work", a term she coined), docking with canopy pilot Jessica Edgeingon while wearing a wingsuit in freefall. Taya has a BA magna cum laude from Harvard University and a Master in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She is a founder of the skydiver charity Raise the Sky. - Raise the Sky.

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Eugene Edwards

Eugene Edwards

Eugene Edwards started out packing parachutes at the age of 15. Every trip to the drop zone made it harder for him to wait to start skydiving. It was not till 1997 when he made his first jump. Then, in 1998 he began working on becoming a licensed skydiver. Fifteen years and 4,300+ skydives later, Eugene has grown to be an accomplished skydiver, earning his USPA Coach's rating, Skydive University Coach's rating, Accelerated Free Fall Instructor rating, Tandem rating, has sponsorships with Chuting Star, Drift Innovation, Intrudair, Skydive Dallas, and Storrie Parachute Works, and he's one of the founders of Dallas BASE Crew.

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Luke Hively

Luke Hively

Luke Hively made his first 86 skydives in 1983 in his mother’s womb and grew up on an airport as the child of two accomplished skydivers. With a prenatal addiction to flying and adventures, he constantly idolized his parents, and it was only a matter of time before he would follow in their footsteps. He started skydiving at 15, then started BASE jumping in 2004, jumping the necessary Building, Antenna, Span, & Earth to earn his BASE number (#1017) and Night BASE number. With over 2,500 jumps and 15 years in the sport he has earned a silver medal (Freefly) at the U.S. National Championships, two gold medals (Freefly), and four Largest Formation Records (Freefly & RW). He’s a freefly organizer, wingsuit organizer, and wingsuit coach at Skydive Dallas; has sponsorships with Chuting Star, Drift Innovation, Intrudair, Skydive Dallas, Storrie Parachute Works, XSories, & X-Treme Video; and he's a founding member of Dallas BASE Crew. Luke passionately follows his dream to live an adventurous life while traveling the globe with his best friends. When he's not flying, his day-to-day activities include mountain biking & rock climbing.

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Charity Kelly

Charity Kelly

Charity Dover Kelly began skydiving on her birthday in 2009. In a little over 4 years, she has accumulated over 1100 skydives. She previously worked as a freefall videographer on the weekends before quitting to devote more time to the team. When she isn't working, Charity enjoys freeflying and flying her new pink wingsuit! Charity is sponsored by Chuting Star, Drift Innovation, Skydive Dallas, Intrudair and the new newest member of DBC. She brings a lot of pink to the group. This year she made trips to Perrine and Switzerland. She is looking forward to going to Italy and Switzerland again next year to continue her wingsuit BASE progression. In her real life, Charity is a teacher and owns a private school and daycare.

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Brad Perkins

Brad Perkins

Brad Perkins found his love for the sky at age 18 and never turned back. He started his skydiving career at Skydive Dallas, where he found his second family and devoted himself to the sport. Before acquiring his A-License, he began learning the art of free flying, but after five years of skydiving he was looking for the next adventure. This was when Brad found BASE jumping, the best sport to express his robust enthusiasm, allowing him to push the limits of his mind and challenge the laws of gravity. After a year in BASE, he decided to take his wingsuit to the fjords in Norway and the lush valley in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. Brad knew he had found not just a hobby, but his dreams.

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Oliver "Olee" Finkelde

Oliver -Olee- Finkelde

Oliver "Olee" Finkelde was born in Germany and works as the Head of Character Effects at DreamWorks Animation in Los Angeles. He began skydiving during R&D for the second installment of How To Train Your Dragon and his feature credits include the franchises Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, Puss In Boots & How To Train Your Dragon, all of which have been nominated for Oscars. Oliver load-organizes and coaches at the Skydive Elsinore Wingsuit School. In his spare time, he designs, paints and loves to travel the world.

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Daniel Angulo

Daniel Angulo

Born in Venezuela in 1977, First jump august 1994, actually more than 7600 jumps, AFF Instructor/Evaluator (soon to be an Examiner), Coach, Camera flyer, professional photographer and filmmaker, canopy piloting competitor. Sponsored by ChutingStar, Wings, Tonfly and Larsen and Brusgaard.

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Fun Jumps!

Check out ChutingStar Wingsuit Athlete Oliver "Olee" Finkelde showing off what can be done in an wingsuit!

Wingsuit Video - Oliver Finkelde

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