Wingsuit Progression Series
A series covering WS skydiving, from your FFC through Exits, Skydiving with Others & Safety, by Matt Gerdes & Taya Weiss...
Coralie is just 14 and a beautiful freestylist. She won Advanced Freestyle competition at the Global Kids Challenge two years running. She also won 2-way Advanced for 3 years in a row, with Yannick Bisson. She has featured on National Television and performed in indoor skydancing shows. The Canadian freestyle, VFS and 2-way FS Champion took time away from her homework to talk to us, thanks Coralie!
Hi, thanks for having me. I'm 14 years old and I've been flying for two and a half years now.
I am Canadian and I live near Montreal, Quebec
My parents are both skydivers so they brought me to Skyventure Montreal with them and I loved it immediately.
My main coach is Richard Guilbault from Rise 'n' Shine, the Freestyle Skydiving Canadian Champions and in FS I have Richard Bisson (who coaches the 2016 world cup champions Air Devils junior 4-way team) and I also had the chance to be coached by Inka Tiitto and Leonid Volkov .
I like both but I prefer Freestyle because I am not obligated to always do specific moves and I feel free when I am doing Freestyle.
Normally I train 2 or 3 times a week depending on upcoming competitions and I have 112 hours as of now.
I have the chance to be sponsored by Skyventure Montreal, Frankais suits, Voltige (a skydiving school & dropzone) and Cookie helmets. For the rest well, my parents are putting a lot of efforts in helping me realize my dreams. I consider myself very lucky! :)
I think my favorite moments were the World Championships and a special kids camp called 'Superheroes' at MadridFly hosted by Space Devils… you can watch the light and sound show here, it was very cool:
To always make the required efforts and persevere.
I would like to try all tunnels!
I like skiing, running and traveling.
They don’t really understand what it is but they think it’s a cool sport.
Yes for sure! I already have 22 tandems – remember Voltige my sponsor? ;) – and I would like to compete in the sky also
Happy, indoor skydiver, family, friends, FUN!
I really admire Inka Tiitto
Yes I collect old or special coins from the Canadian mint
To be at the Olympics in Indoor Skydiving one day.
You can check out Coralie's Facebook page here