I am a 2nd generation skydiver. I grew up on a skydiving school and have been around parachutes since I was 7 years old. I have done 12,500 jumps in the last 20 years: tandems, AFF, 4-way FS, 4-way VFS, tandem camera, Flight-1 instruction jumps and fun jumps.
I have jumped 360 square foot canopies down to 71 sqft. I have been a Flight-1 instructor for the last 9 years, both on the civilian side and on the military side.