NAME: Dave McMonagle
POSITION: Senior Pilot
YEARS IN SKYDIVING: Almost 2
2015. I did a tandem with one of the instructors. I knew then that I had to jump by myself.
WHY I STARTED:
I had no choice in the matter. I lived on the drop zone and couldn’t justify not jumping out of a plane.
MOST MEMORABLE JUMP:
Either my first AFF jump (thanks Andre and Ballzy), or one of my solo jumps down the side of a huge cloud.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THE FUTURE OF SKYDIVING:
Electric jump planes! Also, I’m very impressed with the attitude towards safety and comradeship within the industry. Skydivers are all such welcoming people. I would love to see this continue in the future.
BRIEF HISTORY OF YOU:
I started flying in 2012 after travelling and trying a couple of other careers. I moved to Coffs Harbour from Brisbane in 2014 and have loved the freedom and friendships I’ve acquired here. I’m not sure what the next step will be but I’m trying to enjoy every moment I have here while it lasts.