About Thomas Herzog
What are your PRIMARY roles at the DZ?
- AFF Instructor
- USPA Coach
- Tandem Instructor
- Safety & Trainings Advisor S&TA
What is your USPA License Number?
Please list your USPA Ratings:
TI, AFFI, S&TA
How many jumps do you have?
How many years in the sport?
When you were a kid, were there any early activities that might indicate you’d one day become a skydiver?
Growing up in Switzerland is the ultimate outdoor challenge. Skiing down the side of a mountain with your hair on fire probably gave away the need for speed.
What was the circumstance that led you to the DZ for the first time to make your very first skydive?
As it is mandatory in Switzerland to serve in the Military I wanted to do something exciting! Skydiving!!
What made you want to continue skydiving after your first jump?
I wanted to skydive to become a member of the Swiss Army skydiving Team.
What’s the best / most memorable skydive you’ve ever made?
Organizing a 36-way over Turkey, for Special Forces members from 30 different nations, at the military Skydiving World Championships in 1992.
Jumping at sunset, into the closing ceremony of the competition.
The sky was crystal clear, and the desert was already dark as we jumped from a Transall C-160, at 15,000 feet.
What led up to the point of me organizing the jump was even more amazing.
If you could jump with anyone in the world, who would you like to jump with and why?
There is nothing better than to skydive with friends and family. Once a skydiver always a skydiver! You will enjoy friendships around the globe, create incredible memories, you will always have a place to sleep and you will never run out of beer!