Thomas Hughes

Born: February 1981
Birth place: Swindon England
Jumps: 18,000
Container: Javelin Odyssey
Reserve: Optima 113
Main: Velocity 84
AAD: Vigil
Jumpsuit: Airtime Designs Tony Suit, Pit Special with Mega XL booties
Altimeter: Audible - Larsen and brusgaard, Optima. Visual - Viso
Helmet: Cookie Composites G3
Home Dropzone: Skydive Arizona
Reserve Rides: 11
Where and when did you start skydiving? Lake Wales back in 1998 I was given a tandem jump for my birthday and immediately fell in love with it.

Joined Airspeed in: I was on the Airspeed 8 way team in 2006 and now rejoined in 2010 for the 2011 season and on.

Hobbies: Kiteboarding, Flying planes, freediving, Waterskiing, running.

What was your path to Airspeed: 2000 Deland Tunnel Rage, 2002-2003 Sebastian XL, 2004 Arizona Blade, 2005-2006 Deland Fire, 2006 Arizona Airspeed 8 way, 2007-2008 Knight Trax, 2007 Fastrax, 2009 Spaceland Force, 2009 Paraclete XP 8 way.

Most memorable medal: 2010 in Bedford with XL

What made you start competing? Before I was competing skydiving I used to compete a lot in waterskiing, the transition to Skydiving competition seemed like a natural one for me.

Highest average in competition: 24.7 and 30.4 wind tunnel

Countries visited for Skydiving: UK, France, Gremany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Japan, Canada, Belgium, Holland,

Plans for the future: Win a World Championships in 4-way, win a kiteboarding competition.

Competition results: 2000 US Nationals, 4-Way Intermediate-Gold
2002 UK Nationals, 4-Way Open-Gold
2003 UK Nationals, 4-Way Open-Gold
2003 Japanese Nationals, 4-Way-Gold
2003 World Parachuting Championships, 4-Way-4th
2004 SSL Playoffs, 4-way Open-Gold
2004 US Nationals, 4-WayOpen- Bronze
2004 NSL Championship, 4-Way Open-Gold
2005 German Nationals, 4-Way Open-Gold
2005 US Nationals Intermediate, 3rd from last (back flying)
2006 US Nationals, 8-Way Open-Gold
2006 US Nationals, 10-Way-Gold
2006 US Nationals, 16-Way-Gold
2006 US Nationals, Overall-Gold
2007 Bedford Challenge, 4-Way Open-silver
2007Anton Malevski Meet, 4-Way Open-Silver
2007 US Nationals, 4-way Open-Silver
2007 US Nationals, 8-Way Open-Silver
2008 Bedford Challenge, 4-Way Open-Silver
2008 Paraclete XP tunnel meet, 4-Way Open-Silver
2008 Paraclete XP Money meet, 4-way Open-Silver
2008 World Championships, 8-Way Open-Silver
2008 World championships, 4-way Open-Silver
2008 US Nationals, 8-Way Open-Siver
2008 US Nationals, VFS 4-way Open-Bronze
2009 US Nationals, 4-Way Open-Silver
2009 US Nationals, 8-Way Open-Bronze
2009 US Nationals, 10-Way Open-Bronze
2009 US Nationals, 16-Way Open-Gold
2010 Dubai Cup Canopy Piloting Speed, Silver
2010 Dubai Cup Canopy Piloting Accuracy, Bronze
2010 Dubai Cup Canopy Piloting Overall, 5th
2010 US Nationals, 8-Way Open-Bronze
2010 US Nationals, 16-Way Open-Gold
2010 US Nationals, 10-Way Open-Gold
2011 USPA Nationals-Gold 4-way Open FS
2011 USPA Nationals-Silver 8, 10, and 16-way
2012 USPA Nationals-Gold 4-way Open FS
2012 USPA Nationals-Silver 8, 10, and 16-way
2012 Dubai World Parachuting Championships, Gold 4-way Open FS
2013 US Nationals - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed)
2013 US Nationals - 2nd place - 8, 10, 16-way Open (Airspeed)
2014 US Nationals - 1st Place - 4-way Open (Airspeed)
2014 World Championships - 2nd place - 4-way Open (Airspeed)