Four high flying businessmen have returned to their native North East to take over the Peterlee Parachute Club.
Bryn Chaffe, Mike Evans, Peter “Taf” Mather, and Nicky Johnston have travelled the world to enjoy their love of skydiving and are now looking to the future with the newly re-branded Sky High Skydiving.
Between them they have completed 40,000 jumps.
The decision to leave the sunny shores of Spain and settle back in his native North East was an easy one for advanced instructor and coach Mike Evans.
He said: “I’ve been living away for a long time, and I’ve always wanted to bring world class skydiving back to the North East, and the UK.”
For chief instructor Bryn, the move is a bittersweet moment in his life, having lost his son Aiden in a tragic skydiving accident just last year. Bryn said: “This is the culmination of a long skydiving journey for me. I’d always hoped I’d do this with my son.”
Peter Taf, a world class formation skydiver, is excited to join forces on the new skydiving centre. “This is a dream come true for me; a skydiving centre owned by skydivers, for skydivers, he said.
Nicky, pilot and expert skydiving equipment rigger, added: “I’m excited to be part of this team, and part of this skydiving adventure.”
The new owners are keen to foster links with the local community and create opportunities in the area. The owners are all available for interview, and extend a genuine welcome to press and the public to come in for a coffee and meet the team. Peter Taf said: “Everyone’s equal here and everyone’s welcome. We’d love you to come on this journey with us.”