Hank Priester

Coach, Tandem & AFF Instructor & Senior Rigger

GET TO KNOW HANK

How many jumps do you have?

1,500

How long have you been in the sport?

 7 years

What were the circumstances that led you to the dropzone to make your first skydive?

My college roommate and his girlfriend were going. I didn’t hesitate to count myself in.

What made you want to continue skydiving after your first jump?

When i saw the pros swooping in for landing, I wanted to continue skydiving. The Southern Illinois University skydiving club helped.

What’s the best / most memorable skydive you’ve ever made?

 I love them all, but my favorites have to be sunset “high pulls” on a summer day. Cooling off while flying parachutes with friends is incredible.

If you could jump with anyone in the world, who would it be?

My mom because she hasn’t jumped yet.

What advice would you give someone thinking about skydiving for the first time?

Do it. Do it now!

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