Niklas Daniel

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Niklas Daniel

I was born in the United States and raised in southern Germany. I am a professional skydiver, competitor, AFFI, tandem instructor, and photographer. I was a member of the USA Skydiving Team from 2007-2010 as the videographer for the 4-way team Spaceland Blue. I have won two world medals from the 2008 and 2010 world championships. I am an IBA certified tunnel instructor and the outside center for Arizona Arsenal.

Total Jumps: 7500+

Licenses/Ratings

  • USPA D License
  • Coach
  • AFF-I
  • Tandem
  • S&TA
  • IBA Instructor Rating Level 2
  • Pro Flyer
  • Pro Rating
  • Pro Swooper

Current Positions

  • Co-owner AXIS Flight School
  • Arizona Arsenal Inside Flyer

Experience & Accomplishments

2013

  • 1st in VFS open at the 2013 USPA Nationals – Inside Flyer, Arizona Arsenal
  • 1st at the 2-way VFS Test Event, AXIS Flight School

2012

  • 2nd in VFS open at the 2012 USPA Nationals – Alternate, Arizona Arsenal

2011

  • 2nd in VFS open at the 2011 USPA Nationals – Alternate, Arizona Arsenal
  • 4th in the first annual Scottsdale Salt River Field Swoop Competition, AZ
  • 1st at the Valentines 4 way Money Meet, Arizona Airspeed

2010

  • 3rd at the 19th FAI World Skydiving Championships in Menzelinsk, Russia
  • 1st at the Skydive Elsinore 10-way speed meet
  • 5th at the 8th annual Freefly Money Meet (open class)
  • 6th at the first –ism canopy piloting series at Perris Valley Skydiving

2009

  • 4th at the CPC Championships during SwoopWeek
  • 25th at the Canopy Piloting US Nationals (open class)
  • 8th in 4 way at the 2009 US Nationals (open class)
  • 5th in 8 way at the 2009 US Nationals (open class)
  • 2nd at the 25th annual Valentines Money Meet (open class)
  • 2nd 2009 Canadian Provincial Skydiving Championship (swooping)

2008

  • 2nd in 4 way at 2008 US Nationals (open class)
  • 3rd in 8 way at 2008 US Nationals (open class)
  • 2nd at the 18th FAI World Skydiving Championships in Maubeuge, France
  • 3rd at the Paraclete Money Meet
  • 1st at the Shamrock Showdown with Fury
  • 5th at the Canopy Piloting Championships in Perris, CA
  • 4th at the 6th annual Freefly Money Meet
  • 2nd at the Annual Valentines Day Money Meet

2007

  • 4th in 4 way at the 2007 US Nationals (open class)
  • 6th in 8 way at the 2007 US Nationals (open class)
  • 4th in 16 way at the 2007 US Nationals (open class)
  • 2nd in 10 way at the 2007 US Nationals
  • 8th in 2 way CRW at the 2007 US Nationals (open class)
  • 1st at the 2007 Skyquest competition
  • 3rd at the Valentines Day Money Meet in 4 way

2006

  • 3rd in freefly at the 2006 US Nationals

FILM & STUNT WORK

Previous Teams

  • Arizona Arsenal
  • AXIS Flight School
  • Arizona Drive
  • Team USA Spaceland Blue
  • Spaceland BFE Elsinore
  • Fastrax Blue
  • Perris Fury
  • Perris 4Shock
  • Perris Momentum
  • Elsinore Jedi
  • Perris Jumani
  • Perris Ubersmack
  • Perris Umbermox
  • Perris 10
  • CReWZin for a Bruisin’

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