PROFESSIONAL SKYDIVING MILITARY TRAINING
Born from a team of competitive athletes showered with the highest awards in sport skydiving, Arizona Arsenal is the unrivaled choice in high end military skydiving training and rigging.
We offer the finest professional freefall instruction, vertical wind tunnel instruction, freefall videography, stunt work, packing and rigging services.
Whatever your end game is, military or civilian, mission or skydiving world record, our expert coaches can provide instruction, rigging support, and help to put together the jump trip or program you need to accomplish your training goals.
Before Arizona Arsenal became the premiere choice in military freefall instruction, it was a national and world competition winning Vertical Formation Skydiving team.
Formation skydiving, which is a speed based competition discipline which takes place in the belly to earth orientation had dominated freefall expertise since the 90’s. But as the 2000’s hit new disciplines were emerging that involved newer, fast orientations involving backfly, sitfyling, headdown, and everything in between. The first ever Vertical Formation Skydiving (VFS) competition was a test event at the US Nationals at Skydive Arizona in 2006. Arizona Arsenal, the team, composed of Steve Curtis, Amy Chmelecki, Jason Peters, Ty Losey and Sara Curtis, took the gold by one point. Arsenal was also the winner of the first ever world cup in VFS in 2008. In 2007, Arizona Arsenal started working with the US Military in a parachute training role. For over 10 years Arizona Arsenal trained military skydivers and won silver and gold medals at national and world VFS competitions. The team lineup changed a bit over the years to include at various times world renowned flyers such as Dusty Smith, Travis Mills, Brandon Atwood, Niklas Daniels, Kim Winslow and Michael Friedman. During and after retiring from full-fledged competition, Arsenal organized and assisted with freefly state, national and world records, organized at prestigious skydiving events around the world, and became involved in stunt work for movies and tv as well as special projects.
All throughout this time, the key focus of Arizona Arsenal was not just to make an impact on bodyflight in the civilian skydiving world, but was also to bringing this knowledge to US. military skydivers to help them advance the scope of their skills and training.
Check out some of our competition and world record history going back to 2006 when Arsenal was born. We could go way back before that with our members, but there is just too much!
2019 Upright World Record 89way, Organizers and record holders
2019 Texas State Upright Record 45way - Co-Organizers and record holders
2019 Upright World Sequential Record 4point 20way – Co-Organizers and record holders
2018 Vertical Sequential World Record, 3 and 4 point skydives – record holders
2017 Women’s Upright World Record 31Way – Organizers and record holders
2016 Unofficial 1st Night Vertical 30way Record, Skydive Chicago
2016 Women’s Vertical World Record 65Way – Organizers and record holders
2016 US Nationals – Silver 4 Way VFS
2016 Upright Vertical World Record 72way – Organizers and record holders
2015 US Nationals – Silver 4 Way VFS
2015 Vertical World Record 167way – record holders
2014 Upright Vertical World Record 52way & 44way – Organizers and record holders
2014 US Nationals – Gold 4Way VFS
2014 World Championships Czech - Silver 4Way VFS
2013 US Nationals – Gold 4Way VFS
2013 Women’s Vertical World Record 63way - Organizers & record holders
2012 US Nationals – Silver 4Way VFS – Arizona Arsenal
2012 World Vertical Record 138 way – record holders
2011 US Nationals – Silver 4 Way VFS
2010 US Nationals – Silver 4 Way VFS
2010 Women’s Vertical World Record 41way- Organizers and record holders
2010 World Championships Russia – Silver 4 Way VFS
2009 World Cup Czech Republic – Gold 4 Way VFS
2009 US Nationals – Gold 4 Way2009 World Vertical Record 108way - record holders
2009 Australian National Vertical Record – Organizers, camera
2008 FAI World Cup VFS – Gold 4 Way VFS2008 US Nationals – Gold 4 Way VFS
2008 Women’s Vertical World Record 20-way – Organizers, record holders
2007 US Nationals – Silver 4 Way VFS2007 National record longest sequence in VFS
2007 Vertical World Record 69-way – record holders
2006 US Nationals – Gold 4 Way VRW Official Test Event
2006 Canadian Vertical Record - Organizers and record holders