General

  • Full Name: Ari Perelman
  • Age: 34

Skydiving Experience

  • First tandem in May 2002
  • Actively jumping since June 2002
  • 4000+ skydives
  • 1500+ hours in wind tunnels

Licenses and Ratings

  • USPA License: D-27247
  • USPA Coach
  • AFF Instructor
  • Skydive University Level 1 Coach
  • Skydive University Level 2 FS Coach
  • Skydive University Level 2 Freefly Coach
  • Skydive University Freefly Evaluator
  • IBA Rated Flyer Pro
  • Tunnel Coach
  • Freefly Coach
  • Relative Work Coach
  • 4-Way RW Coach

Occupation

  • Skydiving / Tunnel Coach
  • Lead Developer, BookingBuilder Technologies Inc.

Highest Meet Averages

  • AAA 4-way FS in the sky: 19.3
  • AAA 4-way FS in the tunnel: 24.1
  • Open 8-way FS in the sky: 13.9
  • 4-way VFS in the sky: 16.29
  • 2-way VFS in the tunnel: 27.5
  • 2-way MFS in the sky: 14.2

National and World Records

  • 2014: National: Mixed Formation Skydiving 2-way, longest sequence General, 21 points
  • 2012: World: Vertical Formation Skydiving largest head-down formation General, 138 way
  • 2012: World: Guinness Vertical World Record 142 way
  • 2010: National: Formation Skydiving 16-way, longest sequence General, 21 points

Competition History and Significant Events

2016

  • Organized at Independence Boogie at Chicagoland Skydiving Center
  • Joined Arizona Airspeed
  • AAA Class 4-way FS Team Shmeland, 2nd place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 21.4 Average

2015

  • Organized at Invasion boogie at Skydive Sebastian
  • Organized at Christmas boogie at Skydive City in Zephyrhills
  • Organized at Thanksgiving boogie at Skydive City in Zephyrhills
  • Open 10-way FS team Arizona Airspeed, 2nd place USPA Nationals.
  • Open 16-way FS team Arizona Airspeed, 1st place USPA Nationals. 9.50 Average
  • Open 8-way FS team Amphibious Attack Tigers, 3rd place USPA Nationals. 12.3 average
  • Intermediate 4-way FS team Rhemix (player-coach, outside center), 21st place USPA Nationals. 7.8 average
  • Open 2-way MFS team CAC XP (player-coach), 2nd place USPA Nationals. 11.17 average
  • Organized at Independence Boogie at Chicagoland Skydiving Center
  • Organized at CarolinaFest at Skydive Carolina
  • Organized at Easter boogie at Skydive City in Zephyrhills
  • AAA Class 4-way FS Team Shmeland, 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 22.7 Average

2014

  • Organized at Invasion boogie at Skydive Sebastian
  • Organized at Christmas boogie at Skydive City in Zephyrhills
  • Organized at Thanksgiving boogie at Skydive City in Zephyrhills
  • Open 10-way FS team Arizona Airspeed, 2nd place USPA Nationals.
  • Open 16-way FS team Arizona Airspeed, 2nd place USPA Nationals. 9.00 Average
  • Open 8-way FS team Amphibious Attack Tigers, 4th place USPA Nationals. 12.2 average
  • Advanced 4-way FS team Dallas Khaos Black (player-coach, inside center), 3rd place USPA Nationals. 13.4 average
  • Open 4-way VFS team Skydive Chicago Core (guest), 3rd place USPA Nationals. 16.29 average
  • Open 2-way MFS team Elsinore Dark Energy, 2nd place USPA Nationals. 14.2 average and US National record of 21 points
  • Organized at Independence Boogie at Chicagoland Skydiving Center
  • Featured performer for SkydivingCoach.com
  • Player/Coach for Advanced 4way fs team Dallas Khaos
  • Judge at iFLY Austin Gunslingers Shootout
  • Best Trick, 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition
  • Open 2-way VFS team Trigger Happy, 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 19.0 Average
  • AAA Class 4-way FS Team Shmeland, 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 24.1 Average
  • Organized SkyVenture NH 2way VFS and Best Trick competitions

2013

  • Organized at Invasion boogie at Skydive Sebastian
  • 4way Dynamic team iFly The Southwest Hustle, 5th place Knights of Prague
  • Open 10-way FS team Arizona Airspeed, 2nd place USPA Nationals.
  • Open 16-way FS team Arizona Airspeed, 2nd place USPA Nationals. 9.67 Average
  • Open 8-way FS team Amphibious Attack Tigers, 4th place USPA Nationals. 13.8 Average
  • Open 4-way FS team AZ Prime (outside center), 5th place USPA Nationals. 19.3 Average
  • Open 2-way VFS team Ari-Selwyn, 2nd place ParacleteXP Indoor Skydiving Championships, 27.5 Average
  • Open 4-way FS team USA CAN, 4th place ParacleteXP Indoor Skydiving Championships, 23.4 Average
  • Organized at Everglades boogie at Skydive Air Adventures
  • Open 2-way VFS team A2Z, 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 16.83 Average
  • Advanced 2-way VFS team Trigger Happy, 2nd place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 16.67 Average
  • AAA Class 4-way FS Team Shmeland, 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 22.3 Average
  • AA Class 4-way FS Team 50-50, 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 23.0 Average
  • Organized SkyVenture New Hampshire 2way VFS Competition

2012

  • Organized at Invasion boogie at Skydive Sebastian
  • FAI Vertical World Record 138 way, Skydive Chicago
  • Guinness Vertical World Record 142 way, Skydive Chicago
  • Open 16-way FS team Arizona Airspeed, 2nd place USPA Nationals. 11.17 Average
  • Open 10-way FS team *@#!?, 3rd place USPA Nationals
  • Open 8-way FS team Amphibious Attack Tigers, 4th place USPA Nationals. 11.9 Average
  • Open 4-way FS team AZ Plosion (outside center), 6th place USPA Nationals. 17.9 Average
  • Open 4-way VFS team The Nihilists, 5th place USPA Nationals. 6.75 average
  • Organized Cinqo de Mayo boogie at Skydive Orange

2011

  • Pro 2-way VFS team iFly Orlando, 4th place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 20.33 Average
  • Advanced 2-way VFS team Mini Bags, Tie for 2nd place (Guest) SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 12.83 Average
  • Open 4-way FS team Schmelad (tail), 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 22.0 Average
  • Advanced 4-way FS team 50/50 (outside center), 3rd place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 22.3 Average
  • Rookie 4-way FS team Jager Bombers, 3rd place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 13.2 Average
  • Organized SkyVenture New Hampshire 2way VFS Competition
  • Open 10-way FS team *@#!?, 3rd place USPA Nationals
  • Open 8-way FS team Amphibious Attack Tigers, 5th place USPA Nationals, 12.1 Average
  • Open 4-way FS team Throw Down (outside center), 6th place USPA Nationals, 19.0 Average

2010

  • Pro 2-way VFS team If I Only Had a Brain, 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 21.17 Average
  • Advacend 2-way VFS team Disorganized, 2nd place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 13.5 Average
  • Open 4-way FS team DeLand Shmeland (tail), 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 21.3 Average
  • Intermediate 4-way FS team 50/50 (outside center / tail), 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 24.4 Average
  • Organized SkyVenture New Hampshire 2way VFS Competition
  • California State Head Down Record 58way, Skydive Perris
  • Open 4-way FS team DeLand Shmeland (tail), 1st place NSL Championship, 17.1 Average
  • Open 10-way FS team How'd I Get This Black Eye, 3rd place USPA Nationals
  • Open 16-way FS team Golden Knights, 2nd place USPA Nationals, 11.3 Average and US National record of 21 points
  • Open 8-way FS team FIGJAM, 6th place USPA Nationals, 10.8 Average
  • Open 4-way FS team DeLand Shmeland (tail), 6th place USPA Nationals, 18.1 Average

2009

  • Pro 2-way VFS team Old School, 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 15.5 Average
  • Intermediate 2-way VFS team Trigger Happy, 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 16.5 Average
  • Intermediate 4-way FS team 50/50 (outside center), 1st place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 19.0 Average
  • Rookie 4-way FS team Ripstick, 2nd place SkyVenture NH Tunnel Competition, 14.8 Average
  • Organized SkyVenture New Hampshire 2way VFS Competition
  • Open 10-way FS team Annie's Toys, 2nd place USPA Nationals
  • Open 16-way FS team Rogue Knights, 2nd place USPA Nationals, 8.17 Average
  • Open 8-way FS team Dallas Rogue, 4th place USPA Nationals, 13.9 Average
  • Open 4-way FS team Amphibious Attack Tigers (outside center), 7th place USPA Nationals, 17.1 Average
  • Pro class 2-way VFS team Overtrained, 2nd place Jump for the Cause Tunnel Meet at ParacleteXP, 18.17 Average
  • Open class 4-way VFS, 3rd place Indoor Skydiving Championships, ParacleteXP, 15 Average
  • Open class 2-way VFS/Freefly team EA, 1st place Indoor Skydiving Championships, ParacleteXP
  • Open class 2-way VFS team AA, 1st place Jump for the Cause Tunnel Meet at ParacleteXP, 17.5 Average
  • AAA class 4-way FS team Sean Sweeney Fan Club, 1st place Jump for the Cause Tunnel Meet at ParacleteXP, 23 Average
  • A class 4-way FS team The Terror Within, 1st place Jump for the Cause Tunnel Meet at ParacleteXP, 16.7 Average

2008

  • Open 4-way FS team Sebastian Tempest (outside center), 1st place NSL Championships, 16.8 Average
  • Advanced 4-way VFS team Swingline, 3rd place USPA Nationals, 11.50 Average
  • Open 4-way FS team Sebastian Tempest (outside center), 7th place USPA Nationals, 17.1 Average
  • Open 8-way FS team PD Tempest 1x2, 6th place USPA Nationals, 9.4 Average
  • Open 4-way FS team Sebastian Tempest, 1st place FSL Meet, 19.7 Average (6 round meet)
  • Indoor head-down world record 20 way, ParacleteXP
  • Open 2-way RW with Chris Ash, 3rd place SkyVenture Orlando Tunnel Competition
  • Open 2-way Freefly with Chris Ash, 3rd place SkyVenture Orlando Tunnel Competition

2007

  • Open 4-way FS team Teiwaz Tempest, 1st place NSL Championships, 15.3 Average

2004

  • Advanced Solo Freefly, 3rd Place TunnelCamp.com Bodyflight Challenge at SkyVenture Orlando
  • Two-way Freefly with Nancy Tremblay, 5th place TunnelCamp.com Bodyflight Challenge at SkyVenture Orlando
  • Advanced 4-way FS team Cross Keys Down-to-Earth (point), 5th place USPA Nationals, 12.2 Average

2003

  • Intermediate 4-way FS team Mucho Carne (outside center), USPA Nationals, 5.3 Average

Media Appearances

2014

  • SkydivingCoach.com - featured performer
  • Interviewed on WGN-TV

2009

  • Contributing writer for Blue Skies Magazine

2008

  • Learning to Freefly, Transitions 1 DVD by Skydive University. Featured performer.

2005

  • Criss Angel Mindfreak, Episode 2: Levitation

2004

  • Hands on History, Discovery Channel

Past Sponsors

  • LiquidSky Suits
  • Skydive Arizona
  • Skydive DeLand
  • ParacleteXP
  • Skydive Crosskeys
  • Skydive Dallas
  • Alti-2
  • Skydive Sebastian
  • Ouragan Suits