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Niklas Daniel

FS, MFS, VFS, Canopy, Tunnel, Camera

Born in the United States and raised in southern Germany, Niklas is a professional skydiver, competitor, AFF/Tandem Instructor, and Photographer.

Nik was a member of the USA Skydiving Team from 2007-2010 as the videographer for 4-way team Spaceland Blue, and again from 2013-2014 as inside flyer for Arizona Arsenal. He has brought back three world medals from the 2008, 2010, and 2014 world championships.

With a background in tunnel instructing (IBA certified), Nik is the lead Freefly Instructor on staff. The former Inside Flyer for VFS team Arizona Arsenal continues to compete on the national level with VFS 4-Way Open team Arizona X-Force as well as with MFS 2-Way Open team AXIS. If you want to learn more about the teams, please visit their websites.

Nik enjoys sharing the skydiving experience and knowledge with first time jumpers, as well as coaching already established jumpers on a national and international level.

Skydiving Stats

Nationality

USA

Languages:

English and German

Occupation:

Skydiver and Photographer

Appointments:

S&TA.

Licenses / Ratings:

USPA D License,
Coach, AFF-I, Tandem-I, IAD,
IBA Tunnel Instructor,
Pro rated for 75 sqft.

Number of Jumps:

9900+

Tunnel Time:

5500+ Hours,
IBA Tunnel Stats

Emergency Cutaway:

Sport: 19,
Tandem: 1.

Intentional Cutaway:

13.

Competition History

Peak Performances

VFS 4-Way Open — Highest average: 21.00 points; at the FAI World Formation Skydiving Championships 2014.
VFS 4-Way Open — Single highest scoring round: 27 points; at the FAI World Formation Skydiving Championships 2014.

FAI World Skydiving Championships

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2nd in VFS 4-way, Prostějov, Czech Republic (2014),
3rd in FS 4-way (video), Menzelinsk, Russia (2010),
2nd in FS 4-way (video), Maubeuge, France (2008).

USPA National Skydiving Championships

2   4   5

3rd in VFS 4-way Open (2016),
3rd in VFS 4-way Open (2015),
1st in VFS 4-way Open (2014),
1st in VFS 4-way Open (2013),
2nd in VFS 4-way Open (2012),
2nd in VFS 4-way Open (2011),
2nd in FS 4-way Open (2008),
3rd in FS 8-way Open (2008),
2nd in FS 10-way (2007),
4th in FS 4-way Open (2007),
3rd in Freefly (2006),
3rd in FS 16-way (2006).

Indoor Skydiving

2nd in VFS 4-way Open (2017 Paraclete XP Indoor Championships),
1st in VFS 4-way Open (2016 Battle of the Blades at iFly Seattle),
3rd in VFS 2-way Open (2016 Battle of the Blades at iFly Seattle).

 

Awards and Recognitions

Chesley H. Judy USPA Safety Award 2017.

 

 

 

 

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