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About Nick Peariso
Nick Peariso started skydiving in June of 2011 and from his first jump, he was immediately hooked. Skydiving has become a passion of Nick's with significnt focus in Wingsuiting. Nick loves to show/teach others his love of skydiving! Learn more about Nick in this week's 11 Questions with... Nick Peariso.
1. What attracted you to the sport of skydiving?
NP: Like most people I always wanted to try it because it's not something you do every day (except after when you get your license J ), jump out of a plane. It looked like so much fun!
2. What influenced you to actually make the phone call to make your first skydive?
NP: My friends were going out and doing tandems, I went with them and loved it!! A few years later I knew I wanted to get my license and start skydiving as much as I could. I looked up the closest DZ and made a call, and it happened to be Midwest Freefall, and I haven't left since.
3. What's the most memorable skydive you've ever been on?
NP: There are so many different jumps that I have done and so many "first" that I will never forget. Watching my friends make silly faces at me as we fly through the air and jumps with the most incredible views are always memorable. One of my most memorable jumps of mine was my 100th, it was a cold sunset load. I was with my friend Chris (also his 100th jump) and my friend Ken. Chris and I linked up and Ken then grabbed both of our chest straps and then swung down and hung/stood from us. It work perfectly and the sunset was so beautiful. I remember landing and running over and high fiving Ken and Chris.
4. Who / What inspires you?
NP: People, people inspire me. Not just one person but anyone that pushes themselves, helps and tech others and truly enjoys this thing we call life, those people inspire me!
5. Of the places you have visited - what is your favorite place and why?
NP: I love southern California (San Diego), great weather, great scenery, great friends and just an amazing place to be.
6. What other interests do you have outside of skydiving?
NP: I enjoy working on cars, building and creating things, listening to music and playing guitar and just about anything that involves being outside and spending time with great friends.
7. What is something about you that few people know about?
NP: I got 2nd place in weight lifting competition when I was in high school.
8. What's on your bucket list?
NP: List... I should start on that. I just try and take every opportunity I can to travel and try new and exciting things.
9. What do you do for work? If you could do anything as an occupation - what would it be?
NP: I am a Product Development Engineer for an automotive company/supplier. Something where I can wear flip flops and shorts to work every day and get interface with people and teach; Wingsuit Instructor in the an area with great weather would be a good fit.
10. What are your future goals?
NP: Always keep learning and pushing myself, in both in skydiving and every aspect of my life. Currently I am learning to back fly my wingsuit(s) proficiently and I am also learning about how the brain functions and learning about theoretical physics like string theory and black holes.
11. What specifically do you love about wingsuiting?
NP: I love the freedom that wingsuiting gives me! Mankind has always looked to the sky and dreamed of being able to fly like the birds; wingsuiting is the closest thing thus far that gives man that ability and I am truly lucky to be able fly.
Thank you so much for checking this off my bucket list!
» Barbara LaPerna