Steve Hetrick AFF Manager

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Meet The Oranges!

Steve Hetrick

meet the oranges steve hetrick
AFF Instructor, Coach and AFF Rating Examiner, USPA Safety and Training Adviser (regional)

Steve Hetrick is Skydive Orange’s AFF Manager (the licensing side of the school), conducts Coach and AFF rating courses (He trains the instructors) and says his two cats keep him sane.

When did you start skydiving? May, 1980 – Steve has 9,000 jumps and 116 freefall hours


What has skydiving taught you: That people are very diverse, but very much the same in many ways.  To quote Stephen Hawking “We are all different.  There is no such thing as a standard or run of the mill human being, but we all do share the same human spirit“.

Why do you think everyone should skydive at least once in their lifetime: To experience the joy of true human flight.

About Whitney Payne

Co-Operations Manager at Skydive Orange - Working with Skydive Orange for 10+ years - Previously positions held: Office manager, manifest, guest services, social media manager, she does it all! “If you told be 10 years ago I’d be co-managing a skydiving facility and loving every minute of it, I would have laughed in your face. I am not an adrenaline junkie, not spontaneous and definitely not a thrill-seeker but I love these people. Skydivers are truly a different breed of people and I am forever thankful for them accepting me into their community. Watching people visit Skydive Orange to face fears, celebrate milestones or just jump out of a perfectly good airplane has been truly life changing for me and helped be become the person I am today.” – Whitney Payne

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