10 Questions with Doug Barron

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Meet Doug Barron

1. What attracted you to the sport of skydiving?

DB: I had grown up around the sport, going to the drop zone almost every weekend with my father. I was originally amazed by camera work, especially that of Norman Kent. Later I saw some of the Golden Knight videos of 4 way and 8 way and was even more impressed by that.

2. What influenced you to actually make the phone call to make your first skydive?

DB: I guess I did not have to make a phone call for my first jump. My father took me on my first two tandems when I was 16 and then I started AFF shortly after that.


3. What’s the most memorable skydive you’ve ever been on?

DB: Recently completing the 100 way Jewel in Arizona at the Airspeed Challenge was pretty amazing. Only the second time that formation has been built, from my understanding.

4. Who / What inspires you?

DB: Great people that live for what they want to do.

5. Of the places you have visited – what is your favorite place and why?

DB: New Zealand would have to take the top. It was an amazing experience to be there. I would go back if I could. The landscape and the different activities I got to do while I was there were incredible.

6. What other interests do you have outside of skydiving?

DB: I would really like to get back into Rock climbing and hiking. I like to be outdoors. Fast cars have always drawn my interest ever since I was young as well.

7. What is something about you that few people know about?

DB: I had the stickiest bowl cut ever in 5th grade.

8. What’s on your “bucket list”?

DB: I would like to be able to fill up my passport with stamps from different countries before I have to renew it.

9. What do you do for work? If you could do anything as an occupation – what would it be?

DB: I am full time skydiver. I coach, organize, instruct and everything else in between. Later in life I would like to own/run a large dz.

10. What are your future goals?

DB: To become a World Champion and hold the Ottley Sword.

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive news and valuable promotions.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Book Now!

skydive selfie skydive photoshoot

Sign Up for Our Newsletter!

Oops, a pop-up! We know they can be annoying, but this one brings you an exciting opportunity! Stay updated with the latest news, exclusive specials, and amazing deals from Skydive Carolina. Sign up now to stay in the loop!

You have Successfully Subscribed!