At age 13, JeanJacques Wallis saw the world from a new perspective when he did his first tandem skydive. A week after his 16th birthday, he started an Accelerated Free Fall course at Skydive Pretoria. “Flying wasn’t just in my dreams anymore, it was real. The sky and air became my playground,” he says.
In 2014, with over 10 years of skydiving experience and 2500+ jumps, JeanJacques represented South Africa at the FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships and was awarded Senior Protea colours. He dedicates much of his time to Wingsuit Flying and Speedflying off mountains and he is an accomplished B.A.S.E jumper.
“Weather has a very big influence on these sports so when it is not jumpable or flyable I spend a lot of time in the mountains, exploring and scoping new places to fly,” he says. He works as a FreeFall Photographer at Skydive Pretoria.
JeanJacques spoke to us at FEAT Kids (Jo’burg, 8 October 2015) about skydiving – with beautiful images to illustrate his world.