STAFF

Martin Myrtle, Instructor
made his first static line jump in 1990. Martin has made over 4500 tandem skydives, with over 5500 jumps total. Martin started working with students in 1995, and now holds USPA Tandem, Tandem Instructor Examiner, Static Line, IAD Instructor and IAD Instructor Examiner ratings. Martin also holds a Professional Exhibition Rating and jumps multiple demonstrations for local events each year. In 2002 Martin participated in an Iowa state record 43-way formation skydive, and in 2003 was in a 60-way formation. Martin holds a private pilot certificate. Martin is a Master Electrician, and is retured young form the Wichita Public Schools where he worked for over 33 years.  He has written a few articles for other sites.  
Willie Sinsel, Instructor and Pilot
made his first skydive in December of 1997. He has made about 3000 skydives, holds a USPA IAD Instructor rating, and is a USPA Safety and Training Advisor. He has over 2000 pilot hours with multi engine and instrument ratings, is a commercial pilot and Certified Flight Instructor. He is an FAA certificated Senior Parachute Rigger and a former drop zone owner. Willie's wife Jen, is also a skydiver, and his daughters, Aimee and Morgan, love hanging out at the drop zone. When not at the DZ, he and his family can often be found taking advantage of breakfast fly-ins around the region. Willie owns and operates a full service auto and truck repair shop and parts store in Belle Plaine, Kansas.
 
David Poland, Instructor
made his first jump (IAD) in April of 1998 at Skydive Wichita in Kingman KS. He thought doing the one jump would satisfy the need/curiosity about jumping, it obviously didn't. Over 3500 jumps later David is still just as excited about the next jump as he was the first. David has several Instructional ratings including Tandem, IAD, Professional Exhibition Rating (PRO), and he's a FAA Senior parachute rigger. David is on a mission to skydive on all seven continents, has four so far, and fifty states, completed 41 to date! David is recently retired from Sedgwick Co EMS, so now a full time skydiver and part time man of leisure.
 
Mike Bradfield, Instructor
did a tandem skydive over Oahu, Hawaii in 2006. He did another tandem with Air Capital two years later, and now has over 1400 jumps and is a USPA Tandem Instructor. Mike is a Commercial and Instrument rated pilot, and a Flight Test Engineer at Textron Aviation.
 
Dan Schneweis, Instructor
made his first jump at Cook Field (current home of Air Capital Drop Zone) in 1995. He didn't get serious about skydiving until 2005, and has since accumulated over 1700 jumps. Dan is a USPA Coach, and Instructor Assisted Deployment Instructor and holds a Professional Exhibition Rating. To support his skydiving habit, he works as a Registered Nurse at a local hospital.
 
Tim Frederking, Instructor
made his first jump in 1982 at Sky Sports in Hutchinson, Ks on a round parachute. He took the first jump course again in 1993 at Oz Sport Parachute Center in Lyons KS (this time it stuck). Tim now holds the USPA Instructor Assisted Deployment Instructional rating. He has over 1500 skydives, including 150 camera jumps, and participated in the unofficial Kansas record formation skydive in October of 2000. He lives in Salina and is married to his skydiving student girlfriend Kim.
 
Michael Stillwell, Instructor
made his first jump in 1998 at Skydive Wichita, he's been a consistent regular around the DZ every since. Mike earned his USPA Instructor Assisted Deployment Instructor rating in 2012. He enjoys working with students, and jumping out of airplanes for the sheer and simple fun of it!
Mike Russell, Instructor
mmade his first jump with Air Capital Drop Zone in October 2002. Mike now has over 900 jumps, and he earned his USPA Instructor rating in July of 2006. Mike is a father and actually moved to Rose Hill for the shorter commute to his weekend home at AC DZ.
Jessica Callahan Korotetska, Coach
Jessica made her first skydive while stationed at a dusty little Navy town out west commonly referred to as San Diego. Once she discovered that she'd never be allowed to achieve the rank of Fleet Admiral, she dropped military service like a 30 ton anchor. Next stop, The thriving metropolis and Dust Bowl historic site of Hooker Oklahoma, also her city of origin and found her way to Air Capital Drop Zone. Jessica now has in excess of 450 skydives, and has achieved the lustrous endorsement from the United States Parachute Association of Coach! Jessica is mother to two beautiful daughters: one sweet as can be teenager Zoe, and one tough as nails elementary schooler Ohara.
Johnny Monroy, Coach
Bio to come
Jason Rew, Pilot
holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with multi-engine and single-engine ratings. He's had aerobatic training in the F-5, T-37, and CJ6A. Jason moved to the area from Colorado, where he was a counterdrug, search and rescue pilot in the Rockies. Now he earns his living as an experimental test pilot with one of the local manufacturing companies. Since starting with ACDZ in 2011 Jason has dropped over 1250 skydive loads, and made a few IAD jumps himself!
Albert Madero Jr., Pilot
Is a Commercial pilot and works at Cessna in Flight Test. He's married to Cheryl, and they have two beautiful little children.
Allen Herbert, Pilot
Allen is a flight test engineer, multi-engine commercial pilot and flight instructor with a local aircraft manufacturer with flying experience in aircraft ranging from antique taildraggers to King Airs and Citations. He moonlights as a photographer and fly-fisherman when he is not flying or at home with his wife and daughter."
Lloyd Partin, Pilot
Bio Coming Soon
Angie Myrtle
has made 3 skydives. She made a solo skydive in March of 1998 and has made 2 tandem skydives since. Although she does not consider herself a "real skydiver";, Angie is very knowledgeable about the sport.
Kent Myrtle, Packer and Video Editor
loved spending time as a young child at the DZ, but grew away from it. He’s now back, on staff in the paid position of parachute packer and chief video editor. Kent is in high school in Wichita in an Engineering Magnet program. He’s been a sponge for information since birth, carries a high GPA in a college preparatory course load. This boy is destined for big things in life!
Wade Myrtle, Packer
is on staff as a parachute packer. Wade grew up on the DZ hanging out with his dad and the skydivers. He’s evolved from “Small People Ambassador”, Ground Guide leading out parents and friends to the landing area and answering questions to parachute packer. Wade’s in high school in Wichita, plays basketball and throws the shot put. He does well in his studies taking a college preparatory class load and carrying something above a 3.5 GPA.
AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Jen Sharp
made her first jump in 1989 at the age of 18, and became a drop zone owner (Skydive Kansas) in 1995. She's an Accelerated Freefall Instructor, Tandem Instructor Examiner, Coach Examiner, Instructor Examiner Rating Course Examiner (say that five times fast), Safety & Training Advisor, Professional Exhibition Rating, FAA Master Rigger, with over 3500 skydives.

Jen does not work at AC/DZ
Jen is listed on our Staff Page in her capacity as a USPA Coach Rating Course Examiner. She's been instrumental in the training of our staff.

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