About Skydive Amelia Island

About Us & Our Skydiving Experts

Our Staff is a crew of locals and imports who have taken thousands of folks from around the world skydiving, and have been Skydiving in Amelia Island and Jacksonville for over 10 years. Our Tandem Instructors are Certified by the USPA (United States Parachute Association) and have thousands of Tandem Skydives. They hold current FAA class 3 airmen medical certificates, can handle themselves in the sky. We are committed to a safe and enjoyable first time skydive!

The Fortner family skydive business began in 1998 when Randall Fortner began training new skydivers in Canon City Colorado. His passion for Skydiving passed to his children. His Son, Thomas Fortner, started Skydiving in 1999 and fell in love flying his parachute!  He is now an advanced USPA Skydiving Instructor and Coach. When Thomas isn’t jumping out of airplanes, he also manages our Rigging Operations as a Master Rigger! 

     Randall’s’ Daughter, Kora Fortner, is USPA licensed with over 250 skydives! She hopes to continue working towards her Coach Rating and be able to share the sport with all the first time learners. More about us.

 Randall’s other Son, Chance Petrie, is working towards a USPA license of his own. He spent his early years studying and training for his FAA Parachute Rigging Certificate which he now uses on a daily! 

His wife, Caitlyn, works behind the scenes. If you have called us for any reason, chances are you spoke with her. Starting out as a first time tandem, Caitlyn has found love for the sport and still does tandems whenever the opportunity arrives! The Fortner Family all love sharing first time skydiving with everyone they meet skydiving. If you need her you can contact her at Customer Service.

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Our instructors have decades of experience

Skydive Authority in the USA

Gregory Meyer

DZ Manager / Tandem Instructor
Skydiving Jacksonville

Adam Hamilton

Tandem Instructor

Greg Brown

Tandem Instructor