Ian Bobo

Ian Bobo2022-05-06T19:27:14-04:00

Ian Bobo

Birth Date: 1971

Nationality: USA

First Jump: September 1989

Total Jumps: 25,000

Home DZ: Skydive DeLand (FL)

Licenses/Ratings: D-13893, PRO Rating

Sponsors:
Performance Designs, Flight-1, Sun Path, Airtec, Alti-2, Liquid Sky

Occupation:
PD Factory Team Pilot, Flight-1 Instructor, 4-Way Formation Skydiving Coach, Wind Tunnel Coach, Business Owner

Education:
BS in Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Hobbies:
Movies, Travel, Golf, Basketball, Paragliding, R/C Modeling, Kiting, Air sports

Main Canopy: PD Valkyrie 90, Peregrine 67/71

Container: Javelin Odyssey / UPT Mutant

Reserve Canopy: PD Optimum 126

AAD: Cypres 2 – Speed

Wingsuit: BirdMan Skyflyer 6

Helmet: Cookie Composites

Jumpsuit: Liquid Sky

Altimeter: Alti-2 N3 audible and visual

Eye wear: Oakley Designs

CANOPY PROGRESSION
Manta 288 ~ Student Status (~25 jumps)
Fury 220 ~ 50-100 jumps
Fury 200 ~ 300 jumps
Express 175 (Comp CRW) ~ 750 jumps
Prodigy 200 (CRW Canopy) ~ 300 jumps
Nova 150 ~ 25 jumps
Nova 135 ~ 35 jumps
Nova 120 ~ 500 jumps
PD Stiletto 120 ~ 700 jumps
PD Velocity 120 ~ 100 jumps
PD Velocity 111 ~ 50 jumps
PD Velocity 103 ~ 200 jumps
PD Velocity 96 ~ 10,000 jumps
PD Comp Velocity 71-90 ~ 3000 jumps
PD Peregrine 64-84
PD Valkyrie 90

Total Skydives: 20,000+

Freefly: 300

RW/FS: 8700

Hop-n-Pops: 9000

Camera: 200

Other: 1800 (Wingsuit, Demos, CReW)

Cutaways: 1 Freefall, 4 Subterminal

BASE Jumps: 28

Building: 2

Antenna: 4

Span: 1

Earth: 17

Other: 4 (Dams, Cranes, etc.)

BASE Rig: Perigee Pro

BASE Canopy: Black Jack 260

Title: 2005 Skydiver of the Year -Skydiving Magazine
Title: 2021 Hall of Fame Inductee

World Records:
2009 – 4 Way (FS): 45 pts
2000 – 16 Way (FS): 19 pts
1994 – Largest Canopy Formation (47 way)

HP Canopy Expeditions:
2011 Norway – Fjords
2010 Switzerland – Swiss Alps
2007 Arizona – Grand Canyon
2006 France – Mt. Blanc
2006 Italy – Dolomites
2003, 2005, 2006 Norway – Fjords

Competitions:

2018 – FAI World Championships (CP) – Speed – 8th
2018 – FAI SwoopFreestyle World Championships – 12th
2018 – US National Championships (CP) – Distance – 5th
2017 – US National Championships (CP) – Overall – 5th
2017 – US National Championships (CP) – Speed – 3rd
2016 – World Cup (CP) – Overall – 1st
2016 – World Cup (CP) – Speed – 1st
2016 – US National Championships (CP) – Overall – 3rd
2016 – US National Championships (CP) – Zone Accuracy – 3rd
2015 – World Cup (CP) – Overall – 7th
2015 – World Cup (CP) – Speed – 4th
2015 – U.S. National Championships (CP) – Overall – 9th
2015 – U.S. National Championships (CP) – Zone Accuracy – 5th
2014 – Tveir Tvӧ (CP) – Overall – 2nd
2014 – U.S. National Championships (CP) – Overall – 12th
2013 – Dubai International Parachuting Championships (CP) – Speed – 6th
2013 – U.S. National Championships (CP) – Overall – 8th
2012 – World Championships of Canopy Piloting (CP) – Overall – 9th
2012 – Tveir (CP) – Overall – 1st
2012 – U.S. National Championships (CP) – Overall – 5th
2012 – U.S. National Championships (CP) – Overall – 5th
2011 – U.S. National Championships (CP) – Overall – 3rd
2010 – U.S. National Championships (CP) – Overall – 3rd
2009 – World Air Games (CP) – Overall – 2nd
2007 – European Swoop Tour Championships (CP) – Overall – 1st
2007 – U.S. National Championships (CP) – Overall – 2nd
2007 – World Cup (CP) – Overall – 3rd
2006 – U.S. National Championships (CP) – Overall – 2nd
2006 – U.S. National Championships (FS) – 4-way Open – 1st
2006 – World Skydiving Championships (FS) – 4-way Open – 1st
2005 – World Cup (CP) – Overall – 1st
2005 – U.S. National Championships (FS) – 4-way Open – 1st
2004 – U.S. National Championships (CP) – Overall – 2nd
2003 – Red Bull Swoop Tour (CP) – New England – Overall – 1st
2003 – World Cup (CP) – Overall – 3rd
1991-1993 – Collegiate National Championships (FS) – 4-way Collegiate – 1st

Photo credits: Logan Donovan (Control Tower), David Cherry, David Cherry