James Hayhurst
Date of Birth: 15/12/1952
Skydiving since: 1972
Number of Jumps: 10,660
Veteran style and accuracy competitor, starting with 1976 World Championships in Rome (gold medal, team accuracy). Many time US National Champion; several times CISM Overall World Champion; numerous FAI medals over the years.
When asked what he felt was his greatest achievement; what had given him the most pleasure – he answered « Developing two popular accuracy parachutes (the Classic, the Zero) and for twelve years, organizing the Arizona Classic: giving the gift of memories that last. Most of all, the friendship and respect of my fellow competitors. ».