Tony began skydiving in the United Kingdom in 1972 and has competed in style, accuracy, and formation skydiving, winning multiple Gold medals in each over the years at the British National Championships. He has also represented Great Britain at World Championships in multiple disciplines.
As a member of the FS 4-way team Symbiosis, Tony won the Australian Nationals, Gold at the US Nationals and Silver at the FS World Parachuting Championships.
Having made his own first jump suit on his mother’s sewing machine in 1976, the following year Tony founded the Florida based TonySuits company. Originally a small producer, the company has grown over the years. Tony now employs a team of more than 20 who specialise in the design, fitting and manufacturing process.
The company has been involved in producing Wingsuits since the early 1990s and is now the world’s most popular wingsuit manufacturer for this exciting and dynamic discipline.
Tony says, “I strive to make the best wing suits, to compete in them and to win or excel in some way, against young people a third of my age”. Tony has represented Great Britain at the first two international Wingsuit flying competitions and was British Champion in 2014. He also stated; “I love to research, to make prototypes and be honest when testing them, it’s too easy to be tired from experimenting and say ‘That will do’. I work on that project until a Wingsuit has ‘The Magic’.”
Tony certainly has the magic - he is only the second British inductee to the International Skydiving Hall of Fame.