[Season 1: Episode 9]

In this episode, Master Parachute Rigger, Rob Dryburgh joins us in the virtual Spill it! studio.

As a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Skyhawks Parachute Team, Rob had made 508 skydives when a parachuting accident forced him to medically release from the military.

Since then he has spent years rehabilitating himself and raising his daughter, finding a new passion in art, videography, and photography.

His goal is to use his skills and story to motivate, educate, and empower today’s youth!

Rob Dryburgh - Master Parachute Rigger

…no matter what you’ve been through…keep soldiering on!

If you’ve wondered what it takes to become a Master Parachute Rigger, with the Skyhawks and could use a dash of inspiration in the face of extreme adversity, then this episode is for you.

Listen as Rob Dryburgh spills it on…

  • What was the most challenging thing about military life?

  • What made you decide that skydiving was something you really wanted to do?

  • Do you have a favorite jump memory that you’d like to share?

  • What would you say has been the most challenging part of rehabilitation for you?

  • Have there been moments when you wanted to give up? What keeps you motivated?

  • What was your best mistake?

  • …and so much more!



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