What’s your name and where are you from?
My name is Nuno Filipe Ramalho and I’m from Estremoz in Portugal.
When did you start working for Skydive Algarve?
I started working for Skydive Algarve initially in 2015.
How and when did you get into skydiving?
I started my skydive training with the AFF course back in 2010.
Explain a bit about your progression to becoming an instructor?
When I first started working on a dropzone I started off as ground crew, I then progressed onto becoming a packer. During this time I continued jumping and progressing with my own skydive career. I then went on to get my instructor rating and following this my Tandem Instructor rating. It’s been a fast and continuous progression and I’m so happy to be where I am right now.
What’s a typical day like at Skydive Algarve for you?
I wake up and make my way over to the DZ. I have a coffee at Skycafé, at the airfield with my fellow instructors and colleagues. Throughout the day I make around 6-8 jumps which can include a variety of tandem jumps, AFF instructor jumps, camera flying, FS or FF coaching and fun jumping. At the end of the day I’ll have a beer and then head home!
How many jumps do you have?
I have a total of 1817 to date!
What’s one of your most memorable skydives?
The jumps that are the most memorable to me are the times I share the sky with my friends. It’s an amazing way to bond with your mates, doing something that we’re so passionate about and connecting in the sky!