age 13

age 13

JeanJacques Wallis @ FEAT Jo'burg, October 2015

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At age 13, JeanJacques Wallis saw the world from a new perspective when he did his first tandem skydive. A week after his 16th birthday, he started an Accelerated Free Fall course at Skydive Pretoria. “Flying wasn’t just in my dreams anymore, it was real. The sky and air became my playground,” he says. In 2014, with over 10 years of skydiving experience and 2500+ jumps, JeanJacques represented South Africa at the FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships and was awarded Senior Protea colours. He dedicates much of his time to Wingsuit Flying and Speedflying off mountains and he is an accomplished B.A.S.E jumper. JeanJacques spoke to us at FEAT Kids about skydiving - with beautiful images that show his world. Speakers at FEAT Kids included: Bernie Theron (trekking across Iceland), JeanJacques Wallis (B.A.S.E. jumping & wingsuit flying), Kai Fitchen (adventure travel & mountaineering), Keegan Longueira (world record, across-Africa cycling), Paige Raw (travel and adventure in China), Robyn Zimmerman (scouting skills) and Samantha Stainton (sport climbing). Thursday, 8 October 2015, Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg.