My name is Zach Carbo and I'm originally from the bayous of Southeast Louisiana. However, while living in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, I took a road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway through the Redwoods of Northern California, the Oregon coast and the Puget Sound of Washington. It was during this trip that I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and my passion for travel, adventure and the outdoors was solidified. Several years later while again living in Southest Louisiana, I enlisted in the military and was given the opportunity to choose my duty station. Choosing Washington state was not a difficult decision. Except for one year away in North Carolina, I have been proud to call the great state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest my base camp.
I hold a United State Parachute Association (USPA) “D-license” as well as my PRO Rating, COACH and Tandem instructional rating. I currently have over 1,300 civilian and military freefall parachute jumps. I am also an FAA Senior Parachute Rigger.
I have been an avid B.A.S.E. jumper since 2005 and have traveled the world over jumping in Mexico, Switzerland, France, Italy, Austria, Mexico, Canada, China, Malaysia and the U.S. I have over 500 B.A.S.E. jumps from Buildings, Antennas, Bridges, Cliffs and even dams and nuclear cooling towers.
I am a former member of the United States Army Special Operations Command parachute demonstration team, “The Black Daggers.” While on the team I performed as a demonstration jumper, parachute rigger and master of ceremonies at air shows, sporting events and festivals in front of over 50,000 spectators all while performing and jumping with combat equipment, smoke and pyrotechnics as well as flags and banners.
I hold a P3 and M2 ratings with the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (USHPA) and have enjoyed paragliding and speedflying/riding for several years. Most recently, I have taken my newfound interest in alpine mountaineering and combined it with my love for speedflying and speedriding. This has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding kinds of adventures for me to date.