Skydiving in the St. Louis Area

Gary Peek

Gary Peek is an active skydiver who has made over 8200 jumps since he started skydiving in 1981, and holds numerous skydiving and aviation ratings and certificates.

In addition to writing computer programs and providing clip art related to skydiving, he also is an author of aviation and skydiving articles that have appeared in Parachutist magazine, the Midwest Aviation Journal, the World Freefall Convention Skydivers Guide (Welcome Book), and in the Safety/Articles section of

Since January of 1997, Gary has held a position on the Board of Directors of the United States Parachute Association as the Central Regional Director, representing USPA members in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska.

He holds USPA Static Line, IAD, AFF, and Tandem Instructor/Examiner ratings, actively teaches student skydivers locally, and has taught at numerous drop zones in the U.S.

Gary holds a Commercial Pilot certificate and is an occasional jump pilot when not jumping himself. He is also a Master Parachute Rigger and actively participates in the parachute rigging trade.

Gary has been a speaker at 10 PIA International Parachute Symposiums and has worked closely with USPA's Safety and Training committee as well as equipment manufacturers with safety and instructional related information.

He was a Load Organizer at the World Freefall Convention each of its years since 1990, and does load organizing at a local level.

When jumping locally, he can be found making exhibition jumps in the Midwest area as well as using his freefall photography skills to bring the images of these jumps and other skydiving activities back to his friends and fellow jumpers.

Gary makes his living as an Electronics and Computer Consultant in the St. Louis area.

You can contact Gary at, or go to

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