First skydive at 17 in 1984
Participant in NZ freefall formation record
NZ canopy formation flying record holder
Participant in two separate world record attempts for largest freefall formations
NZ national skydiving champs; 1st canopy formation flying (sequential); 2nd canopy formation flying (rotations); 1st team accuracy; 1st individual accuracy
NZ Parachute Team 1992-3
World Parachute Champs China '92; 4th place
Professional skydiver since 1993 specialising in freefall camera work
First basejump in 1990
Sports include; skydiving, basejumping, kayaking, scuba diving, paragliding, snowboarding, climbing (rock, ice, alpine) & enjoying oneself
Freefall photos taken by Chuck have appeared; on billboards in Auckland for Pepsi, Ansett in-flight magazine, Wheetbix card, Cover of recent 'No Limits' calendar, Minolta add, Postcards, numerous adverts & a book.
Numerous newspaper appearances including four front pages.
TV appearances include; Mountain Dew (two shows, both lead stories), Three Sport (two shows), 20/20 (lead story again), Ski Whizz, Too Extreme (Learning Channel in the US-another lead story) shown twice on NZ TV, T.V.2 'Magazine Show', Havoc & Newsboy.
Subject of an award winning Kiwi-Australian hour long documentary on 'The Psychology of Risk'. Aired in NZ, Australia & with the Discovery Channel in the US
Mentor in "Adventure Central", 13 part T.V. series made for 20th Century Fox for the "Discovery Channel", marketed to the US, NZ, Australia & Germany
Stunt man on the locally made Lift' soft drink commercial. Involved skydiving from a helicopter while riding a mountain bike…twice
Mountaineering safety on commercial productions
Mountain Film Unit formed in April 2000. We made a basejumping film called 'The One'.
'Chilli Factor' UK TV Extreme Sports Show; Skydive from tandem paraglider & also fly own paraglider off Coronet Peak, release, freefall & deploy reserve. Passers by alert authorities, ambulance & police appear at scene. TV3 News picks up & airs as major news story