our staff

Get To Know Us

Canton Air Sports has been around since 1974! Since then, we’ve added many new faces to our team. Our skydiving instructional staff, with thousands of skydives are skydiving professionals certified by the United States Parachute Association (USPA). We have a great group of instructors here at CAS. Some of us are new, others have been here since the beginning. But all of us are highly qualified, fun loving professionals that would love to get to know you!

Rodger Conley

FAA Licenses: Commercial Pilot, Master Parachute Rigger, Aircraft Mechanic (A&P)

USPA Licenses: D Expert

Years in sport: 46

First jump: Oct. 1969

Occupation: Canton Air Sports Owner/Operator

E-mail: skydive@canton-airsports.com

Rich Conley

FAA Licenses: Pilot, Aircraft Mechanic (A&P)

Years in sport: 39

First jump: June 1976

Occupation: Timken Co. Supervisor, Machinist, Packer, Aircraft Mechanic

Mary Conley

Ratings: SKY BOSS! Manifest

Years in sport: 30

First jump: Maybe Someday

Occupation: Mom & Drop Zone Organizer

mark katich

USPA Licenses: D Expert

Ratings: Safety & Training Advisor, Tandem Instructor, Static Line Instructor, AFF Instructor, PRO, Licensed Parachute Rigger, Free fall Videographer

Years in sport: 45

First jump: 1970

Occupation: Field Tech

Tom Sutton

USPA Licenses: "D" Expert

Ratings: AFF Instructor, Tandem Instructor, Pro

Years in sport: 30+

First jump: 1980s

Linda Dwyer

Years in sport: 20

First jump: 1995

Occupation: Registered Nurse, DZ Medical Staff, Bridge Day Staff

Bill Bird

USPA Licenses: "D" Expert

Ratings: Basic Instructor, AFF Instructor (retired), Tandem Instructor (retired)

Years in sport: 36

First jump: 1979

Gary Billings

USPA Licenses: "D" Expert

Ratings: AFF Instructor, SL/IAD Instructor, Tandem Instructor, Tandem/SL/IAD Intrurctor Examiner, Pro

Years in sport: 20+

First jump: 1995

Eric Hartung

USPA Licenses: "D" Expert

Ratings: AFF Instructor, Tandem Instructor, Pro

Years in sport: 20+

First jump: 1990s

Mike Furno

USPA Licenses: "D" Expert

Ratings: AFF Instructor, Tandem Instructor

Years in sport: 36

First jump: 1979

David Norris

USPA Licenses: "D" Expert

Ratings: AFF Instructor, Tandem Instructor,

Years in sport: 20+

First jump: 1990s

mark Fisher

USPA Licenses: D Expert

Ratings: Packer

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