— Lead Freefly Coach
Born in the United States and raised in southern Germany, Niklas is a professional skydiver, competitor,
AFF/Tandem Instructor, and Photographer.
Nik was a member of the USA Skydiving Team from 2007-2010 as the videographer for 4-way team Spaceland Blue,
and again from 2013-2014 as inside flyer for Arizona Arsenal. He has brought back three world medals from the
2008, 2010, and 2014 world championships.
With a background in tunnel instructing (IBA CERTIFIED),
Nik is the lead Freefly instructor on staff. The former Inside Flyer for VFS team Arizona Arsenal
continues to compete on the national level with VFS team Arizona X-Force as well as team X-Speed. X-Speed is a 2-way MFS team comprised of Niklas Daniel, Brianne Thompson, and Niklas Hemlin. The name X-Speed is a combination of AXIS and Arizona Airspeed.