David Ludvik

Personal Information

  • Name: David Ludvik
  • Country: Dubai
  • Discipline: Canopy Piloting


I started skydiving in July of 1999. It started off as a static line jump with a few friends, but after a few weekends of bad weather they chickened out and dad stepped up. I bought it for him as a father/son birthday adventure. We made our first 200+ jumps together. In 2003 I lost my dad to the sport. The week following the accident held a tough decision, whether I would continue skydiving or not. I realized however, that skydiving was in my blood and knowing him, he would’ve been angry if I stopped because of his accident. In the nearly 20 years of jumping I have made almost 18,000 skydives all around the world. I’m a former member of the Skydive Dubai Swoop Team. I currently work full time in the sport competing and teaching others not only how to fly both their body and canopy, but how to teach skydiving to others. I love what I do and I love giving back to the sport that has been such a big part of who I am.

Claims to fame

World records: 
69 way head-down WR 
108 way head-down WR

Guinness WR: 
-Worlds largest flag flown while skydiving 4885.65 sq Meters 
-Most jumpers to jump from a hot air balloon 
-Most fliers in a tunnel 26

2017 World champion of swoop freestyle (1st ever) 
2015 Swoop Challenge 3rd 
2015 Austria Nationals 1st (guest) 
2006 Canopy Piloting Circuit Champion 
2006 FLCPA Season 2nd overall