Children of Fallen Heroes

Office: (910) 621-1505

139 Brucewood Road

Southern Pines, NC 28387

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This is an independent program operated by the Children of Fallen Heroes 501(c)(3) tax deductible nonprofit.

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Dedicated to bringing industry leading coaching and knowledge to both the civilian skydiving world and to the special operations military free fall community.

About Greg Windmiller

Jumps: 14,400
Home DZ: Skydive Paraclete XP 
Main Canopies: PD Peregrine 75, 79 & Valkyrie 96
Reserve Canopies: Optimum 126, 143 
Container: Sunpath Javelin
AAD: Airtec Speed Cypres
Altimeter: Alti-2 N3/Atlas
Training Aids: Fly Sight

Greg Windmiller joined the U.S. Army in 1990, right after completing high school in Brookhaven Mississippi. After Infantry training, he attended Basic Airborne School and was assigned to Long Range Surveillance Detachment (LRSD) in Korea. Upon returning to the United States, he was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's Long Range Surveillance Detachment, a unit that specialized in small group infiltration tactics while working in 6 man teams conducting reconnaissance and surveillance operations. Windmiller got his start in skydiving by attending the Special Forces Military Free Fall School at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina and later attending the Military Free Fall Jumpmaster Course. Windmiller was later selected to be an instructor at the Long Range Surveillance Leaders Course in Ft. Benning, Georgia. While assigned there he also participated as a member of the "Silver Wings" Ft. Benning's Command Exhibition Parachute Team.


Windmiller attended the U.S. Army Parachute Team's Assessment and Selection in 2000 and was selected as a Golden Knight along with 8 others out of 29 participants. He started as a competitor and then Team Leader of the Style and Accuracy Team and later moved to the Tandem Team as the Assistant Team Leader for several years before co-founding the Canopy Piloting Team in 2007.

In 2008, the first full year of competing in canopy piloting for the Golden Knights, the team saw much success as Windmiller finished the year ranked 3rd in the world at the World Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa and setting the first of 5 World Records in speed entering the course at nearly 90 miles per hour.

Since 1996, Windmiller has been teaching skydiving and coaching canopy control. He developed his unique teaching style and techniques and began coaching professionally in 2007 as a weekend side job. He has worked with numerous Special Operations Units while assigned to the Golden Knights as part of his duties to give back to the war fighters and increase operational success. Greg Windmiller retired in 2016 with 26 years of distinguished service to our country. 



  • USPA Master license in Skydiving

  • USPA Static line Jumpmaster

  • Accelerated Free Fall Instructor

  • Tandem Course Director

  • UPT Tandem Instructor/Examiner

  • Professional Exhibition Rating

  • National Judge rating

  • International Bodyflight wind tunnel Instructor

  • 12 state records in canopy piloting speed and distance

  • 7 national records in speed and distance 

  • 5 world records in Canopy Piloting Speed

  • 6 time U.S. National Champion

  • 9 time USPA US National team member

  • 16 FAI world level medals from world championships, world cups and CISM competing in 4-way formation skydiving and canopy piloting

  • 29 USPA U.S. Nationals medals from canopy piloting, style and accuracy and sport accuracy 

  • 100+ regional medals from competing in 4-way formation skydiving, 8-way formation skydiving, style and accuracy and canopy piloting.


26 years of military experience

  • U.S. Army Infantry School 

  • Airborne School

  • Ranger School

  • Air Assault School

  • Pathfinder School

  • Jump Master School

  • Special Forces Military Freefall School

  • Special Forces Military Freefall Jump Master School

  • Long Range Surveillance Leaders Course

  • Instructor Training Course 

  • Combat Lifesaver Course  

  • Tracking and Counter Tracking Course 

  • Tactics Techniques and Procedures Course

  • International Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol School

    • Patrol Leaders Course 

    • Special Recognition course 

    • Patrol Medics Course

    • Close Quarters Battle Course 


  • Team Leader Style and Accuracy Team

  • Assistant Team Leader for the Tandem Team

  • Team Leader and founding member Canopy Piloting Team

  • Senior Canopy Piloting Adviser for the team for 9 years

  • 2015 Golden Knight of the Year

Greg Windmiller, Founder 

Superior Flight Solutions L.L.C.

A combat veteran owned business.