ART student Christele Askew will draw on all her skills when she competes in the Skydiving World Cup next year.
The 32-year-old from Meltham, has secured a place in the British team, which will take on the world's best in Arizona, America, next year.
Christele and her team, Chris and Tarnya Hollis from Peterborough, Phil Chapman from Bedford and cameraman Eddie Coleman, comprise the South Parc formation skydiving team and are British intermediate gold medalists.
Christele, who is married, moved to Britain from France about 10 years ago. She is studying art and design at Huddersfield Technical College and also works part time as a translator.
She started skydiving in 1993 and has completed more than 500 jumps.
Display skydivers jump out of a plane at 10,000ft and carry out an array of complicated formations over 35 seconds of freefall.
All the action is filmed by Eddie for judging purposes.
"It feels like you are flying," said Christele.
"You don't have a sense of falling at all."
"I used to be really scared falling out of the plane because it's totally unnatural. But then it became more of an excitement, a buzz."
Follow the team by logging on to www.southparc.co.uk or visit www.bpa.org.uk for information about the sport.