Records

New Zealand Skydiving Records

SETTING A NEW ZEALAND RECORD

To set a New Zealand record, please follow the steps below. Remember ALL participants must be current NZPF members, prior to the record attempt.

1. Competition

If the new record takes place during an NZPF sanctioned competition, being evaluated by a rated Judge, the record already qualifies. To make the record official, simply fill out the claim form

2. Performance and Notable events

For other records, such as largest formation most jumps in 24hrs etc, performed out side the confines of competition, you need to follow a couple of easy steps.

a) Notify the NZPF of the planned attempt by completing the claim form and sending to the NZPF exec. This must be received in advance of the record attempt.

b) After the successful jump, complete the claim form, which is to include all pertinent information such as participants names and NZPF numbers, location, altitude, date, type of record, etc. All of which is detailed on the form.

c) Submit the claim, along with proof of completion, video or stills as appropriate, to either the Executive Committee or Chief Judge.

COMPETITION RECORDS

Speed Skydiving – Open

437.5 km/hr, 14/3/2020, New Zealand Nationals at Skydive Nagambie, Louis Trerise,

Four-way formation skydiving

AAA

  • 21 points, 09/10/2018, Gold Coast, Australia, Richard Munrow, Attila Csizmadia, Brent Findlay, Laszlo Csizmadia Brendan Swain (camera)

 

A

  • 10 points, 27/2/2022, New Zealand freefall nationals, Motueka airport, Brent Finlay,Adam Geary, Travis Funnell, Robert Troegele, Jesse Welton(camera)

 

 Vertical formation skydiving

  • 3 points, 14/2/2012, Parakai, Antonio Marsh, Julien Peelman, Rob Spedding, Jill Hewitt

 

Accuracy Classic
  • 38m, 22/4/2011, Matamata, Frank Conway
Wing suit

Performance open Speed

  • 3 m/s, 14/3/2020, New Zealand Nationals at Skydive Nagambie, Nicholas Macdonald

Performance open Time

  • 3s, 3- 10th november 2016, 1st FAI Wingsuit Performance Championship, Zepher hills USA, Jim Scott

Performance open Distance

  • 2961m, 3- 10th november 2016, 1st FAI Wingsuit Performance Championship, Zepher hills USA, Jim Scott

Performance Intermediate Speed

  • 5 m/s, 2021, New Zealand Nationals at Skydive Auckland, Kade Sorensen

Performance Intermediate Time

  • 7s, 27/2/2022, New Zealand freefall nationals, Motueka airport, Steve Gregor

Performance Intermediate Distance

  • 1912m, 2021, New Zealand Nationals at Skydive Auckland, Kade Sorensen
Canopy Piloting

Distance

  • 168.93m, 21/11/2019, 10th FAI World Cup of Canopy Piloting, Pretoria (South Africa), Lee Barraclough

Speed

  • 2.010s, 21/11/2019, 10th FAI World Cup of Canopy Piloting, Pretoria (South Africa), Kieran Baldwin

Drag Carved Speed

  • 2.573s – 9th July 2022, The World Games, Birmingham U.S.A, Lee Barraclough

Drag Zone Distance

  • 137.67m – 9th July 2022, The World Games, Birmingham U.S.A, Lee Barraclough
Two-way formation skydiving

 Vertical formation skydiving open

  • 5 points, 27/2/2022, New Zealand freefall nationals, Motueka airport, Matt Walker, Sandro Arnold, Jordan Van Den Berg

 

Vertical formation skydiving Rookie

  • 9 points, 27/2/2022, New Zealand freefall nationals, Motueka airport, William Scott, Lucy Clacher, Jacob Komem (camera)

PERFORMANCE AND NOTABLE EVENTS

Highest Exit Altitude
  • 29,500 feet, 22/11/1981, Taonui Airfield, Fielding, Kevin Cottrell, Cessna 402
Most skydives completed by one person in a single day
  • 120 Jumps, 13/02/2021, Motueka Airport, Steve Gregor, Brent Findlay, Fletcher FU24-950
Female Sequential
  • 10 way – 2 points, 4/4/2022, Taupo – Sam Smith, Kelly Cullen, Liz Peace, Paree Del La Varis, Fiona Mclaren, Sue Walsh, Jenni Funnell, Noila Souza, Sarah Skinner, Jordana Del La Varis, Stephen Tonson(camera)
Open Sequential
  • 2 point 20-way Sequential Formation Skydive, 9th April 2022, Taupo, New Zealand. Sam Munn, Lewis Cashel, Brent Findlay, Duncan Macdonald, David Davies, Henry Morgan, Sue Walsh, Dale Findlay, Dave Gamble, Cheyanne Patrick, Christopher Kabban, Edward Leoni, Colin Pirie, Stuart Bean, Stephen Boyle, Marty Lloyd, Aaron Booth, Jenni Funnell, Sarah Skinner, Jordana Del La Varis, Stephen Tonson (Camera)
Largest

Freefall formation Female

  • 16, 3/12/1988, Parakai, Jo Howard, Gail Armitage, Helen Webster, Judy Spittal, Robyn Arnold, Frances Wilkins, Katherine Candy, Elaine Stevenson, Jenny Millington, Cyntihia Barnard, Laura Jarvis, Kate Wills, Joy Pine, Kim Mundell, Valerie Wright-St Clair, Emma Tait. Camera: Rob Pine.

Freefall formation Open

  • 30, 1/6/1992, Whenuapai, Colin Pirie, Gerry Fitzgerald, Dave Cogan, Randy Anderson, Dave Collier, Jeff Kay, Robin Arnold, Alan Romaine, Craig Stevenson, Laura Jarvis, Andrew Wildes, Daren Pearson, Cynthia Barnard, Philip McNay, Peter Wilson, Simon Mundell, Philip Baldey, Judith Dunbar-Rawley, Ken Newkumet, Cathy Durham, Bronwyn Allen, Stuart Bean, Bevan Edmonds, Dave Hall, Penny Edwards, John Klundycki, Craig Ward, Heather Lanting, Cole Ryan, Cherie Sturgeon

Star formation SOS

  • 5, 2/1/2011, Matamata, Ken Ralston, Bruce Thomson, John Hewitt, Charley Reynolds & Graeme Templeton

Star formation POPS

  • 6, 5/7/2012, Teuge, NL, Graeme Templeton, Hank Spijkerbosch, Eric Pemberton, Ron Leech, Jezz Santos, David Gamble

Star formation OPEN

  • 20, 25/2/1987, Parakai, Wayne Corbett, Wayne La Varis, Paree La Varis, Chris Pine, Steve Croucher, James Wright, Nick Haggarty, Jamie Cardow, Paul (Jyro) Martyn, Alan Foote, Randy Anderson, Tony Jackson, Craig Stevenson, Jenny Millington, Graham Taylor, Mike Jeffries, Paul Davis, Jim Scorrar, Ray Dunkerley, Wayne Spittal, Bob Mustchin (camera)

Head Down Formation

  • 5, 4/4/2021, Parakai, Mason Holden, Liz Peace, Efrain Vega De Varona, Sebastian Wagner, Matty Walker, Camera: Hayden Galvin

Canopy Formation POPS

  • 5, 4 March 2012, Eden Park, Auckland, Graeme Bull, Katrina Wallis, Paree Del La Varis, Dene Richardson, Tony Chilcott

Canopy Formation Open

  • 11, 4 June 1995, Manawatu Skydiving Club, Ohakea, Severn Smith, Tony Chilcott, Graeme Bull, Lindsay Karatai, Chuck Berry, Dean Thomas, John Burnett, Jeff Kay, Craig Stevenson, Andy Truscott and Johnny Gleek.
Longest horizontal distance in freefall
  • 9590m, 7/3/2013, Pudding Hill, Colin Aitchison
Largest Flag Jump
  • 2010.47sqft , 19th March 2022, Motueka, New Zealand , Stephen Tonson
Youngest Skydiver at a New Zealand Nationals
  • 17years 2months and 23days, 2022 Nzpf Freefall Nationals, Motueka, New Zealand Travis Funnell

PREVIOUS AND UNRATIFIED RECORDS

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One of the roles of the NZPF is to certify and be the custodian of all New Zealand Parachute Records. Over the years, it became apparent that many previous records were anecdotal, with no concrete supporting evidence to be found and as a result during the 2010 AGM, the membership voted to retire the old records.

It was decided to establish a new record book, with verifiable records and this page serves as that record.

Over the last few years, this NZPF Executive Committee has searched long and hard, through old archives and through appeals, to find evidence of old records. We are happy that we have been able to succeed and find sufficient evidence of previous records which have been set. If you have sufficient evidence of previous records which you would like to see reinstated, please contact us.