What's Going On
The NZPF team are busy beavering away on various projects behind the scenes to make NZ skydiving better for everyone. Here is a quick summary of what’s going on:
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The 2023 Australian & New Zealand Canopy Piloting Championships (including Freestyle and a new Blast category) will be held at Sydney Skydivers.
Competition dates: 23 – 26 March (26 March weather day).
DZ open for personal training prior to competition. Training camp with international coach TBC, January 2023
Aircraft: Super Caravan.
Registration will be released 3 months prior.
Friday, 2 September · 5:00 – 9:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/pve-koja-ucw
Or dial: (NZ) +64 4 889 5123 PIN: 859 733 093#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/pve-koja-ucw?pin=3913306680577
On Saturday 27 August at Skydive Auckland we are holding our annual safety day. We’re going to be getting together to:
1. Complete our annual requirements for you to be cleared in our system for jumping from 1 October (DZ briefs, gear checks, etc)
2. Complete the new NZPIA biennial competency requirement
3. Further advise you on recent changes to the NZPIA manual and discuss NZPF Crests.
4. Have some discussions on incidents/accidents, trends, best practice and how we can stay safe
5 Go jumping and enjoy a beer and a bite afterwards!
The event is free, but please register here: https://skydiveauckland.rezdy.com/513555/safety-day-and-competency-check
– Day tapes
– Beach jumps
– The opportunity to learn from some of the top-tier jumpers NZ has to offer
– Guaranteed good times!
– Liz Peace
– Brent Findlay
– Nick MacDonald
(Your spot on the first flight course can be booked at the time of paying your rego)
– Event t-shirt
– Last load of the day beach jumps (B-License and above, weather permitting)
NZ Drop Zones
Here are some recently completed projects you might like to read about!
Guide to Wingsuiting in NZ
The NZPF brought together an advisory group of experienced wingsuiters from both NZ and Aussie to consider what guidance is needed for wingsuiting in NZ at this time. Their advice and knowledge was put together by the NZPF in an easy-to-read guide.
This guide was produced in response to feedback received from some DZ operators in NZ that know little about wingsuiting and are therefore nervous about welcoming wingsuiters to their DZ. The Guide to Wingsuiting in NZ gives guidance to DZ operators about novice wingsuiters, suit sizes etc.
The Guide also explains how to learn to wingsuit in NZ and what skydivers sharing the sky with wingsuiters should now. Read the guide in full on our Resources Page. This guide was produced with the generous support of the NZPIA.
Canopy Essential Skills & Downsizing
This guide was produced by NZPF and designed to help skydivers gain a better understand of their parachute and how it flies. If you are a skydiver, then you are also a canopy pilot on every jump. Having a solid understanding of how your canopy performs and responds will make you a better and safer pilot.
Downsizing to a smaller canopy is something all skydivers will do sooner or later, and most skydivers will do many times. This is a big decision that should be carefully considered every time. This guide discusses the information you should know and the essential skills you should master before choosing to downsize your canopy.
Check out our Resources Page for a copy of this guide. This guide was produced with the generous support of the NZPIA.
NZPF Values, Conduct & Respect Policy
Knowledge, Champion, Fairness, Fun… these are the core values of the NZPF. Read more about them on our Resources Page.
You can also read through our Conduct & Respect Policy – here at the NZPF we are committed to treating each other with respect. It costs nothing to be nice!
We expect all NZPF officials, members, and associates to abide by our Conduct & Respect Policy.
Check out our Strategic Plan