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:

Upcoming Events

NZPF CP Nats 2022

CP Nats is back at the kick ass pond at Skydive Auckland. 16 & 17 March are training days with Chris Stewart generously offering free coaching on 16 March. Thank you for giving back as always Chris. We don’t have qualified CP judges in NZ so we will train a team...

NZPF Freefall Nats 2022

Freefall Nats this year is taking place at sunny Skydive Abel Tasman. Nationals is really just another skills camp and a fantastic opportunity to experience competition skydiving and learn from others at the event.  We have 4 way (A & AA), 2 way rookies, 2 way VFS...

NZPF Big Way Skills Camp 2022

We are planning a week-long big way skills camp (flat flying) in Taupo starting 4 April 2022. Big thanks to TTS for having us! We will start with smaller formations and hopefully build up to attempting a new NZ record by the end of the week. If we have enough willing...

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NZPF CP Nats 2022

NZPF CP Nats 2022

CP Nats is back at the kick ass pond at Skydive Auckland. 16 & 17 March are training days with Chris Stewart generously offering free coaching on 16 March. Thank you for giving back as always Chris. We don’t have qualified CP judges in NZ so we will train a team of volunteers to help judge this grassroots style national comp. Thanks to Chris Brook who is leading the judging team at CP Nats and Colin Smith who is meet director.
The competition is 18, 19, 20 March. We are planning a Distance, Accuracy and Freefall category in intermediate and open if there is enough interest.
Rego and apply for funding for training jumps by 10 Feb 2022: https://forms.gle/3UioBTYWhbXpekLa8
NZPF Freefall Nats 2022

NZPF Freefall Nats 2022

Freefall Nats this year is taking place at sunny Skydive Abel Tasman. Nationals is really just another skills camp and a fantastic opportunity to experience competition skydiving and learn from others at the event.  We have 4 way (A & AA), 2 way rookies, 2 way VFS (Open & Rookie Head Up) & Wingsuiting (Performance Open & Inter). Most categories will be judged remotely by APF/FAI judges. There’s $2500 in the Nationals Training Fund for Freefall Nats this year, so if you need some extra $$ for training jumps, don’t be shy!
The competition is officially 26 & 27 Feb and 28 Feb is weather/overflow day if needed.
Rego and apply for funding for training jumps by 1 Feb 2022: https://forms.gle/BMy1ViBSCXewTLDi6
How to apply for NZ Crests

How to apply for NZ Crests

Once you have completed the requirements for an NZ Crest you need a DZSO/Coach/Instructor (depends on crest) to sign your log book and insert the relevant sticker.
Then you complete the following Google form so the NZPF receives your details and records your crests:
Angles/Leader Applications coming soon…..

NZPF Nationals 2022

Just to let you know about our plans so far for NZPF Nationals 2022…
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Freefall Nationals – 26 & 27 (28th weather day)Feb 2022, Skydive Abel Tasman
Belly – We will definitely have a 4 way category (A, AA, AAA as per regos). The plan is to send footage of competition rounds to be judged remotely by FAI judges. We will also run a blast 2 way category if there’s interest.
Wingsuiting – Last year we just did the judging ourselves with a little help from Flysight technology and highly experienced wingsuiters. We think this would be a good format again this year if we have interest.
Freefly – A few people have already flagged that they are interested in seeing a freefly category at Nats this year. If you are keen to get your freefly on for Nats, get in touch and we can decide what format it should take.
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Canopy Piloting Nationals – 19 & 20 March 2022, Skydive Auckland
We will run a homegrown comp for Canopy Pilots, like last year. Unfortunately we have no current FAI CP judges in NZ. This comp cannot be judged remotely. So our plan is to train a team of volunteers to help us judge the comp as close to FAI rules as possible. Chris Stewart has generously agreed to train volunteers and Chris Brook has (really helpfully!) agreed to act as head judge. Thank you!!
We will plan for an Open and Inter category in Accuracy, Distance and Freestyle. We don’t have the technology to run a speed category.
We will be reaching out to CPs around NZ in the coming days to see if they are keen to be involved either in helping organise the event or as a participant. Or feel free to comment below.
Rego will be opening soon for these events. Stay tuned….
NZPF – AGM

NZPF – AGM

The AGM of the NZPF will be taking place via online video conference on Wednesday 15th December 2021 at 7pm.
We encourage as many members as possible to join us for the AGM. Not sure if you are a current member? Scan the QR code on your NZPIA licence for your NZPF membership status. Your NZPF membership automatically renews when you pay your NZPIA affiliation fees (unless you opt out) or you can join NZPF directly on this website.
At the AGM we will give you an update as to what the NZPF has been up to the last 12 months, and share our plans for the upcoming NZ skydiving season.
At our AGM this year we hope to pass the following Special Resolution:
“That the financial year of the NZPF be changed from 01 Oct to 30 Sept to 01 April to 31 March with effect from 01 April 2022.”
Here is a link to a proxy form if you cannot attend yourself but would like your vote to be counted. You must send your proxy form by 13 Dec latest: https://drive.google.com/…/1oht6…/view…
Here’s the meeting link:
NZPF – AGM
Wednesday, 15 December · 7:00 – 8:00pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/jor-pwov-gtc
Or dial: ‪(NZ) +64 9-886 4203‬ PIN: ‪724 230 147‬#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/jor-pwov-gtc?pin=1609712996490

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NZPF Safety Day 2021

We are extremely please to have run a successful online safety day!. We had many excellent speakers and for those who missed out, or simply want to revisit some of the informative topics talked about we have the links here for you to watch.

Tom Noonan talks AAD’s

Jules talks about downsizing and canopy choices

Jill talks about surviving skydive events

Matt discusses Tandem camera flying, not the kind on a wrist 🙂

Henry discusses some incidents & learning from our mistakes

A big thank you to our guest speakers!

  • Jules McConnell, All round canopy ninja and Sports Development officer with APF.
  • Jill Grantham, our favourite Aussie shredder and load organiser. 
  • Tom Noonan, United Parachutes Technologies, USA.
  • Henry Morgan, Parachute Operations Manager Inflite Group.
  • Matt McKay, joins us from Skydive Auckland.

 

 

World Championships 2021

World Championships 2021

The World Skydiving Championships 2021 (a.k.a. Mondial 2020) is set to take place in Siberia in August 2021. One of NZ’s top canopy pilots, Lee Barraclough, is preparing to travel to the World Championships this year to fly the New Zealand flag. Wish him luck!!

NZPF Safety Day – Rego Open!

The NZPF is bringing you “ NZPF Safety Day” on 11 Sept 2021 in Taupo. The event is kindly hosted by Taupo Tandem Skydive.

Get registered for NZPF Safety Day 2021 here (it’s free of charge!) : https://forms.gle/DyPNjdn5KN4LajHb6
Join us in Taupo for an action-packed NZPF Safety Day 2021.  We will have guest speakers from around the globe covering a broad range of safety related topics:
  • Choosing your next canopy and downsizing.
  • Keeping yourself safe at NZ skydiving events this season.
  • Safety in tandem camera flying.
  • Learning from our mistakes – a look at some incidents that occurred in NZ skydiving to learn from each other.
  • Gear maintenance and pre-loading checks – avoiding complacency.
  • Gear demos, video debriefs, questions and answers…
Guest speakers:
  • Jules McConnell, All round canopy ninja and Sports Development officer with APF.
  • Jill Grantham, our favourite Aussie shredder and load organiser. 
  • Tom Noonan, United Parachutes Technologies, USA.
  • Henry Morgan, Parachute Operations Manager Inflite Group.
  • Matt McKay, joins us from Skydive Auckland.
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We will get the day started at 9am and we are planning a Safety Day “Debrief” afterwards on Saturday evening with pizza, beers & bowling at the newly opened The Landing, Taupo.
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To add to the fun, the following day (Sunday, 12 Sept)) Mason and Liz from Fun Jump NZ are cooking up some (very safe!) fun jumps… stay tuned for details.
Get all the updates about Safety Day 2021 via our Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/44MBH3mGt
iFly Tunnel Camp

iFly Tunnel Camp

NZPF is rescheduling the June 2021 tunnel camp at iFLY Queenstown that was postponed due to lockdowns. Details will be released very soon with new dates. We are very excited to be working with iFLY Queenstown to help our members get more tunnel time and progression to those ninja skills. Stay tuned!

NZ Drop Zones

Our Accomplishments

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.

We’re Planning!

Check out our Strategic Plan

Photo by Skydive Auckland
Photo by Skydive Auckland
Photo by Chris Stewart
Photo by Chris Stewart

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