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Freefall Nats – 8, 9 & 10 March
2. 2-way FS
3. 2-way VFS
This February, Rob Wylie from Burn Perspective is coming to SDA to run some epic angle camps. Who’s in?
There will be two camps, an inter and an advanced.
Dates are planned as:
Monday 19 Feb: Inter
Tuesday 20 Feb: Inter
Thursday 22 Feb: Advanced
You will need to have your New Zealand Angle Crest and be proficient at flying angles. This is not a camp for beginners.
More details coming soon! SDA are expecting a lot of interest in this, so book your time off work, and keep an eye out for more info!
Photo Cred: Burn Perspective
Wayne Holmes will be hosting a Wingsuiting camp at TSS between 22nd – 25th September for all you Intermediate to advanced wingsuit pilots.
The main focus will be on flocking and formation flying.
Follow the link to check out his event page or get in touch with Wayno directly to register: Wingsuit Weekend
The NZPF AGM 2023 date has been set for Wednesday 28th June 2023 @ 7pm. We welcome all members who would like to attend. Meeting info has been emailed to all members. Get in touch if you need the details resent.
Remember this year gives the opportunity for a new Executive committee to be elected. There are four positions available, President, Vice president, Secretary, and Treasurer. If you know anyone that would make a great fit for the exec or fancy getting involved in helping further New Zealand sports skydiving yourself, go ahead and nominate or get nominated!
Nominations must be submitted by 7pm on 26 June 2023. Click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nS1MD1v7JnVf36jle6t7tJisVRVoFfIj/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113334223382681841441&rtpof=true&sd=true
If you are unable to attend the AGM online you can give your vote (via proxy) toa member who is attending online.
Proxies must be submitted by 7pm on 26 June 2023. Click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wWpFCNeHjU-BNgFI5EqfJmC_TSBvZJih/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113334223382681841441&rtpof=true&sd=true
NZPF has made a $5000 fund available for Skills Camp taking place between now and end of April 2024.
To apply, click here – https://forms.gle/b3jRT8NmARhzC8cf6
– Mason Holden
– Brent Findlay
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
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