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Let’s Flock Sh!t Up, Taupo 12 to 14 March

Canopy flocking camp running from 12th March - 14 March 2024 at Skydive Taupo Let's flock sh!t up! Groups will start with small static formations but working towards larger static and dynamic flows. Registrations will close 31 Jan to allow for camp confirmation so...

What the Flock?! Taupo 16 to 18 March

Canopy flocking camp running on the 16th March - 18th March 2024 at Taupo Sport Skydivers. What the Flock!? This event is aimed at jumpers who have minimal flocking experience and are looking to learn how to use their canopy inputs in group relative flight....

Magic Land – Extreme Sports Adventure Festival

Magic Land – Adventure Sports Festival Glendhu Bay, Wanaka 22nd-23rd March 2024 Camping opens from 18th Tickets: https://www.ticketfairy.com/event/magic-land-adventure-sports-festival-22mar2024  Facebook event page:...

NZ Freefall Nationals @ Taupo

NZ Freefall Nationals @ Taupo Save the dates! Training Camp - 6 & 7 March Freefall Nats - 8, 9 & 10 March We will have the usual categories in... 1. 4-way FS 2. 2-way FS 3. 2-way VFS 4. Wingsuiting If you would like to see another category at Freefall...

Rob Wylie Angle Camps @ Skydive Auckland, Feb 2023

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...

FF & Angles with Seb @ Skydive Auckland

Join Sebastian Wagner for Freefly and Angles @ Skydive Auckland  The plan is for small groups, ideally with people that have their Crests. If people are still working towards Crests, Seb will look to organise some 1:1 or 2:1 coaching. There will be three events before...

NZPF Skills Camp Fund

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 Other criteria for funding from the Skills Camp Fund 2023/24: - The skills camp is taking place at a drop...

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Let’s Flock Sh!t Up, Taupo 12 to 14 March

Let’s Flock Sh!t Up, Taupo 12 to 14 March

Canopy flocking camp running from 12th March – 14 March 2024 at Skydive Taupo
Let’s flock sh!t up!
Groups will start with small static formations but working towards larger static and dynamic flows.
Registrations will close 31 Jan to allow for camp confirmation so please get in early so we can come play in beautiful Taupo.
Coaches:
Jesse Warren & Niall Saunders
Camera:
Matty Walker

Structure:
– This camp will be limited to 12 participants and is expected that participants attend all 3 days.
– Participants will be organised into 2 groups based on wingloading and canopy type, with the aim of keeping the same groups for the camp.
– Extensively debriefing is included with the aim to gain solid foundational knowledge and skills in the art of flocking
– We aim to do 5 jumps per day and is expected that participants participate in every jump to allow groups to progress.

Requirements:
– MANDATORY attendance to the safety briefing
– Must have basic understanding of canopy inputs
– Wingloading between 2.2-2.8ish
– Must have good situational awareness and discipline to follow flight paths and execute a safe break off, separation and landing order.
– Must have 2 hook knives easily accessible on harness
– Preferred to be confident in using an RDS or option for full RDS

Registration fee for this camp will be $480 NZD $450 AUD for all 3 days.
Please fill out the registration form and pay your registration fee to secure your slot.
https://forms.gle/YNrXgg1X4VsrFrPP7
This event is proudly supported by NZPF and Taupo Tandem Skydive.
Team Nexus!
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What the Flock?! Taupo 16 to 18 March

What the Flock?! Taupo 16 to 18 March

Canopy flocking camp running on the 16th March – 18th March 2024 at Taupo Sport Skydivers.
What the Flock!?
This event is aimed at jumpers who have minimal flocking experience and are looking to learn how to use their canopy inputs in group relative flight.
Registrations will close 31 Jan to allow for camp confirmation so please get in early so we can come play in beautiful Taupo.
Coaches:
Jesse Warren and Niall Saunders
Camera:
Matty Walker

Structure:
– This camp will be limited to 12 participants and is expected that participants attend all 3 days.
– Participants will be organised into 2 groups based on their wingloading and canopy type, with the aim of keeping the same groups for the camp.
– Extensively debriefing is included with the aim to gain solid foundational knowledge and skills in the art of flocking
– We aim to do 5 jumps per day and is expected that participants participate in every jump to allow groups to progress.

Requirements:
– MANDATORY attendance to the safety briefing
– Must have basic understanding of canopy inputs
– Wing loading between 1.4 and 2.0 ish
– Must have good situational awareness and discipline to follow flight paths and execute a safe break off, separation and landing order.
– Must have 2 hook knives easily accessible on harness

Registration:
Registration fee for this camp will be $480 NZD for all 3 days.
Please fill out the registration form below and pay your registration fee to secure your slot
https://forms.gle/WuZFcC7WJ29swxyJ6
This event is proudly supported by NZPF and Taupo Tandem Skydive.
Team Nexus!

Magic Land – Extreme Sports Adventure Festival

Magic Land – Extreme Sports Adventure Festival

Magic Land – Adventure Sports Festival
Glendhu Bay, Wanaka
22nd-23rd March 2024
Camping opens from 18th
BYO Event strictly no glass
Under 18’s must have a legal guardian present at all times
GA Ticket price includes 22nd to 23rd – 2 nights camping
Main Stage Feat.
Live Bands
DJ’s
“Week and day Tapes” edited footage of the action
Festival site is perfectly possitioned to catch all the action over the bay
Co-operating with
Using Heli Access for
Acro Fest Finals
Southern Club Fly In
Skydiving and Swooping
Free Flyers Expression Session
Plant A Tree onsite and Grow A Forest
Come for the week and Join the action or just camp in Magic Land
 Camping opens Monday 18th
Nightly talks from local legends and Adventure Films in Main Stage
Acro Fest qualifying
Heli Speed Flyers Boogie
D-Bagging
XC coaching
Paramotoring
BASE crew sharing local exit knowledge
Wingsuiting
Mountain Biking
Kayaking Fun Comp @ Hawea Wave
Sports Climbing
Slack Lining
Aerial Silks
GET INVOLVED and Register Your Express Interest
Family Friendly Kids FREE
NZ Freefall Nationals @ Taupo

NZ Freefall Nationals @ Taupo

NZ Freefall Nationals @ Taupo
Save the dates!
Training Camp – 6 & 7 March
Freefall Nats – 8, 9 & 10 March
We will have the usual categories in…
1. 4-way FS
2. 2-way FS
3. 2-way VFS
4. Wingsuiting
If you would like to see another category at Freefall Nationals 2024, please get in touch.
Rego and event details coming soon…
Rob Wylie Angle Camps @ Skydive Auckland, Feb 2023

Rob Wylie Angle Camps @ Skydive Auckland, Feb 2023

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

Wingsuiting with Wayno @ Taupo – 22 to 25 Sept

Wingsuiting with Wayno @ Taupo – 22 to 25 Sept

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

FF & Angles with Seb @ Skydive Auckland

FF & Angles with Seb @ Skydive Auckland

Join Sebastian Wagner for Freefly and Angles @ Skydive Auckland 
The plan is for small groups, ideally with people that have their Crests. If people are still working towards Crests, Seb will look to organise some 1:1 or 2:1 coaching. There will be three events before Christmas 2023…check the events pages below for more info and rego links.
Sat/Sun 14/15 Oct FF/Angle with Seb
Sat/Sun 18/19 Nov FF/Angle with Seb
Fri/Sat 22/23 Dec FF/Angle with Seb – Santa Angles
NZPF AGM & Catch Up

NZPF AGM & Catch Up

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.

Executive Committee:

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 Skills Camp Fund

NZPF Skills Camp Fund

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

Other criteria for funding from the Skills Camp Fund 2023/24:
– The skills camp is taking place at a drop zone in NZ.
– NZPF members are welcome to attend.
– You are submitting this application at least 4 weeks before your event.
– You are planning a skills camp and not a boogie (see below)
Note: 
 
By skills camp we mean a skydiving/parachuting training event focused on progressing skills. There is proper briefing and preparation for skydives as well as robust debriefs using adequate video footage. A coach is available to skydive/coach participants for the duration of the event and skydivers generally stick to the same discipline for the day/event. 
 
boogie is a fun event with lots of different skydiving happening. There is less or no focus on briefing/debriefing skydives and skydivers tend to change around disciplines throughout the day/event and take part in novelty skydives. We accept there can be a skills camp component to some boogies so if you are unsure if you are eligible please make an application giving details about your event and we will get back you.
Winter Fest 2023

Winter Fest 2023

Skydive Bay of Islands annual boogie/skills camp is back and better than ever!
There’s no better way to kick those winter blues than with 3 action-packed days of jumping right here in the Winterless North ☀️
LO’s:
– Liz Holden
– Mason Holden
– Brent Findlay
Keep an eye on this page for more details on coaches, evening events, prizes, accomodation, and everything else you should expect at Winter Fest 2023 – all details coming soon!
Anyone who has NOT previously jumped at SBOI will also need to fill out the following licensed skydiver form in order for a smooth and quick check-in:
https://www.skydivebayofislands.com/…/licenced…/…

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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.

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Check out our Strategic Plan

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