Awards and Records

Award Guidelines & Information

The Australian Parachute Federation has several awards available to recognize our highest achieving members. Whether it's in the sky, on the DZ, or at administrative level, we believe that those that make the most outstanding contributions to the sport should be honoured for their efforts.

The APF Service Award

Recognizes outstanding contribution in the service of sport parachuting.

The APF Master of Sport Parachuting

Is the APF's highest honor, awarded in recognition of great personal achievement in any field of sport parachuting. It may only be awarded by a unanimous decision of the Board.

Honorary Life Membership of the APF

Recognizes exemplary and outstanding service in any capacity.

*Nominations for the three awards listed above are assessed by the Awards Validation Unit (AVU) and then considered by the APF Board. Most of the information listed on this site relates to these three awards.

APF Achievement Award

Recognizes outstanding personal achievement by an APF member in:

  1. Skydiving performance - as a holder of a national or international record, or as a medal recipient at an FAI First Category Event (Note: these are generally World Cups or World Championship events.) Nominations are presented to the Board via a report from the Director Judging, Director Competitions, the National Coach or the AVU.
  2. Judging - as an APF Judge selected to judge at an FAI First Category Event (Note: These are generally World Cup or World Championship Events). Nominations are presented to the Board via a report from the Director Judging or Director Competitions.
  3. Other - as a member who has made a valuable and significant contribution to the Federation (Note: This award may apply for a single significant achievement, unlike the Service Award which tends to reflect sustained service). Nominations are presented to the Board via a report from the APF President or any Technical Director.

Achievement Awards are subject to the formal approval of the Board, taking into account the criteria and nomination procedures listed above.

APF Tim Bates Award

Created initially by Tim's family, the annual award recognizes an outstanding APF member for their passion, ability, input, excellence and contribution. Nominations are sought from members at large. All nominations are assessed and a recipient is determined by a committee comprising the Bates family, the AVU and the previous year's winner.

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Non APF Awards

The APF encourages Area Councils to establish their own award programs. We also urge members to nominate our high achievers for non APF awards, such as those offered by state or local governments.

For national awards, like the Australia Day Honors, the AVU can help with preparation of your nomination. We’d also do this for an FAI or IPC nomination if we believe it’s appropriate. If you want the APF to be the official nominator for such an award, you’d need to bring it to the AVU and allow us plenty of time to assess it.

About the awards process

Who can be nominated for the service types of awards?

Any individual APF member can be nominated, along with any club or organisation that has supported parachuting activities.

It's important to bear in mind that, if an award is granted, it's made on behalf of all the members. Nominees should be of good standing and character. Controversy should be avoided. The APF should not be embarrassed and the value of the award should not be undermined.

Members preparing a nomination must note all the AVU’s assessment guidelines listed below, to ensure the nominee is a worthy recipient.

Who can make an award nomination?

Any individual APF member, APF club, or APF Area Council can make a nomination. Where possible, award nominations should be supported by an Area Council. If you don’t have a council’s support, the AVU is likely to send it back to appropriate officers of the council for assessment. Councils must respect the confidential nature of nominations and should be tactful in soliciting opinion.

How do you prepare a nomination?

Complete the nomination form, attach all relevant supporting documentation and send it all to the APF Office by post or email. The Awards Validation Unit will NOT consider incomplete nominations.

An ideal award nomination would include:

  • The completed Form O1 APF Award Nomination form A 1-2 page overview of the nominee's experience and contribution, including specific examples of their outstanding efforts. Demonstrate how their contribution is above and beyond what's reasonably expected for somebody in that role.
  • 4-6 references from highly regarded people in the sport or in relevant areas outside the sport. (Current contact details essential so the committee can approach the referees.)

No matter how well known the nominee is, do not assume that AVU members are aware of their background.

This is deliberately a formal process, to ensure quality nominations and worthy recipients.

The AVU may recommend the nominee for a different award to the award proposed by the nominator.

What is the AVU?

The Awards Validation Unit is a committee appointed by the Board to assess nominations for APF awards and some non-APF awards. The AVU is responsible for:

  • Reviewing assessment guidelines
  • Communicating awards information to members.
  • Ensuring the APF Office maintains an updated register of awards

Details of the AVU members can be found in the APF Zone, in the list of Appointees and Committees. (Click here)

The AVU will provide a confidential, written recommendation to the board, and, where its decision is not unanimous, that fact will also be revealed to the board.

The information in nominations and referee reports may only be used to help the AVU consider the merits of the nomination. The nominee should not be approached for information or advised of the nomination at any stage.

If a nomination isn’t accepted, the reason will not be divulged, except to the Board in confidence. The nominator or council should be notified of the decision but not the details.

How long does the process take?

It may take up to 3 months for the AVU to contact referees, assess a nomination and make a recommendation to the APF Board. Realistically, you'll need to allow for at least 4 months before a scheduled Board meeting.

Awards Assessment Guidelines

Within these guidelines, the AVU has a degree of discretion. However, it must avoid using such discretion in a way that would 'lower the bar' for APF awards.

  1. Genuine voluntary work is generally regarded higher than paid contributions.
  2. Sustained or long term commitment is usually of greater value than a short term contribution. It's highly unlikely that a single event would warrant a service award.
  3. The quality of the contribution is more important than the time served in a role. The nominee’s input should be demonstrably higher than what’s normally expected for a particular role.
  4. Avoid Controversy. For example, allegations of criminal activity or drug use may jeopardise the nomination, even if it has nothing to do with the nominee's role in the sport.
  5. Award recipients should be of good standing with the APF, not owing any debts to the Federation.
  6. To be consistent in its evaluations, the AVU makes comparisons with previous assessments.
  7. In special cases, the AVU may initiate a nomination itself. If so, it should seek opinion more widely to allow for fact that a council has not considered the nomination. This fact must be revealed to the Board.
  8. The AVU and APF Board are extremely reluctant to consider service awards for serving Board members, employees, or others in appointed APF positions. A nomination would only be considered if it is for a contribution well in excess of what’s normally expected for the role.

Register of Awards

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Register of APF Awards

1960 - 1969
Date of Board Meeting Award Recipient Details
1963 February Honourable Mention Bob Milligan For the great part he played in the formation of sport parachuting and this Federation
1965 July Honourable Mention Allen Jay For his efforts in attending the meeting of the Commission Internationale de Parachutisme
1968 December Honourable Mention Anne Jessop For her work for the Australian Team Fund
1968 July Honourable Mention and honorary APF membership G. A. 'Peter' Lloyd O.B.E. For his efforts on behalf of the APF and the Australian Parachute Team
1970 - 1979
Date of Board Meeting Award Recipient Details
1974 July Master of Sport Parachuting Colin King For amongst many of his contributions, his achievement in winning the silver medal for Individual Accuracy at the 9th WPC, Graz, Austria, 1968. (presented wit diploma at Coolum, Q, 1997)
1976 January Honourable Mention Louis Johnston For his excellent work as Team Leader before and during the 1st WPC in RW, Warendorf 1975. (Australia's Joint Effort won 2nd)
1978 July 15th Master of Sport Parachuting Andy Keech For his service in the promotion of the sport through the numerous articles and photographs published world-wide and in particular, the release of his pictorial essay, 'Skies Call" in 1974.
1979 July 21st Honorary Life President
Master of Sport Parachuting
Claude Gillard - H.M. For service to the interests of the Federations and it's Members.
- M.S.P. For international recognition by his constructive influence at World Championships and as this Federation's Delegate to the CIP. (received Plaque 1997).
1979 July 21st APF Excellence Award David Millard For administration to the Federation and his involvement as Meet Director at the 2nd World Parachuting Championships for Relative Work, conducted in Gatton. Queensland, Australia in 1977. (not known if received)
1979 July 21st APF Excellence Award Anne Jessop For administration to the Federation and her successful efforts in gaining Federal Government Funding to support Australian Teams at World Championships.
1979 July 21st APF Achievement Award David Smith For Administration and Technical Achievement
1979 July 21st APF Service Award Tony Hillman For Administration, in particular, the assistance in the formulation of the Instructor's Hand-Book.
1980 - 1989
Date of Board Meeting Award Recipient Details
1981 February 28th Order of Australia Medal Claude Gillard OAM Meeting was advised of this Recognition, announced on Australia Day, for "Service Worthy of Particular Recognition".
1982 February 25th Honorary Group Diploma Parachutes Australia Pty Ltd FAI Award to be nominated to receive this Award in recognition for the development of the Pigmee System. (result of nomination unknown)
1982 September 3rd Sportsman of the Year Award CROOZ The 1982 CRW team, CROOZ to be nominated for the Team Award for;
a) winning Silver Medal at rhe World Cup for CRW in what is a totally new category of Sport Parachuting.
b) setting a World Record in CRW (result of nomination unknown to me)
1982 September 3rd Honourable Mention in Minutes Gary McMahon The BOD congratulates him on his performance in winning two Gold Medals at the 1st World Cup of CRW. Australia's first Gold Medals at World Level)
1984 February 21st APF Service Medal David Smith For the development of the SOS. (needs clarification; Service Award or Service Medal)
1985 March 1st Achievement Award Ian Swinbourne For his outstanding success in two disciplines at International Championships.
1975 - Silver Medal 10 Man speed Star Event, Warendorf, Germany.
1980 - Bronze Medal, Men's Team Accuracy Event, Kazanlak, Bulgaria.
1985 March 1st APF Service Award Denis Kennedy For his outstanding organisation for the World Record of a Canopy Stack of 21 persons, on 31 March 1984 at Cairns International Airport.
1985 August APF Achievement Award G. Little for his CRW achievements
1985 August APF Achievement Award P. Flipo for his CRW achievements.
1985 August APF Service Award Lionel Gene Bermingham For services to the sport
1987 March APF Service Award David Hancock For intensive media coverage of the 1st World Parachute Championships of Canopy Relative Work 1986, at the Gatton Agricultural College in Queensland.
1987 March APF Achievement Award Chris Bramhill
1987 March APF Achievement Award Dave Flood
1987 March APF Achievement Award Graham Jeffery
1987 March APF Achievement Award Ray Morgan
1988 March APF Service Award Rick Collins Rick Collins -APF Life Membership -for services 10 the sport, outside of his paid duties (as an employee of the APF).
1988 September APF Service Award Jeremy Browne
1989 August APF Service Award Neil Davis
1990 - 1999
Date of Board Meeting Award Recipient Details
1990 March APF Achievement Award Chick Clayton
1991 March APF Achievement Award 'EARLY OPENERS'
Gregory Hays
Paul Flipo
Eros Battello
Andrew Preston
Bradley Turner
Paul Cohen
Andrew Whitten
David Bailey

For their Gold Medal performance in the 8 way Speed Formation event at the 3rd WPC of Canopy Relative Work in Thailand 1990.
Although several Team Member have switched over the years, mention should have been made that the EARLY OPENERS's first success was in Australia at the 1st WPC of CRW, earning the Bronze Medal in 1986, following up with their Silver Medal consolation prize (robbed of Gold) at the 2nd WPC in Vichy, France in 1988, before achieving their victory in 1990.

1993 May Certificate of Merit Gary Cunningham
Roz Tomkins
For their Bronze Medal performance at the World Freestyle Championships held in Arizona. October 1992.
1993 May APF Service Award
FAI Airsports Medal
Harry Swain For services as pilot to Newcastle Sport Parachute Club
1993 May FAI Airsports Medal Jim Cox For sporting achievement and continual involvement in the promotion and development of the sport over 30 years.
1994 April APF Achievment Award Peter Vaughan Apart from his long-term commitment to sport parachuting, particularly in Tasmania ,for his successful involvement as the Australian Representative in the World Record 150-way free-fall formation built Over Belgium in 1992.
1994 April APF Service Award Ray Williams For services in the area of Judging
1995 March Honorary Life Membership Jim Brierley For his endeavours in assisting to have skydiving included as an event in the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
1995 March APF Service Award Michael Hunt (specifically for ?1) and recommended for the FAI Air Sports Medal, for introducing Twin Otters for skydiving in Australia.
1995 October APF Service Award Bill Dorney For his many years of service to parachuting in NSW. Bill had packed continuously at Wilton/Picton from 1970 through to 1992 and is known to have packed in excess of 50,000 parachutes.
1995 October APF Achievement Award Richard Stuart for his outstanding performance (in conjunction with team-mate Scott Smith, of the USA) for winning the Gold Medal in the Men's Freestyle Event at the 1995 WFF's WORLD FREESTYLE & SKYSURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS in Ampfing. Germany. (this Team also competed in the Men's SkySurfing event, earning 5th place)
1996 May APF Service Award Colin Holt For his contribution to sport parachuting generally and in particular in Victoria.
1996 May APF Master of Sport Parachuting Faye Cox
1997 May APF Service Award Tim Stevens For outstanding service as Director, Competitions
1997 May APF Service Award Richard McCooey For outstanding service as Director, Safety
1998 May APF Service Award Trevor Burns For his contribution to parachuting (not presented ' address unknown)
1998 May APF Service Award Rick Easton In recognition of medical assistance rendered to participants of the Australian National Championships.
1998 May APF Service Award Kate Bristow In recognition of medical assistance rendered to participants of the Australian National Championships.
1998 May APF Service Award John Cusack In recognition of medical assistance rendered to participants of the Australian National Championships.
1998 May Bravery award Laurie Sams Awarded Star of Courage in Queen's Birthday honours list 2001
1998 October APF Achievement Award 16 way FS Team 'It'll Happen'
Tim Stevens (Team Leader)
Orla Bannan
Dee Bowring
Gavin Dell'oro
Kim Hardwick
Stephen Hickson
Scott Lee
Gregory Mackintosh
Alan Moss
Grant Nichol
Julie Nichol
Gavin Norsworthy
Richard Pym
David Redfern
John Stewart
Kevin Taylor
Terry Wafer (camera)
Pete Bambach (Coach)
For outstanding world record and gold medal performance at the 1st World cup of 16 way Formation Skydiving, Spain 1998.
1998 October APF Achievement Award 4-way Women's FS Team Southern Aurora
Fiona McEachern
Jo Boniface
Nicole Lemke
Karen Sitkowski
Monica Green (Camera)
An outstanding performance at the World Cup In Portugal 1998, where the team set a new Australian record of 16 points.
1998 October APF Achievement Award 8-way FS team XLR8
Paul McMullan
Don Cross
Jason Cooke
Dominic Padden
Jeremy Hunt
Dana Hort
Michael Strickland
Robert Thomson
Richard Brooks (camera)
An outstanding performance at the World Cup In Portugal 1998, where the team set a new Australian record of 19 points.
2000 - 2009
Date of Board Meeting Award Recipient Details
2000 May APF Achievement Award Phil Allen For setting a new Australian Record of 17cm over 10 rounds on a 3cm disc at the Accuracy Landing Nationals at Cessnock.
2000 Australian Sports Medal 110 persons - see attachment See attachment
2001 May APF Achievement Award Ashley Crick
Jonathan King
For their gold medal performance in the Men's Freestyle event at the World Cup, Arizona, Nov. 2000
2001 May APF Achievement Award Warren Howard Bronze - Alt WPC 8 way FS 1983
2001 May APF Achievement Award Patrick McHugh Bronze - Alt WPC 8 way FS 1983
2001 May APF Achievement Award Geoff Little Silver - 2nd World Cup 1982, rotations
2001 May APF Achievement Award John Greig Silver - 2nd World Cup 1982, rotations
2001 May APF Achievement Award Christopher Fowler Silver - 2nd World Cup 1982, rotations
2001 May APF Achievement Award Gary McMahon Silver - 2nd World Cup 1982, 8 way speed
2001 May APF Achievement Award Ross Magee Silver - 3rd World Cup 1984, rotations
2001 May APF Achievement Award Brian Scoffell Silver - 3rd World Cup 1984, rotations
2001 May APF Achievement Award Brent Cameron Bronze - 1st WPC 1986 ' sequential
2001 May APF Achievement Award Adam Hoppe Bronze/silver - 1st & 2nd WPC's 8 way speed
2001 May APF Achievement Award Geoffrey Holmes Bronze - 1st WPC in 8 speed
2001 May APF Achievement Award Jon Kent Bronze - 1st WPC in 8 speed
2001 May APF Achievement Award Ralf Jaeger Bronze - 1st WPC in 8 speed
2001 May APF Achievement Award Christopher Le Messurier Bronze - 1st WPC in 8 speed
2001 May APF Achievement Award Stewart McNee Bronze - 1st WPC in 8 speed
2001 May APF Achievement Award Jo Boniface Bronze - 1st WPC in 8 speed
2001 May APF Achievement Award Monica Green Bronze - 1st WPC in 8 speed
2001 May APF Achievement Award Ian Slight Bronze - 1st WPC 1986 ' sequential
2001 May FAI Air Sports Medal Greg Roberts Gold - WPC 1998 in 8 Speed,
2002 November APF Service Award Roy Marker Long term service to NSW Council as administrator, Treasurer, IPC and CI for various NSW clubs. Also for coaching contributions.
2003 May APF Service Award Phil Hindley Invaluable and outstanding service to the APF as National Examiner from 1986 to 2003.
2003 November APF Achievement Award Ashley Crick & Jonathan King Silver - WPC 2003, France, Men's Freestyle
2003 November APF Achievement Award Ralph Hamilton-Presgrave Crimson Mist - Australian CF record 16 rotations
2003 November APF Achievement Award Tom Begic Crimson Mist - Australian CF record 16 rotations
2003 November APF Achievement Award Mitch McMartin Crimson Mist - Australian CF record 16 rotations
2003 November APF Achievement Award Daryl Davidson Crimson Mist - Australian CF record 16 rotations
2003 November APF Achievement Award Matthew Berens Crimson Mist - Australian CF record 16 rotations
2004 May APF Service Award Neil Cheney Contribution to parachuting
2004 May APF Achievement Award Andrew Preston World Record canopy formation of 70 skydivers
2004 May APF Achievement Award Brett Higgins World Record canopy formation of 70 skydivers
2004 May APF Achievement Award Julie Nichol World Record Freefall Formation of 357 skydivers
2004 May APF Achievement Award Grant Nichol World Record Freefall Formation of 357 skydivers
2004 May APF Achievement Award Jon McWilliam World Record Freefall Formation of 357 skydivers
2004 May APF Achievement Award Terry Murphy World Record Freefall Formation of 357 skydivers
2004 November APF Service Award Lisa Jonnson Services to judging
2004 November APF Achievement Award Ralph Hamilton-Presgrave Crimson Mist - Australian CF record 17 rotations
2004 November APF Achievement Award Tom Begic Crimson Mist - Australian CF record 17 rotations
2004 November APF Achievement Award Mitch McMartin Crimson Mist - Australian CF record 17 rotations
2004 November APF Achievement Award Cameron Cooper Crimson Mist - Australian CF record 17 rotations
2004 November APF Achievement Award Matthew Berens Crimson Mist - Australian CF record 17 rotations
2005 May APF Service Award Al McVinish Services as Director Aircraft Operations
2006 May APF Achievement Award Amy Chmelecki
Shona Lloyd
Erica Tadakoro
Deb McEvoy
Isobel Wheeler
Rebecca Scott
Camera: Ian Goebel
Largest Australian Women's Head Down Formation of 6 Skydivers at Toogoolawah, Queensland on 21st April 2005.
2006 May APF Achievement Award Leigh Ainsworth
Torill Anderson
Sally Baker
Jodie Ball
Prue Beams
Suzanne Bourke
Sonja Bruss
Cheri Bullen
Dianne Campbell
Caitlin Collin
Chris Collins
Elaine Cox
Annika Cronert
Cassandra Dale
Katie Fluin
Marlies Friese
Kim Hardwick
Yukari Hashimoto
Janine Hayes
Kim Hedley
Angela Hiesler
Cindi Hemmila
Peta Holmes
Elly Kirkman
Heather Little
Lisa McDonald
Debby Marshall
Fiona McEachern
Susie McEvoy
Karen McEvoy
Julie Nichol
Lisa Perichizzi
Maybritt Prahl
Claire Ringland
Cheryl Robertson
Elise Rogers
Naomi Ross
Deborah Sanderson
Tracey Sgroi
Krishna Strickland
Donna Turner
Amy Von Novak
Lynette Warne
Kim Williamson
Kate Wills
Carley Young
Camera: Archie Jamieson
Jeff Lahey
Wayne McLachlan
Largest Australian Women's Freefall Formation of 47 Skydivers at Toogoolawah, Queensland on 21st April 2005
2006 May APF Achievement Award Amy Chmelecki (USA)
Ashley Crick
Christopher Cosgrove
Stewart Kemp
Jonathon King
Adam Long
Melissa Nelson (USA)
Isobel Wheeler
Camera: Ian Goebel
Largest Australian Head Down Formation of 8 Skydivers at Toogoolawah, Queensland on 22nd April 2005
2006 May APF Achievement Award Ellen Coenra
Angela Hiesler
Lisa McDonald
Julie Nichol
Fiona McEachern
Cheryl Robertson
Leigh Ainsworth
Yukari Hashimoto
Lynette Warne
Julie Woodrow
Largest World Women's Record Freefall Formation of 151 Skydivers on 30th September 2005 at
Perris Valley, California USA.
2006 May APF Achievement Award Andrew Bain
Chris Cosgrove
Ashley Crick
James Evered
Mark Gazley
Remi Guillemette
James Hensman
Stuart Kemp
Jonathan King
Adam Long
Mark McColgan
Roger Mulckey
Marcus Priem
Dylan Tempest
Josh Vanderstelt
Peter Wilson
Isobel Wheeler
Camera: Brian Buckland
Rob McMillan
Largest Head Down Orientation of 17 Skydivers at Picton, New South Wales on 24th November 2005.
2006 May APF Achievement Award Brett Higgins Largest World Record Canopy Formation of 85 Skydivers on 26th November 2005 at Lake Wales, Florida U.S.A.
2006 May APF Achievement Award Andrew Preston Largest World Record Canopy Formation of 85 Skydivers on 26th November 2005 at Lake Wales, Florida U.S.A.
2006 May APF Achievement Award Geoffro Abrahams
Simon Di Sciascio
Ian Flack
Dave Loncasty
Jon McWilliam
Gary Nemirovsky
Julie Nichol
Grant Nichol
Luke Oliver
Michael Vaughan
Largest World Record Freefall Formation of 400 Skydivers on 8th February 2006
at Udonthani, Thailand.
2006 May APF Service Award Jean Smith Jean served the WA Council since 1977, holding the joint position of Secretary Treasurer for more than 20 years. In addition, Jean acted as a Judge for National and State competitions throughout the 1970's, 1980's and early 1990's. Jean established the foundations for the WA Council in its relationship with the WA Department of Sport and Recreation and worked tirelessly and often without acknowledgement to ensure that the Council and skydiving competitors gained funding. Along with her husband Clive, Jean guided the Council and its members and provided the memory and history of the Council for the past 27 years.
2006 May APF Service Award Clive Smith Clive is now acknowledged for his tireless commitment to the service of the WA Council. For 29 years Clive has not only trained a large number of the more senior jumpers in WA but he has also held almost every position on the WA Council at least once. Clive has acted as a mentor and guide to many jumpers and Council members as well as being, along with his wife Jean, the memory of the Council.
2007 April APF Achievement Award Steve Fitchett In recognition of outstanding performance in filming a New Australian Record. This was the Australian Parachutists Over Phorty (POPS) Women's 17 way Large Formation Record. This was achieved at toogoolawah QLD on 28th April 2007.
2007 May APF Achievement Award Michael Vaughan Silver Medal in Zone Accuracy event at 1st World Championships in Canopy Piloting, on 25th to 27th August 2006 at Vienna, Austria
2007 May Tim Bates Award Michael Vaughan For his leadership in Canopy Piloting and his medal winning performance at the World Canopy Pilot Championships, following his success as an FS competitor
2008 May APF Achievement Award Tomislav Begic
Brett Higgins
Jules McConnel
Ben Nordkamp
Andrew Preston
Michael Vaughan
Andrew Whitten
World Record - Largest Canopy Formation of 100 Skydivers on 21st November 2007 at Lake Wales, Florida U.S.A.
2008 May APF Achievement Award Tibor Glesk National record of 31cm total for 10 rounds in Accuracy at the Style and Accuracy Nationals on 8th to 12th March 2008 at Latrobe Regional Airport, Morwell VIC
2008 May APF Achievement Award Janine Hayes National record of 40cm total for 10 rounds in Accuracy at the Style and Accuracy Nationals on 8th to 12th March 2008 at Latrobe Regional Airport, Morwell VIC
2008 May APF Achievement Award Rob McMillan National record of 2.824 seconds in the Speed event at the World Cup of Canopy Piloting on 9th November 2007 at Picton, NSW Australia
2008 May APF Achievement Award Kip Frost National record of 2.493 seconds in the Intermediate Speed event at the National Championships of Canopy Piloting on 22nd February 2008 at Picton, NSW Australia
2008 May APF Achievement Award Matt Berens
Cameron Cooper
Mitch McMartin (Camera)
National Record of 12 points in time set at the National Championships of Canopy Formation on 17th March 2008 at Picton, NSW Australia - “Lazy Regime” 2 Way Sequential Canopy Formation Team
2008 May APF Achievement Award Caitlin Collin
Carley Young
Stephanie Bensley
Tanya Cale
Nigel Johnston (Camera)
National Record of 21 points in time set at the National Championships of Formation Skydiving on 18th March 2008 at Picton, NSW Australia – “Snatch Force” 4 Way Female Formation Skydiving Team
2008 May APF Achievement Award Andrew Lipinski National record of 119.17m in the Distance event at the World Cup of Canopy Piloting on 9th February 2005 at Lake Wales, Florida U.S.A.
2008 May APF Master of Sport Parachuting David McEvoy David has made significant contributions and provided leadership in diverse areas. These contributions are described in the following sections:

1. Administration of Australian sport parachuting;

2. Contributions to international and national competition;

3. Contributions to the sport through infrastructure development and innovations;

4. Promotion of the profile of the sport in the Australian community.

(presented at APF 2009 Conference Awards Night, Brisbane QLD)

2008 May Tim Bates Award Julia McConnel For her passionate leadership as a canopy coach, Instructor/Tandem Master, CRW competitor, CRW multiple record holder and for setting a remarkable example as an ambassador for women in skydiving
2009 May APF Achievement Award Andrew Lipinski National record of 2.818 seconds in round 2 of the Speed event at the World Parachute Championships of Canopy Piloting 18th to 28th November 2008 at Pretoria, South Africa
2009 May APF Achievement Award Karen Sheekey National record of 2.792 seconds (also new Female Speed record) in round 2 of the Speed event at the World Parachute Championships of Canopy Piloting 18th to 28th November 2008 at Pretoria, South Africa
2009 May APF Achievement Award Andrew Lipinski National record of 2.534 seconds in round 3 of the Speed event at the World Parachute Championships of Canopy Piloting 18th to 28th November 2008 at Pretoria, South Africa
2009 May APF Achievement Award Cameron Rolfe National record of 2.405 seconds in round 3 of the Speed event at the World Parachute Championships of Canopy Piloting 18th to 28th November 2008 at Pretoria, South Africa
2009 May APF Achievement Award Cameron Rolfe National record of 134.280m in round 1 of the Distance event at the World Parachute Championships of Canopy Piloting 18th to 28th November 2008 at Pretoria, South Africa
2009 May APF Achievement Award Andrew Lipinski National record of 143.910m in round 3 of the Distance event at the World Parachute Championships of Canopy Piloting 18th to 28th November 2008 at Pretoria, South Africa
2009 May APF Achievement Award Cameron Rolfe Silver medal in the Distance event at the World Parachute Championships of Canopy Piloting 18th to 28th November 2008 at Pretoria, South Africa
2009 May APF Achievement Award Steve Wade National record of 91.40m in the Intermediate Distance event at the National Championships of Canopy Piloting on 22nd February 2009 at Picton, NSW Australia
2009 May APF Achievement Award John King National record of 95.80m in the Intermediate Distance event at the National Championships of Canopy Piloting on 22nd February 2009 at Picton, NSW Australia
2009 May APF Achievement Award Adam Long
Lucas Georgiou
James Hensman
Greg Dore
Stewart Kemp (Camera)
National Record of 11 points in time set at the National Championships in Artistic Events on 27th March 2009 at Picton, NSW Australia – “Earth Leakage” Intermediate Vertical Formation Skydiving Team
2009 May APF Achievement Award Stephanie Bensley
Jens Gonnerman
Gary Nemirovsky
Darren Pearson
Darren Griggs (Camera)
National Record of 27 points in time set at the National Championships of Formation Skydiving on 27th March 2009 at Picton, NSW Australia – “Rotor Out” 4 Way Formation Skydiving Team
2009 May APF Achievement Award Paul Algie
Phil McComb
Brad Travena
Craig Robinson
Mitch McMartin (camera)
National Record of 13 points in Intermediate 4 Way set at the National Championships of Formation Skydiving on 27th March 2009 at Picton, NSW Australia – “Kaos” Intermediate 4 Way Formation Skydiving Team
2009 May APF Achievement Award Julia McConnel
Michael Vaughan
Craig Bennett (camera)
National Record of 13 points in time set at the World Parachuting Championships of Canopy Formation Teuge, Netherlands 2009, by the Australian 2 Way Sequential Canopy Formation Team.
2009 May APF Achievement Award Andrew Mulholland National record of 3 consecutive dead centres on a 2cm disc followed by 3cm at the 2009 Australian Nationals, 7-10 March 2009, Latrobe Valley Victoria
2009 May APF Achievement Award Dave Boulter National record of 25cm total for 10 rounds (2cm pad) in Accuracy at the Style and Accuracy Nationals on 7th to 10th March 2009 at Latrobe Regional Airport, Morwell VIC
2009 May APF Achievement Award Tibor Glesk National record of 25cm total for 10 rounds (2cm pad) in Accuracy at the Style and Accuracy Nationals on 7th to 10th March 2009 at Latrobe Regional Airport, Morwell VIC
2009 May APF Achievement Award Paul Archibald
Trent Argus
Paul Baker
Tomislav Begic
Matthew Berens
Jody Blunden
Graeme Bull (NZ)
Dale Butterworth
Cameron Cooper
Gary Cullen (NZ)
Danny Daniels
Steve Findlay
Christopher Gay (USA)
Steven Geens (BE)
Al Gray
Brett Higgins
Archibald Jamieson
Alex Kaiserman
Mitch Mcmartin
Robert Mcmillan
Brian Pangburn (USA)
Ralph Presgrave
Andrew Preston
Shane Price
Geoffrey Stillman
Philip Thamm
Steve Fitchett (Camera)
National Record Canopy Formation of 26 Skydivers on 6th March 2009 at Nagambie, Victoria.
2009 May APF Achievement Award Paul Archibald
Trent Argus
Paul Baker
Kevin Balen
Hamish Barker
Peter Barnett
Dean Barrowcliffe
Tomislav Begic
Craig Bennett
Matthew Berens
Jody Blunden
Daniel Brauman
Scott Brown
Graeme Bull (NZ)
Dale Butterworth
David Carr
Cameron Cooper
Gary Cullen (NZ)
Ben Dalglish
Danny Daniels
Glen Farrell
Christopher Gay (USA)
Steven Geens (BE)
Brett Higgins
Archibald Jamieson
Alex Kaiserman
Julia Mcconnel
Mitch Mcmartin
Robert Mcmillan
Brian Pangburn (USA)
Ralph Hamilton-Presgrave
Andrew Preston
Shane Price
Jaak Saega
Philip Thamm
Michael Vaughan
Steve Fitchett (Camera)
Wayne McLachlan (Camera)
Pam Pangburn (Camera) (USA)
National Record Canopy Formation of 36 Skydivers on 7th March 2009 at Nagambie, Victoria.
2009 May Tim Bates Award Isobel Dore For her generous commitment as an administrator, competitor, coach and event organiser, demonstrating particular passions for nurturing newer skydivers and developing free flying
2010
Date of Board Meeting Award Recipient Details
2010 May APF Service Award Johannes "Jo" Chitty For his outstanding service to the APF over four decades, dedication to improving equipment, encouraging knowledge, understanding incidents and raising safety standards for all APF members.
2010 May

APF Achievement Award 

Sonnica Van Zijl
Brian Dore
Isobel Dore
Scott Hiscoe
Peter Wilson
Cath Comyns
Tim Golsby-Smith
James Hensman
Mark Gazley
Brad Pokroy
Erica Tadokoro
Adam Long
Chris Cosgrove
Dylan Tempest
Kim Hopwood
Stewart Kemp
Remi Guillemette
Brett Sheridan
Roger Mulckey
Lucas Georgiou
Shea Convrey
Ryan Mair
Brad (Chops) Geyson
James Evered
Sara Curtis (camera)
Adrian Lloyd (camera) 

National Record 25-way Head Down Formation, 18th May, 2009, Picton NSW.
2010 May APF Achievement Award  Julia McConnel
Michael Vaughan
Craig Bennett (camera) 
National Record, 2-way Sequential Canopy Formation. 16 points, 19th July 2009 AND 18 points, 21st July, 2009. World Games, Kaohsiung, Teipei.
2010 May APF Achievement Award  James Evered
Kim Hopwood
Adam Long
David Nimmo 
World Record, 108-way Head Down Formation, 1st August 2009, Skydive Chicago, USA. 
2010 May APF Achievement Award  Leanne Critchley
Heather Little
Cheryl Robertson
Julie Nichol
Michelle Kosmer
Ellen Coenra
Shirley Cowcher
Nicole Hannan
Maxine Tate
Yukari Hashimoto 
World Record, 181-way Female Formation. 26th September 2009 
2010 May APF Achievement Award  Michael Howell  National Record, Open Canopy Piloting Speed Record, 2.373 seconds. Canopy Piloting World Cup, Carletonville, South Africa. 
2010 May APF Achievement Award  Karen Sheeky  National Record, Female Open Canopy Piloting Distance Record, 120.19 metres. 19th February 2010, Australian National Championships, Picton NSW.  
2010 May APF Achievement Award  Rebecca Bricknell
Heath Millard
Travis Wood
Deborah Hobbs
Matt Luke (camera) 
National Record Intermediate 4-way Formation Skydiving. 17 points in time. 15th March 2010, Australian National Championships, Picton NSW. 
2010 May APF Achievement Award  Kim Hopwood
Tim Golsby-Smith
Lucas Georgiou
James Hensman
Mark Gazley (camera) 
National Record, Intermediate 4-way Vertical Formation Skydiving. 12 points in time. Australian NAtional Championships, Picton NSW. 
2010 May Future 50's Award  Greg Jack For his efforts to establish a new Australian Formation Skydiving record by planning and co-ordinating a 100-way attempt scheduled for Perris in June 2009
2010 May Future 50's Award  Julia McConnel  For her relentless and pursuit of positive publicity for the sport, in recognition of her personal success as well as her ongoing efforts to grow all disciplines of skydiving.
2010 May Future 50's Award  Ian Robertson  For his sustained efforts to build the achievements, competition options and popularity of POPS. He will be around for a long time yet.
2010 May Future 50's Award  Fiona McEachern  For her energetic and enthusiastic coaching, to bring out the best in skydivers, and her tireless efforts to build the APF’s competitor base and competition standard both locally and internationally.
2010 May Future 50's Award  Susie McLachlan  For her enthusiastic efforts to promote Australian skydiving through ASM and to encourage the spirit of mentoring for Australian women skydivers through the Skysisters events.
2010 May Future 50's Award  Nir Davidson & Ossie Khan  For their vibrant, positive, energetic approach to building their business, Melbourne Skydive Centre, and promoting our sport.
2010 May Future 50's Award  Graeme Windsor  Now President of the International Parachute Commission, he continues his lifetime of involvement with the sport by fostering and promoting competition skydiving internationally.
2010 May Future 50's Award 

Michael Vaughan 

He will jump with anyone, has enormous talent in too many areas to name. Promoter of CF and CP and has much further to go in this sport.
2010 May Future 50's Award  Kelly Brennan  For her involvement at local, state and the national level in driving improvements to our sport. Not shy and good with detail, and while not afraid of challenging accepted practice, she at all times remains a team player.
2010 May Future 50's Award  Robert McMillan  For his contribution and ongoing development in competition both as a competitor and innovator. An exceptional teacher and shows great leadership qualities. 
2010 May Future 50's Award  Don & Louise Cross  For this couples efforts in student and intermediate skydiver development and going further than many to standardize and improve instructor training. 
2010 May Future 50's Award  Steven Geens  Also known as Belgium Steve, after 10 years in Oz is one of us. Always mentoring and coaching up and coming teams. He puts back into the sport and is now
an Instructor Examiner and destined to be a CI. As 2nd generation jumper, he has much more to give.
2010 May Tim Bates Award Steven Geens For his continual excellence in nurturing newer skydivers and teams, and initiating countless programs to develop the sport
2011
Date of Board Meeting Award Recipient Details
2011 August APF Achievement Award Peter Holmes In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected and approved judge for a FAI First Category Event, being appointed to the Judging Panel for the 17th FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving in Saalouis, Germany.
2011 August APF Achievement Award Craig Bennett In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected and approved judge for a FAI First Category Event, being appointed as Event Judge of the Speed Event at the 6th World Cup of Canopy Piloting, Klatovy, Czech Republic.
2011 August APF Achievement Award Ray Williams In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected and approved judge for a FAI First Category Event, being appointed to the Judging Panel for the 8th FAI World Cup, of the Artistics Events, Saalouis, Germany
2011 December APF Achievement Award Mickey Nuttall
Kieren James
Mark Gazley
Kim Hopwood
Robert Delaney
Clayton Werner
James Evered
Leigh McCormack
Jonathan De Wet
William Blackie
Stewart Kemp
Blake Hooper
Michael Rogers
 Jenny Gordon
Ryan Dudderidge
Dylan Tempest
Tyler Barid 
Shea Convery
Adam Long
Jessie Tempest
Richard Convery
Kyle Chick
Brad Pokroy
Andrew Bain
Catherin Comyns
Scott Hiscoe
Tim Golsby-Smith
Lucas Georgiou
Sonnica Van Zijl
Brett Sheridan
Oliver Oldham
Wayne Jones
Will Pesek
In recognition of outstanding performance as a participant in a New Australian Performance Record - 33 Way Head Down Vertical Formation Record. This was achieved as Sydney Skydivers, Picton NSW on 29th December 2011.
2011 December APF Achievement Award Julia McConnel
Michael Vaughan
Craig Bennett
In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a Silver medal in the Canopy Sequentials 2-way discipline at the 3rd Dubai International Parachuting Championships and Gulf Cup 2011 (Dubai) Team Ookoonono
2011 December Tim Bates Award Simon Di Sciascio For outstanding achievements as an Australian Champion FS competitor and world record holder, as well as his passion for coaching skydivers of all levels to improve their skills
2012
Date of Board Meeting Award Recipient Details
2012 January APF Achievement Award Julia McConnel
Michael Vaughn
In Recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a Notable Event of 150 jumps in a day. This achievement was made at Moruya, NSW of 13th January 2012.
2012 February APF Achievement Award Michael Rogers In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record for Intermediate Canopy Piloting Speed Event. The new record of 2.47 seconds was achieved at the 2012 Australian National Canopy Piloting Championships, Picton NSW.
2012 February APF Achievement Award Michael Rogers In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in Canopy Piloting Intermediate Speed -  2.470sec on 10th February 2012
2012 April APF Achievement Award Julia McConnel
Michael Vaughan Kate Langley
Craig Bennett
In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record for the longest sequence for Canopy formation 2 -way sequential of 24 points set on April 6th 2012, at the 2012 Australian National Parachuting Championships held in Toogoolawah, QLD.
Team Ookoonono
2012 April APF Achievement Award Kim Hopwood
Catherine Comyns
Lucas Georgiou
Tim Golsby-Smith
Scott Hiscoe
In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in the discipline of Open Vertical Formation Skydiving. Team "The Addicted" achieved a new record of 11 points set on April 6th 2012 at the 2012 Australian National Parachuting Championships held in Toogoolawah, QLD
2012 April APF Achievement Award Alan Moss
Andrew Fabbro
Paul Behan
Oliver Fong
Lisa Perdichizzi
In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in the discipline of Intermediate 4-way Formation Skydiving. Team "Ayr Monkeys" achieved a new record of 18 points set on April 6th 2012 at the 2012 Australian Nationanal Parachuting Championships held in Toogoolawah, QLD
2012 April APF Achievement Award
Janine Hayes In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record for Accuracy  - 30cm over 10 rounds on 6-9th April 2012
2012 June APF Achievement Award Large Formation Sequential Record In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in the discipline of Formation Skydiving: 54 Way with 3 points set on June 2012
2012 June APF Achievement Award POPS Record In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in the discipline of Formation Skydiving: 42 Way Large Formation, set June 2012 in USA
2012 August APF Achievement Award Bradley Jones In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in Canopy Piloting Open Distance - 94.70m on 7-11th August 2012 at the Test Event Cali Columbia under new competition rules
2012 August APF Achievement Award Luke Oliver In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in Canopy Piloting Open Freestyle - Silver Medal at the Test Event Cali Columbia on 7-11th August 2012
2012 August APF Achievement Award William Blackie In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a World Record of the Largest Head-down Formation involving 138 parachutists. This achievement was made on 3rd August 2012
2012 August APF Achievement Award Catherine Comyns In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a World Record of the Largest Head-down Formation involving 138 parachutists. This achievement was made on 3rd August 2012
2012 August APF Achievement Award Kim Hopwood In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a World Record of the Largest Head-down Formation involving 138 parachutists. This achievement was made on 3rd August 2012
2012 August APF Achievement Award Adam Long In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a World Record of the Largest Head-down Formation involving 138 parachutists. This achievement was made on 3rd August 2012
2012 August APF Achievement Award Leigh McCormack In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a World Record of the Largest Head-down Formation involving 138 parachutists. This achievement was made on 3rd August 2012
2012 September APF Achievement Award Myles Treadwell In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a World Record in Wingsuiting 100 Way Large Formation,  September 2012
2012 October APF Achievement Award Selwyn Johnson In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in Canopy Piloting Open - Distance 104.94m on 7th October 2012 at Picton NSW
2012 October APF Achievement Award Andrew Stewart In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in Canopy Piloting Intermediate Speed - 2.265 sec on 7th October 2012
2012 October APF Achievement Award Max Manow In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in Canopy Piloting Intermediate Distance -  116.63m on 7th October 2012
2012 November APF Achievement Award Ookoonoono In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in Canopy Formation -  25 Points set on 1st November 2012
2012 December APF Achievement Award Ookoonoono In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in Canopy Formation -  27 Points set 4th December 2012
2012 December APF Achievement Award Ookoonoono In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a Silver Medal in Canopy Formation 2-Way Sequential at the 2012 WPC in Dubai
2012 December APF Achievement Award Andrew Woolf In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in Canopy Piloting Open - Distance 149.84m on 3rd December 2012 at the 2012 WPC in Dubai
2012 December APF Achievement Award Rotor Out In recognition of outstanding performance in achieving a new Australian record in the discipline of Formation Skydiving, achieving 28 Points set at the 2012 WPC
2012 December APF Achievement Award Ray Williams In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected and approved judge for the 4th World Parachuting Championships of Canopy Piloting in Dubai 2012
2012 December APF Achievement Award Peta Holmes In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected and approved judge for the 20th World Parachuting Championships of Formation Skydiving Dubai 2012
2012 December APF Achievement Award Lindy Rochow-Williams In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected and approved judge for the 15th World Parachuting Championships of Canopy Formation Dubai 2012
2012 December Tim Bates Award Francisca Molnar For her zealous pursuit of having sports parachuting formally recognised by Defence and her hard work for the Australian Defence Parachute Championships
2013
Date of Board Meeting Award Recipient Details
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APF Achievement Award Wladimir Abad (FOA)
Clay Anderson
Nerissa Anderson
Steve Baker
Ian Baldwin
Kelly Brennan
Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld (FOA)
Mark Brown (FOA)
Matt Chambers
Calder Chernoff
Scott Clark
Kate Cooper-Jensen (FOA)
Shirley Cowcher
Jim Czerwinski
Terry Dauplaise (FOA)
Tony Domenico (FOA)
Mike Dyer
Bart Edwards
John Friswell
Allan Gray
William Harris
Janine Hayes
Larry Henderson (FOA)
Michael Hill
Gregory Jack
Ralf Jaeger
Ryan Jenkin
Chris Jones
Warwick Jones
Ove Jorgensen
Antony Kaine
Nicole Kearns
Graham Lee
Adrian Lloyd
Helen Mahony
Tony Maurer
Jan Nejedly 
Adam Pemble
Kenneth Richards
Andy Rowan
Tracey Sgroi
Leigh Shepherd
Ricky Smith
Mildred Spinoza
Mark Szulmayer
Maxine Tate (FOA)
Guy Taylor
Kieran Tomlinson
Marilyn Tomlinson
Priit Vosu
Stephen Wade
Stuart Ware
Janine Wassens
Alan White
Aussie 3 point 54 way. Perris, June 10, 2012
2013 May APF Achievement Award Rebecca Scott
Craig McKernan
Adam Long
Isobel Dore
Cath Komyns
Erica Tadokoro
Austin Lawson
Stewart Kemp
Wade Atkinson
Pete Wilson
Nth Qld performance record- 10 way head down
2013 May Tim Bates Award Gregory Jack For his outstanding leadership and enthusiasm, taking Aussie skydivers to new records and reinvigorating their participation in large formation skydiving
2014
Date of Board Meeting Award Recipient Details
2014 May APF Achievement Award Ian Robertson
John Kinton
Peter Hannaford
Martin Pandelus
Geoff Gordon
Gordon Turner
Les Facer
Mel Ferrier
Roger Clifton
Elvon King
Ross Stockings
Stephen Pandelus
David Betts
Don Biggins
Nigel Brennan
Dave McEvoy
Jonothon Orr
Skydivers Over Sixty, Largest Freefall Formation – 17 Way, 
Batchelor Rel Week Boogie, Batchelor DZ, NT. 2/8/2013
2014 May APF Achievement Award Williams Raymond An APF judge selected to judge at an FAI First Category Event - 9th FAI World Cup of Artistic Events. Banja Luka, Bosnia. 13th - 19th August, 2013
2014 May APF Achievement Award  Craig Bennett An APF Judge selected to judge at an FAI First Category Event - 7th FAI World Cup, Kolomna Russia. 25th August - 1st September, 2013
2014 May  APF Service Award Graham Dixie Lee Awarded for 13 year's unbroken service to the APF and WA State Council in Education and Training, and Safety Administration.
2014 May  Tim Bates Award  Craig Bennett For his exceptional performance as a national and international CF competitor, as well as his mentoring work and many APF volunteer roles.
2015
Date of Board Meeting Award Recipient Details
2015 May  APF Achievement Award  Julia McConnel
Michael Vaughan
Craig Bennett
In recognition of your Silver Medal performance in the 2 way sequential canopy formation, Team Ookoonono 16th FAI World Canopy Formation Championships Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina August 2014.
2015 May  APF Achievement Award Keven Walters In recognition of your Gold Medal Performance in Zone Accuracy, 5th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships Zephyrhills, Florida USA November 2014
2015 May  APF Achievement Award Julia McConnel
Michael Vaughan
Craig Bennett
In recognition of an Australian Record performance by 2 Way Sequential Canopy Formation Team Ookoonono, 16th FAI World Canopy Formation Championships Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina August 2014
2015 May  APF Achievement Award Scott Brown
Richie Dronow
Julia McConnel
Michael Vaughan
Craig Bennett
In recognition of an Australian Record performance by 4 Way Sequential Canopy Formation Team K4 16th FAI World Canopy Formation Championships Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina August 2014
2015 May  APF Achievement Award Kim Hopwood
Tim Golsby-Smith
Catherine Comyns
Lucas Georgiou
Scott Hiscoe
In recognition of an Australian Record performance by VFS 4 Way Open Australian Team The Addicted 21st FAI World Formation Skydiving Championships Prostejov, Czech Republic August 2014
2015 May  APF Achievement Award Keven Walters In recognition of your Open Speed Record 2.255 sec. 5th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships, Zephyrhills, Florida USA November 2014
2015 May  APF Achievement Award Andrew Woolf In recognition of your Open Distance Record 161.39 metres, 5th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships Zephyrhills, Florida USA November 2014
2015 May  APF Achievement Award Andrew Woolf In recognition of your Open Speed Record 2.35sec.West Australian State Championships 28 September, 2014
2015 May  APF Achievement Award Ben Lewis In recognition of your open Speed Record 2.346 sec.West Australian State Championships 28 September, 2014
2015 May APF Achievement Award Scott Brown
Richie Dronow
Julia McConnel
Michael Vaughan
Craig Bennett
Lucas Yeo (alternate)
In recognition of Australian Record performance by 4 Way Sequential Canopy Formation Team K4 Australian National Championships West Australia April 2014
2015 May APF Achievement Award Julia McConnel
Michael Vaughan
Craig Bennett
Tracey Basman (alternate)
In recognition of Australian Record performance by 2 Way Sequential Canopy Formation Team Ookoonono
Round 2: 28 points
Round 7: 29 points
Australian National Championships  West Australia April 2014
2015 May APF Achievement Award Ian Robertson In recognition of your contribution to Top Pops for 10 years
2015 May APF Achievement Award Dean Brook-Rerecich In recognition of your outstanding contribution  as a selected and approved Judge for the 33rd FAI World Freefall  Style and Accuracy Landing Championships Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina 15-23 August 2014
2015 May APF Achievement Award  Lindy Rochow-Williams In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected and approved Judge for the 16th FAI World Canopy Formation Championships Banja Luka, Bosnia and  Herzegovina 15-23 August 2014
2015 May APF Achievement Award Peta Holmes In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected and approved Judge for the 21st FAI World Formation  Skydiving Championships Prostejov, Czech Republic 25-31 August 2014
2015 May APF Achievement Award  Craig Bennett In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected and approved Event Judge for the 5th World Canopy Piloting Championships Zephyrhills, Florida USA 1-7 November, 2014
2015 May APF Achievement Award Ray Williams In recognition of your contribution as a selected and approved Judge for the 5th World Canopy Piloting Championships Zephyrhills, Florida USA 1-7 November, 2014
2015 May APF Service Award  Lindy Rochow-Williams In testimony of your valuable and outstanding Service to the APF
2016
Date of Board Meeting Award Recipient Details

2016 May

APF Service Award

Jack Cross

In recognition of his outstanding service to the APF and the parachuting industry

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Craig Vaughan

In recognition of completing an Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Stephanie Vaughan

In recognition of completing an Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Rob Thomson

In recognition of completing an Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Simon Disciascio

In recognition of completing an Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Dan Rossi

In recognition of completing an Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Alan Deadman

In recognition of completing an intermediate Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Asher Jones

In recognition of completing an intermediate Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Dale Findlay

In recognition of completing an intermediate Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Grant Christie

In recognition of completing an intermediate Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Luke Oliver

In recognition of completing an intermediate Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Calder Chernoff

In recognition of completing an intermediate Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Mariska Foley

In recognition of completing an intermediate Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Natasha Dingle

In recognition of completing an intermediate Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Gary Nemirovsky

In recognition of completing an intermediate Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Travis Wood

In recognition of completing an intermediate Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ben Nordkamp

In recognition of completing an intermediate Australian record in 4 way FS at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Frazer Smith

In recognition of an Australian record in VFS Advanced 4 way at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Kurmet Jaadla

In recognition of an Australian record in VFS Advanced 4 way at the Australian National Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Tim Golsby-Smith

In recognition of anAustralian record in VFS Advanced 4 way at the AustralianNational Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Timothy Edwards

In recognition of anAustralian record in VFS Advanced 4 way at the AustralianNational Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Mark Gazley (vid)

In recognition of anAustralian record in VFS Advanced 4 way at the AustralianNational Parachuting Championships. 6/1/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Chris Byrnes

In recognition of obtaining an Oceanic Record at the 1st FAI World Cup of Wingsuit Performance Flying – Longest Distance. Netheravon, UK. 26/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Chris Byrnes

In recognition of obtaining an Oceanic Record at the 1st FAI World Cup of Wingsuit Performance Flying – Fastest Time. Netheravon, UK. 27/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Steven Holden

In recognition of obtaining an Oceanic Record at the 1st FAI World Cup of Wingsuit Performance Flying – Fastest Speed. Netheravon, UK. 28/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Holly Atteridge

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Steve Baker

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

David Bakkers

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ian Baldwin

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Mark Band

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Andrew Barker

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Martin Barkley

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Tracey Basman

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Alison Bawden

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Tomislav Begic

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Catherine Bennetts-Cash

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Leon Black

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Kelly Brennan

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Matt Chambers

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Calder Chernoff

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Paul Chivers

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Amber Clarke

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Joseph Clarke

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Shirley Cowcher

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Steve Cusato

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jason Cyran

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Thomas Davies

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Dale Findlay

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Tom Fletcher

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Laurence Garceau

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jonell Goss

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Allan Gray

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Cullen Habel

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Greg Hamilton

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

William Harris

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Melissa Harvie

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Janine Hayes

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Mark Gerard Higgins

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ken

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Deborah Hobbs

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Allen Hodge

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Matthew Holmes

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Peta Holmes

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Chris Howard

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Gregory Jack

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ralf Jaeger

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ryan Jenkin

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ian Johnson

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Asher Jones

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Warwick Jones

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ove Jorgensen

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Antony Kaine

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Taran Laval

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Graham Lee

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Heather Little

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Adrian Lloyd

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

David Loncasty

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Helen Mahony

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Richard Mallet

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Kaylene Mattner

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Peter McKenzie

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Joel McMahon

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Craig McNee

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Andrew Mulholland

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Dougal Munford

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Derek Murphy

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Terence Murphey

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jan Nejedly

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Grant Nichol

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ben Nordkamp

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jonathan Orr

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Debbie Palmer

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Adam Pemble

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Christian Peric

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Martin Perrins

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Shane Pieshel

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Kenneth Richards

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Pam Riggs

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jenette Savage

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ozan Seckiner

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Steve Smedley

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Nicole Smith

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ricky Smith

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Mark Szulmayer

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Guy Taylor

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Marilyn Tomlinson

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Stephen Tonson

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Elise Vale

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Priit Vosu

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Stephen Wade

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Allister Ware

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Stuart Ware

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Richard Wilkinson

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

John Winkler

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Dale Wirtanen

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 119 way FS. Perris Valley. 31/5/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Cath Comyns

In recognition of completing an Australian record 10 way Head Down Formation. Picton, Aust. 6/6/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jenny Gordon

In recognition of completing an Australian record 10 way Head Down Formation. Picton, Aust. 6/6/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Barbara Meister

In recognition of completing an Australian record 10 way Head Down Formation. Picton, Aust. 6/6/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Erica Todokoro

In recognition of completing an Australian record 10 way Head Down Formation. Picton, Aust. 6/6/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jill Grantham

In recognition of completing an Australian record 10 way Head Down Formation. Picton, Aust. 6/6/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Tina Muddle

In recognition of completing an Australian record 10 way Head Down Formation. Picton, Aust. 6/6/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Shelly Delaney

In recognition of completing an Australian record 10 way Head Down Formation. Picton, Aust. 6/6/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Sonnica Pokroy

In recognition of completing an Australian record 10 way Head Down Formation. Picton, Aust. 6/6/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Issy Dore

In recognition of completing an Australian record 10 way Head Down Formation. Picton, Aust. 6/6/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Holly Kilham

In recognition of completing an Australian record 10 way Head Down Formation. Picton, Aust. 6/6/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Dan Smith

In recognition of completing an Australian record 10 way Head Down Formation. Picton, Aust. 6/6/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Brad Pokroy

In recognition of completing an Australian record 10 way Head Down Formation. Picton, Aust. 6/6/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Kieran James

In recognition of your participation in a World Record 164 way Head Down Formation - Chicago, USA, 31/7/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Scott Hiscoe

In recognition of your participation in a World Record 164 way Head Down Formation - Chicago, USA, 31/7/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Leigh McCormack

In recognition of your participation in a World Record 164 way Head Down Formation - Chicago, USA, 31/7/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Cath Comyns

In recognition of your participation in a World Record 164 way Head Down Formation - Chicago, USA, 31/7/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Erica Tadokoro

In recognition of your participation in a World Record 164 way Head Down Formation - Chicago, USA, 31/7/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jenny Gordon

In recognition of your participation in a World Record 164 way Head Down Formation - Chicago, USA, 31/7/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Paul Jones

In recognition of your participation in a World Record 164 way Head Down Formation - Chicago, USA, 31/7/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Mason Corby

In recognition of your participation in a World Record 164 way Head Down Formation - Chicago, USA, 31/7/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Matt Munting

In recognition of your participation in a World Record 164 way Head Down Formation - Chicago, USA, 31/7/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

David Nimmo

In recognition of your participation in a World Record 164 way Head Down Formation - Chicago, USA, 31/7/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

William Blackie

In recognition of your participation in a World Record 164 way Head Down Formation - Chicago, USA, 31/7/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Dean Brook-Rerecich

In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected judge at the 8th FAI European Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing Championships. 22-29/9/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ray Williams

In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected judge at the 8th FAI World Cup of Canopy Piloting. 24-30/9/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

BenNordkamp

In recognition of participating in a World POPS Record, 2 point, 125 way FS. Perris Valley, USA. 10/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Derek Murphy

In recognition of participating in a World POPS Record, 2 point, 125 way FS. Perris Valley, USA. 10/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Sean Walsh

In recognition of participating in a World POPS Record, 2 point, 125 way FS. Perris Valley, USA. 10/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ali Bawden

In recognition of participating in a World POPS Record, 2 point, 125 way FS. Perris Valley, USA. 10/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Warwick Jones

In recognition of participating in a World POPS Record, 2 point, 125 way FS. Perris Valley, USA. 10/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Paul Baker

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Dean Barrowcliffe

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Tomislav Begic

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Craig Bennett

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Matthew Berens

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Scott Brown

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Brendan Buell

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Michael Collins

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Cameron Cooper

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Andrew (Danny) Daniels

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Stami Donovan

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ashley Davis

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Richie Dronow

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Mark Edwards

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Allan Gray

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ralph Hamilton-Presgrave

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Guy Hanby

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Greg Hays

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Mike Howell

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Simon Kube

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Martin Letch

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Pete Lonnon

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Julia McConnel

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Robert McMillan

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Sam Mehan

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jan Nejedly

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Bernardus Nordkamp

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Sandra Northey

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Andrew Preston

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Kenneth Richards

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jaak Saega

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Louie Schena

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Tracey Sgroi

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Shane Sparkes

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

George Chi ho Tang

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Mike Tibbitts

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Brad Turner

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Tommaso Liccioli Watson

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Rod White

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

 

APF Achievement Award

Vlastimil Zamecnik

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Derec Davies

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Don Woodland

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Steve Dines

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Steve Fitchett

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Brett Higgins

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Stephen Tonson

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Smiley Yeo

In recognition of completing an Australian record, Largest Canopy Formation 44 way. Nagambie, Victoria. 30/10/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Adam Fiannaca

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Alex Mazza

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ben Dummett

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Benoit Foulon

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Clint Dadson

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Craig Cook

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Craig Romero

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Elodie Pretorius

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jack Rolliston

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jacob Muscat

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jenette Savage

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jeremy Bourne

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Johannes Debler

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Jose Calderon

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Josh Richards

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Luke Wickliffe

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Mia Angus

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ryan Scarlett

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Scott Paterson

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Shaun MacLoughney

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Stephen Arkwright

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Tamsyn Snyman

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Wes Burrows

In recognition of completing an Australian record, 23 way WS Largest Formation. York, WA. 5/11/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Kate Vaughan

In recognition of winning a Bronze medal at a World Championships - 20th FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Anne-Marie Jarzebowski

In recognition of winning a Bronze medal at a World Championships - 20th FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Karen Hardy

In recognition of winning a Bronze medal at a World Championships - 20th FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Nerissa (Riss) Anderson

In recognition of winning a Bronze medal at a World Championships - 20th FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Dan Rossi

In recognition of winning a Bronze medal at a World Championships - 20th FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Lindy Rochow-Williams

In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected judge at the 20th FAI World Air Games. 1-12/12/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Peta Holmes

In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected judge at the 20th FAI World Air Games. 1-12/12/2015

2016 May

APF Achievement Award

Ray Williams

In recognition of your outstanding contribution as a selected judge at the 20th FAI World Air Games. 1-12/12/2015

Australian Sports Medal - Parachuting

Fact Sheet on the Australian Sports Medal

Category 1 - Icons

These are skydiving's sports heroes who have all won medals in World Championships or significant World Cups. They also include members of the Australian team that competed at the Canada Cup in 1983 who, at the request of the Government, competed in Canada in lieu of traveling to the World Championships, which at that time were in South Africa.

Number Salutation Family First Middle Gender Achievements
1 Mr King Colin John M Silver, WPC 1968
2 Mr Swinbourne Ian Gordon M Silver, WPC 1975
3 Mr Sieczkowski Andrew Michael M Silver, WPC 1975
4 Mr Barry Robert Keith M Silver, WPC 1975
5 Mr Hills Kenneth John M Silver, WPC 1975
6 Mr Bramhill Bruce Kenneth M Silver, WPC 1975
7 Mr Stevenson Peter Malcolm M Silver, WPC 1975
8 Mr Rose Robin Roy M Silver, WPC 1975
9 Mr Graham Gregory John M Silver, WPC 1975
10 Mr Eadie Peter Donald M Silver, WPC 1975
11 Mr Duckworth Anthony M Silver, WPC 1975
12 Mr Bate John David M Silver, WPC 1975
13 Mr Parker John Noel M Silver, WPC 1975
14 Mr Newgreen Roger John M Bronze, WPC 1979
15 Mr Knights Peter Thomas M Bronze, WPC 1979
16 Mr Palmer Raymond John M Bronze, WPC 1979, Bronze WPC 1981
17 Mr Bramhill Christopher Ian M Bronze WPC 1981
18 Mr Flood David John M Bronze WPC 1981
19 Mr Drieu Richard John M Bronze WPC 1981
20 Mr Morgan Raymond Leslie M Bronze WPC 1981
21 Mr Hancock David Charles M Bronze WPC 1981
22 Mr Knowles Douglas John M Bronze WPC 1981
23 Mr Sams Laurence Charles M Bronze WPC 1982
24 Mr Dyer Michael Ian M Bronze WPC 1982
25 Mr Windsor Graeme Keith M Bronze WPC 1981
26 Mr Cullen Rodney Bruce M Bronze alt WPC 1983
27 Mr Jeffery Graham Ronald M Bronze alt WPC 1983
28 Mr Porter Colin Robert M Bronze alt WPC 1983
29 Mr Hays Gregory Stephen M Gold WPC 1990
30 Mr Flipo Paul Andrew M Gold WPC 1990
31 Mr Battello Eros M Gold WPC 1990
32 Mr Preston Andrew Mark M Gold WPC 1990
33 Mr Turner Bradley Douglas M Gold WPC 1990
34 Mr Cohen Paul Anthony M Gold WPC 1990
35 Mr Whitten Andrew Clive M Gold WPC 1990
36 Mr Bailey David Anthony M Gold WPC 1990
37 Mr McEvoy David Eric M Silver WPC 1988
38 Mr Percic Andrej M Silver WPC 1988
39 Mr Stevens Timothy M Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
40 Mr Mackintosh Gregory James M Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
41 Mr Moss Alan Geoffrey M Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
42 Mr Hickson Stephen Roy M Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
43 Mr Stewart John Joseph M Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
44 Mr Norsworthy Gavin Wesley M Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
45 Mr Taylor Kevin Dean M Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
46 Miss Hardwick Kim Michele F Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
47 Ms Bannan Orla Catherine F Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
48 Ms Bowring Deanne F Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
49 Mr Dell'Oro Gavin Michael M Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
50 Mr Nichol Grant Stuart M Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
51 Mr Pym Richard Edward M Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
52 Mr Redfern David James M Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
53 Mr Lee Scott Ian M Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
54 Mr Wafer Terry M Gold - 16 way World Cup 1998 and world record
55 Mrs Sitkowski Karen Margaret F Silver - Womens World Cup 1999
56 Ms Lemke Nicole Louise F Silver - Womens World Cup 1999
57 Ms Knowles Leanne Maree F Silver - Womens World Cup 1999
58 Ms Mullen Michelle Lee F Silver - Womens World Cup 1999
59 Mr Hughes Timothy John M Silver - Womens World Cup 1999

Category 2

A broad church of those who have been or are currently:-

  • Registered competitors or players
  • Members of the support base (including but not limited to ):-
    • Coaches
    • Sports scientists
    • Office holders and administrators (excluding the principal officer, taken to be President, of the sports body).
    • Logisticians
    • Facilities managers
    • Advisers
    • Benefactors
    • Fund raisers
    • Others (not spectators)
Number Salutation Family First Middle Gender Achievements
01 Mr Williams Raymond Bruce M 25 years as a Judge both nationally and international.
02 Mrs Nichol Julie May F Director Judges and elite athlete. World record holder.
03 Mr Smith David Ross M Director Rigging, and inventor of the SOS release system
04 Mr Mahaffy John M Developed parachute manufacturing industry in Australia.
05 Mr Bambach Peter Anthony M Elite athlete turned coach. Coached Australian team to gold at 1998 World Cup.
06 Ms McEachern Fiona Elizabeth F Director Competitions, NSW administrator and State Coach.
07 Mr Osborne Paul Joseph M Introduced Accelerated Freefall and 'B Licence' skills program to Australia.
08 Mr Pearson Darren Mark M Elite competitor, now coach of world meet medal winning teams.
09 Mr Hindley Phil M National Examiner and care taker/founder of the Team Trust
10 Mr Marker Royston Creighton M Former elite competitor, turned NSW administrator following a car accident resulting in paraplegia.
11 Mrs Cox Faye Marian F Long serving Queensland administrator and elite female. APF Master of Sport.
12 Ms Goss Jonelle Noeline F Sport administrator in North Queensland. Former elite athlete and current record holder (style).
13 Mr Rath Noel Eric M Former elite competitor and served on management. Instrumental in establishing APF House.
14 Mr Myors Gary Ronald M Long time service as Director Safety and Director Instructors. Tasmanian Board rep.
15 Mr McCooey Richard M Former Director Safety and Safety Officer for Victoria.
16 Mr Chapman John M Technical and safety support officer for APF.
17 Mr Carre Michael David M Long time service in instruction in NSW and as Director Instructors.
18 Mr Hill Grahame M Former vice-president and long term Board rep. for NSW.
19 Mr Holt Arthur Colin M Long serving Instructor Panel Chair in Victoria and Chief Instructor for Australia's largest club.
20 Mr Smith Gregory Leonard M Long term representative for South Australian parachuting.
21 Mr Collins Trevor Michael M Long serving Board member for Northern Territory and organizer of annual skills seminar in NT
22 Mr Cox James Augustus M Former long serving Board rep for North Queensland and senior member of APF. Coach and competition camera operator
23 Ms Hayes Janine Valerie F Elite athlete that has filled many voluntary roles including Director, Special Projects.
24 Mr Smith Clive Daryl M Long serving Director for WA. Many volunteer roles both National and State.
25 Mr Edwards Anthony Paesen M Chairman of APF Board of Directors and rep for NSW. Competition Director for many National Championships
26 Mr Truman Paul Butler M Australian Freestyle Champion team member and silver medallist WPC 1999
27 Miss Stevens Gemma Corista F Australian Freestyle Champion team member and silver medallist WPC 1999
28 Mr Crick Ashley Selwin M Australian Freestyle Champion team member and gold medallist WPC 1999
29 Mr King Jonathan M Australian Freestyle Champion team member and gold medallist WPC 1999
30 Mr Smith Paul Andrew M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
31 Mr Garlick John M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
32 Mr McWilliam Jonathon M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
33 Mr Cofield Lloyd Gordon M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
34 Mr Abrahams Geoffrey James M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
35 Mr McMullan Paul M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
36 Mr Cross Donald John M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
37 Mr Padden Dominic M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
38 Mr Cooke Jason M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
39 Mr Hunt Jeremy M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
40 Mr Hort Warren Dana M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
41 Mr Strickland Richard Michael M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
42 Mr Thomson Robert Michael M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
43 Mr Chaberka Simon Jerzy M Australian champion Formation Skydiving team member of long standing.
44 Mr Milton Michael M Australian Skysurfing champion team member of long standing.
45 Mr Brooks Richard Stanley M Australian champion Formation Skydiving and Skysurfing team member of long standing.
46 Mr Glesk Tibor M Australian champion Style and Accuracy team member of long standing.
47 Mr Allen Phillip M Australian champion Style and Accuracy team member of long standing.
48 Mr Presgrave Ralph M Australian champion Canopy Formation team member of long standing.
49 Mr Berens Matthew M Australian champion Canopy Formation team member of long standing.
50 Mr Saega Jaak M Australian champion Canopy Formation team member of long standing
51 Mr Douthat Robert M Australian champion Canopy Formation team member of long standing


Awards Validation Unit

Committee Chair GAIL BRADLEY gail.bradley@apf.com.au 0413 119 575
Committee member PETA HOLMES zephyrjunkie@iinet.net.au 0409 996 469
Committee member NEIL FERGIE neilandsharan@fergiefamily.com 0401 736 920
Committee member CRAIG BENNETT craig.bennett@apf.com.au 0409 033 668
Committee member DAVE SMITH drs275@gmail.com 0419 464 112  

Australian Parachute Federation Records Register

This is how we believe the records stand as of November 2015. If anyone thinks these are not correct or incomplete please contact the APF Office.

Current Records

The APF maintains a register of parachuting records. Three major categories apply:

  • Competition Records
  • Performance Records
  • Events occasionally occur which fall outside these categories. These are recorded as Notable Events.

The following is an extract of current APF records.

Competition

Accuracy Landing (2cm Disc)

Individual men - Tibor Glesk, 2010 Australian Nationals, 1 - 4 May 2010, Bullcock Beach, Caloundra, QLD, 12cm (10 rounds)

Individual women - Janine Hayes, 2012 Australian Nationals, 6-9 April 2012, Ramblers Parachute Centre, Toogoolawah, Qld. 30cm (10 rounds)

Freefall Style

Men - Tibor Glesk, Mar 1999 Australian Nationals, Cessnock NSW, 7.31 secs

Women - Jonny Goss, 1986/87 Australian Nationals, Toogoolawah QLD,7.70 secs

Formation Skydiving

FS 4 Way Women "Bellatrix" 28.03.2016 Australian Nationals, 23 points. Team members were: Ann-Marie Jarzebowski, Kate Vaughan, Karen Hardy, Nerrissa (Riss) anderson, Steve Tonson (v)

FS 4 Way Open "Rotor Out" 06.01.2015 Australian Nationals, 29 points. Team members were: Craig Vaughan, Stephanie Vaughan, Rob Thompson, Simon Di Sciascio, Dan Rossi (v)

FS 4 Way Intermediate "Impulse" 06.01.2015 Australian Nationals, 25 points. Team members were: Alan Deadman, Asher Jones, Dale Findlay, Grant Christie, Luke Oliver (v)

FS 4 Way Intermediate "Pullout" 06.01.2015 Australian Nationals, 25 points. Team members were: Natasha Dingle, Gary Nemirovsky, Travis Wood, Mariska Folley, Ben Nordkamp (v)

NOTE: 4 Way Intermediate records were completed in the same round

FS 4 Way Open “Rotor Out” 2012. WPC Dubai, 28 points, Team members were, Stephanie Vaughan (formerly Bensley), Gary Nemirovsky, Craig Vaughan, George Attard, Patrick Nygren (v)

FS 4 Way Women, Snatch Force, 18.03.08 2008 Australian Nationals, 21 points. Picton NSW Team members were Caitlin Collin, Carley Young, Stephanie Bensley, Tanya Cale, Nigel Johnston (v)

FS 4 Way Intermediate “Ayr Monkeys” 2012 Australian Nationals, Toogoolawah QLD, 18 points, Team members were Alan Moss, Andrew Fabbro, Paul Beahan, Oliver Fong and Lisa Perdichizzi

NOTE: Previous record (20) retired due to 2008 Sporting Code Changes.

8 Way Open, “XLR8”, 1999 World Championship, Corowa, Australia, 20 points. Team members were Paul McMullan, Don Cross, Dom Padden, Jeremy Hunt, Jason Cooke, Michael Strickland, Dana Hort, Rob Thompson, Simon Chaberka (v)

8 Way Intermediate, “Stray Cats”, 2007 Nationals, Picton, NSW, 15 points. Team members were Dave Loncasty, Nicole Hannan, Naomi Scott, Glenn Hoyes, Glen Wilson, Tracey Basman, Andrew Gellatly, Darren Pearson, Scott Neander (vid)

16 Way “It’ll Happen”, 1998 World Cup, Ampuriabrava, Spain, 1 October 1998 16 points (World Record at the time). Team members were Tim Stevens, Grant Nichol, Julie Nichol, Orla Bannan, Dee Bowring, Gavin Dell’Oro, Stephen Hickson, Kim Hardwick, Scott Lee, Gregory Mackintosh, Alan Moss, Gavin Norsworthy, Richard Pym, David Redfern, John Stewart, Kevin Taylor, Terry Wafer (v) Coach: Pete Bambach

10 Way Speed Star “Yellow Peril” 1988 -89,Australian Nationals, Mangalore,Vic, 10.59 secs. Team members were Tim Stevens, David Graham, John Stewart, Ray Palmer, Dave Parsons, Tom Piras, Jon McWilliam, Maggie Willgoose, Anthony Patterson, Ken Hills

Vertical Formation Skydiving

VFS 4 Way Open, 13.09.2016 2016 FAI World Parachuting Championships, Chicago.  "Focus", 24 points. Team members were: Kieren James, Scott Hiscoe, Nathan Smith, Kyle Chick, Dan Smith (v) 

VFS 4 Way Open, 26.03.2016 Australian National Championships "Focus", 15 points. Team members were: Kieren James, Scott Hiscoe, Nathan Smith, Kyle Chick, Dan Smith (v)

VFS 4 Way Advanced (formerly Intermediate), 08.01.2015 Australian Nationals "iFly Downunder", 22 points. Team members were: Frazer Smith, Timothy Edwards, Kurmet Jaaldla, Tim Golsby - Smith, Mark Gazley (v)

VFS 4 way Open "The Addicted", 2014 FAI World Parachuting Championships, Prostejov Czech Republic. Round 3 - 13 points. Team members were Kim Hopwood, Tim Golsby-Smith, Catherine Comyns, Lucas Georgiou and Scott Hiscoe (v). 

VFS 4 way Open "The Addicted", 2012 Australian Nationals, Toogoolawah, QLD, 6 April 2012. 11 points. Team members were Kim Hopwood, Tim Golsby-Smith, Catherine Comyns, Lucas Georgiou and Scott Hiscoe (v). 

VFS 4 Way Intermediate “The Addicted”, 2010 Australian Nationals, Picton NSW, 12 points. Team members were Kim Hopwood, Tim Golsby-Smith, James Hensman, Lucas Georgiou and Mark Gazley (v).

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Canopy Formation

2 Way Sequential Australian Team "Ookoonono", August 2014, Banja Luka World Parachuting Championships, Round 3 - 31 points. Team members were Julia McConnel, Michael Vaughan, Craig Benett (v).

4 Way Sequential Australian team “K4”, August 2014, Banja Luka World Parachuting Championships, Round 5 - 7 points. Team members were Scott Brown, Richie Dronow, Julia McConnel, Michael Vaughan, Craig Bennett (v).

2 Way Sequential Australian Team "Ookoonono", April 2014, York, West Aust. Australian National Championships, Round 2 - 28 points. April 2014, Round 7 - 29 points. Team members were Julia McConnel, Michael Vaughan, Craig Benett (v).

4 Way Rotations "Crimson Mist" 22.09.04, 11th World Championships in Canopy Formation, Rijeka, Croatia, 17 points. Team members were Ralph Hamilton-Presgrave, Tom Begic, Cameron Cooper, Matt Berens, Mitch McMartin (v)

4 Way Sequential “K4”, April 2014, York, West Aust. Australian National Championships, Round 2 - 6 points. Team members were Scott Brown, Richie Dronow, Julia McConnel, Michael Vaughan, Craig Bennett (v).

8 Way Speed Formation “Xtermin8”, June 1996, 6th World Championships, Indonesia, 42.61 seconds Team members were Greg Hays, Andrew Whitten, Paul Cohen, Tony Smith, Ben Nordkamp Jon McWilliam, Tom Begic, Steve Jones , Brett Higgins (v)

Canopy Piloting

Intermediate Speed Gabriel Phillips, Australian Nationals, York - WA, 16th April 2016, 2.114 sec

Open Speed Keven Walters, 5th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships, Zephyrhills, 4th November, 2014. 2.225 sec.

Open Distance Andrew Woolf, 5th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships, Zephyrhills, 4th November, 2014. 161.37.

Open Speed Record Ben Lewis, WA State Championships, York, 28th September, 2014. 2.346 sec.

Open Speed Record Andrew Woolf, WA State Championships, York, 28th September, 2014. 2.35 sec.

Open Speed Record Michael Howell, World Cup Canopy Piloting, Carletonville, South Africa, 5th December, 2009. 2.373 seconds.  

Open Female Speed Record Karen Sheekey, 2nd World Parachuting Championship CP, South Africa, 17-23 November 2008, 2.729 seconds over a 70m course

Intermediate Speed Record Andrew Stewart 07.10.12, Australian Nationals, Picton, NSW, of 2.265 seconds over a 56m course

Intermediate Female Speed Record Jules McConnel 23.02.07, Australian Nationals, Picton, NSW, of 3.506 seconds over a 56m course

Open Distance Record Andrew Woolf, 03.12.12, WPC Dubai, distance of 149.84m

Open Distance Record Matthew Harris, Australian National Championships, Picton, NSW, 16-20 February 2011, distance of 150.89cm (retired after 2012 Sporting Code changes)

Open Female Distance Record Karen Sheekey, Australian National Championships, Picton, NSW. 19 February 2010, distance of 120.19m

Intermediate Distance Record Max Manow, 07.10.12, Australian Nationals, Picton, NSW, distance of 116.63m

Intermediate Female Distance Record Jules McConnel, 23.02.07 Australian Nationals, Picton, NSW of 64.23m 

Wingsuiting

Wingsuit Performance - Fastest Time (intermediate) Robert McEntee. Goulburn, 20/02/2016 Australian Nationals (Test Event) - 53.9 sec 

Wingsuit Performance - Fastest Speed (intermediate) Andrew Wright. Goulburn, 21/02/2016 Australian Nationals (Test Event) - 210 km/h

Wingsuit Performance - Longest Distance (intermediate) Andrew Wright. Goulburn, 20/02/2016 Australian Nationals (Test Event) - 2.385 km

Wingsuit Performance - Fastest Speed, Steven Holden. 1st FAI WC of Wingsuit Performance - Netheravon (UK), 28/05/2015 - 300.5 km

Wingsuit Performance - Fastest Time, Chris Byrnes. 1st FAI WC of Wingsuit Performance - Netheravon (UK), 27/05/2015 - 84.4 Sec.

Wingsuit Performance - Longest Distance, Chris Byrnes. 1st FAI WC of Wingsuit Performance - Netheravon (UK), 27/05/2015 - 4.051 km

Wingsuit Performance - Longest Distance, Steven Holden. 1st FAI WC of Wingsuit Performance - Netheravon (UK), 26/05/2015 - 3.457 km 

Speed Skydiving

Fastest Speed, 13.09.2016 FAI World Parachuting Championships (Mondiale), Chicago. Mason Corby - 389.89 km/h


 

Performance Records

Accuracy Landing (2cm Disc)

Andy Mulholland 3 dead centres followed by 3cm, 2009 Australian Nationals, 7-10 March 2009, Latrobe Valley Victoria

High Altitude (delayed opening)

Group men - 32,250 feet on 26/2/72, Pakenham, from a Piper Navajo. Graham Wain, Dennis Curran, Ojars Silins, William Kenny, Dave Millard.

Women - Gail Mercer 23/6/1998, Toogoolawah from Cessna Caravan VH – MMV exit at 28,000 feet, opening at 4,000’, freefall time 2:05..

Largest Freefall Formation

119-way. 31/05/2015. Perris California, USA. Approx 1600 hours. Aircraft – 3 x Skyvans, 4 x Twin Otters

20150531 119-way Oz Record George Katsoulis.jpg Holly Atteridge, Steve Baker, David Bakkers, Ian Baldwin, Mark Band, Andrew Barker, Martin Barkley, Tracey Basman, Alison Bawden, Tomislav Begic, Catherine Bennetts-Cash, Leon Black, Kelly Brennan, Matt Chambers, Calder Chernoff, Paul Chivers, Amber Clarke, Joseph Clarke, Shirley Cowcher, Steve Cusato, Jason Cyran, Thomas Davies, Dale Findlay, Tom Fletcher, Laurence Garceau, Jonell Goss, llan Gray, Cullen Habel, Greg Hamilton, William Harris, Melissa Harvie, Janine Hayes, Mark Gerard Higgins, Ken Hills, Deborah Hobbs, Allen Hodge, Matthew Holmes, Peta Holmes, Chris Howard, Gregory Jack, Ralf Jaeger, Ryan Jenkin, Ian Johnson, Asher Jones, Warwick Jones, Ove Jorgensen, Antony Kaine, Taran Laval, Graham Lee, Heather Little, Adrian Lloyd, David Loncasty, Helen Mahony, Richard Mallet, Kaylene Mattner, Peter McKenzie, Joel McMahon, Craig McNee, Andrew Mulholland, Dougal Munford, Derek Murphy, Terence Murphy, Jan Nejedly, Grant Nichol, Ben Nordkamp, Jonathan Orr, Debbie Palmer, Adam Pemble, Christian Peric, Martin Perrins, Shane Pieschel, Kenneth Richards, Pam Riggs, Jenette Savage, Ozan Seckiner, Steve Smedley, Nicole Smith, Ricky Smith, Mark Szulmayer, Guy Taylor, Marilyn Tomlinson, Stephen Tonson, Elise Vale, Priit Vosu, Stephen Wade, Allister Ware, Stuart Ware, Richard Wilkinson, John Winkler, Dale Wirtanen. Including Friends of Australia (FOA): Rosa Alva, Robert Bonitz, Jeanine Bonvin, Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, Mark Brown, Beth Bryan, Paul Cooley, Cathy Coon, Carsten Cooper-Jensen, Rich Delgado, Charles Edwards, Marcia Farkouh, Doug Forth, Lesley Gale, Jens Gronemeyer, Yukari Hashimoto, Larry Henderson, Thomas Jenkins, Patrick Lehner, Celine Pelletier, Jennifer Pierce, Navanugraha Piya, Erik Prime, Christopher Rock, Robert Stumm, Brent Findlay, Yijun Huang, Merlin Saareste, Andres Villemson. Camera - Norman Kent, Craig O'Brien, Lucianio Bacque, George Katsoulis

Photo by George Katsoulis 

Largest Freefall Formation (Women)

Women's 47 Way, Rambler's Parachute Centre, Toogoolawah. Photo by Archie Jamieson.

1600 hours 21 April 2005

Leigh Ainsworth, Torill Anderson, Sally Baker, Jodie Ball, Amelia Barrett, Prue Beams, Suzanne Bourke, Sonja Bruss, Cheri Bullen, Dianne Campbell, Caitlin Collin, Chris Collins, Elaine Cox, Annika Cronert, Cassandra Dale, Katie Fluin, Marlies Friese, Kim Hardwick, Yakari Hashimoto, Janine Hayes, Kim Hedley, Angela Hiesler, Cindi Hemmila, Peta Holmes, Elly Kirkman, Heather Little, Lisa McDonald, Debby Marshall, Fiona McEachern, Susie McEvoy, Karen McEvoy, Julie Nichol, Lisa Perdichizzi, Maybritt Prahl, Claire Ringland, Cheryl Robertson, Elise Rogers, Naomi Ross, Deborah Sanderson, Tracey Sgroi, Krishna Strickland, Donna Turner, Amy von Novak, Lynette Warn, Kim Williamson, Kate Wills, Carley Young

Camera: Archie Jamieson, Jeff Lahey & Wayne McLachlan.

Largest Freefall Formation (Night)

24 Way formation, Manbulloo airstrip near Katherine, NT 2040 hours on 10 May 1990

Lee Hunt, Max Wallace, Thomas Frey, Monica Green, Paul Osborne, Jeff Barbone, Duncan Brown, John Cook, Mark Kenning, Rick Weisse, Ray Perry, Steve Haines, Richard Drieu, Ed White, Peter Keegan, Sally Bushell, Peter Vaughan, Steve Whalan, Ralph Ford, John McMahon, Brad Turner, Mick Larkin, John James, Greg Wright. Aircraft was a Twin Otter , VH-KZP

Largest Freefall Sequential

 

32 way 

2 point 32 way Formation Skydive. Nagambie Victoria, 9 December 2016 from 17,500 ft. 2 x 208 Cessna Caravans

Adrian Lloyd, Allan Gray, Alexander Cattaneo, Andrew Barker, Ben Nordkamp, Bill Bor, Brendan Swain, Christian Peric, Craig McNee, David Loncasty, Graham Lee, Guy Taylor, Helen Perry, James Boyle, Jan Nejedly, Janine Hayes, John Winkler, Kelly Brennan, Leanna Lewis, Leon Black, Mark Gerard Higgins, Mark Szulmayer (Stretch), Melissa Harvie, Peta Holmes, Richard Mallet, Russ Blackman, Ryan Jenkin, Shirley Cowcher, Steve Cusato, Steve Smith, Tom Fletcher, Tracey Basman. Camera - Steve Fitchett and Steve Tonson

Canopy Formation

Largest Canopy Formation (Day)

44 Way, Skydive Nagambie, Nagambie, Vic, 30 October, 2015 (The record was made twice on 30/11/2015 at: 0742 am and 1158 am).

Paul Baker, Dean Barrowcliffe, Tomislav Begic, Craig Bennett, Matthew Berens, Scott Brown, Brendan Buell, Michael Collins, Cameron Cooper, Andrew (Danny) Daniels, Stami Donovan, Ashley Davis, 
Richie Dronow, Mark Edwards, Allan Gray, Ralph Hamilton-Presgrave, Guy Hanby, Greg Hays, Mike Howell, Simon Kube, Martin Letch, Pete Lonnon, Julia McConnel, Robert McMillan, Sam Mehan, Jan Nejedly,
Bernardus Nordkamp, Sandra Northey, Andrew Preston, Kenneth Richards, Jaak Saega, Louie Schena, Tracey Sgroi, Shane Sparkes, George Chi ho Tang, Mike Tibbitts, Brad Turner, Tommaso Liccioli Watson,
Rod White, Vlastimil Zamecnik, Derec Davies, Christopher Gay, Yijun Huang, Gerrit Lambert, Henk Lunshof, Brian Pangburn, Yuliya Pangburn, Chris Warnock

Camera: Steve Fitchett, Steve Dines, Brett Higgins, Stephen Tonson, Lucas "Smiley" Yeo

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44 Way CF, Skydive Nagambie. 

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Largest Canopy Formation (Women)

8 Way, Ramblers Parachute Centre, Toogoolawah, Qld, 28th April 2011. Aircraft: Cessna Caravan. Exit height: 14,000ft

Jules McConnel, Jill Grantham, Nerissa Anderson, Tracey Basman, Amy McDermott, Charlotte Van Den Berg, Kathryn Mettler, Wendy Smith.

Steve Fitchett and Norman Kent on camera.

Largest Canopy Formation (Night)

13 Way, Cairns Airport, Cairns, QLD, 1950 hours on 8 September 1984.

Nick Hagarty, Lindy Corbould, Rod Whyte, Cecil Bartholomew, Mirko Beric, Stewart McPherson, George Simmons, Stan Newsome, Kevin Cowie, John Gurn, Steven Pashley, Greg Ernst, Rod Ernst.

Largest Formation - Head Down Orientation

33 Way, Sydney Skydiving Centre, Picton, NSW 12.04pm EDST 29 Dec, 2011. Exit height 18,000ft
Mickey NUTTALL, Kieren JAMES, Mark GAZLEY, Kim HOPWOOD, Robert DELANEY, Clayton WERNER, James EVERED, Leigh McCORMACK, Jonathan DE WET, William BLACKIE, Stewart KEMP, Blake HOOPER, Michael ROGERS, Jenny GORDON, Ryan DUDDERIDGE, Dylan TEMPEST, Tyler BAIRD,Shea CONVERY, Mason CORBY, Adam LONG, Jessie TEMPEST, Richard CONVERY, Kyle CHICK, Brad POKROY, Andrew BAIN, Catherine COMYNS,

Scott HISCOE, Tim GOLSBY-SMITH, Lucas GEORGIOU, Sonnica VAN ZIJL, Brett SHERIDAN, Oliver OLDHAM, Wayne JONES.

Will Pesek (v)  (Click Here for Record details)

 33 way Head-Down Record, Photo by Will J Pesek

Women's Largest Formation - Head Down Orientation

10 Way, Sydney Skydivers, Picton, 06 June 2015. Exit height: 13,500, Aircraft: Caravan (Drop Zone Picton - 500ft ASL)

Cath Comyns, Jenny Gordon, Barbara Meister, Jill Grantham, Erica Tadokoro, Tina Muddle, Issy Dore. Shelly Delaney, Sonnica Pokroy, Holly Kilham Camera: Dan Smith, Brad Pokroy    


Notable Events

16 Way Wingsuit formation flight - Sth Qld

09/08/2015, Toogoolawah, Queensland

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Kirsten Moriarty, Hayden Galvin, Jacob Elms, Brendan Saunders, Chris Byrnes, Kyle Johnson, Ellie Pretorius, Royce Wilson, Lisa McCready, Wade Carroll, Guy Hanby, Matt Ernesti, Benoit Fu, Jasmine Melville, Russell Blacklock, Alex Woodward. Fenix Searle - Camera

7 way Head Up Formation Skydive

11/4/2015, Sydney Skydivers - Picton, Australia. Cessna Caravan, exit hieght: FL 130

Brad Pokroy, Tommer Vardi, Kim Hopwood, Tim Golsby-Smith, Sonnica Pokroy, Jenny Gordon, Blake Hooper

3 Point 54 way Sequential Formation Skydive

10/6/2012. Perris, California, USA. 2 Skyvans and 1 Twin Otter

Abad Wladimir (FOA), Clay Anderson, Nerissa Anderson, Steve Baker, Ian Baldwin, Kelly Brennan, Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld (FOA), Mark Brown (FOA), Matt Chambers, Calder Chernoff, Scott Clark, Kate Cooper-Jensen (FOA), Shirley Cowcher, Jim Czerwinski, Terry Dauplaise (FOA), Tony Domenico (FOA), Mike Dyer, Bart Edwards, John Friswell, Allan Gray, William Harris, Janine Hayes, Larry Henderson (FOA), Michael Hill, Gregory Jack, Ralf Jaeger, Ryan Jenkin, Chris Jones, Warwick Jones, Ove Jorgensen, Antony Kaine, Nicole Kearns, Graham Lee, Adrian Lloyd, Helen Mahony, Tony Maurer, Jan Nejedly, Adam Pemble, Kenneth Richards, Andy Rowan, Tracey Sgroi, Leigh Shepherd, Ricky Smith, Mildred Spinoza, Mark Szulmayer, Maxine Tate (FOA), Guy Taylor, Kieran Tomlinson, Marilyn Tomlinson, Priit Vosu, Stephen Wade, Stuart Ware, Janine Wassens, Alan White.

10 Way Speed Star

“38 SQUADRON” 23 August 1979, Chateroux, France, 5.89 secs. This was done by the Australian 8 way FS team during practice jumps prior to commencement of the World Championships. They asked if they could be judged with the aim of setting a new 10 way record. It was a linked exit opened into a star. Team members were Ian Swinbourne, Annie Swinbourne, Greg Graham, Peter Eadie, Kathy Silvestri, Rod Whyte, Ross Loughton, Paddy McHugh, Doug Knowles and Alan Stephens

 

Most Consecutive Dead Centres

Laurence (Truck) Sams hit 18 consecutive Dead Centres in the Accuracy Event held at the 1981 Australian National Championships.

 

Most jumps in 24 hours

On the 13th January 2012, Julie McConnel and Michael Vaughan made 150 skydives each at Skydive Oz's Moruya NSW DZ, starting at 5.20am and clocking off at 4.28pm. The achievement was made with the support of 40 volunteers, including 10 packers and three aircraft (Cessna 180. 185 and 182)

Packing unassisted Tim Stevens made 100 jumps at Bairnsdale airfield commencing at 12:07 pm on 6 February 1993. The jumps and packing were completed in 22 hours and 34 minutes. Tim personally packed the parachute for each jump. Six sets of gear were used by Tim.
Steve Boekel jumped with Tim Stevens, also completing 100 jumps within 24 hours. Steve had people packing parachutes for him.
The aircraft used was Cessna 182 VH-CKZ.

Night jump from a balloon

Ron Llewellyn on 20 December 1989 jumped from 4100 ft at 03.46 hours at Bex Hill near Lismore, NSW

 

FS Largest POPS (Parachutists over Phorty)

Skydive Perris Valley, California, USA. 7 June 2012, 42 Way. Participants were Wladimir Abad (USPA), Clay Anderson, Steve Baker, Kelly Brennan, Nigel Brennan, Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld (USPA), Mark Brown (USPA), Matt Chambers, Scott Clark, Kate Cooper-Jensen (USPA), Shirley Cowcher, Jim Czerwinski, Tony Domenico (USPA), Mike Dyer, John Friswell, Allan Gray, William Harris, Janine Hayes, Mark Higgins, Michael Hill, Gregory Jack, Ralf Jaeger, Warwick Jones, Ove Jorgensen, Antony Kaine, Graham Lee, Adrian Lloyd, Helen Mahony, Tony Maurer, Jan Nejedly, Adam Pemble, Ian Robertson, Andy Rowan (USPA), Leigh Shepherd, Steve Smedley, Ricky Smith, Mildred Spinoza, Mark Szulmayer, Maxine Tate (USPA), Guy Taylor, Janine Wassens, & Alan White.

 

FS Women's Largest POPS 

Rambler’s Parachute Centre, Toogoolawah Qld, April 2007, 17 Way. Participants included: Maybritt Prahl, Heather Little, Lesley Gale, Lea Rickwood, Kim Hedley, Susan Bostock, Michelle Kosmer, Janine Whitten, Karen McEvoy, Elise Hill, Fiona McEachern, Kelly Graham, Cheryl Robertson, Elaine Cox, Wendy Smith, Conny Van Setten, Jan Jones. Camera: Steve Fitchett. 

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FS Largest SOS (Skydivers over Sixty)

 SOS_Record_August2013 2 August 2013, 17 way formation over Batchelor DZ, Darwin, NT.
Ian Robbertson, John Kinton, Peter Hannaford, Martin Pandelus, Geoff Gordon, Gordon Turner, Les Facer, Mel Ferrier, Roger Clifton, Elvon King, Ross Stockings, Stephen Pandelus, David Betts, Don Biggins, Nigel Brennan, Dave McEvoy and Jonathon Orr.
SOS record 17 way, 2013 

1st Australian POPS 8 way claim

Tyagarah, NSW, Exit altitude 10,000'. 31 December 1989, 6.30 pm,

Bill Host, Dave Nesbitt, Ray Logue, Ian McGregor, Mike Liggins, Gene Bermingham, Occa Stevenson, Dave Hobbs.

Drop Zones in one day

On 13 January 1990, a Cessna 182 with 5 jumpers on board jumped at 8 Student training Drop Zones in one day. The jumpers were:-

George Creecy, Paul Thomson, Bjorn Hugaas, Neil Cheney, Sean Lehane.

Drop Zones jumped at were:-

Corowa, Burrumbuttock, Benambra, Bairnsdale, Pakenham, Meredith, Puckapunyal, Violet Town

Oldest person in a 5 way formation

Henk Rutgers has claimed a record of being the oldest skydiver in a 5 way formation on 21 April 1990

He was 73. Other participants were:- Steve Whalan, Phil Onis, Grahame Hill, Nick Hagarty, Peter Brierley (camera)

Oldest Skydiver

Oldest Skydiver Frank Moody, aged 101, made a tandem jump at Skydive Cairns in June 2004. The Tandem Master was Karl Eitrich and the event was filmed by Wayne Donovan & Jason Cryan.

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Youngest skydiver

Finn Goennemann (D.O.B. 13/01/2003) made his first tandem jump on the 14/06/2010 to celebrate his 7th birthday. The jump was made at Picton DZ, NSW through APF club, Sydney Skydivers. Tandem Master was Finn's father, Jens . Approval was given for this jump under the powers of APF Operational Regulation 8.7.1 and CASA instrument 380/08 
Photo by Jim Smith  

Youngest female skydiver

 
Bronte 7 years
Bronte Lonnon (D.O.B. 16/06/2007) made her first tandem jump on the 05/06/2015 aged 7 years, just before her 8th birthday. The jump was made at Jurien Bay DZ, WA through APF club, Skydive Jurien Bay. Tandem Master was her father Pete Lonnon. APF Permission was given for this jump under the powers of APF Operational Regulation 2.2.3.
Photo by ??  

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First baton pass in Australia

April 1961 between Andy Keech and Laurie Trotter, over Deniliquin in NSW.

First female baton pass in Australia

24th March 1962 between Kathy Henderson and Ted Harrison, over Pakenham, Victoria.

Largest Balloon jump


22 way simultaneous exit from a single hot air balloon was made on Thursday the 07\01\2010. They climbed to 10,500 feet and lowered the balloon at fast rate to 7100 feet where the 22 jumpers exited at the same time.

The team from Melbourne Skydive Centre and Go Wild Ballooning: Paul Murphy, Dan Barker, Kerry Lewis, Stephanie Chin, Gints Leja, Chris Barnett, Ben Lappin, Alex Mitrjaikin, Mcmahon Will, Tania Cale, Jill Grantham, Steve Baich, Rima El-masri, Brad Patfield, Mark Fraser, Sam Parker, Matthew Cleave, Sven Peter, Alex Skala, Nir Davidson and Ossie Khan - LDO/Organiser. Pilot 1: Chris Duehurst – Go Wild Ballooning

22 Way Mass Balloon Exit Oz Record Jan 2010 (Notable Event) photo by Ossie Khan  

18 jumps on 18th Birthday

Joe Bergic at Corowa on 7 March 2001. 17 jumps on Corowa airport and one into the Ettamogah Pub near Albury.

"Largest Lingerie Load"

12 May 2002, 12 May 2002, at Nagambie, Victoria, 12 female skydivers attempted to create a record for the “Largest Lingerie Load”. This was attempted wearing only lingerie and rigs and was an Anti-Cancer Council fund-raising event on Mothers’ Day. Twelve represents the likelihood of one in 12 women dying of breast cancer

12 person star participants were Kath Hoffman, Theresa Malin, Kate Rose, Bec Kerr, Carley Young, Naomi “Nomes” Ross, Kristy Heron, Lisa Perdichizzi, Lisa Dell’Oro, Stacey Connell, Michaela “Chicky” Bell, Jude Freeman.

Winners and Medals

WINNERS & MEDALS - INTERNATIONAL - IPC Sanctioned Competitions

1968 COLIN KING, World Parachuting Championships - Accuracy - SILVER

1975 "JOINT EFFORT" - Ian Swinbourne, Andrew Sieczkowski, Bob Barry, Tony Curl, Ken Hills, Bruce Bramhill, Peter Stevenson, Robin Rose, Greg Graham, Peter Eadie, Tony Duckworth (res), John Bate (res), John Parker (broken leg - Didn’t jump but went with the team). World Parachuting Championships, Warendorf - 10-way Formation Skydiving - SILVER

1979 "RAPID TRANSIT"- Allen Soukup (capt)., Roger Newgreen, Peter Knights, Norm Burridge, Ray Palmer - BRONZE

1981 "PROMETHEUS" - Peter Eadie, Chris Bramhill, Dave Flood, Guy Mainwaring, Dave Jacobs, Richard Drieu, Ray Morgan, Dave Hancock, Doug Knowles, Ray Palmer reserve - BRONZE

1982 - Ian Swinbourne, Laurie Sams, Mike Dyer, Graeme Windsor - Team Accuracy - BRONZE

1982 "CROOZ" - Geoff Little, Paul Flipo, John Greig, Chris Fowler - CRW 4-way rotations - Aug World Cup, Lapallisse France. SILVER

1983 "PROMETHEUS" - Chris Bramhill, Dave Flood, Guy Mainwaring, Colin Porter, Ray Morgan, Dave Hancock, Rod Cullen, Warren Howard, Paddy McHugh, Graham Jeffrey. NOTE: This team competed at the bequest of the government in lieu of travelling to the World Championships, which at the time were in South Africa.) - Canada Cup (alternative), Claresholm, Alberta - 8-way Formation Skydiving - BRONZE

1984 "ROOZ" - Geoff Little, Paul Flipo, Ross McGee, Brian Scoffell. CRW 4-way rotations - World Cup, Toogoolawah, QLD -SILVER

1986 "CRWCIAL" ANDRE PERCIC, BRENT CAMERON, MARK SCOTT, IAN SLIGHT. 1st World Parachuting Championships in CRW, Gatton, QLD - 4-Way Sequential - BRONZE

1986 "EARLY OPENERS" - CRW 8-way. 1st World Parachute Championships of CRW BRONZE , Gatton.

1988 "EARLY OPENERS" - CRW 8-way. Dave McEvoy, Andrew Whitten, Paul Cohen, David Bailey, Adam Hoppe, Brad Turner, Greg Roberts, Jon Kent, Andrew Preston, Stu McNee.World Parachuting Championships, Vichy, France. SILVER

1990 "EARLY OPENERS" -CRW 8-way. Greg Roberts, Greg Hays, Paul Flipo, Eros Batello, Andrew Preston, Brad Turner, Paul Cohen, Andrew Whitten, David Bailey.World Parachuting Championships, Chiang Mai, Thailand. GOLD

1995 ROZ TOMKINS, CRAIG FIELD (camera). World Cup - Freestyle - BRONZE

1998 "IT'LL HAPPEN" -   Tim Stevens; Julie Ward; Greg Mackintosh; Alan Moss; Stephen Hickson; John Stewart; Gavin Norsworthy; Kevin Taylor; Kim Hardwick; Orla Bannan; Dee Bowring; Gavin Dell’Oro; Grant Nichol; Richard Pym; David Redfern ; Scott Lee; Terry Wafer (v) - World Cup 16-way Formation Skydiving, Empuriabrava, Spain - GOLD

1998 "SOUTHERN AURORA" - Karen Sitkowski, Joanne Boniface, Nicole Lemke, Fiona McEachern, Monica Green (v) - Women's World Cup 4-way Formation Skydiving, Evora Portugal - SILVER

1999 ASHLEY CRICK and JONATHON KING - World Parachuting Championships, Corowa, NSW - Men's Freestyle - GOLD

1999 GEMMA STEVENS and PAUL TRUMAN - World Parachuting Championships, Corowa, NSW - Women's Freestyle - SILVER

1999 "SOUTHERN AURORA" - Karen Sitkowski, Nicole Lemke, Leanne Knowles, Michelle Mullen, Tim Hughes (v) - World Parachuting Championships and Women's World Cup 4 way Formation Skydiving, Corowa Australia - SILVER

2000 ASHLEY CRICK and JONATHON KING - World Cup, Eloy - Men's Freestyle - GOLD

2003 ASHLEY CRICK and JONATHON KING - World Parachuting Championships, Gap France - Men's Freestyle - SILVER

2006 MICHAEL VAUGHAN - World Championships, Vienna, Austria - Canopy Piloting, Zone Accuracy - SILVER

2008 CAMERON ROLFE- World Championships, Pretoria, South Africa - Canopy Piloting, Distance - SILVER

2009 "OOKOONONO" - Craig Bennett (v), Julia McConnel and Michael Vaughan - World Games, Kaosiung, Taiwan - Canopy Formation, 2 Way Sequential - BRONZE

2010 "OOKOONONO" - Craig Bennett (v), Julia McConnel and Michael Vaughan - World Parachuting Championships, Menzelinsk, Russia - Canopy Formation, 2-way sequential - SILVER

2010 ROBERT MCMILLAN - World Canopy Piloting Parachuting Championships, Kolomna, Russia - Accuracy Event - BRONZE

2012 "OOKOONONO" - Craig Bennett (v), Julia McConnel and Michael Vaughan - World Parachuting Championships Mondial, Dubai - Canopy Formation, 2-way sequential - BRONZE

2014 "OOKOONONO" - Craig Bennett (v), Julia McConnel and Michael Vaughan - World Parachuting Championships, Banja Luka - Canopy Formation 2 way sequential - SILVER

2015 Keven Walters - 5th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships, Zephyrhills. Canopy Piloting Zone Accuracy - 277.492 - GOLD

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