canopy formation 

Competitors open their parachutes immediately after exiting the plane and then build formations by linking together in flight.

The jumpers connect by putting their feet or hands in the lines of the other jumper's parachute - sounds crazy? Yeah, it is!

In competition teams must complete as many formations as possible in the set time for their event. The team videographer flies behind to capture the performance of the team.

There is usually eight rounds in a competition. The winning team is the team who has the most points accrued over all complete rounds in the competition.

 

2-way Sequential

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2-way CF Team 'Line Burns' at 2018 World Parachuting Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Photo by Steve Fitchett

Teams are made up of two performers and one videographer. Competitors must execute a sequence of five formations drawn at random as many times as possible within sixty seconds of working time. 

Time starts from the moment the first teammate exits the plane at least 7,000 feet above the ground.

There are eight rounds in a competition, each round is a different sequence of formations.

🎥 Watch Australian record performance from team 'Ookoonono' at the 2014 World Parachuting Championships here

🏅 Meet the 2-way CF Australian Parachute Team here

🪂 Find the 2-way CF dive pool here


4-way sequential

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4-way CF Sequential team 'K4' training at Skydive Oz, Moruya, NSW. Photo by Chris Garcia

Teams are made up of four performers and one videographer. Teams have two minutes of working time to execute a sequence of five formations drawn at random as many times as possible.

Time starts from the moment the first teammate exits the plane at least 9,000 feet above the ground.

There are eight rounds in a competition, each round is a different sequence of formations.

🎥 Watch teams from 2018 World Parachuting Championships here

🪂 Find the 4-way CF dive pool here

4-way rotations

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4-way CF Rotations team 'LLLD' at 2020 Australian National Championships, Skydive Nagambie, VIC. Photo by Tommaso Liccioli-Watson

Teams are made up of four performers and one videographer. Competitors stack their parachutes one on top of the other in a 4-stack formation, then the top pilot releases and flies to the bottom to make a new 4-stack.

This is repeated as many times as possible within ninety seconds of working time.

Time starts from the moment the first competitor exits the plane at least 8,000 feet above the ground.

There are eight rounds in a competition.

🎥 Watch Australian team 'Lower Light Line Dancers' during 2018 World Parachuting Championships here

 

Minimum experience requirement: Certificate B

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