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Revive Boogie 2024

Revive Boogie 2024 April 2024 saw the return of Revive Boogie in South Australia, back for a second year with another e ... 20 May 2024

Straight To Toggles

Straight To Toggles This is an account of a recent event that was almost an incident and is a great lesson on avoiding s ... 20 May 2024

National Volunteer Week: Hamish Campbell

National Volunteer Week: Hamish Campbell With National Volunteer Week upon us, we would like to recognise and thank our volunteers, past and ... 19 May 2024

Ring The Bell: April 2024

Ring The Bell: April 2024 Congratulations are in order to the following APF members, who have recently achieved milestones in ... 19 May 2024

National Volunteer Week: Far North Freefall

National Volunteer Week: Far North Freefall With National Volunteer Week upon us, we would like to recognise and thank our volunteers, past and ... 16 May 2024

National Volunteer Week: Sandy Nieuwenhoven

National Volunteer Week: Sandy Nieuwenhoven With National Volunteer Week upon us, we would like to recognise and thank our volunteers, past and ... 13 May 2024

Ring The Bell: March 2024

Ring The Bell: March 2024 Congratulations are in order to the following APF members, who have recently achieved milestones in ... 23 Apr 2024

World Skydiving Day: An Event for New and Experienced Skydivers

World Skydiving Day: An Event for New and Experienced Skydivers Save the date and join the World Skydiving Day Record on Saturday 13 July 2024! 22 Apr 2024

The RAVSTASS Ravens Take Gold At Nationals

The RAVSTASS Ravens Take Gold At Nationals On the back of their silver success at the 2023 Virtual Blast Nationals, the RAVSTASS Ravens were go ... 29 Mar 2024

Competing In: Canopy Piloting

Competing In: Canopy Piloting Do you have a passion for canopy piloting? We caught up with canopy pilot, Adrian Seemann, to find o ... 22 Mar 2024

Looking In The Rear View Mirror: Automatic Activation Devices

Looking In The Rear View Mirror: Automatic Activation Devices Dave Smith takes us back in time to see how an initiative of the Australian Parachute Federation res ... 11 Mar 2024

Ring The Bell: February 2024

Ring The Bell: February 2024 Congratulations are in order to the following APF members, who have recently achieved milestones in ... 10 Mar 2024

Looking In The Rear View Mirror: Jumping Through Cloud

Looking In The Rear View Mirror: Jumping Through Cloud Dave Smith takes us back in time to see how jumping through cloud came about, and how the Australian ... 26 Feb 2024

Speedy Sam Sets A Guinness World Record!

Speedy Sam Sets A Guinness World Record! What was your biggest achievement in 2023? For Sam Sieracki, achieving his childhood dream of becomi ... 21 Feb 2024

Ring The Bell: January 2024

Ring The Bell: January 2024 Congratulations are in order to the following APF members, who have recently achieved milestones in ... 7 Feb 2024

Hand Cam Tips For Tandem Instructors

Hand Cam Tips For Tandem Instructors Want to elevate your hand-cam game? This article offers valuable insights and tips for Tandem Instru ... 6 Feb 2024

Ring The Bell: November to December 2023

Ring The Bell: November to December 2023 Congratulations are in order to the following APF members, who have recently achieved milestones in ... 22 Jan 2024

Accuracy Landing and Sport Accuracy 2023

Accuracy Landing and Sport Accuracy 2023 The 2023 Australian Accuracy Landing and Sport Accuracy Skydiving Championships took place at Rainbo ... 8 Jan 2024

Dress For Success

Dress For Success Is what you wear while you skydive helping or hindering you? Written by Emma Jaber, APF Freefly Coac ... 8 Jan 2024

A Transformative Leader

A Transformative Leader Richard McCooey has been part of the fabric of our sport since he made his first jump at the old Lab ... 2 Jan 2024

Becoming A Tandem Outside Camera Flyer

Becoming A Tandem Outside Camera Flyer Have you ever wanted to fly outside camera for tandems? We caught up with Laura Sadler from Skydive ... 2 Jan 2024

Booster Wings 2023

Booster Wings 2023 With five days of coaching, progression, XRW, big ways, small ways, dynamic jumps, crests and new co ... 14 Dec 2023

All The Gear? Have An Idea!

All The Gear? Have An Idea! Just bought your first rig? Don't fall into the "All The Gear, No Idea" category. Here are some tips ... 30 Nov 2023

AAD Activation Altitudes

AAD Activation Altitudes Do you know the activation altitude of your Automatic Activation Device? And did you know you can in ... 21 Nov 2023

Ring The Bell: October 2023

Ring The Bell: October 2023 Congratulations are in order to the following APF members, who have recently achieved milestones in ... 21 Nov 2023

Mumbles Burning Van 2023

Mumbles Burning Van 2023 As one of the most highly anticipated boogies in the Australian calendar, Mumbles Burning Van 2023 c ... 6 Nov 2023

Role Reversal: From Student to Instructor, and Vice Versa

Role Reversal: From Student to Instructor, and Vice Versa Around six years ago, Shelby du Moulin went for her first tandem skydive, with Tandem Instructor, Ex ... 1 Nov 2023

Back to Basics

Back to Basics Get the basics right, don't get complacent. By the APF Safety and Training Team. 30 Oct 2023

State Championships: Get Involved!

State Championships: Get Involved! With State Championships around the corner, have you got your team together? If not, get involved! 12 Oct 2023

Ring The Bell: September 2023

Ring The Bell: September 2023 Congratulations are in order to the following APF members, who have recently achieved milestones in ... 10 Oct 2023

FAI World Cup 2023: Congratulations Team Australia

FAI World Cup 2023: Congratulations Team Australia With most of the 2023 FAI World Cups now complete, the Australian Parachute Federation would like to ... 6 Oct 2023

Gear Checks: Have A System!

Gear Checks: Have A System! Like many aspects of skydiving, if you don't want things to be missed, make sure you have a system. ... 5 Oct 2023

Routine Opening Problems

Routine Opening Problems Identifying "routine opening problems" and knowing how to resolve them. By Charl Rootman, APF Safety ... 5 Oct 2023

Safety: Skydiving's Four-Letter Word

Safety: Skydiving's Four-Letter Word Written by Charl Rootman, APF Safety and Training Manager, in July 2022 5 Oct 2023

The M.A.R.D Effect, By Brett Newman

The M.A.R.D Effect, By Brett Newman M.A.R.D stands for 'Main Assisted Reserve Deployment'. But what does that actually mean? 16 Sep 2023

APF Receives $90,000 Funding from Queensland Government

APF Receives $90,000 Funding from Queensland Government Following the approval of $90,000 funding from the Queensland Government to the Australian Parachute ... 4 Sep 2023

Ring The Bell: August 2023

Ring The Bell: August 2023 Congratulations are in order to the following APF members, who have recently achieved milestones in ... 1 Sep 2023

A Father's Day Story

A Father's Day Story Happy Father's Day to all of the skydiving Dads out there, including Dale Findlay and his father, Br ... 29 Aug 2023

WA POPS Achieve a New Record!

WA POPS Achieve a New Record! Congratulations to the Parachutists Over Phorty crew in WA, who achieved a new POPS record on Saturd ... 28 Aug 2023

Ring The Bell: May to July 2023

Ring The Bell: May to July 2023 Congratulations are in order to the following APF members, who have recently achieved milestones in ... 1 Aug 2023

Fun Skydive Ideas for Newer Jumpers

Fun Skydive Ideas for Newer Jumpers Have fun in the sky and finesse your skills with these mapped out skydives! 29 Jul 2023

How I Became A Skydiving Instructor In Just 14 Months, by Cameron Olivieri

How I Became A Skydiving Instructor In Just 14 Months, by Cameron Olivieri Cameron Olivieri shares his story of learning to skydive, working in the industry and becoming an in ... 20 Jul 2023

Your Top Questions About the World of Skydiving!

Your Top Questions About the World of Skydiving! Your Top Questions About the World of Skydiving, Answered Here! 20 Jul 2023

Seniors of the Sky: Skydivers Over Sixty Set New Record!

Seniors of the Sky: Skydivers Over Sixty Set New Record! Congratulations are in order for the Skydivers Over Sixty crew, who recently achieved a new SOS reco ... 13 Jul 2023

Canopy Flocking: How to Get Started, by Zack Rosser

Canopy Flocking: How to Get Started, by Zack Rosser Keen to learn more about flocking? Here are some tips from top canopy coach, Zack Rosser, to get you ... 12 Jul 2023

Career Pathways in Skydiving

Career Pathways in Skydiving Skydiving has a whole host of career pathways available to people who love adventure. Read on to fin ... 12 Jul 2023

Equipment Compatibility Facts and Myths: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Equipment Compatibility Facts and Myths: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. What you need to know, and why. By Charl Rootman, APF Safety and Training Manager. 12 Jul 2023

Obtaining APF Qualifications, by Charl Rootman

Obtaining APF Qualifications, by Charl Rootman It is a journey...not a race. 12 Jul 2023

What Is Designed To Save You Can Kill You, If You Let It. By Brett Newman.

What Is Designed To Save You Can Kill You, If You Let It. By Brett Newman. Automatic Activation Devices: How much do you really know about what you're putting on your back? 12 Jul 2023

What Learning to Skydive Involves

What Learning to Skydive Involves Do you want to learn to skydive, or do you know someone who does? The Accelerated Freefall Course is ... 12 Jul 2023

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