Formation Skydiving (FS) 8 way

Russell Blackman

Russell Blackman

Fast Facts
Name: Russell Blackman
Nickname: Russ
Date of Birth: 1988
Age at WPC: 24
Born: Sydney
Lives: Wollongong
No. years in sport: 3
Canopy: PD Katana 120
Team: Velocita
Event(s): 8-Way FS

WPC Standing
• Debut

Recent Performances
• 1st 8-way FS Team "Velocita" (Toogoolawah, Australia)

Career Highlights
• Gold in Australian Nationals 8-way FS
• 200-way formation CSR, Perris Valley Skydiving, 2011
• 150-way Perris Wheel, Perris Valley Skydiving, 2012

Interesting Facts
Russel started skydiving on his 21st birthday. Since then he has completed over 1300 jumps, including 300 jumps and five hours of team tunnel time with his current team "Velocita."

Performance Goal at Dubai 2012 WPC Mondial
Achieve a team Personal Best average in the 10 rounds over the Dubai Palm.

Years on Australian Parachute Team

Skydiving Club
Sydney Skydivers

Bachelor of Psychology – University of Wollongong