Formation Skydiving (FS) 4 way

George Attard

George Attard

Fast Facts
Name: George Attard
Nickname: Rainman
Age at WPC: 42
Born: Perth, Western Australia
Lives: Singapore
No. years in sport: 18
Canopy: Daedalus JVX 84, 88
Team: Rotor Out
Event(s): 4-way, 8-way, Canopy Piloting

WPC Standing
•    2003:  27th overall,  1st World Cup of Canopy Piloting, Perris Valley, California, USA
•    2005:  33rd overall,  2nd World Cup of Canopy Piloting, Lake Wales, Florida, USA
•    2005:  9th overall, 3rd World Cup of Canopy Piloting, Stubenberg, Austria
•    2007:  17th overall, World Championships of Canopy Piloting, Sydney, Australia
•    2004:  6th overall, 8-way, World Parachuting Championships, Rijeka, Croatia
•    2006:  7th overall, 8-way, World Parachuting Championships, Gera, Germany

Recent Performances
Gold Medal, 4-way, 2012 Australian National Championships, Toogoolawah

Career Highlights
As above

Interesting Facts
George grew up in Perth and made his first static line jump in 1994. Despite being petrified before leaving the plane, George enjoyed his skydiving experience so much he soon developed an addiction to freefall. Now a qualified RW and AFF instructor, George has competed at most Australian nationals in 4-way and 8-way FS, canopy piloting and CRW since 1999. He is currently based in Singapore and with easy access to the iFly wind tunnel is working on his freefly skills along with coaching formation skydiving.

Performance Goal at Dubai 2012 WPC Mondial
Place in the top 12 of 4-way which would mean exceeding the current Australian highest point score average of 18.0 and would see Rotor Out competing directly with many of the professional teams.

SPORT
Years on Australian Parachute Team
Rotor Out 4-way team: over 12 months

Primary Training Base
Bridgewater, Victoria

Skydiving Club
Australian Skydive

EDUCATION
Tertiary
Bachelor of Economics, University of Western Australia

Post-graduate
Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia