Selection Overview

compressed accuracySkydivers on the Australian Parachute Team have met the criteria for selection as set out in Section 5.2 of the APF Sporting Code:

Eligibility for automatic selection in Formation Skydiving (including Vertical Formation Skydiving) and 4-Way Canopy Formation events is restricted to teams placing 1st or 2nd at the most recent National Championships.

In Formation Skydiving, eligibility for the Women’s 4 Way event will be restricted to the all female (excluding Videographer) team placing highest in the Open 4-Way competition.

Eligibility for automatic selection for Freestyle, Freeflying and 2-Way Canopy Formation events is restricted to teams placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd at the most recent National Championships.

In Artistics, if no competition is held, the National Coach may decide team selection based on assessment of team’s performances at the most recent National Championships by an FAI rated Artistics Judge.

Eligibility for automatic selection in Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing events is restricted to the first five Accuracy placings, men and women separately, at the most recent National Championships. The National Coach may make additional selections (such as a Style specialist if indicated) based on competitions acceptable to him/her in the previous year.

Eligibility for automatic selection in Canopy Piloting events is restricted to the first eight overall placings at the most recent National Championships.

The National Coach is to decide on team selection for a Paraski team to represent Australia in an International Competition. Inclusion of competitors below these levels shall be at the discretion of the Management Committee.

When a mixed male/female team is to be selected to compete in style and/or accuracy events, the results for men and women in the most recent APF National Championships will be combined and the procedure outlined above shall apply.

Where one team is invited to take part in two events that are not related, e.g. accuracy and formation skydiving, competitors who took part in those events at the most recent APF National Championships may nominate for the team and if there are more nominations than are needed the Management Committee shall decide upon the method of elimination.

To compete with the Australian Parachute Team in FAI sanctioned competition, an APF member shall meet the eligibility requirements of the FAI Sporting Code.

The composition of a Formation Skydiving, Freeflying or Canopy Formation team may be changed after selection provided at least 60% of the original team members remain. For teams in Freestyle events, only the Videographer may change. For the purpose of this regulation, the original team shall be those parachutists shown in the registration.