Disciplines & Events

Competition Events

Competition Events
  • Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing
    Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing

    Freefall Style and Accuracy Landings are the two oldest competitive disciplines in the IPC calendar; and are known colloquially as "the Classics."

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  • Canopy Piloting (CP)
    Canopy Piloting (CP)

    Canopy Piloting involves a series of tasks designed to test a parachutist's ability to control their canopy for speed, distance and accuracy. Each test starts with the parachutist navigating through a number of gates which are situated over water.

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  • Canopy Formation (CF)
    Canopy Formation (CF)

    Teams of two to four jumpers build formations with their canopies as quickly as possible. Today there are three events in the Canopy Formation Discipline:

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  • Formation Skydiving (FS)
    Formation Skydiving (FS)

    Formation Skydiving is the art of building formations or patterns in freefall. The discipline is executed either in the prone position (with belly to earth) or vertically (with either feet or head towards earth).

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  • Artistic Events (AE)
    Artistic Events (AE)

    Artistic Events, comprising Freestyle Skydiving and Freeflying, consist of a series of compulsory and free routines performed over seven skydives. Teams consist of one to two performers and a cameraflyer depending on the event.

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Demonstration Events

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Demonstration Events

Meet the Team Behind the Team

Lisa Perdichizzi - HoD Lisa Perdichizzi - HoD

The 2012 Australian Parachute Team will be led by Australian Parachute Federation Director of Competitions Lisa Perdichizzi. Lisa has been involved in the competitions scene for the past 12 years and has completed over 3000 jumps.

Faye Cox - Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing TM Faye Cox - Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing TM

Faye Cox will lend her significant experience as a skydiving competitor and administrator to the Australian Parachute Team in her role as Team Manager of the Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing teams. 

Erica Tadokoro - VFS TM Erica Tadokoro - VFS TM

Former Australian VFS Champion and vertical formation world record holder Erica Tadokoro will provide support to skydivers on the Australian Parachute Team selected to compete in VFS.

Kyle Binning - FS TM Kyle Binning - FS TM

Former HoD to the Australian Parachute Team, Kyle Binning, will provide assistance to athletes competing in Formation Skydiving events at the WPC.

Sharney Perrow - CP, FFS & AL TM Sharney Perrow - CP, FFS & AL TM

Sharney Perrow will be acting Team Manager for Canopy Piloting, and Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing competitors.

Amy McDermott - CF and AE TM Amy McDermott - CF and AE TM

Amy McDermott will provide assistance to athletes competing in the disciplines of Canopy Formation and Artistic Event: Freestyle Skydiving.

Brad Turner - National Coach Brad Turner - National Coach

Australian Parachute Federation CEO and National Coach, Brad Turner, will provide support to athletes in his role as Coach to the Australian Parachute Team.

Stephanie Campbell - Team Media Representative Stephanie Campbell - Team Media Representative

National Development Officer to the Australian Parachute Federation, Stephanie Campbell, will be acting Media Representative for the Team.

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