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:

1.    4-way Rotations
Teams of four skydivers, supported by a skydiving videographer, are allowed up to 30 seconds to build a four stack formation. Once the initial formation (worth one point) is built, the top jumper rotates to the bottom of the stack to score another point. As soon as the rotating jumper is linked onto the bottom of the stack, the next skydiver on top may commence a rotation to the bottom, thus scoring an additional point. The team has one-and-a-half minutes to score points. The team with the most points wins.

2.    4-way Sequential
Teams of four skydivers, supported by a skydiving videographer, have two minutes from the time of exit to score points. A point is scored for each formation correctly completed in accordance with a draw made at the start of the event. The pool for the draw contains 14 separate sequences of two points and random formations worth one point each. For each competition jump there are either four or five different formations in the jump sequence, which is repeated during the jump to score as many points as possible.

3.    2-way Sequential
Teams of two skydivers, supported by a team videographer, have one minute of working time to complete a pre-determined series of formations.  A point is scored for each formation correctly completed in accordance with a draw made at the start of the event.  The pool for the draw contains 12 separate formations.  For each competition jump there are five different formations. Teams must complete the series as many times as possible during the working time.

In each event, the team’s videographer either transmits the video signal live to judges on the ground or delivers the tape to the judges for scoring immediately after landing.

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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