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.

Freestyle skydiving: A performer combines the dynamics of gymnastics with the elegance of dance in an aerial performance starting 3960m above the ground. Recorded by a team videographer for judging, results takes into consideration artistic presentation of the visual image as well as the quality of the performance during the 45 seconds of working time awarded.

Freeflying: A radical and truly three-dimensional competition where three-person teams (consisting of two performers and a videographer) freefall together in every imaginable orientation, carefully choreographed for speed and excitement over 45 seconds. Judging criteria are separated into technical and presentation items.

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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