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2016 | All Categories

  • SA Skydiving Update 161217 - Mount Gambier, Midweek Special & an edit from Lauren

    SA Skydiving Update 161217 - Mount Gambier, Midweek Special & an edit from Lauren

    Get the latest on a successful away trip to Mount Gambier, a new midweek special, 2 new AFF graduation jumps and a brilliant little edit from sports jumper Lauren.

    December 17, 2016
  • SA Skydiving's custom built private airfield in the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

    SA Skydiving's custom built private airfield in the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula.

    SA Skydiving prides itself on providing a safe, exhilerating eperience for the whole family.

    Operating from our private airfield, we have built some of the best facilites in the southern hemisphere to give you the best possible skydiving experience.

    Freefalling at 220kph. Check.

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    - Private Airfield

    - Club Room & Cafe

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    November 9, 2016
  • SA Skydiving hosts a successful weekend for the South Australian Skydiving State Meet.

    SA Skydiving hosts a successful weekend for the South Australian Skydiving State Meet.

    SA Skydiving hosted a very successful State Skydiving Championship Meet over the weekend with competitors jumping in 2-way relative, 4-way relative, CReW and sports canopy accuracy disciplines. Local sports jumpers also took full advantage of the larger aircraft, getting as many sports jumps in as they could and the Mach5 Wingsuit team got in some great training jumps. Bringing together jumpers from all over Adelaide and South Australia as well as the crew from Skydive OZ, over 300 skydives made for an epic weekend.

    August 2, 2016
  • An interview with 16 year old Skysister Lauren

    An interview with 16 year old Skysister Lauren

    Meet Lauren. Lauren flew all the way across the ditch to come learn to skydive in Adelaide, with the aim of smashing out her skydiving A Licence within 2 weeks before heading back home. She achieved this and then some, and has now become a welcomed part of the SA Skydiving family. So we decided to interview the little legend herself, here is what she had to say.

    July 31, 2016
  • Wow - This skydiving video has to be seen to be believed!

    Wow - This skydiving video has to be seen to be believed!

    Some absolutely amazing camera work to caputure this unreal skydiving footage!

    July 15, 2016
  • SA Skydiving hosts the SA State Meet July 29-31.

    SA Skydiving hosts the SA State Meet July 29-31.

    SA Skydiving will host skydivers from Adelaide and around the country for the Annual SA State Skydiving Meet. Showcasing 2-Way and 4-Way Relative Formation skydiving, Wingsuiting and Canopy Accuracy competitions, an 8 seater Airvan will be cruising the skies above Langhorne Creek Wine Region and dropping jumpers all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    July 1, 2016
  • SA Skydiving's Jed Smith taking the lead on canopy course instruction!

    SA Skydiving's Jed Smith taking the lead on canopy course instruction!

    SA Skydiving, Langhorne Creek, pushing skydiving skill development in Adelaide. Experienced instructor Jed Smith to host a canopy course next Wednesday!

    June 23, 2016
  • Women in the sport at SA Skydiving - Cloe "Danger Mc Cool Cat" Castle

    Women in the sport at SA Skydiving - Cloe "Danger Mc Cool Cat" Castle

    Meet Cloe Castle: Model/fashionista, passionate skydiver, Mother, skull-and-cross-bone-wearing-hug-giving, Ace of a human.

    "For me, it isn't just a sport - it is home, it is family, it is a sense of belonging, it is being involved in something bigger. It is a constant reminder that self-improvement is ongoing and that I am bigger than the things that scare me. It allows me and teaches me to be the best possible version of myself."

    SA Skydiving's mini-series of interviews with some pretty rad skydiving legends. Women in the sport at SA Skydiving

    May 24, 2016
  • Women in the sport at SA Skydiving - Skye Scheepens

    Women in the sport at SA Skydiving - Skye Scheepens

    Meet Skye Scheepens: Real Estate Rep and Manager by weekday - Wingsuit / AFF instructor / International Bigway Competitor by weekend!

    "Having travelled to the US to be a part of the Aussie Bigway Record in 2015, this was an incredible experience, and the record was set at 117 skydivers from 18,000feet. This relies on 117 people being in exactly the right place, at the right time and all under 60 seconds. 117 canopies in the air is a terrifying yet beautiful experience, and when they all open at the same time, its like an awesome thunder sound in the air when you hear it from the ground."

    SA Skydiving's mini-series of interviews with some pretty rad skydiving legends. Women in the sport at SA Skydiving

    May 12, 2016
  • Women in the sport at SA Skydiving - Bria Smith

    Women in the sport at SA Skydiving - Bria Smith

    Meet Bria Smith: Professional paramedic, mountain biker, snowboarder, rock climber, traveller and avid skydiver.

    "The actual skydive can either be a very peaceful or adrenaline filled moment, sometimes a combination of both depending what sort of skydive we are doing, but I have never yet touched back to earth without a smile on my face. Skydiving really helps me clear my head, focus on the positives in life and keep my passion alive to truly live my life."

    SA Skydiving's mini-series of interviews with some pretty rad skydiving legends. Women in the sport at SA Skydiving

    May 11, 2016
  • Women in the Sport at SA Skydiving - Laura Watson

    Women in the Sport at SA Skydiving - Laura Watson

    Meet Laura Watson: Scientist, formation competition skydiver, tango dancer and owner/creator of The Bride Lab

    "Learning to trust yourself and have confidence in yourself that you can deal with any situation you find yourself in. It's not always easy - but sometimes the most difficult things in life are also the most rewarding!"

    SA Skydiving's mini-series of interviews with some pretty rad skydiving legends. Women in the sport at SA Skydiving

    April 27, 2016
  • Women in the Sport at SA Skydiving - Nicki Dowden

    Women in the Sport at SA Skydiving - Nicki Dowden

    Meet Nicole Dowden: Mother, professional skydiver, entrepreneur and adventurer.

    "I want my daughter to always follow her dreams, do what makes her happy, do what she feels makes her a better person. I hope that her seeing me follow my dreams will help her follow hers."

    SA Skydiving's mini-series of interviews with some pretty rad skydiving legends. Women in the sport at SA Skydiving

    April 18, 2016
  • Women in the Sport at SA Skydiving - Nicole Fleet

    Women in the Sport at SA Skydiving - Nicole Fleet

    Meet Nicole Fleet: Dedicated Mother, entrepreneur and eternal optimist.

    "Skydiving reminds me how important it is to live life in this moment, all the time..."

    SA Skydiving's mini-series of interviews with some pretty rad skydiving legends. Women in the sport at SA Skydiving

    April 13, 2016
  • Changing Skydiving in a 'Big Way' - An Interview with Cullen Habel

    Changing Skydiving in a 'Big Way' - An Interview with Cullen Habel

    In May 2015, 119 Australian Skydivers gathered together to break the Australian Skydiving Formation Record. Cullen Habel, an accomplished AFF instructor and Relative Work Tutor at SA Skydiving, Adelaide, was one of a select few who was invited to attend the 9 day event in an attempt to set a new Australian record.

    April 6, 2016
  • Beau’s Essential Parachute Packing Tips

    Beau’s Essential Parachute Packing Tips

    Packing. Love it or hate it, it is a necessary (and essential!) part of Sports and Tandem skydiving. Whether you have just finished Learning to Skydive and struggling with the concept, or just interested about what goes into making that tremendous parachute fit into a tiny backpack, this article is for you!

    February 8, 2016
  • 'CReWsing' the skies of History - An interview with Dr T

    'CReWsing' the skies of History - An interview with Dr T

    In October 2015, 44 Canopy Pilots gathered together to break the Australian Canopy Formation Record. Dr Tee, an accomplished AFF instructor and Relative Work Tutor at SA Skydiving, Adelaide, was one of a select few who was invited to attend the 9 day event in an attempt to set a new Australian record.

    February 1, 2016
  • THE SOUTH AUSTRALIA BUCKET LIST

    THE SOUTH AUSTRALIA BUCKET LIST

    We are very excited to be listed within South Australia's Bucket List - The top 100 things to do before you die, touting SA Skydiving as a must-do adelaide skydiving experience! Yahoo!

    January 21, 2016
  • Is Skydiving Scary?

    Is Skydiving Scary?

    While jumping from a plane sounds incredibly scary, you may notice that everyone who does it is smiling from ear to ear. The reason? Skydiving isn't as scary as you think... and here's why!

    January 3, 2016
  • Skydiving Terminology Explained

    Skydiving Terminology Explained

    If you're just coming into the sport, you'll hear a lot of new terminology that may leave you completely confused. Here's an explanation of many terms you're sure to hear around the drop zone.

    January 3, 2016

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