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Irene O'Shea completes World Record Skydive
Irene O'Shea jumped for the third time with the team at SA Skydiving, at the wise old age of 102 years and 194 days.
She now holds the World Record as the oldest skydiver in the World, all in the name of raising awareness and funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia.December 10, 2018
Introducing the AAD; Automatic Activation Device
Skydiving, the concept of jumping out of a plane and hurtling towards the ground at over 220kph, the ultimate rush, the ultimate freedom. When people find out I'm a skydiver, they often ask "don't you get scared? Aren't you worried about going "splat?"". My truthful answer; "no". The reason I have such piece of mind is the incredible range of safety technology included in every skydiving rig.September 14, 2018
2018 State Championships - How to make the most of a weathered weekend
Windy Weekends done rightAugust 14, 2018
British thrill seeker celebrates his 106th birthday in style!
A British man, Jack Reynolds has just celebrated his 106th birthday in style by adding yet another tick to his impressive list of 100+ birthday celebrations.June 28, 2018
Fly Girl Profile - Leah Skuse
Introducing some of our gorgeous Fly Girls in the lead up to Fly Girls 2018.
Meet Leah, the blonde sky-goddess.May 24, 2018
Fly Girl Profile - Chloe Elkins
Introducing some of our gorgeous Fly Girls in the lead up to Fly Girls 2018.
Meet Chloe Elkins, energy, smiles and skills all in fun size!May 22, 2018
Channel 9's Sylvia skydives live on TV (video)
Video of Sylvia Jeffreys skydiving live on TV.May 7, 2018
SA Skydiving | Adelaide | Articles | Young Gun Lozza hits 300
We caught up with South Australian young gun and Lauren Hatcher as she reaches the 300 jump milestone.
She inspires young female skydivers all around the country and is on the path to greatness.February 14, 2018
Demo | Kangaroo Island American River Gala Day
A team of SA Skydiving jumpers jumped into the American River Gala Day on Kangaroo Island, Sunday January 21.January 24, 2018
SA Skydiving | Adelaide | Articles | Catching Up With LAWRENCE DE LAUBADERE
James Le Barrie from Dropzone Marketing caught up with Lawrence De Laubadere. Commonly and affectionately known as LDL, this man is pioneering change and volunteer work around the world.
LDL, you've flown with us before and for your current efforts, we salute you.October 24, 2017
SA Skydiving | Adelaide | Articles | Motherjumpers 2017
MotherJumpers is an annual charity event where mums (and their friends and family) jump out of planes all over Australia to raise funds for wonderful charities in Australia that support mums.
SA Skydiving is on board to assist MotherJumpers in their fundraising campaign.
This year, the jump will take place on Nov 11 & 12, commemorating the start of Perinatal Depression & Anxiety Awareness Week, as this year we are raising money for COPE - Centre for Perinatal Excellence. COPE is dedicated to improving the emotional wellbeing of parents before and during pregnancy, and the year following the birth of a baby.September 26, 2017
SA Skydiving | Adelaide | Articles | Irene O'shea sets World Record becoming oldest female skydiver in the World! All for Charity
Irene O'Shea is an inspiration. Skydiving at 101 years and 110 days she is now the oldest female skydiver in the World, all to raise awareness and funds for Motor Neurone Disease.September 18, 2017
SA Skydiving | Adelaide | Articles | Skydivers giving the Riverland their adrenaline fix
SA Skydiving once again took the operation on the road to take to the skies over the Riverland.
Operating out of Renmark Aerosports Club over 2 dozen skydivers filled their veins with adrenaline falling from up to 14,000ft.August 24, 2017
SA Skydiving | Adelaide | Articles | Ladies Learn To Fly 2017
The 2017 Ladies Learn to Fly was a big success. Sponsored by SA Skydiving, the SAPC, the SASPC and the APF, the event saw 6 new female AFF students and over 20 female fliers from South Australia participate in a fantastic weekend.August 7, 2017
SA Skydiving | Adelaide | Articles | Skydivers enjoy whale watching at Goolwa before their jump
The Ocean off Goolwa's pristine beaches is thriving at this time of year. Last weekend our lucky skydivers saw whales while cruising out over the ocean. Dolphins have also been captured in the area.July 13, 2017
Irene set to become the World's oldest skydiver in a World Record Fundraising event
Irene is 101 years old. She has skydived at SA Skydiving before, about a year ago to celebrate her 100th birthday. She has travelled the World solo, flown in gliders and is now aiming to become the World's oldest skydiver to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia.July 1, 2017
So you think you have a fear of heights?
SA Skydiver Teags asks some questions about fear - what is it you really fear? We challenge you that it's not skydiving!April 20, 2017
SA Skydiving | Jed Smith & Jana Fitzpatrick | The Elephant In the Room - the future of the Australian skydiving scene
SA Skydiving Staff Jed Smith and Jana Fitzpatrick produce a very thought provoking and insightful article into the direction and future of skydiving in Australia. As the balance between tandem operation and sports skydiving falls exponentially in one direction, we are faced with some complex challenges and tough questions.April 9, 2017
5 Questions you should ask before making a Tandem Skydive
We understand that deciding to take the plunge and jump out of a plane is a BIG deal. We have found over the years that our guests are not always sure how best to evaluate the services offered by the different skydiving organisations within Adelaide. Here are a few important questions you should ask before deciding where to make your tandem skydive in Adelaide. If you are unsure dont forget to check reviews!April 7, 2017
Having Second Thoughts? You're not Alone!
Having second thoughts? Need a bit more information? You're not alone! Actually committing to the decision to come skydiving is the hardest part. Knowledge is Power! Power to make decisions you feel comfortable with.March 17, 2017
SA Skydiving jumps on board to support charities.
Since its inception, SA Skydiving has been proud to be involved in charity fundraising and community support.
Here's the latest on 3 great causes.March 1, 2017
SA Skydiving Update 7th February, 2017
Recap on Australia Day Jump, updates from the SASPC AGM, New Licence Packages and latest skydiver achievementsFebruary 7, 2017
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 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.
- Private Airfield
- Club Room & Cafe
- Outdoor BBQ Area
- Children's Playground & Basketball Hoop
- See all the action!November 9, 2016
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
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!
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 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, 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
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 SkydivingMay 24, 2016
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 SkydivingMay 12, 2016
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 SkydivingMay 11, 2016
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!"April 27, 2016
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."April 18, 2016
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..."April 13, 2016
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
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
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
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?
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
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