Skydiving Articles

Interested in learning more about the sport of skydiving? Let our highly experienced crew members share some of their skydiving knowledge with you! Check out SA Skydiving's archive of articles to discover interesting stories from our jumpers, event write-ups, and answers to commonly asked skydiving questions.

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All Years | Safety and Training

  • All Levels Canopy Course with Jules McConnel 190223

    All Levels Canopy Course with Jules McConnel 190223

    Over the weekend of 23/24 March SA Skydiving played host to the magic that is a Jules McConnel canopy course. Jules needs no introduction, trusted by the APF as one of Australia's best, delivering canopy courses and the Train the Trainer program all around the country.

    March 5, 2019
  • Introducing the AAD; Automatic Activation Device

    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
  • 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
  • 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

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