National Skydiving Championships set to soar into York

Eyes on the skies: The 2017 Australian National Skydiving Championships head to York March 19.
Eyes on the skies: The 2017 Australian National Skydiving Championships head to York March 19.

Witness heart-pumping, skydiving action first hand at the 2017 Australian National Skydiving Championships in York from March 19 to 25.

Showcasing an all-star cast of Australia’s skydiving elite, visitors behold extreme parachuting at its best at Australia’s most exciting event, held right in the heart of Avon.

Several disciplines will be on show at the Championships throughout the week, including Formation Skydiving (FS), Vertical Formation Skydiving (VFS), Canopy Formation (CF), Canopy Piloting (CP), and Artistic Accuracy events.

“Skydive York is extremely proud to be hosting the 2017 Australian National Skydiving Championships. The best athletes and teams from around the country battle it out to be awarded the coveted title of national champions.” York Skydiving event organiser Tom Gilmartin said.

“The five day event will feature all the various forms of competition skydiving including all the freefall disciplines, Canopy Relative Work and the visually spectacular Canopy Piloting. 

“This is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in skydiving or aviation to see exactly what goes on at a busy working drop zone.

“The skies will be full of falling humans and as the competition progresses there will be an increased atmosphere.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming participants and spectators to the event - it’s really going to be a lot of fun.”

Spectators are invited to witness the event throughout the week from 8am daily at Australia’s first purpose-built skydiving facility.

It’s set to be a great family day out, with onsite café and licensed bar available, plus a whole lot of adrenalin pumping action.

Practice sessions run on March 19 and 20, with Canopy Piloting Qualifying on March 21 and 22. The full competition runs for the length of the event.

For more information and to keep up with the Championships as they happen, visit the Facebook Events page