Set your calendar Australia’s biggest indoor skydiving event is on again August 2018. Checkout some video highlights of last years competition.
Registration is now open: https://bit.ly/2GBiCzI
Event Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/186903845439294
Event website: https://downunder.iflyworld.com/2018australianopen
2018 is set to be the best competition as the sport of indoor skydiving continues to grow in Australia.
The venue is iFLY Downunder in Sydney located next to Penrith Panthers
The video highlights from the 2017 Australian indoor skydiving championships.
This year iFLY Downunder have world champion athlete and judge Andrzej Soltyk from team Vipers flying in to be on the offical judging panel for the event. Competitors can expect the judges to be on the lookout for world class flying at this years competition. More information on Andrzej in this article: https://elisebrown.com.au/world-champion-andrzej-soltyk/
Indoor Skydiving is open to competitors of all ages and is one of the most inclusive air sports in the world. The even is open to all skill levels from novice, rookie to pro.
There are the more traditional events that come from outdoor skydiving such as 4 way flat flying and VFS (Vertical Formation Skydiving). There are also some of the aesthetic events such as Freestyle and Dynamic flying that really show off the sport of indoor skydiving and the tunnels full potential.
The public are free to come and watch the event, it’s spectacular and not to be missed particularly on the Saturday when the Freestyle and Dynamic events are running.
This year will be a fierce competition with the 3rd FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving 2018 being held just after the Australian Nationals. Our top end Australian indoor skydiving athletes will be fighting it out to gain the right to compete and represent Australia in Bahrain in October. Australian medal winners are eligible to enter and compete at the FAI international event. See the World Cup event website http://wcis2018.com You can also check event information at Indoor Skydiving World: https://www.indoorskydiving.world/event/world-cup-indoor-skydiving-2018/
Indoor Skydiving in Australia is a fast growing sport and becoming popular with families, kids, youth, the young and the old. Flyers can join the many social events held at each tunnel, compete in the many friendly social scrambles events through the year or choose to up their skill levels, find a team mate and complete at state, national or international levels.
The FAI is recognised as the International Federation for Air Sports. Indoor Skydiving is a recognised as an Air Sports discipline within the FAI and on a fast track to hopefully be included in the Olympics. You can read more details on the push for Indoor Skydiving to be an Olympic sport over at Indoor Skydiving World: https://www.indoorskydiving.world/the-olympic-dream/
See you at the 2018 Australian Open Indoor Skydiving Championships.
Elise Brown is an indoor skydiving instructor and tunnel athlete passionate about health, lifestyle, fitness and the art of freestyle flight. See more at www.elisebrown.com.au