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Aussie National Record 2019

Australian National Record 2019

Proudly supported by the APF Fiona McEachern Sport Development Fund.
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Following the VERY successful 2010 & 2015 National Record events which resulted in the current 119-way record, P3 has invited our Aussie mates back to Skydive Perris to do it again! If you're an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you don't want to miss this! (And if not... there are a few slots available for non-Aussie superstars. But be warned, for these coveted slots, the competition will be fierce!)

See MORE PHOTOS from the 2015 Aussie National Record!

Dates: May 23rd - June 3rd, 2019
This is a Thursday through Monday.

The Goal: To set a new official APF National Formation Skydiving Record for the Largest Freefall Formation. The current record is a 119-way set in 2015. Our goal is to break the existing record over Skydive Perris, California, adhering to all APF regulations for record qualification. The actual size of the record we aim for will depend on the number of participants qualifying in the first two big way camps. We are hoping everyone qualifies and we're in the 150-way range!

Why Perris and P3: The Perris Performance Plus (P3) formula has an extremely successful track record of formal training programs and invitational events renowned for assisting over a thousand skydivers from around the globe in reaching their personal performance goals. Skydive Perris is uniquely equipped with the aircraft, facilities and staff to allow the successful implementation of P3's event plan.

In June 2010, approximately 100 Australians from very diverse experience backgrounds descended upon Perris with aspirations of breaking the existing National Record. After 2 weeks of intensive training and preparation, 3 back-to-back-to-back records were set -- a 105-way, a 109-way and a 112-way. This was a monumental achievement for P3 and Australian skydiving, and we did it again in 2015, setting a new 119-way National Record. In 2019, we intend to break that record yet again!

Who Qualifies: The Australian Parachute Federation (APF) requires that 75% of participants on the record must be EITHER:

  • An Australian natural citizen, OR
  • A permanent resident of Australia.

There are no specifications for the remaining 25%.

Minimum Experience Required: TO QUALIFY FOR CAMP #1: Participants must have 100 jumps, 50 jumps in the last 6 months or 75 jumps in the last 12 months, and have the ability to close 5th or later on a consistent basis. If you feel your experience may be in question, please don't hesitate to contact us with your specific circumstances.

NOTE: Qualification for Camp #2 is contingent upon your performance in Camp #1. Qualification for the record attempts is contingent upon a great performance at both camps.

Location: Perris, CA

Event Schedule (Tentative): This is a 12-day event, broken down into two P3 Big Way Camps followed by the Record Event.

The schedule is as follows:

  • BIG WAY CAMP #1 (13 jumps):
    May 23: 20-ways from 1-2 aircraft
    May 24: 20-30 ways from 1-2 aircraft
    May 25: 20-30 ways from 1-2 aircraft
    May 26: DAY OFF
  • BIG WAY CAMP #2 (13 jumps):
    May 27: 40-60 ways from 3 aircraft
    May 28: 40-60 ways from 3 aircraft
    May 29: 40-60 ways from 3 aircraft
    May 30: DAY OFF
  • Record Event (18 jumps):
    May 31: Record warm-up dives from 3+ aircraft
    June 1: Record attempts from 6-7 aircraft
    June 2: Record attempts from 6-7 aircraft
    June 3: Record attempts from 6-7 aircraft
NOTE: BOTH BIG WAY CAMPS ARE MANDATORY in order to qualify for the Record Event.
(In special cases, we may grant permission to miss Camp #1, but a written request must be emailed in advance to P3 events@p3skydiving.com).

Price: $2895 USD (subject to potential fuel surcharges) for 44 jumps. Approximately 50% of the jumps will be made from high altitude (16,500-19,500 feet AGL) using oxygen. This cost also INCLUDES the following:

  • Downloadable event video via SkydivingPhotography.com
  • Event Banquet/Party
  • Event T-shirt
  • Commemorative Patches & Helmet Stickers

Deposit Required: $650 USD, once your application is accepted, is required in advance to secure your slot on all 3 camps. This deposit will be applied towards the total event price. The balance is due prior to 8:00am on Day 1 of the event.

Breakdown of Total Price / Deposit
CAMP PRICE DEPOSIT
Big Way Camp #1 $810.00 USD $180.00 USD
Big Way Camp #2 $860.00 USD $195.00 USD
Record Event $1,225.00 USD $275.00 USD
TOTAL $2,895.00 USD $650.00 USD

Payment Methods Accepted:

  • Cash
  • Traveler's Checks - Make payable to P3 Skydiving. Must be signed by you in both signature locations upon check-in.
  • Personal Check or Bank Check - Funds must be in US$ drawn on a US bank, no exceptions. Make payable to P3 Skydiving and mail to PO Box 418, Perris, CA 92572 USA.
  • Credit/Debit Card - A 3.5% transaction fee will be added to all credit card transactions, as well as any debit card transactions under $100 USD. There is no fee for debit card transactions over $100 USD. All credit/debit transactions are processed by PVAS.
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  • Wire Transfer - You are responsible for all fees charged by BOTH banking institutions (sending and receiving). Inquire with Brenda L'Heureux brenda@p3skydiving.com for banking information.

Start Time: 8:00am on May 23rd.
Please be registered, waivered, gear checked and ready to jump at this time. Please make your travel arrangements accordingly. Start times for subsequent days will be announced at the end of the preceding day.

Release Time: This event concludes on June 3rd after the Event Party, which begins after the event debrief. Everyone is encouraged/expected to stay all day on June 3rd and arrange to travel home on June 4th.

Cancellation & Refund Policy: If you cannot honor your commitment to this event and you cancel after April 20th, a $250 USD registration fee will be retained as a late cancellation penalty, and the remainder of your deposit will be refunded to you.

What do I need to bring? Current APF or other aero club membership card, photo identification (driver’s license or passport), signed logbook, and ALL JUMPSUITS and/or WEIGHTS -- or an empty weight belt if you plan to rent weights from Square 1 -- and/or SWEATSHIRTS to ensure your best performance in each skydive regardless of the fall rate. Also, please be sure your reserve is in date.

Contact Us: Please address administrative questions regarding the event, registration and payment to Jen or Brenda at events@p3skydiving.com. Questions about your citizenship/residency circumstances or other APF matters can be addressed to Greg Jack gregorykjack@gmail.com.

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