Sky high

COFFS City Skydivers will host the biggest competition and training meeting ever held in the city from December 4 to 7.

Centred around the first Australian Wing Suiting Championships, the event will bring skydivers from all over the globe into Coffs Harbour and invite them to train and refine their skills to levels suitable for international competition and standards.

Spokesperson Steve Hill said the Wing Suiting competition will be enormously spectacular.

“Competitors wear a specially-designed winged suit, hence the name, allowing them to cover extra distance before opening the parachute,” he advised.

“The winged suiters create formations in the sky and judging of their excellence is made from DVD film footage, also taken by one of the jumpers.

“All results will be placed on the Coffs City Skydivers website and the public can check it out to get a very close look at the competition.”

Also coming to the event is the 22-place Skyvan, the largest skydiving aircraft in Australia, which can take skydivers from the ground to 14,000 feet in around ten minutes.

On Saturday, December 6, Coffs City Skydivers will present an open day with public admission between 10am and 2pm.

“The best way to find us is to go the main airport entrance, then follow the signs to the left down Aviation Drive,” Hill said.

“We'll be putting on a number of displays and visitors can check out the latest range of equipment that all help make skydiving such an exciting sport.”

Film crews will be on location during the event, filming a movie for Fuel TV.



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