2017 Queensland State Championships Bulletin One

7th July, 2017 

Bulletin One


Formation Skydiving 

  • 4-way
  • Blast, A, AA, AAA
  • 8-way
  • Inter, Open 
  • Advanced
  • Open

Artistic Events (AE)

  • Freestyle
  • Freefly


  • Acrobatic.

Wingsuiters, Speed Skydivers and North Queenslanders

Please submit a registration form, and select the expression of interest option if you would like to see a Wingsuit Performance and/or a Speed Skydiving Event organised separately later in the year, or if you are in a North Queensland team who is interested in submitting your competition jumps performed at the North Queensland Cay boogie, for judging by the State Meet panel.

Aims of the Event

  • To determine the 2017 Queensland Champions in FS and AE
  • To promote the sport of skydiving and competition to all experience levels of skydivers
  • To prepare local skydivers for Australian National Championships in 2018
  • To provide a pathway for Australian Team Selection for Queensland Skydivers, to the World Skydiving Championships, Gold Coast 2018
  • To improve Judging opportunity, methods and technology


Practice day: Friday, 15th September 2017

Competition: Saturday and Sunday, 16th and 17th September, 2017


Skydive Byron Bay, Operated by Skydive Australia

1 Tyagarah Road, Tyagarah, NSW



Cessna 208 Super Caravan

Procedure for Registration 

Every person who wishes to compete at the State Championships is required to be included in a team registration. Registration is on-line or can be done on the day. Registration is free, but only teams registered before September 1st will be eligible for free camera slots

Every person who wishes to compete must complete a waiver and have an account with Skydive Australia. If you have not jumped at with Skydive Australia before, you will be required to open an account and purchase jump tickets. We encourage all competitors to do this prior to competition day.

Registration and Jump Tickets

Registration is free. Teams registered by 1st Sept will have all camera slots paid by QPA.

Jump Tickets are available for purchase at usual DZ prices of $44 per ticket, or $420 for 10.

Competition Rules

The 2017 Queensland State Skydiving Championships will be conducted in accordance with the Australian Parachute Federation Sporting Code, July 2017

APF Sporting Code 2017: https://www.apf.com.au/ArticleDocuments/836/Sporting 

APF Dive Pools 2017: https://www.apf.com.au/ArticleDocuments/836/APF 

Competition will be 5 rounds in all disciplines unless determined otherwise by the Meet Director. Competitors may compete in more than one team and more than one event with prior permission of the Meet Director

Schedule of events

Friday 15th September 

0800hrs to last load Official Practice

0800hrs until 8pm Registration and Waiver, Gear Checks

Friday 15th September, 2017

1900hrs (7pm) Official draw at the hanger.

1900hrs to 2100hrs (7pm until 9pm) Dirt Diving and creeping at the hanger

Saturday 16th September, 2017

0700hrs ALL COMPETITORS Compulsary Competitors Meeting and Safety Briefing

Gear up calls and start of competition will immediately follow the meeting.

Competition will run until last load.

Sunday 17th September, 2017

0700hrs Gear up call for competition loads. Competition will run until completion or until end of competition is called by the Meet Director.

Medal ceremony will take place at the completion of judging on Sunday evening

Event Officials

Meet Director: Alan Moss

Event Organiser: Lea Critchley SQPC Administrator

SQPC Area Coach: Matt Blaiklock

Chief Instructor: Joe Stein

DZSO: Appointed by Skydive Australia

Judges: Sheena Simmonds, Faye Cox, Cole Ruthenberg, Lindy Williams, Lea Critchley


Creepers: A limited number of creepers will be available for the use of teams at the hanger.

Food: will be available on site at Skydive Byron Bay during operational hours.


There is no accommodation available at Tyagarah airfield.

Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby have good quality hotels and caravan parks

There are many good Airbnb options in the area.


Exclusive skydiver camping and facilities are available close to the DZ for $20 per person, per night. Please pay on arrival. Address and directions:

3489 Pacific Highway Tyagarah, NSW

• Half way between Kennedys Lane and Tyagarah Rd 

• On the western side of the highway, opposite side to the DZ.

• If coming from the north you have to do a u-turn at Kennedys Lane and head 200m north on the Pacific highway the drive way will be on your left.

• If coming from the south you pass Kennedys Lane and head 200m further north on the Pacific Highway, and the drive way will be on your left.


Competition enquiries, please contact Lea Critchley:

Email: admin@sqpc.org.au

Phone: 0409 979687

DZ Enquiries please contact Skydive Byron Bay via Skydive Australia: 1300 663634