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Skydive Auckland - Waiheke Island, Amazing Views And Making The News!

We decided to take our once in a lifetime experience of skydiving and combine it with insane views of Waiheke Island! On Sunday 22nd March, our Skydive Auckland crew headed over to Waiheke Island in Auckland for a day of jumping over the world renowned Gulf Island.

Our Skydive Auckland team shared the view with others, taking customers tandem skydiving from 12,000ft. This unique experience involved freefalling at 200km/hr with a backdrop of Waiheke's impressive beaches, world class vineyards, not to mention the rest of the Gulf Islands, including Rangitoto and Great Barrier.
 
The day could not have gone better. The Waiheke residents were keen to sign up for this rare experience. We took a couple who jumped to celebrate their 15 year anniversary, we had a mother and son taking the leap together, and many more, everyone loved it!
 
15 people from Auckland's sport skydiving community jumped solo from 12,000ft at Waiheke Island.
 
This day of jumping marked the fourth and final day of a sport skydiving event known as the 'Mad King Boogie' in honour of Parakai local 'Mad Dog' Ross King. The fun four day event included skydives into Muriwai Beach as well as coaching jumps, novelty jumps and competitions at Skydive Auckland's base in Parakai, West Auckland. And of course we took Ross for his second ever tandem skydive on day 4 of the event at Waiheke Island!
 
Upon landing, the Batch Winery, located conveniently next to the airport had bubbles at the ready for everyone to celebrate their achievement. Several businesses on Waiheke Island, such as The Waiheke Lodge have since contacted Skydive Auckland to say if they ever do this day again they'd be keen to be involved. The Helensville News published an epic photo and wrote about our awesome day!
 
Skydive Auckland's Rescue Dog - Meet Mac

We love Mac! Our team saw an advert to rescue a local dog. Mac is a 13 year old farm dog whose family were moving to the city so he needed a new home and we came to the rescue. Our Skydive Auckland team could not be more excited about the addition to our family and he has settled in well. He loves roaming around our dropzone to see everyone and swimming in the swooping pond to cool down in the warm weather. 

Mad King Boogie at Skydive Auckland and Waiheke Island

In honor of Mad Dog Ross King we're hosting a special sport skydiving event at Skydive Auckland and Waiheke Island! Come and join us for a fun few days of load organised jumps, novelty jumps, competitions, beach landings, parties and more!

We're keeping this grass roots, with only a $40 registration fee which includes your very own 'Mad King Boogie' T-shirt and some other goodies.

We've got a few load organisers and coaches lined up for your jumping pleasure!

Sunday (whatever the weather) we're having a party on Waiheke Island, so you might want to take Monday off... get your accommodation booked NOW!

Keep an eye on this event for more information as it is released, but get these dates in your diary.

Skydive Auckland at Waiheke Island - The most unique skydive in New Zealand!

Skydive Auckland are heading to Waiheke Island for the day!

With it's spectacular scenery and stunning beaches, Skydive Auckland will be taking off and landing at this amazing island in the Hauraki Gulf.

We are offering you the chance to do the most unique skydive in New Zealand at Waiheke Island in Auckland on Sunday 22nd March. Quote 'Waiheke' when booking directly on our website for this one day only event. Jump from 12,000ft with a photo package for just $399.

T's and c's apply, direct bookings only, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or deal.

You will need to arrange your own transport to Waiheke Island Airfield for your booking time. We recommend you book your ferry with Fullers.

Batch Winery will provide a complimentary bubbles tasting when you make a reservation with them directly for this day. 

 

Skydive Auckland Hosting NZ and Australian Canopy Piloting / Accuracy Championships 2020

Skydive Auckland will be hosting the New Zealand Parachute Federation and Australian Parachute Federation Canopy Championships in 2020.

The championships will include the following disciplines:
CP Blast (beginner)
Canopy Piloting (intermediate)
Canopy Piloting Open
Classic Accuracy Open
 
Competitors are welcome to arrive at Skydive Auckland from Sunday 29 March to complete document check, equipment check and participate in training.
 
The qualifying date is Wednesday 8 April 
The competition commences on Thursday 9 April at 6:00 and concludes at 17:00 on Monday 13 April.
The award ceremony will be held on the evening of Monday 13 April.
Further information is available in Bulletin #1
 
This competition will be run in line with theAPF Sporting Code 2019 for both the APF and NZ competition. As a competitor it is your responsibility to ensure you understand the riles associated with your competition.
 
NZPF Meet Director: Sue Walsh (sue@nzpf.org)
APF Meet Director: Jules McConnel (julia.mcconnel@apf.com.au)
 
To register for the event, please complete this online registration. Once you have registered you will be emailed details on how to complete the payment. Payments will be made through an online portal so a credit / debit card will be required. Payments will also incur a 1.5% surcharge.
 
You will only be able to make payments for the registration at this stage. The portal will be updated with payment options for training jumps, food packages, etc but that will be at a later stage. Please reger to the bulletins: Bulletin #1
 
Please join the Facebook Event:NZ and Australian Canopy Piloting / Accuracy Nationals 2020 which will be updated with information regularly.
 
Spectators for this exciting event are welcome to come and watch! More information coming soon.
Not a skydiver but want to get in on the action? - Book a tandem skydive with us!