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Welcome to Skysurfer.com.au - Australia's Internet Skydiving and BASE Forum. Thanks for dropping by.

Want to learn to skydive? Start here.

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The Skydiving Forums

The link to the right will take you to the Skydiving forums, where you can read the latest news, chat in the shoutbox, ask questions and/or provide answers. Go to the public forums for a snapshot of what it's all about.

Many of the forums require registration to view or contribute - it's easy and it's free.

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Bookmark this location for future reference: http://www.skysurfer.com.au/forums

Once you've done that, have a browse around. Maybe check out the "Cool stuff to do in Skysurfer" topic - it's got some tips to get the most out of your time here. Nothing here constitutes instruction though - you're responsible for your own safety.

Trading equipment

You can make contacts for buy/sell/traded in the classifieds.

http://www.skysurfer.com.au/forums/classifieds/

if you are new to the sport, it is essential that you engage your Chief Instructor before committing to purchase.

About Skydiving

Skydiving is something that will challenge you: fear of falling, fear of the unknown, fear of death: although safety standards have risen to levels unimagined when parachuting started, no skydive could ever be termed completely "safe".

However, if you haven't done one, and you have the urge, why procrastinate any longer?

Picture by Darren Harvey

Tandem Skydiving

Learn to skydive

Where to skydive

The Australian Parachute Federation

The APF administers skydiving in Australia, and this site has no formal attachment to them. Here's their website:

Australian Parachute Federation

APF policy on BASE jumping

“The parameters of the Australian Parachute Federation lie in sport parachuting operations from aircraft. While we are aware that parachuting descents are made from other than aircraft, our rules do not cover these descents and we are not in a position to control them.”

The BASE Jumping Forums

Here's the direct link to the BASE jumping forums.

Enter the BASE Forums

More information on BASE.

Avoiding Canopy Collisions

The Argus AAD Saga

Dropzones with a mandatory AAD Rule

Mandatory AAD Dropzones; not conclusive and garnered from dropzone users

Skydiving Links

Skysurfer's RSS feeds

Skysurfer Public Forum, New Threads

Skysurfer News Aggregator

Skysurfer Events


Skydiving Websites

http://pureskydive.com

http://Dropzone.com World's largest skydiving forum

http://www.performancedesigns.com/education.asp

http://www.relworkers.org

http://www.sqpc.org.au Website of the South Queensland Parachute Council

http://www.nqpc.org.au Website of the North Queensland Parachute Council

http://www.skydiver.net.au Important information for working skydivers

Skydiving Sydney

Blueskies Magazine

Weather

http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/radar/ Australian Weather Watch Radar Network

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR662.loop.shtml#skip 256 km Brisbane (Mt Stapylton) Radar Loop


Humour

http://www.dorkzonehero.net/

(got a favorite one? Edit this section!). Wiki registration required (thanks to the script kiddies out there).

eGroups

There are email groups ("eGroups") setup for state-by-state communication as well, and administered by volunteers. To subscribe:

South Queensland

South Australia

Western Australia

ACT

Skydivers Around Sydney (SkArSy) NSW

Victoria (Relworkers)

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