New Zealand Records
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Current New Zealand Records

 

Exit Altitude

Date Location Participants Record Size Aircraft Method of Ratification Ratified by
7/3/2013 Pudding Hill Colin Aitchison 20,000 feet Grand Caravan Flysight GPS + video Fiona McLaren

 

Accuracy landing

Date Location Participants Record Size Jumps Method of Ratification Ratified by Video
22/4/2011 Matamata Frank Conway 0.38m 3 Judge S McCurley  

 

 Highest four-way formation skydiving score

Date Location Participants Record Size Aircraft Method of Ratification Ratified by Video
14/2/2001 Matamata Richard Munrow Gerry Fitzgerald Colin Pirie Troy Marshall Brendan Swain (camera) 18 ZK-EHS (C402) Video Lisa Jonsson (Chief Judge) Steve McCurley (Principal Judge)  

 

Largest freefall formation

Category Date Location Participants Record Size Aircraft Method of Ratification Ratified by
Female 3/12/1988 Whenuapai Jo Howard, Gail Armitage, Helen Webster, Judy Spittal, Robyn Arnold, Frances Wilkins, Katherine Candy, Elaine Stevenson, Jenny Millington, Cyntihia Barnard, Laura Jarvis, Kate Wills, Joy Pine, Kim Mundell, Valerie Wright-St Clair, Emma Tait. Camera: Rob Pine. 16 C206 (ZK-DNG), Beaver (ZK-BDI) Unknown Unknown
Open 1/6/1992 Whenuapai Colin Pirie, Gerry Fitzgerald, Dave Cogan, Randy Anderson, Dave Collier, Jeff Kay, Robin Arnold, Alan Romaine, Craig Stevenson, Laura Jarvis, Andrew Wildes, Daren Pearson, Cynthia Barnard, Philip McNay, Peter Wilson, Simon Mundell, Philip Baldey, Judith Dunbar-Rawley, Ken Newkumet, Cathy Durham, Bronwyn Allen, Stuart Bean, Bevan Edmonds, Dave Hall, Penny Edwards, John Klundycki, Craig Ward, Heather Lanting, Cole Ryan, Cherie Sturgeon 30 Various Unknown Unknown

 

Largest star formation

Category Date Location Participants Number of People Aircraft Method of Ratification Ratified by Video
SOS 2/1/2011 Matamata Ken Ralston, Bruce Thomson, John Hewitt, Charley Reynolds & Graeme Templeton 5 C206 Video Steve McCurley View video
Pops 5/7/2012 Teuge, NL Graeme Templeton, Hank Spijkerbosch, Eric Pemberton, Ron Leech, Jezz Santos, David Gamble 6 Caravan Video Henie Wiggers View video
Open 25/2/1987 Parakai Wayne Corbett, Wayne La Varis, Paree La Varis, Chris Pine, Steve Croucher, James Wright, Nick Haggarty, Jamie Cardow, Paul (Jyro) Martyn, Alan Foote, Randy Anderson, Tony Jackson, Craig Stevenson, Jenny Millington, Graham Taylor, Mike Jeffries, Paul Davis, Jim Scorrar, Ray Dunkerley, Wayne Spittal, Bob Mustchin (camera) 20 ZK-JAD, ZK-BDI Unknown    

 

Largest canopy formation

Category Date Location Participants Number of People Aircraft Method of Ratification Ratified by
All Comers 24 April 2011 Matamata Aerodrome Dene Richardson, Katrina Wallis, Ron Leech, Frank Conway 4 C206 Still photo, Trevor Bush Steve McCurley

 

Largest freefly (head down) formation

Category Date Location Participants Record Size Aircraft Method of Ratification Ratified by
VRW Largest Formation 14/2/2012 Parakai Antonio Marsh, Julien Peelman, Rob Spedding, Jill Hewitt 4 Pac750XL Competition Judging Steve McCurley
4 Way Head Down 14/2/2012 Parakai Antonio Marsh, Julien Peelman, Rob Spedding, Jill Hewitt 3 Pac750XL Competition Judging Steve McCurley

 

Longest horizontal distance in freefall

Date Location Participants Record Size Aircraft Method of Ratification Ratified by
7/3/2013 Pudding Hill Colin Aitchison 9.59km Grand Caravan Flysight GPS Fiona McLaren

 

Canopy Piloting - Distance

Date Participant Location Distance Method of Ratification Ratified By
30/03/2014 Skydive Dubai Dessert Campus - 4th DISL Christopher Stewart 164.56m Judge DISL

 

Canopy Piloting - Speed

Date Participant Location Time Method of Ratification Ratified By
30/11/2014 Skydive Dubai - DISL Pro Meet Christopher Stewart 2.225s Judge Bjorn Korth F-904 (FAI Judge)
Jan Andersson (FAI Judge)
Nina Engel (FAI Judge)

 

*If verifiable evidence or documentation is obtained of records made prior to 2010, they will be added to the record book.

 

History of New Zealand Records

One of the roles of the NZPF is to certify and be custodian of all New Zealand Parachute Records. Over the years, it became apparent that many previous records were anecdotal, with no concrete supporting evidence to be found and as a result during the 2010 AGM, the membership voted to retire the old records.

It was decided to establish a new record book, with verifiable records and this page serves as that record.

Over the last few years, this NZPF Executive Committee has searched long and hard, through old archives and through appeals, to find evidence of old records. We are happy that we have been able to succeed and find sufficient evidence of previous records which have been set. If you have sufficient evidence of previous records which you would like to see reinstated, please contact us.

 

Setting New Records

To set a New Zealand record, please follow the steps below. Remember ALL participants must be current NZPF members, prior to the record attempt.

 

1. If the new record takes place during an NZPF sanctioned competition, being evaluated by a rated Judge, the record already qualifies. To make the record official, simply fill out the claim form and forward to the NZPF (exec@nzpf.org) and no further verification other than the official score is required. The Chief Judge or Meet Director can help complete this claim form, or complete it on your behalf.

2. For other records, such as largest formation, performed out side the confines of competition, you need to follow a couple of easy steps.

a) Notify the NZPF of the planned attempt by completing the claim form and sending to the NZPF exec. This must be received in advance of the record attempt.

b) After the successful jump, complete the claim form, which is to include all pertinent information such as participants names and NZPF numbers, location, altitude, date, type of record, etc. All of which is detailed on the form.

c) Submit the claim, along with proof of completion, video or stills as appropriate, to either the Executive Committee or Chief Judge.