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05 May 2017

Rustenburg – The long awaited 2017 South African National Skydiving Championships was held at Skydive Rustenburg at the Rustenburg Municipal Airfield.

Love is in the air! The long awaited 2017 South African National Skydiving Championships was held at Skydive Rustenburg at the Rustenburg Municipal Airfield. Photos: Charl du Plessis (snap2art@gmail.com) 

The competition ran from 27 April to 1 May 2017 and competitors from all nine provinces took to the playground in the sky and competed in 5 separate skydiving disciplines namely; formation skydiving, artistic events, canopy formation, classic accuracy and wingsuit skydiving – all for the title of National Champions in the various categories.

Amy Kurtland from Johnnesburg – very happy with her landing. Photos: Charl du Plessis (snap2art@gmail.com)

Skydiving is also one of the few sports where men and women compete in the same competition on an equal footing.

One of the two X328 Atlas Angel Turbine Aircrafts being fueled up.

The event was open to the public during the competition hours – and left many in awe.

Six skydivers boarding one of the Atlas Angel Aircrafts for one of their many jumps.

This was the second time that the National Skydiving Championships was held in the North West
Province and both Skydive Rustenburg and the Parachute Association of South Africa were honoured to bring this unique and spectacular sport to the people of Rustenburg. The event was hosted without a single incident.

Circling in for the landing!

For additional information, please contact Skydive Rustenburg’s meet director Herman Grobler on 082-448 0784, Danelle Field (administration) on 079-345 7058 or Graham Field (safety officer) on 074- 198 0891.

Skydive Rustenburg Committee members from left; Graham Field (vice chairman and chief instructor), Danelle Fields (administrator) and Herman Grobler (chairman).

For the full list of champions awarded and awesome videos of the event, visit their facebook page on Rustenburg Skydiving Club.

Serious focus to get a perfect landing! 

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