I am very pleased to advise that we have completed this year’s event !!
Despite the set back with the unavailability of the Hercules, we have managed to complete Jump Start 2013 in record time !!
Special thanks to everyone at every level !
Thanks to the professional people in the New Zealand sports and commercial skydiving sector, we have managed to complete this years event at Skydive Auckland by 1pm!!!, including two holds ! Truly outstanding stuff.
Thanks to all of you , 50 kids went home very very happy. We are doing amazing things for our youth.
Lars and I look forward to working with you all at Jump Start 2014 !!!!
If you’re a sport skydiver, fundraise for Jump Start 2013 and you could be in with a chance to jump from the ramp of the RNZAF C130 Hercules. Or, if you are a non skydiver, you can still fundraise for Jump Start 2013 but instead of jumping you can ride as an ‘observer’ on the C130. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in the largest skydiving event of its kind, while helping to make a differnce in the lives of our youth. So get your fundraising underway today ! Continue reading »
Here it is – the 2012 official Jump Start Video.
I would like to again send a huge thank you out to all of the ‘working crews’ – Tandem Masters & Camera flyers. Without you this event would not be a reality. Thank you all.
Photo - Taylin Mataafa (Project K student)left Sharon Oveinikovas (Project K mentor)right
One of this years lucky Project K participants, Taylin Mataafa, recently shared part of her experience through the Jump Start event, by taking her Project K mentor skydiving.
It was a fantastic sunny afternoon on Saturday 7th July, just like it was back in May at Jump Start, when Taylin courageously stepped off the ramp of a C130 Hercules. Something only a small specially selected few can experience. Taylin, said she was still on a ‘high’ from her Jump Start experience. Taylin encouraged her mentor Sharon Oveinikovas to find out what skydiving was like for herself. And Sharon took up the challenge !
Well done Taylin & welcome to the world of skydiving Sharon
Sharon Oveinikovas did her jump at Skydive Auckland, who also participated at this years Jump Start event by way of supplying Tandem Masters, Camera flyers & parachute packers.
The Jump Start event relies on a ‘team effort’ to make it a reality every year. This year four people have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to the event since its inception in 2007. Without their input every year this event could not be what it is today.
This years special recognition includes:
Andy Godfrey – Andy is the CSO (chief safety officer) of the Jump Start event and has been involved every year. In previous years Andy has also participated as a Tandem Master as part of the official working crews.
Lars Bojsen-Moller – Lars is one of the Jump Start Directors, and so his input is at the organisational level. It is a huge task to organise the Jump Start event year on year.
Ivan Peters – Ivan has assisted the Jump Start event with an array of varying tasks. He has in previous years assisted with the DVD production, and with the huge task of capturing all the event video and stills. Ivan also engineered the unique ‘online registration’ for working crews and the event ‘online Manifest’. Ivan has also assisted as part of the Camera Flyer crew for Jump Start.
Colin Smith – Colin has been involved with the Jump Start event right from when the first idea was developed during his time on the executive committee of the NZPF (New Zealand Parachute Federation). Colin is also part of the Jump Start committee and assists with the specific task of ‘gear checks’ in relation to all of the civilian ‘working crews’.