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Amy in action at the national finals in Perth.

Byron Bay skydiver Amy Jamieson has finished second in the female intermediate division of the 2019 Australian and New Zealand Canopy Piloting Championships held in Perth during April.

Amy, along with the six other females, made history for the most female competitors in a Canopy Piloting competition ever.

In canopy piloting parachutist are judged on the speed, distance, and accuracy of their landing approach.

Amy works at Sky Dive Byron where she is in training to become an instructor.

‘I try to get a jump in every day,’ she said.

‘A few of the guys at work are into canopy piloting; they gave me the push I needed to get into it,’ she said.

‘A bunch of the women competitors got together for training before the competition, which was really helpful. The more women see it as an option, the more will get involved,’ she said.

Amy wants to stay in the intermediate division for another year before moving on to opens, so she can try for entry to the world championships.

‘It is definitely a goal of mine,’ she said.


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