Greg Crozier and Karine Joly are team Airwax and have been skydiving for over 35 years between them and competing as a skydiving Freefly team for 10 years. Team mates in life and the sport of skydiving, they get to travel the world to share their love of human flight. Currently in Australia for the World Parachuting Championships on the Gold Coast earlier this month, the duo and their camera flyer Baptiste Welsch flew to victory taking the Gold Medal in the Freefly discipline. Freefly is like sky gymnastics and dance put together in a beautiful flowing routine and to make their performance extra special for the Australian competition, Airwax wore Aboriginal inspired jumpsuits that they designed and commissioned.
Greg and Karine are now at iFLY Downunder in Penrith to pass on some of their knowledge and skills to Australian skydivers and indoor skydivers. Their 3 day tunnel-camp teaches a range of ages and abilities to fly their bodies. Training in a wind tunnel allows skydivers to accomplish lots in a day without the plane ride or having to pack their parachutes. It also means coaches can give their students in-air instruction without also having to purchase a plane ticket as an added expense. Patrick Sullivan is the youngest athlete at 14 years old to join their camp. Patrick took 3rd place at the Junior Freestyle at the Australian Indoor Skydiving Championships in August and it’s great to see his flying being taken to the next level by these international superstars.
After their tunnel camp, Greg and Karine will take some time out to explore the Blue Mountains and Sydney, before jetting off to Alice Springs to skydive over Uluru and learn more about the Aboriginal culture that inspired their jumpsuits.