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Skydive meet

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April 20, 2018

Spectators are invited to the drop zone to Sky Dive Nagambie to cheer on competitors as they land. Picture: Nigel Rowlan

Spectators are greeted with a great sight at Sky Dive Nagambie.

Skydivers from around the world descended on Nagambie yesterday for the 14th Parachutists over Phorty world meet.

The association is a worldwide club founded in 1966 for skydivers who have reached the age of 40.

Every two or three years a World Championships is held — each one an opportunity to renew friendships, make new ones and take part in friendly competition.

Competitors from more than 25 countries celebrated the opening ceremony yesterday morning, with competition and record attempts continuing until Saturday next week.

The first-ever championships were held in Australia in 1989, so the meet is particularly special as it is a return to old roots.

Spectators are invited to the drop zone to watch the action and cheer on competitors as they land.

The host drop zone, Sky Dive Nagambie, is located at Oliver’s Rd, Bailieston.

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