This Australia Day weekend, Skydive Oz will host upwards of 50 skydivers at the PRIDE BOOGIE, Australia’s first LGBTQIA+ skydiving festival. Jumping at NSW’s most scenic skydiving centre, the PRIDE BOOGIE will celebrate diversity in Australian skydiving as well as mark Australia Day 2021. Australian skydiving is as diverse as it is welcoming. The PRIDE BOOGIE will celebrate this diversity encouraging all Australians to get involved with this daredevil sport no matter what their age, gender, sexuality of background. Held over the 3 days leading up to Australia Day, the PRIDE BOOGIE will feature some visually spectacular and epic skydives, including:
3 FLAG JUMP Featuring Australian, Indigenous and Pride Flags of epic proportions (11m by 7m), this 3 Flag jump over the spectacular Moruya coastline will be a celebration of Australia Day and its diverse cultures, visible for miles along the coast.
RAINBOW ANGLES A group of skydivers will race across the Moruya skies with 11 metre streamers in the Pride Flag colours streaming behind them in a spectacular display of precision skydiving. THE BIG GAY WAY Australia’s LGBTQIA+ skydivers (and some of their friends) will come together to attempt Australia’s largest LGBTQIA+ formation skydiver to celebrate the diverse nature of Australian skydiving, encouraging all Australians to get involved in this daredevil sport. The PRIDE BOOGIE is the brainchild of Marcus Bourget, a former chairman of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and a current member of the team which set the Australian Formation Skydiving record of 130 jumpers in June 2019. Marcus Bourget said “the Pride Boogie is a celebration of one of Australia’s most diverse sports – skydiving. Young, old, black, white, gay, straight, man, woman and everyone in between, jumping out of planes at 15,000 feet over the stunning Moruya coastline makes an out for all of us. If you haven’t tried skydiving yet, make it your resolution for 2021”. The PRIDE BOOGIE will be held in the days leading up to Australia Day 2021 The PRIDE BOOGIE gratefully acknowledges the support of the Australian Parachute Federation, The NSW Parachute Council and Skydive Oz. What? Australia’s first LGBTQIA+ Skydiving Festival – the PRIDE BOOGIE Where? Skydive Oz, Bruce Cameron Drive, Moruya, NSW 2537 When? 23 – 25 January 2021