Sky sisters on a high this weekend
TWO Whitsunday women Anita Perryman and Jonny Goss will be literally taking sky diving to a new level this weekend as they take part in the Skysisters all-female sky diving event.
The nine day event will challenge national and world records and the women will take part in about 5,000 jumps at the Ramblers drop zone in Toogoolawah from April 22-30.
The girls will be joining other skydivers from Ayr and Townsville as part of the Ayrchix team.
Event organiser Susie McLachlan said Skysisters was about a group of girls of all ages getting together to inspire and motivate each other while having a lot of fun and breaking some records along the way.
The event, which is free and open to the public, has also attracted an impressive list of attendees from within the skydiving fraternity including Kate Cooper-Jensen from California who has jumped more than 9500 times and holds 14 world records and cinematographer Norman Kent who is responsible for filming the skydiving scenes in movies like Terminal Velocity, Point Break and Get Smart.
The girls had to raise $2000 each to be eligible to participate in the program and all money raised will go towards the Breast Cancer Australia and the Australian Parachute Foundation Team Trust.