Hillman Farm Skydivers 40th Anniversary Meet and Mumbles Memorial Meet

Runway Mumbles Cross Mumbles Memorial The Pit Nisan Hut Pano Grunter on Fire Hillman Group Stitch-Top on-us

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This weekend’s adventure was to go down to Hillman Farm Skydivers to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the skydiving Club.

As you can see by the group shot, the event was well attended from people who were involved from the get go, to the newby’s to the sport and everyone in-between.

It was great to catch up with so many crew we haven’t seen for a while.

Also part of the event was the traditional Mumbles memorial meet which is an annual event to remember a young skydiver who had a tragic accident down there in 1983 by the name of Mark Kirby…AKA Mumbles.

A could of the shots above show the memorial that has been created to remember Mumbles.

It was also really good to see the locals there getting behind the event as they always do.

Also a tradition at the event is the famous pit fire, where a drum of Avgas is poorer into the put and set alight. The flames that come up are quite cool and get more intense when the gravel is disturbed which promotes the pit walk!

The runway shot shows just how big the Hillman runway is and it is often used by the Military for Skydive training and land C130 Hercules aircraft down there.

A fun weekend!

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6 Responses to Hillman Farm Skydivers 40th Anniversary Meet and Mumbles Memorial Meet

  1. Kim Brooks says:

    Fantastic shots Mark, it was a great weekend.

  2. Jacqui Minchin says:

    These are beautiful photos Mark. I love the runway.

  3. Jeff simcock says:

    Great photos Mark! It’s good to see the club still going well and the mumbles memorial! I remember many weekends down there … Cold but warmed up on the inside !! Lol cheers mate…