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Successful skydive for Safeskies president and QantasLink CEO

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 23, 2015

Peter Lloyd, third from left and John Giissing, fourth form left, both made tandem skydives over Canberra on December 15. (Safeskies)

Safeskies President Emeritus Peter Lloyd has made a tandem skydive over Canberra to celebrate his 95th birthday.

The December 15 jump from 14,000ft was Lloyd’s fourth in a series of birthday jumps which began in 2000 with a tandem skydive to celebrate his 80th birthday.

Lloyd, who is now blind, was attached to jumpmaster Paul Smith, who was making his 11,111th tandem skydive.

“It was a truly wonderful birthday,” said Lloyd, who is also the honorary Governor of the Australian Air Sport Confederation and President of Honour of the world air sport controlling body, Federation Aeronautique.

Also making the jump was QantasLink chief executive John Gissing, who completed his first skydive.



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Comments (2)

  • Pontious


    Well done Peter,

    He goes back all the way to the halcyon days of the real aeroclubs where he did great work over decades..

  • Bob Warn


    Thumbs Up, Peter – Happy Birthday and Christmas

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