Julia McConnel

Jules

Team / Company Name Pull Ya Strings

Location Australia

  • Main Canopy
    Crossfire3 89, JVX 79, Matrix2 89 
  • Container
    Talon FS
  • Reserve Canopy
    Airforce 120
  • Helmet
    Fibrezone
  • Jumpsuit
    Airsuits
  • Altimeter
    Neptune
  • Jules has been flying canopies for almost 20 years and sharing her passion for canopy flight through coaching for the last 10 years. She does it because she loves it, she loves it because it's fun, and she thinks it is awesome to change people's fear and anxiety about flying parachutes into joy. 

  • Age
    40
  • Nationality
    Australian
  • Total Jumps
    10,000+
  • Home DZ
    Skydive Oz, Moruya
  • Occupation
    Skydiving Instructor
  • Hobbies
    Walking my dog Jedei, beach swimming, yoga
  • License / Ratings
    Instructor A, AFF, Tandem, Packer A
  • RW/FS
    1,000
  • Hops-n-Pops
    3,000 CRW and another 1,000 at least
  • Camera
    500
  • Tandems
    3,000
  • Freefly
    1,000
  • Coaching
    heaps and loving it!!!
  • Cutaways
    8
  • Canopy Progression

    Student 300, 270, 220 (first 20 jumps)

    PD 190 (20 jumps)

    Sabre 170 (50 jumps)

    Sabre 150 (300 jumps)

    Stiletto 120 (600 jumps)

    Crossfire2 105 (1500 jumps)

    Lightning 113 (400 jumps)

    Velocity 90 (600 jumps)

    Storm 97 (400 jumps)

    VX90 (600 jumps)

    Matrix 77 (400 jumps)

    JVX 79 (10 jumps)

    Matrix 89 (100 jumps)

    Crossfire3 89 (15 jumps)

    Also demo'd a bunch of different canopies including reserves, CRW, and main in the last 7 years

  • Skydiving Competitions and Records

    • National Canopy Piloting Intermediate Speed Champion, 2007.
    • Current World Record 100-way Canopy Formation participant (2007 Lake Wales, USA)
    • National 2 way Sequential CF Champion, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
    • Australian Team Member 2008 World Parachuting Championships, Teuge, Holland, placing 7th overall
    • Bronze Medallist 2-Way Sequential CF, 2009 World Games
    • Current Australian Record 36-way Canopy Formation participant (only female participant - 2009, Nagambie)
    • Current Australian all female record 8-way Canopy Formation organiser and pilot (2011 Skysisters Symposium, Toogoolawah)
    • Silver Medallist 2-Way Sequential CF, 2010 WPC Menzelinsk, Russia
    • Bronze Medallist 2-Way Sequential CF, 2012 WPC, Dubai, UAE
    • Current Australian 2-way SQ CF record holder – 27 formations in 1 minute of working time 
    • Australian record holder most skydives in one day (150 jumps on January 13th, 2012)
    • Silver medal 2-way Sequential Canopy Formation (SQ CF), World Parachuting Championships (WPC), Bosnia 2015
    • Australian Record CF 44-way participant and coordinator 2015