Picture : Michael Wilson
Queensland’s own Jessica Johnston will compete for Australia at the Speed Skydiving World Cup in the United Kingdom in a fortnight’s time.
Jessica had previously set the world record for the fastest ever plunge taken by a woman with a personal best speed of 411kmh between an altitude of 13,500 and 5,000 feet. This was however, recently bettered by an Italian woman, with a speed of 424km/h.
“Yeah I’m headed over to the UK to try and get my record back,” Jess said. “There are six girls competing at this world meet, which is pretty exciting, but I am the only female going over from Australia,” Jess said.
Jess was born in South Africa, and grew up in Western Australia. She has had some troubles in her past and her fair share of challenges, but says “no matter what happened in the past – it doesn’t change the future”, and the future is looking great for Jess. And Jess has a lot to look forward to, she is currently studying her Accelerated Free Fall Instructor Course, and will soon be a World Record Holder again.
Jess has been working in the industry and competing professionally for the last 2 years. Jess put a lot of her success down to Ronnie Perry, as she says “her mentor, life coach and rock. He’s the Man!”, and he is also the Australian National Coach who the founder of the Female Canopy Piloting Development Group, who now have seven women in the course.
The 2019 FAI Speed Skydiving Events will be held in Dunkeswell, United Kingdom from the 12 Aug – 15 Aug 2019. (https://www.fai.org/ipc-dunkeswell2019)
Make sure you show your support for Jess by giving her a shout out on her social media at :
Instagram : @jessicajohnston_1987
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