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“The Supercharge program is one of the best I’ve seen for training FS jumpers at any level, from students to world class competitors.”
Dan Brodsky-Chenfield – 4 and 8way World Champion. Founder of Arizona Airspeed and P3. Author of “Above All Else”. Manager of Skydive Perris. Visit his website.
There are so many pieces of the puzzle when striving to excel in Formation Skydiving. It takes an amazing combination of personal flying skills, mental training, discipline, repetition and the ability to think while you fly or to stop thinking and allow your instincts and muscle memory to guide you.
I’ve known Melissa Harvie for nearly 20 years. As a competitor, coach, record holder and participant in some of the most challenging large formation skydives ever done I’ve seen her master these skills while also never stopping to work on them.
Her Supercharge program is one of the best I’ve seen for training FS jumpers at any level, from students to world class competitors. When jumpers from Australia apply for P3 events and we want to get a clear idea on their ability one of the questions we ask them is “Have you been supercharged?” A “yes” answer carries a lot of weight.
“Fact – the current Australian Largest Freefall Formation of a 130way, achieved in Perris, USA 2019, would not have been accomplished without Supercharge.”
Tracey Basman – for Aussie Bigways. Visit the Bigways website.
Supercharge works – it is a no brainer to sign up, we highly recommend it and may you never be the same again – in a good way of course. Giddy Up!
Having witnessed the progression of the Supercharge program from its inception in 2016 and the consistent results achieved within our skydiving community, we attest to the all-encompassing outcomes. The program has taken true dedication and years to develop and collate and reflects the best practice body flight techniques used by experts worldwide and needed if you want to do more in the sport.
The current Australian Largest Freefall Formation of a 130way, achieved in Perris, USA 2019, would not have been accomplished without Supercharge. Fact!
Aussie Bigways partnered with Supercharge over our 4 year training journey leading up to the 2019 record event. 47% of our record participants completed varying levels of the program. Some we know would never have made it through to that last record-breaking jump if not for Supercharge.
Our Aussie Bigways community have much to be thankful for, that this structured program was widely available to so many in our bigway training to break this Australian record.
Investing early in your personal flying skills will pay dividends in your skydiving career and it is never too late to invest. Old timers have spread new wings having been Supercharged. We have witnessed the body flight principles learnt in Supercharge translate to every discipline of Skydiving; they are all encompassing. It is no brainer to sign up, we highly recommend it.
“This is absolutely the ticket! Get involved and enjoy being part of such an exciting, awesome sport!”Cindi Hemmila – Chief Instructor – Sydney Skydivers. Visit her website.
So, you have your A licence and have finished your B rels and are excited for the next step to get you closer to chasing your skydiving dream! But how do you get there?
The Supercharge program is designed just for YOU, to take you through from here so you can launch into many more exciting things. Build your freefall skills and improve your canopy skills, learn how to fly safely with others in the sky.
The program starts with tunnel training and leads into skydiving. Learn new skills in the tunnel then put them to practice in the air.
Whether it is bigger or competitive flat jumps, free fly, wing suit, angles, or whatever discipline you are drawn to, fundamental safety and the potential to achieve your goals comes from your core flat flying skills and a Star Crest. These are essential criteria to launch into whatever it is you are dreaming of.
This is absolutely the ticket! Get involved and enjoy being part of such an exciting, awesome sport!
“This goal-oriented program is a game changer.”
David Loncasty – Australian Big Way Guru and Coach
“As a coach, Melissa is passionate, detail orientated and highly structured, using an approach that all learning types will benefit from.”
Mark Lea – Tunnel2Sky Coaching. Visit his Facebook page.
It’s been a pleasure to watch Melissa compete, train and coach throughout my 6 years in the industry.
As a competitor Melissa is fierce and determined, during training she is goal driven and focused. Her results in the State, National and International levels speak for themselves.
As a coach, Melissa is passionate, detail orientated and highly structured, using an approach that all learning types will benefit from. Her wealth of knowledge and experience is an invaluable resource for any skydiver, whether AFF, Bigways or someone competing on the world stage.
“Skydiver or Tunnel Flyer give Supercharge a go right now!”Kurmet Jaadla – Chief Instructor iFLY Downunder
“I give credit to Melissa’s coaching and the Supercharge program for my success. Absolutely 100%.”
“Melissa created a customised program for me and pushed me to my limits, we called it ‘Weapon Training’!”
StoryI love the fast, frenetic fun of FS and believe anything is possible! I have a wonky left side and very short arms – coaching helps to reduce this great burden ☹ I went to Melissa for a Supercharge Clinic to optimise my skills because I was longing to find some extra power in my flying that seemed so elusive! I would watch the pros (including Melissa) and fathom how they could do what they do with such little perceived effort. Melissa created a customised program for me and pushed me to my limits, we called it ‘Weapon training’! Melissa is a very inspiring coach to spend time with, she exposed me to new techniques and helped me find even more power in my flying.
“Supercharge, the results speak for themselves. National podium with gold in 4way A and two Australian Records.”
“The Supercharge program has dramatically increased my enjoyment of this sport that I have loved for nearly 50 years!”
Being old school, you develop habits that you’re not even aware of and this program identifies those and gives you the remedies.
I’ve never had so much skydiving fun packed into 3 days.
While there are many good coaches around, there is only so much that can be done on a DZ.
The Supercharge program has been refined over the last 5 years to become the best way to improve your skydiving and maximise your fun in the sport.
- There are several things that make Supercharge the best option for getting more out of your skydiving:
- The program has been refined over several years and many camps
- Classroom sessions clearly explain concepts & prepare for dirt dives
- Comprehensive dirt diving before each session in the tunnel
- Detailed analysis of each person’s videos from each flight
- Professional, patient and fun coaches!
- The most time & cost-effective way to fast track your learning
- It is unique
“My Supercharge experience empowered me to simply be a better person (and skydiver).”Richard Mallet
“Despite having 1700 jumps, going back to the basics was the best way to improve my flying and to achieve my goal; I was on the record-breaking team in Perris 2019!”
“Supercharge gave me skills that would prove crucial to my bigway success in Perris!”John Garnett
“I love how Melissa works one on one to tailor a plan to suit the individual and make you grow.”
StoryIn my photo, I’d just landed from the 4th successful 32way Sequential record. Last jump of the day, last jump of the event. Nagambie Aussie Bigways camp 2016 with Dan BC. I love the sport and for years have been infatuated. Once I finished my B-Rels a mentor sent me applications for the 2015 Bigway Record event in Perris. I was nowhere near ready but determined. I needed to train lots and I did. Bigways gave me goals to put my ambition towards and from that time on it’s been my focus. Working with Melissa from my Star Crest days in the sky and in the tunnel, made me aware of strengths and weaknesses I had developed in my flying. I know the coaching I received has helped me achieve some great things and be part of so many awesome events both interstate and overseas. I love how Melissa works one on one to tailor a plan to suit the individual and make you grow. Melissa breaks down into steps, the physical and mental aspects of flying so I can understand why I fly the way I do and how by subtly changing mental and physical attitudes I could achieve efficiency with consistency on those record attempts. Our vision on the ground becomes reality in the air. Supercharge is the future to fast tracking any progression in the sport!
“By the end of our Clinic, I had the most control I’ve ever felt. Melissa knew exactly what to change & what not to.”Jarrod Nolan
“I now have solid flying skills. It was not always so. Fun jumps, it turns out, are not really much fun in the long run.”
To me, skydiving is about performing at your best with your peers, making that best your average and finding a better best. Then repeat. I have Melissa Harvie and Tracey Basman to thank for setting me on that path, they both encouraged me from day one, and have kept me on it.
I now have solid flying skills. It was not always so. Fun jumps, it turns out, are not really much fun in the long run.
Around five or so years ago I chose RW as my discipline – I was not too interested in freefly and the idea of jumping in large and sequential formations out of multiple airplanes appealed greatly. I also had little idea of what good body position for RW meant, but thought I had the basics nailed. So, I applied for a Perris P3 sequential camp.
What a wakeup call. First day, five jumps. Five times low. Never got near nailing an exit (unlinked, mind you). Dan called me out at the end of that day and, kindly and firmly, asked me to think about whether my flying skills were up to the required standard. Message received – I left the camp and, having received a reality check but not disheartened, retuned to Australia looking for ways to learn about these elusive body flying skills.
A difficult year followed. I jump at Toogooolawah and found it hard to work out how to pick up the skills. I’d get some hints and suggestions (mostly clean) and a few practice jumps with various jumpers, most in informal fun jumps, around 6way size, and as much by observation and trial and error improved over time. I took part in star crest jumps and then applied to intermediate events in other States. An early camp in those time with LG at Picton, my first time there, stands out.
I say with no room for error and with absolute certainly that my path to good flying skills began with my first Supercharge camp.
I entered into that with some trepidation – would I make a fool of myself? Was I good enough to be there with these awesome people? But, you know, all that did not matter. Over three days I learned the basics for the very first time in a structured setting. The feeling from the start was that my skills were what they were, and could and would be improved, and that in my own way, I was already awesome. What a great feeling.
The challenges were constant – ok, you can do that, well done, but now do this, or do it that way. Use your legs! My what? Oh boy, now it’s gone all wonky again. And, sometime later, not always in that camp but in the next one or in an event or a regular jump, it works!
It would take years after that to unlearn bad habits and get good ones, and that’s an ongoing process. I’m nowhere near where I want to be. I have completed 12 P3 events, including three invitations to the Spring Fling, and feel like I belong in any given RW group, anywhere in the world. I have put that to the test in Australia, the US (including the 130way Australian record in May-June 2019), Botswana (the Makgadikgadi Epic) and Europe (look out for Sequential Games events run by Patrick Passe and his colleagues).
The fun in skydiving for me is in using and improving skills in the sky with great people, and I have found my fun.
“Appreciation of my Centre Point and switching on my core has become a reality!”Ali Bates
“Melissa’s enthusiasm and professionalism are contagious. Every facet was covered, ingrained bad habits quickly picked up and steps put in place to remedy them.”
I have been involved in skydiving for almost 30 years, as an instructor, cameraman, competitor and fun jumper.
In 2013 I suffered major injuries in a landing accident, which kept me out of the sport for over a year. After slowly getting back in the air, a friend talked me into attending an Aussie Bigway event.
As enjoyable as it was, I realised I need to improve my flying skills, so signed I up for the Supercharge program.
Melissa’s enthusiasm and professionalism were contagious. Every facet was covered, ingrained bad habits quickly picked up and steps put in place to remedy them.
My goal was to be on the Aussie Bigway record in Perris, in 2019, and in no small part, thanks to Melissa and the Supercharge Program, I was able to achieve that goal.
I would have no qualms recommending the Supercharge program to any jumper, whatever their experience level.
“Supercharge is a MUST for new skydivers – learn awesome flying skills straight away without having to ‘un-learn’ the wrong techniques.”Ove Jorgenson
“Melissa’s coaching approach is second to none and the progress is clearly visible in my flying.”Daniel Ahern
StoryI got to a point where I wasn’t sure what direction I was going with skydiving. After working with Melissa and having the opportunity to jump with her she ignited a passion for 4way and competition. Her approach is second to none and the progress is clearly visible.
“Be less shit. It’s not the cost of doing it, it’s the cost of not doing it!”Kerry Hook
“The great thing about Supercharge is that it works no matter what your skill level is.”Marcus Bourget
“Supercharge fundamentals have served me well as I’ve begun to transition to other disciplines in the sport, giving me a strong flying position and big picture mentality.”Anton Brown
“Supercharge – fundamental for self-achievement, safety and great socially.”Adam Geary
At the age of 16 looking at the entrance of the drop zone in Ipswich Suffolk in England on my motorbike thinking after a few days of thought that I’d like to take up skydiving. I rode away at that time thinking ‘I must do that one day’. In reality I chickened out and ultimately never started what I should have/wanted to do until many years later, 22 years to be exact.
At the age of 38 I decided I was ready and started an AFF course in Taupo New Zealand where I live now. Immediately I struggled through the levels as I’m not so natural at any sport. I quickly learnt that immersing myself when time and money was available got me both more experience and hooked on this great sport.
After 150 Jumps or so without much direction, meeting with friends occasionally for some fun jumps, even though the jumps were fun I found the failure to complete what we set out to do to be disappointing. I then learnt of the Aussie Bigways team and how they can and want to help participants improve and be part of ultimately something I haven’t yet experienced.
After a few visits to Aussie from New Zealand I liked what I saw in both the professionalism and social side of skydiving. I learnt that the sport itself dictates the more it is done the more improved I wanted to be and inspired to attempt more challenging stuff in the sky.
I found myself talking to Melissa from Supercharge and quickly realized from our coaching calls prior to my Supercharge Camp, that until that point I hadn’t taken the sport that has become a big part of my life seriously, and realized this may very well help me along a bit to help make every jump I do a success.
When everyone met for the camp at the tunnel in Sydney I saw how serious this was! We had our own space in a conference room. We started with a discussion on the weekend plan and how we were going to achieve it. Our group was 4 participants and 2 coaches (Melissa and LG).
I must say it was all quite an intense learning experience. At that point I had never gone through each visit to the tunnel in so much detail, both pre and post flights.
Both coaches’ obvious wealth of knowledge and experience helped me to understand stuff I thought I couldn’t do before but managed to that weekend. For me I learnt new terms and got to understand the term ‘body and leg mechanics’ something I hadn’t even heard of.
What I took away from it and still do (because the penny keeps dropping) even a year later, is the importance to take what I do a little more seriously, because I find I’m enjoying skydiving a lot more now than I did.
Furthermore, being a sport that I have seen many people doing until very late in life competitively I reckon I will be enjoying this a very long time. I often cast my mind back to that day when I was 16 and felt for me, I wasn’t ready then to start skydiving but now that I have, learning it properly is fundamental for self-achievement, safety and great socially.
I recommend Supercharge as part of your journey. The photo above is from Moruya 2018, a camp with Melissa as coach a few months after my Supercharge Camp. Even though we didn’t get much jumping in due to bad weather, I felt I achieved well, and I did it thanks to taking this sport more seriously and to Supercharge.
“I had been a casual and basically naf skydiver for more than 10 years.”Peter McKenzie
“Supercharge focuses on individual flying skills – so that you can do what is asked of you in any bigway or FS group.”Derek Murphy
“I really connected with Melissa`s coaching style which just made sense.”Craig Morris
“I enjoyed the social side of skydiving but always looked longingly at the ‘cool’ kids.”
“Supercharge built my confidence and gave me the knowledge that ‘I CAN DO IT’.”Maria Barreto
“Since I’ve been Supercharged, I’ve gradually improved each year and have found the more progression I do, the more fun it is flying.”
“I was awesome. I wanted to be more awesome.”Ian Baldwin
“Gateway to the sky. Nothing compares with the width, depth, intensity, and science of a Supercharge camp.”
My story started in 1991 when at age 45, I started skydiving. It was a different world then. If a 4 way could turn 12 points, they could make it to the Nationals. Time off work for sporting events or training camps however was not readily granted, so that rather cramped the style of any skydiver who had a regular job.
I had a mortgage, a wife, a family, and all the usual associated expenses. I also had a serious job, a sales job with ridiculously high annual sales targets and the condition that you achieve 90 to 100% or you’re gone. I could mostly afford to take only half of my holidays in any year as targets had to be achieved. I kept my job for over 30 years, paid off the mortgage, kept the family afloat, and financed my skydiving. I’m grateful for that.
In those days skydiving techniques, body positions etc. were picked up mainly as we went along. Much of what we “picked up” was inefficient.
When Cessna Caravans became the jump ships of choice, I became interested in big ways. Equinox boogies introduced us to 32 ways and international coaches.
Then came the best thing to happen in Australian skydiving; Aussie Bigways and P3. Our operation consists of people who are highly professional Aussie coaches, with the organizational expertise to bring to us carefully structured 32 ways, regular training camps, and a pathway for individual performance improvement.
Wind tunnels. At the time Queensland had no wind tunnels. It was a recommendation at an Aussie Bigways Camp that prompted me to attend my first Supercharge Camp at Penrith in November 2016, followed by another in July 2018. I also did coached sessions at Perris and at Surfers Paradise, but nothing compares with the width, depth, intensity, and science of Melissa’s Supercharge camps. The longer you carry old muscle memory, the longer it takes to replace it.
Supercharge Camps were the means by which I was able to hit the erase button on old body positions and to embrace a whole new tool box of body positions, manoeuvres, body mechanics, and self -confidence. Dragging a caravan 7000km to Nagambie (twice) and to beautiful Moruya (twice) to attend P3 Big Way Camps, plus one at Toogoolawah provided me with the means to translate my new found Supercharge principles around posture, body position, and body mechanics into improved performance in the sky. Perris P3 camps in 2017, 18, and 19 also helped in this translation phase.
As the Aussie Big Way Record attempt in June 2019 approached, I had some issues. My loyal and supportive wife Chris had been suffering with nausea for 18 months and no medical procedures or specialists had been able to restore her to good health. During our stay of 5 weeks in Perris she seemed to struggle through each day ok, but it must be better than that. I was very concerned for her every day. Her battle is mine to. As soon as I got onto the DZ I had to file that one away somehow. Visualizing & dirt diving moves were good.
Having got through the Perris P3 Big Way Camp ok, I was looking forward to the 100 Way Camp. I wasn’t fast enough getting to my reference and to my slot, and so I didn’t get onto the 100 Way Camp. That knocked the wind right out of my sails. I had seen this as a key step in achieving my objective of making it onto the new Aussie Record team. This was a serious blow to me. Greg Jack however said to me “never mind mate, just get your arse into the sky, grab every opportunity to jump, and we’ll look at it then.” I followed Greg’s advice, slogged my way through a tough week of what were in fact some reasonable jumps, and found my name on a slot in the first Aussie Record training jump. Working day by day & jump by jump, I made it through to the final record-breaking jump. I was there! What an experience it was.
I owe a lot to a lot of people for that.
Thank you, Greg Jack, and ALL our P3 coaches for your skills, expertise, belief, commitment, positivity, and objective based approach.
Thank you, Melissa, and your Supercharge team for your belief, your technical approach, and your delivery of a powerful package of new efficiencies to the sky diving community.
Thank you to all participants in the 130-way record jump. You all played a part in getting me there. Slaps on the shoulder & smiles as you walked past me. From a few old mates, a (verbal) kick up the arse & comments “Leachy I’ve jumped with you lots before, you’ve done this sort of thing before, and you can and will do it again”. The days just got better and better. Positive reinforcement.
So that, on top of everything technical and physical illustrated to me the power of the human mind, mine and everybody else’s. Collectively it’s a powerful weapon.
The lesson; this game is all about – preparation – irrepressible positivity – self-confidence – self-belief. Carry some with you every day.
AND no matter what, go in hard – keep slogging on until you achieve your objective.
Supercharge to me was a gateway to finding the erase button to clear the muscle memory of inefficient skydiving body positions, manoeuvres etc. from 29 years ago and to replace them with a powerful package of new, carefully researched and proven body posture, flying positions, and manoeuvres which will dramatically improve flying stability, precision moves and highly effective recoveries.
New young skydivers will have a big edge over older skydivers as they will be learning the right way right at the start, so any time NOW is the right time to do Supercharge.
The program is highly structured, professionally researched, and documented in detail so participants have a valuable reference package to take home, as well as wind tunnel videos.
Melissa is an accomplished skydiver, having achieved success in Australian and World competition. Such success and experience form a base upon which to transition the wind tunnel body positions into improved performance in the sky. It even enhances the awareness of body positions necessary for successful aircraft exits.
Melissa’s passion and enthusiasm for what she brings to the sport and for passing on her extensive knowledge has attracted like – minded skydivers into her Supercharge team. They too are driven by the objective of seeing all who do Supercharge improve and succeed.
Pre and post camp telephone contact ensures that expectations are set, met, and followed up. Melissa and her team end up being ongoing mentors.
Supercharge, Melissa, and her team all contributed to my success in getting onto the 130-way team that set a new Aussie big way record on 3rd of June 2019 and for that I am eternally grateful.
“If you want to improve your flying and get to the next level, this is the best value for money you can invest in yourself and your skydiving.”Leon Black
My name is Leon, I am an entrepreneur that loves life, loves adventure and am a bit addicted to adrenaline. I started skydiving in October 2012.
After my first jump I was absolutely hooked! It was such an amazing experience and I wanted to pursue it further.
Additionally, working in the tech space, it is a very connected world. Always on a phone, always contactable. Skydiving is one of the only things that lets me detach, escape from that world and truly focus on something else. Allowing me to reset and recentre.
I was very fortunate in my skydive career to become associated with several skydivers that have been in the sport for many of years with lots of experience. This engrained me to getting involved with the big way events, working towards a new Australian record.
I was also able to join some 4-way teams with other players way ahead of my experience level which forced me to level up quickly.
I was one of the first to go through the Supercharge program when it was released and without a doubt it is likely the most effective way to level up your flying, your skills and understanding in the shortest time possible.
I am certain that my participation in this certainly lead to the flying skills I have now.
Which has resulted in;
- Holding more than 4 Australian records
- Multiple gold and silver awards from different events and national competitions (4-way and 8-way)
- An all-around improved flying capacity in multiple disciplines in skydiving
If you want to improve your flying and get to the next level, this is the best value for money you can invest in yourself and your skydiving.
“I am aiming to become an AFF instructor soon. The skills I learnt from Supercharge are also very useful in my coaching.”Chuang Liu
“Both before we started working together, and even after, I feel warmth & completely supported. As a new jumper, its encouraging.”Kristy Guy
“Melissa’s attention to detail not only improved my FS skills, the fundamentals she instils improved my VFS and Dynamic flying as well.”Mark Lea
“Coming later than others to skydiving, I brought with me all the anxieties and expectations of self, typical of a tertiary educated 50 something.”Mark Higgins
“Winner winner…Bin chicken dinner!!!”
Bin Chickens – 4-way team
“Super stoked to be a team that trains hard but laughs hard as well!”
Wild Cards – 4-way team
“The Supercharge team’s passion and commitment both before, during and after our camp was inspiring.”
What’s Next? – 4-way team
“A great experience! “
Gravity Orphans – 4-way team