Jumping out of an aircraft with a parachute strapped to your back is a terrifying thought for most people. For others, it's just a regular weekend.
Those types gathered for the NSW/ACT State Championships at Moruya's Skydive Oz over the long weekend, competing in a number of skydiving events in the skies above the Eurobodalla Shire.
Participants competed in formation skydiving, vertical formation skydiving, artistic skydiving, canopy formations, and accuracy events.
One of the competitors will be heading to Russia next year for the World Championships, but not in an event run over the weekend.
Olivia Scholten, 22, competed in a four-way belly event at the State Championships, but will compete in speed skydiving at next year's Worlds.
Scholten, who hails from the Sutherland Shire, did her first speed event at this year's National Championships.
"I'd never heard of it before," she said. "When they announced it over the speakers, I thought it would be good to try something new.
"I ended up coming first in the World and Australia for junior women (under 24)."
Scholten is now in training for both the National Championships and World Championships, and described the event as a "little insane".
"Once you leave the plane, from the height you exit until about 5500 feet, it's your fastest three seconds you've held it for," she said. "You're pretty much going head down as fast as you can.
"Normal skydiving I love because it's more exciting to do it with other people, but this one was a lot more of a rush.
"You can definitely feel the difference when you're speed skydiving."
Scholten will team up with fellow speed skydivers Shane Turner and Jess Johnston at the World Championships, who will help her learn different techniques.
"There's a lot of different tactics," Scholten said. "I met Shane and Jess, who became really good friends of mine, and they taught me different ways to manoeuvre your body.
"There will be ways that will work better for you in terms of position, and you need to know your body and how it's reacting in every situation.
"You'll learn in the tunnel, and the more you do it the better you get."
Scholten's rise to a spot in the World Championships is even more impressive considering her first skydive was in January, 2018.
"I've done about 170 jumps in that time," she said. "I also went travelling overseas, and I tried some jumping over in New Zealand.
"It's not as scary as you think. Don't get me wrong, you'll have a bit of a moment of fear when you first do it, but it's extremely relaxing once you've jumped.
"You get an incredible feeling out of skydiving. I've got friends in the military now, and you'll meet people that are dentists or surgeons.
"I'm a barista, so you get people from all walks of life."
Scholten said she's met some of her best friends in Moruya, which she described as a "second home".
"I try to get here every single weekend," she said. "I was down here all the time when I first started, even if I got just one day off work I'd drive down.
"I've made so many friends here, and this is my home drop zone. Moruya really has become like another home to me.
"The people here are fantastic, and it's the best location. It has the best facilities, the best trainers, and some of my best mates are here."
Scholten said everyone should give skydiving a go at some stage in their life.
"It's an individual sport, and you're technically competing against each other, but it feels more like you're competing with each other," she said. "Everyone helps each other, and it feels like a family environment.
"I recommend people come down to SkydiveOz to check it out, because it's one of the best things you'll do."