PASA is a non-profit association of members with the mission statement: "To foster, develop and
facilitate sport parachuting, in all its facets, within South Africa, in the safest and most
progressive manner, on behalf of its members."
For many people the words parachuting and skydiving conjure up images of adrenalin junkies and
daredevils with little regard for their own safety. One of the questions most frequently asked of
sport parachutists is, "who in their right mind would want to willingly throw themselves out of a
perfectly serviceable aircraft?"
In truth, sport parachuting is a disciplined sport that operates within rigidly defined and
enforced safety parameters as set out in PASA’s Manual of Procedures. This Manual has been ratified
by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) and is the basis upon which PASA has been
approved as an Aviation Recreation Organisation. The safety and training standards contained in the
manual are on a par or better than international standards and must be adhered to by all affiliated
drop zones and members in South Africa.
PASA proudly congratulates Colin Rothman on receiving Special Acknowledgement at the 2016 Aero Club of South Africa Awards dinner, for his fantastic skydiving achievements over the years. What a sportsman!
Colin started jumping in 1992 and won his first medal 2 years later.
In 1996 he began medalling in the 4-way Formation Skydiving Open category, still the most hotly contested event in skydiving worldwide.
5 years after his first skydive, Colin began what became his 13 year winning streak, taking the gold medal in 4-way Formation Skydiving every year for over a decade. In addition to this, he pursued 8-way “on the side”, taking 5 gold medals in that event.
Colin has represented South Africa on the world stage in 4-way and in 8-way Formation Skydiving at eight World Championships, one World Cup, one Indoor World Championship and one Indoor World Cup. No other skydiver in South Africa has dominated competitive Formation Skydiving quite like Colin.
Colin has held a Sport Skydivers Association Formation Skydiving coach rating since its inception in 2005 and currently serves as a PASA Non-Executive Director.
He continues to coach and develop skydivers of all experience levels, through the PASA skills development programme and beyond, in and out of competition, and is a true sporting role model of humility, enthusiasm and determination.