Tuesday, 21 March 2017 23:14
'Updated' ************* 21.3.17
The Judges have been selected for some of the 2017 First Category Events.
You will find them on the Documents page under - "Officials, Judges and Delegates", "Judges" or if you use the drop down menu above "About Us" and then "Judges" or the Judges Information box at the foot of this page - all will lead you to links to the actual panels selected by FCE.
We are still awaiting the final decisions on the World Indoor Skydiving Championlships, Laval, Canada - AE Panel and the World Cup of Wingsuit Flying, Navada, USA.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 14:25
The competition is over, and the final administrative tidying up is completed with the Jury Report stating that all was completed satisfactorily. Report follows this introduction.
In addition loads of pictures from Carsten Thiel have been added to the FAI Flickr site - under a special album:
Austrian competitor Karl Kreuzer watching for the spot, last round jump. Carsten Theil photograph
Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:00
Bulletin No. 1 is now published for these First Category Events - either follow the link here or go to the Events Calendar and you will find the Bulletin and supporting documents under the links for each Event.
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 12:37
TO ALL SKYDIVING AND PARACHUTING FRIENDS OF ASIANIA:
Please find the BULLETIN 1. March 14th 2017 (on this link) for the 18th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships and CHINA International Open 2017.
On behalf of the CHINA AERO SPORTS FEDERATION AND ASIANIA, you and your teams are invited to participate in this most prestigious international sporting event in 2017.
ASIANIA LOOKS TO YOUR COUNTRY, OFFICIALS, JUMPERS and JUDGES FOR MOST VALUED SUPPORT NEEDED TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONAL SPORT PARACHUTING AND SKYDIVING EVENT.
2) Approved FAI JUDGE TRAINING COURSES are planned to be conducted prior to the Championships (13th-17th November 2017) . A separate notice will be sent shortly.
3) 21st ASIANIA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING: This year is the election of Office Bearers and a most important meeting for ASIANIA’s future. It will be conducted at a suitable time during the Championships. A separate notice will be sent shortly.
Faye Cox, ASIANA Secretary General 14th March 2017
Sunday, 12 March 2017 11:10
With the removal of the FAI flag to hand-over to the next Nation organising a World Championships (the Czech Republic, 2019) the 16th World Para-Ski Championships is formally over. Before that happened we had the athletes parade through the town of St. Johann im Pongau behind the Military Band of Salzburg and the aerial display by two aircraft from Red Bull Hangar 7; to gather in the town square for the final speeches and medal awards to the new World Champions.
Saturday, 11 March 2017 09:03
Saturday, 11 March 8.30 am
The forecasters were right - a beautiful morning promising a busy day at the Target Area. It was a glorious ride up the mountain this morning with all the judges and material to set up the target area ready for the first load at 9.00.
Friday, 10 March 2017 09:04
Friday 10th March 2017:
16.20 hrs Only 5 more teams to jump to complete the round. That will be it for the day, leaving 3 rounds and the final for tomorrow - and a good weather forecast!
16.40 hrs Round 3 is completed. Congratulations to the organisation for making the best of what we had today.
15.30 hrs First jumper lands from the WIDi load - so we have the altitude and we can start round 3 Accuracy. The first jumper is the Single Starter Jiri Cerny, followed by The Netherlands Team, then Mixed Team 1 followed by the Russian Female team. At least I am sat in a warm office just down from the target area whilst 'Casi' is working with the camera.
Yesterday's weather is still with us this morning, but the organiser is hopeful that we will be able to continue with the next accuracy rounds, and so we are all making our way up the mountain to DZ 1 for 10.00 a.m.
Watch this space .... The Reality of Standby
Having had a standby from 10.00 to 12.00 then again for a further hour - finally at 13.30 hrs the decision was made to move down the mountain to the lower DZ and prepare that in the hope the clouds lift enough to make the 3rd round of Accuracy. It takes about 1.30 hrs to set up the target.
Tonight there is a Competitors' Meeting scheduled for 17.00 hrs at the Hotel in the Competition Meeting room.
Thursday, 09 March 2017 12:59
Thursday, 9th March
The two Ski runs have been completed despite doubts due to the weather conditions this morning. The results are just coming in and will be posted as soon as released for posting by the Meet Director. These will be combined with the scores from the two rounds of Accuracy yesterday to give a competition position at this point. Do watch our results page for updates:
Wednesday, 08 March 2017 15:58
8th March 2017
The morning started early with the Qualification Ski Run - all went well and the start lists for tomorrow's competition are ready. At 12.00 those at the accuracy target area heard the announcement that the helicopter would arrive in 10 minutes with the first WDI load.
Sunday, 26 February 2017 12:48
Only 9 days to go before the 16th World Championships start. There are 8 Nations competing and a total of 77 registered for the event.
Two years ago in Germany three World Champions were declared, Sebastian Graser, Austria Junior World Champion, Christina Franz, Switzerland, Female World Champion and Matej Becan, Slovenia, Male World Champion - and all three are competing to retain those titles in Austria this year.
The full delegation lists are posted, by Nation and although may be changed at any time before the competition starts, are what is planned now.
I shall be reporting from St. Johann here and on our Facebook page:
Results will be posted as they happen on IPC Results Page once the event starts.