1st World Cup in Wingsuit Performance Flying - Day 5 - 29th May 2015

Espen Fadnes_Wingsuit_Winner

Espen Fadnes
1st World Cup Winner in Wingsuit Performance Flying 2015

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Check out a selection of photos HERE and videos HERE


Friday 29th May 2015

It isn't everyday that a DZ engulfed in low cloud, high winds and drizzle makes people smile, but there is a sense of euphoria that the World Cup meet concluded yesterday. The weather has currently put paid to any record attemtps, but we do have the medals presentation and closing ceremony taking place later this afternoon, which will include the handing over of the unique trophy designed by UK jumper Paul Fletcher.

The inaugural world event in any discipline will set the first records that future competitors will aim to equal or exceed. At the conclusion of this 1st World Cup some 100+ records have been set in terms of World, Continental and National achievements. The initial records, which are pending verification, will be available here shortly.

1st World Cup in Wingsuit Performance Flying - Videos

 The last three wingsuiters exiting the aircraft (Cessna Caravan)

An air-to-air shot of the second Cessna Caravan 

1st World Cup in Wingsuit Performance Flying - Day 4 - 28th May 2015

 The need for Speed!

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Check out a selection of photos HERE and videos HERE

Day 4: Thursday 28th May 2015: 

17.30hrs  After the excitement of a successful conclusion to the 1st World Cup in Wingsuit Performance Flying the English weather took over and the winds went over the limits - even for wingsuit jumping.  All the plans being made to try and create Performance Records were put on hold for the afternoon, but by 17.30 the first lift was called.  There is a relaxed feel on the DZ after such intense days of competition - some of the load want to just flock with friends, others want to do some serious attempts at that first Performance Record (Time), we wait to see and can enjoy the beauty of the summer evening here at Netheravon.

10.15hrs:  In practical terms the competition is over but we are still within the 2 hour window where a protest could in theory be entered.

Being the very first World Cup there are simply loads of records being set and the complete list will be available here soon. In the meantime we can confirm that the 1st FAI Wingsuit Performance Flying Winners are:

1st Place
Espen Fadnes Norway
2nd Place
Spike Harper UK
3rd Place
Marc-André Denault Canada

Congratulations to you all!!

Whilst competitive wingsuit performance flying has only been around since 2006, Espen Fadnes's scores in this competition are the highest ever recorded scores. On the basis of 100% being the winning score in each task, potentially giving the overall winner a total of 300% - Espen achieved 294.4%. A remarkable score for some one who hasn't been competing very long.

09.12hrs:  The final competitor has landed!

07.40hrs:   By 07.00hrs the airfield was buzzing, not only as there was just one round in the Speed task to complete the competition, but everyone was greeted by a virtually cloud-free blue sky with low winds, albeit a bit chilly. 

We need just 6 lifts and the scores of the first lift are already in. Spike Harper (UK) has just clocked up a 312.8kph - but we do have another 47 jumpers to go!


1st World Cup in Wingsuit Performance Flying - Photos

A selection of photos from the 1st FAI World Cup
in Wingsuit Performance Flying (25-29 May 2015)

Jackie and_Graeme Mark Bayada_Meet_Director_and_Karla_Cole_-_jury_member
Graeme Windsor and Jackie Harper Mark Bayada and Karla Cole
Hudges Randy_Connell_Klaus_Rheinwald_Michael_Cooper Enplaning
 Randy Connell + Paralog Techno Kings  Emplaning
12000 ft_with_chief_pilot__netheravon_below Pilot Billy_Bowditch1
 James Mitton - Chief Pilot  Billy Bowditch - Pilot
Jumper preexit-1 Jumper preexit-2
 Last competitor to leave the aircraft . . . .   . . . . . ready
Jumper preexit-3 Jumper preexit-4
 . . . . . steady . . . . . gooooo!

Australia Delegation

 Wingsuit WC 1.5 Australia Australia


Chris Brynes Competitor  Chris Byrnes_-_Australia_55_2
Steven Holden Competitor  Steven Holden_Australia_53_3
Sheena Simmonds Judge in Training
Raymond Williams Judge in Training

USA Delegation

 Wingsuit_WC_1.5 U S A USA


Douglas Spotted Eagle HoD/Judge in Training
Scott Callantine Competitor
Brian Caldwell


 Brian Caldwell_USA
Lori Butz


 Lori Butz_-_USA_28_2_-_Copy
Simon Repton


 Simon Repton_-_USA_23_2
Jacob Morse


 Jacob Morse_USA_22_3_-_Copy
Steve Hubbard


 Steve Hubbard_USA_6_3
Jason Bresson


 Jason Bresson_USA_43_2_-_Copy
Kyle Lobpries


 Kyle Lobpries_-_USA_10_2_-_Copy
Joe Ridler


Kristian Szczepitko


Brazil Delegation

 Wingsuit WC 1.5 Brazil Brazil


Marcelo Terrazoni Competitor  Marcelo Zoni_-_Brazil_47_2_-_Copy

Canada Delegation

 Wingsuit WC 1.5   Canada  Canada


Nicholas Yu Competitor  Nicholas Yu_-_Canada_11_10_-_Copy
Marc-AndrĂ© Denault Competitor  Marc-Andre Denault_-_Canada_19_2_-_Copy
Richard "Buzz" Bennett Judge in Training

Russia Delegation

 Wingsuit_WC_1.5 Russia Russia


Sergey Panteleev Competitor  Sergey Panteleev_-_Russia_42_2
Leonid Sigalov


 Leonid Sigalow_-_Russia_41_2_-_Copy
Alexey Drozdov


 Alexey Drozdov_-_Russia_25_2
Aleksei Shatilov


 Aleksei Shatilov_-_Russia_2_2

Qatar Delegation

 Wingsuit_WC_1.5 Qatar Qatar


Mohammed Al-delayel Judge in Training

Poland Delegation

 Wingsuit_WC_1.5 Poland Poland


Robert Sitarz Competitor Robert Sitarz_-_Poland_31_2 
Dawid Winczewski Competitor  Dawid Winczewski_-_Poland_52_2

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