65th IPC Plenary - Varshets, Bulgaria - Day 3 30th January

Sunrise Varshets
Good morning Varshets!

13.00 hrs: 30th January, 2015

Lots going on today, but this is the time for the closed committee meetings to finalise those presentations for the Plenary.  So nothing to report, but lots of activity with meetings happening all over the Hotel. 


65th IPC Plenary - Varshets, Bulgaria - Day 2 29th January


9.00 am 29th January 2015

This morning we started with the presentation of the Artistics CommitteeRonald Overdijk opened his presentation by talking about Artistic Events Outdoor and Indoor, he then proceeded to introduce his committee and advisors including Chris Dixon, USA, who will present the "new" indoor discipline of Dynamic


65th IPC Plenary - Varshets, Bulgaria - Day 1 28th January


bureau opening meeting


Day 1 of the Open meetings which precede the formal Plenary. These meetings are an opportunity for the Bureau and Committees to present their plans for changes and the future – and the meeting is then open to general discussion and allows the Bureau and Committees to formalise their presentations for the actual Plenary.


65th IPC Plenary Meeting, Bulgaria 2015

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The Agenda is now published on this web-site - either follow the Menu headings  - About us - Meetings - 2015

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15th World Para Ski Championships, Unterammergau, Germany, 17-21 Feb 2015- Bulletin No.2

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Bulletin No. 2 is now published on this web site.

Please note that the final entry date is 3rd January - just after the New Year celebrations - so ask your NAC to get your entry in early! 

Results availble from this link from 18th February 2015.



5th DIPC, Dubai, 2014 - The Judges

Exi - Chief JudgeThe Chief Judge at the 5th DIPC is Dr. "Exi" Rainer Hoenle


5th DIPC, Dubai, UAE, 26th Nov - 6 Dec 2014 - Organisation

The organisation required in order to have a successful Dubai International Parachuting Competition is huge and arranged in a very formal way.  The Higher Organising Committee is made up of the Emirates Aerosports Federation and representatives from Dubai and all final and executive decisions are taken there,

Chairman Technical Committee & Meet Director

Mohammed Yousuf Adbul Rhamn

Deputy Technical Committee & Assistant Meed Director Helmut Schlecht
Chairman Transport Co-ordinator Ali Al Marzouqi
Head IT section EAF Skyudive Dubai Samer Al Shemmari

Co-ordinator IT/Results/Websites Registration

Gernot Rittenschober

 however the "on the ground" arrangements are made by the Technical Committee above.   Helmut Schlecht who has built an organisational team around him over the 6 years of the Dubai International competitions.Waiting the meeting start opt

Each person is responsible for an area of the organisation and brings his expertise to the role, whilst the whole is co-ordinated by Helmut Schlecht.

Chief conducts 1st meeting opt copyThe first meeting of some members of the Technical committee - 20th November.

Administrative Assistantce Ule Vetter Camille Jardel Roser Liorens
Administration Co-ordinator Jeugen Barth

Matthias Maushake

Head Manifest

Peter Huenecke

Manifest Fixed Wing

Michael Pfleger


Marianne Kitscher


+ Marsheller/Dispatcher

Abdullah Murad 


Carsten Teil 

Fixed Wing

DZ Co-ordinator

Helmut Bastuck FS/AE/SS

Crescent DZ

Hans Geitner CF

Horse Race DZ

Doug Peacock AL/CP/SS

Palm DZ & Beach DZ


Jens Jarisch IT



Susan Dixon

IPC Webmaster/Results

Robin O'Shaughnessy

Facebook & Social Media

 Technical & Scoring

Gert Weckbecker, AL

Davide Lonardoni, AL

Jean-Claude Helguers, AL

Corrado Marchet, Video AL

Daniele Varago, Video AL

Jasper Williams, Course

Director, CP

Donovan Thatcher,

Technical CP

Freddy Scott MacDonald

Pond CP

Christopher Pope

Video, CP

Chester Monreal Barria

Video, CP

Ted Wagner



Bjoern Korth

Korth Scoring System


 Parachute Maintenance

Pablo Perazzoli

Master Rigger

 Eugeny Gruzdev
 Aircraft - Skydive Dubai

Rodrego J. Sanchez

Chief Pilot

Steve Jackson

Zach Kimsey

Andreas Schulz

Eric Von Kanel

Justin Swiel



Joseph Keffer

Dean Ricci

 Aircraft - Abu Dhabi Aviation



Rafel Valero

Chief Pilot  Bell 412

 Mike Walker

Pilot - Bell 412


 Arturo Cruz

Chief Pilot Bell 412

 Jose Callejas

Manuel Ramirez

Engineers Bell 412

 Dubai Air Wings

Kalif Kaliba - Pilot Bell 412

Cpt Tasnim - Pilot Bell 412

 Weather Service

Chris Worger

Manager DANS-MET

 Media Presentation

Regan Tetlow

Presenter & Accouncer

CP/FS Award Ceremony

Zoran Racic

Presenter & Accouncer


Bruno Brokken

Aerial Photographer

 Skydive Dubai

Alan Gayton

Operation Manager

 Ivan Semenyaka

Ground Control

Karim Malik

EFR Coordinator

Khalid Al Aref

Head of Aviation

 Skydive Dubai

Ernesto Gainza

OPS Assistant Manager

 Marius Melusel

Content Manager

 Darja Karas

Manifest Manager

 Skydive Dubai Manifest

Dana Lynn Dean

Yvonne Lorenzen

Tracy Cotter

 Sarka Blaskova

Jennifer Lieras

Diana Obnial

John Sabitsana - Loader

Alain Karas - Loader

Dave Korteza - Loader

 Skydive Dubai

Lynette Warn

Ashton Wood

Ground Palm DZ

 Leigh Kempen

Shawn Carter

Brittany Lauren Bell

Ground Beach DZ

Carl Partington

Darius Turcinskas

Max Bruffell

Ground Horse DZ


 Sandrine Timmermans

Jo Kunnen

Mirko di Siena

Ground Crescent DZ

 Skydive Dubai Around 90 other personnel acting as pilots, boat driver, rescue diver mechanics, camera etc.

5th DIPC, Dubai - Thank you


A huge thank you must go to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammef Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council for his continuing Patronage, sponsorship and support of the Dubai International Parachuting Competition without which none of this would have been possible.

Also a thank you to the Emirates Aerosport Federation (EAF) and Skydive Dubai and the various committees and people who worked so hard to make this a success.
  Higher Organizing committee

Members of the Higher Organizing Committee at the awards ceremony


1st World Cup in Indoor Skydiving, Austin, USA - Final Report & Video


Three years ago Gillian Rayner of the International Parachuting Commission (IPC) and Axel Zohmann of the International BodyFlight Association met to discuss the feasibility of hosting a World Cup for Indoor Skydiving. The IPC went on to modify the “outdoor” rules for skydiving for use indoors to include four disciplines: Formation Skydiving (FS), Vertical Formation Skydiving (VFS) as well as for the artistic events which include Freefly and Freestyle.

In January of 2014, iFLY Austin’s Operations Manager Erin Horton secured the bid to host the 1st FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving. On November 13th, months of hard work came together as the President of the International Parachute Council, Graeme Windsor, declared the meet officially open. An air of anticipation passed through the banquet room for no one quite knew what to expect, as the weekend was to be the first of its kind.


5th DIPC Dubai, Day 9

Take another view of the competition on the organiser's Web Site - and view all the social media coverage and  Results

At the end of each day printable PDFs of the latest results will be available on the IPC Results Portal.

Last lift of the competition - coming in to land
The party's over, it's time to say goodbye to Dubai until next year - thanks to all the competitors who made this such an exciting often very close and enjoyable competition.

Yesterday evening closed with the Medal Ceremony followed by a closing banquet on the Drop Zone (in the best DZ Restaurant in the world) and live music.

The last day we actually made 134 aircraft loads - and this picture is of the very last helicopter flight - with the tie break jumps for the Accuracy Landing Male first place - against the amazing backdrop of Dubai.

Congratulations after the Jump off