Monday, 25 May 2015 23:45
Monday, 25th May 2015,
By the opening ceremony this eventing 57 competitors had registered for the competition - representing 17 countries and 5 continents. It would appear to be a competition of firsts - obviously a first for Wingsuit Flying (performance) competitors, a first for the organisers and the NAC, the UK, and the FAI Controller - James Hayhurst, the Chief Judge, Randy Connell, the Meet Director, Mark Bayada, and the Jury President, Susan Dixon - in fact it is the first all female jury at an IPC First Category Event. (Karla Cole & Lidia Kosk)
Saturday, 23 May 2015 12:10
Saturday 23rd May 2015
This weekend is available for training jumps for those competitors who arrive early - and that opportunity is being taken advantage of alongside the normal weekend operation at this Drop Zone.
Blue skies, warm sunshine and low winds - just perfect conditions. The organisation is geared up for the competition - the Opening Ceremony will take place on Monday, 25th May at 17.00 hrs.
60 competitors from 20 countries representing 5 Continental regions will take part: 58 male and 2 female (at the last count).
But the maths get even more interesting when you look at the new records that will be set. Starting with a totally clean sheet the competitors have the ability to establish:
6 Competition World Records and 4 Performance World Records
21 Continental Competition Records and 16 Performance Records
On top of those each top individual competitor per Nation, male and female, will be able to set National Records for both Competition (3) and Performance (2)
Giving a total of 145 (at the moment) possible records - would that be a record in itself?
The Chief Judge, Randy Connell, is already preparing for the paperwork involved from the Judges point of view, and plans, if there is a weather hold, to brief competitors on what they need to do file a record and as always we urge NACs to deal with any record claim they receive promptly in their interaction with the FAI.
The Army Parachute Association at Netheravon, England, is well prepared for the competition. On top of this web site, the organisation's web site www.netheravon.com/wswc2015 will carry news and information throughout the competition we also believe that SKYDIVE TV may be there to bring us on-line images, interviews - check them out on www.skydive-tv.com.
What a way to start the summer of World Cups and European Championships!
Wingsuit Performance Flying - Countdown started - 25th May 2015 Netheravon, UK - Bulletin 2 now published
Monday, 04 May 2015 14:26
The 1st FAI World Cup in Wingsuit Performance Flying will take place at Netheravon, UK on 25th to 29th May 2015.
This new discipline and the event were approved at the IPC Plenary meeting held in Bulgaria last month.
The First Bulletin will be posted soon - you will find the bid under the Agenda items for the Plenary, follow the Meetings tab above to locate it.
The Rules for this event are now published on this web-site under: http://www.fai.org/downloads/ipc/wingsuit_performance_flying_competition_rules_2015
and the Bulletin 1 is now published - follow this link..
Monday, 04 May 2015 13:46
As the 200-day mark to the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 approaches, everyone, from the Event Organisers to the Executive Board, the FAI Head Office, the Air Sports Commissions and experts, is in full action to make the event a huge success. A series of meetings took place recently which brought together key personalities from the FAI community and the Event Organising Committee.
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:57
The First Bulletin is now published and available on this site under Events Calendar
Follow the link Bulletin 1
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 10:26
Thursday, 12 March 2015 09:41
If you follow the menu tab above "about us" - "Judges" "Judges Training Course" you will find details of the Official FAI Judges Training Courses organised, so far, for 2015, including courses being run by CISM to which prospective FAI Judges are invited) and the course will be arranged to cover both ratings.
Style & Accuracy - 6-16 May, CISM
Formation Skydiving - 6 -16 May, CISM
Wingsuit Performance Flying - 26-29 May, Netheravon, UK
Canopy Piloting, 20 May - 07 June, Brazil
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 09:32
There follows links to the Judges' Panels which have been selected for the Canopy Piloting European Championships and World Cup in Canada, August 2015 : the European Championships in both Junior and Senior events of Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing competitions in Bulgaria, August 2015 and now for the World Air Games, Dubai, December 2015 - the Accuracy Landing panel.
Monday, 09 March 2015 15:14
The FAI has today announced the list of the 11 sports and 24 disciplines selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. More than 1000 athletes, crews and officials will be involved in the multi air sports event. It will be the biggest FAI World Air Games ever organised.