Saturday, 31 January 2015 08:24
Links to previous days reports and the delegates pictures are at the foot of the page.
9.50 January 31st 2015
There is a real buzz in the room as all the delegates gather for the start of the formal Plenary.
Friday, 30 January 2015 12:04
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.
Thursday, 29 January 2015 09:23
9.00 am 29th January 2015
This morning we started with the presentation of the Artistics Committee. Ronald 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.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 08:50
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.
Friday, 19 December 2014 16:42
The Agenda is now published on this web-site - either follow the Menu headings - About us - Meetings - 2015
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Friday, 12 December 2014 09:50
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.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 12:09
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,
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.
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.
The first meeting of some members of the Technical committee - 20th November.
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 12:05
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.
Members of the Higher Organizing Committee at the awards ceremony
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 14:06
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.