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8th European and 5th Junior European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships: Opening Ceremony

A selection of photos taken during the Opening Ceremony of the 8th FAI European & 5th FAI Junior European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships.

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During playing of host's National Anthem Dignatories arriving
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Hostesses introduce the dignatories  Zlatko Tivkov: Mayor of Montana
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Desislava Atanasova: MP in National Assembly

IPC Secretary Liam McNulty

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Host nation's competitors
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Kamen entertaining us with a song called "When I Grow Up"
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Janette (L) and Erika (R) sang their hearts out for us.

8th European and 5th Junior European Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing Championships: A-Z Country Delegations

Flag Code Country
Austria AUT Austria
Belarus BLR Belarus
Bulgaria BUL Bulgaria
Czech Republic CZE Czech Rep.
France FRA France
 Germany GER Germany
 Hungary  HUN  Hungary
 Italy  ITA  Italy
 Lithunia  LTU  Lithuania
 Poland  POL  Poland
 Romania  ROU  Romania
 Russia  RUS  Russia
 Serbia  SRB  Serbia
 Slovakia  SVK  Slovakia
 Slovenia  SLO  Slovenia
 Sweden  SWE  Sweden
 Switzerland  SUI  Switzerland

Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up and Running

WAG2015-websiteFAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the host of the event, it offers quick and easy access to essential information about the Games.

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8th World Cup & 4th European Cup in Canopy Piloting, Farnham, Canada, 23-29 August 2015

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The first Bulletin for this event is now published on this site under Events Calendar

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10th EC & 11th WC Artistic Events, 13th EC & 20th WC in Formation Skydiving, & 1st EC & 2nd WC in Speed Skydiving Teuge, Netherlands 7-12 September 2015

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

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


Click HERE for the Final Results
Preliminary Wingsuit Performance Flying Records Set 2015


Check out a selection of photos HERE and videos HERE

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Handover of FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame Marks Starts to Global Event Promotion

WAG2015 flameIn a symbolic gesture, today the torch of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 was lit and handed over today by FAI to the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the Games Organising Committee. The ceremony took place at the Olympic Museum located in the city of Lausanne, Switzerland, where FAI has its headquarters. It featured distinguished guests from the air sports community and beyond.

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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)


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

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 
Winner's National Anthem 

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

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 The need for Speed!

Click HERE for Dynamic LIVE Results

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
Gold
Espen Fadnes Norway
2nd Place
Silver
Spike Harper UK
3rd Place
Bronze
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!

 

Australia Delegation

 Wingsuit WC 1.5 Australia Australia

 Click on competitor's name for their profile.

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