Wednesday, 05 February 2014 09:06
29th January, 2014
Today we start the open meetings where each committee will present their proposed changes to all the delegates and allow full discussion - no one will be voting until the formal Plenary at the weekend.
The open meetings will be interspersed with closed committee meetings as everyone works towards preparing their presentation for the Plenary.
9.00 am Start of the open meeting –
Review of the Strategic Plan, since initiation after Graeme’s appointment has gone through annual reviews, always looking for improvements – key words Attractive and Dynamic.
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 18:31
Following the IPC Plenary meeting both a World Parachuting Championships in Canopy Piloting, USA and World Cup in Indoor Skydiving, (Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events), USA were included in the competition calendar for 2014.
Consequently NACs are invited to submit to the Judges' Committee a list of their available judges for these events.
The forms to do this are available on this site : Documents : Judges and can also be found on this LINK
These must be returned to Pia Berggren, Chair of the Judges Committee, by 1st March 2014
Sunday, 02 February 2014 10:40
Sunday 2nd February 2014
Roll call was taken - the figures have real importance today - Election Day - prepare for battle, as all the positions on the Bureau are subject to election from the Plenary..
41 votes 21 = majority 28 = 2/3rds majority
Graeme started the meeting with the awards for the FAI Gold Parachuting Medal, the Australian nomination has been withdrawn so there are 2 nominations. First requirement is whether to make the award this year. A show of hands gave agreement. Buzz raised the point that proxy votes do not count – 31 valid delegate votes in the room.
Saturday, 01 February 2014 10:16
Saturday, 1st February 2014 - 1st day of the plenary meeting
9am start this morning
First day of the Plenary - 1st February 2014
This is the formal business of the week, today all the delegates are here and sit in the assembly room behind the flag and their Country’s name.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 09:02
We have pleasure in advising that the results from the Speed Skydiving test event are now alongside all the other results from the 4th DIPC on the IPC-wcresults page
OmniSkore have the videos and judging breakdown sheets
Skydive Mag has all the stories
Congratulations to all the medal winners and to all participants.
Monday, 18 November 2013 12:27
DVD's of all teams and all jumps both for Artistic Events and Formation Skydiving are now availabe to purchase.
The 2013 FAI IPC competition rules, draws, artistic events free routine description sheets, scores and team lists are also included. Video files will play on most computer platforms and configurations with free Apple QuickTime software installed.
Follow this link to order and purchase:
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:01
Jarrett Martin, a Junior member of the USA Freefall Style & Accuracy Team qualified to compete at the 4th DIPC (Dubai International Parachuting Championships) – however Jarrett is different from other competitors in that he is paraplegic. So USPA sought the agreement of the organisation in Dubai for Jarrett to enter.
The response was an emphatic yes “We should do everything in our power to support such a young man’s athletic desire and ideals”
This is Jarrett’s story – his refusal to allow the results of his accident to alter his drive and determination to follow his sport and achieve his goals is truly inspiring:
Sunday, 22 September 2013 09:37
Thursday, 26th September : - all the names
Wednesday, 25th September - all the videos are now available to view
Sunday 22nd September: It's all over - the 108 did not complete the second formation and Patrick Passe called an end to all further attempts - leave that for another day - and let everyone party and celebrate their achievements.