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IPC Plenary Open Meetings, Vienna 2014 29th & 30th January

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Welcome to Austria and this year's Plenary Meeting.

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 agenda with annexes is available on this link.

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 –

Graema opening address
Graeme Windsor, President of IPC, welcomes all the delegates – all here to do the same thing – look after the future of parachuting. Thanks to the Austrian Aeroclub for their organisation of this 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.

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Judges for Canopy Piloting and Indoor Skydiving 2014

Wind tunnel picture for FAIFollowing 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

65th IPC Plenary Meeting, Vienna, 1-2 February 2014

Bureau
The existing Bureau : Niels Christian Levin Hansen. Vice President; John Smyth, Vice President;  Liam McNulty, Technical Secretary;  Graeme Windsor, President, Gillian Rayner, 1st Vice-President and Richard "Buzz" Bennett, Financial Secretary.

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Graeme started the meeting with the awards for the FAI Gold Parachuting Medal, the Australian nomination has been withdrawn so there are 2 nominations.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.

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65th IPC Plenary Meeting, Vienna, 1-2 February 2014 - 1st February

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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.

Graema opening address
The Meeting was opened by Graeme Windsor, President of IPC, who called for a minute’s silence for those members who are no longer with us and then after welcoming everyone to the meeting, he handed the mike to the organiser, Johann Gritsch, who welcomed the 43 countries represented at this plenary.

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14th Para-Ski World Championships, Tanay, Russia

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11th to 16th March 2014

Bulletin No 2 is now published on this web site.

 

Follow the link:  Bulletin No.2

4th Dubai International Parachuting Championships - 2013 & Including Speed Skydiving

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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.

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2013 World Cups & European Championships DVD's

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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:

 

 

Another first for Dubai

IMG 0477 Jarrett Martin copyJarrett 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:

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37th CISM, Qionglai, China

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The 37th CISM World Championships finished today.

 

Check out the web site for all the results and stories

 

European Record Large Formations - Skydive Empuriabrava 2013 WORLD & EUROPEAN RECORD DAYS


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.

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Minutes of the Competitors Meeting, Artistic Events, BanjaLuka

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The Minutes of the competiors meeting for Artistic Events are now published

Follow the link