2016 FAI Gold Parachuting Medal - Award

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FAI Gold Parachuting Medal awarded to Mrs Tomás Berriolo

On November 3 last, in an auditorium hall Puerto Madero, in act by the ANAC conjunction with CADEA, delivery was made to athletes and prominent institutions in 2016.
Present were the National Administrator of the ANAC engineer Juan Pedro Irigoin, Mr. Fernando Nocito Unit Planning and Management Control ANAC president CADEA engineer Gustavo Eduardo Reyes, the president of the Argentina Federation of Parachuting Ricardo Ocorso Lorenzo, president of Research Lajunta Civil Aviation srta. Pamela Suarez, Manager of Institutional Relations Mr. Walter EANA Salama, responsible for General Aviation Mr. Eduardo Pareira YPF and Rodrigo Palisa and general secretary of the FAP Miss Norma Elia Sansone, among other authorities ANAC
In our sport parachuting as an outstanding sportsman of the year he was distinguished as Marcos Darman aerodeportiva year leading institution of the Aero Club San Francisco.
Consequently, the occasion was propitious to make delivery of the Gold Medal FAI, which this year went to an Argentine 2016.
Address by the President of the CADEA, engineer Gustavo Eduardo Reyes:
"It started in the sport of skydiving in 1956, obtaining his license in 1957 Paratrooper. Just weeks later he obtained his qualification as a professional skydiver and instructor. He also got his private pilot 's license in 1961.
In 1962 he attended his first official competition in Córdoba (National Championship), where he won the silver medal.
That same year he obtained his certification as a National Judge and from there he served as Chief Judge in national 1963 and 1965, either acting as Director of Event or as part of the Panel of Judges in 1964, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973 .
In 1973 he was appointed International Judge FAI, acting in Pan American Championships, Latin American and two World Cups, as well as in the programming of the 1988 Seoul Olympic rings.
He was co - founder and first president of the Argentina Federation of Parachuting in 1962 and served in that position several subsequent periods.
He was CEO of Argentina in the IPC / FAI since 1973.
In September 1971 in Mexico the Pan American Federation of Parachuting (CPP) was founded, being co - founder and the first Commission served as Treasurer, following several periods with positions as President and Secretary of the CPP from 1971 to 1980.
First president and chief promoter of the Latin American Federation of Parachuting Colpar in March 1986 and repeated the presidency in 2010.
In 1979 he co - founded the CADEA, exercising the general secretariat and the treasury for several periods.
Thus, acting as Delegate of Argentina, he represented the CADEA in various annual meetings FAI, as well as in the meetings of the International Committee of Parachuting (International Parachuting Committee) for 18 consecutive years.
From 1979 to 1989 he was editor of the magazines, the latter "Deportivo Airspace" and "Aerodeportes" which reached a circulation of 18,000 copies per month.
For 8 years he served as Titular Counselor of the Argentine Olympic Committee representing the FAP.
In 2012, he was elected as the first TOP POP Argentina, that is representative of Argentina veteran paratroopers Paratroopers Society in over forty years of age (POPS) for its acronym in English.
He is currently director of the Arbitration Commission Historical FAP, having also received the distinctions of the FAI (Paul Tissandier) in 1989 and the Argentine Olympic Committee as the National Sports Manager of the Year 1993.
Additionally , he was recognized as honorary president of the FAP and Colpar. This year was also appointed Honorary Member of the National Institute Newberiano, together with the general secretary of the FAP Miss Norma Sansone.
It is a permanent collaborator of aerodeporte urging those who follow him to permanently overcome. Mediocrity is not in its dictionary, and the current sport parachuting recognizes him as the doer and inspiring of his greatest achievements.
Gold Medal FAI, is for my friend TOMAS Berriolo "
Miguel Angel Terzo Secretary Historical Commission FAP


2017 IPC Plenary Meeting, Faro, Portugal 28-29 January 2017 - Agenda



The Agenda and accompanying Annexes are available on the Organiser's site - follow the link

2017 IPC Plenary Meeting, Faro, Portugal - AGENDA and Documents

It will be published shortly also on this site under About FAI - Meetings - 2017 Faro, Portugal

Looking forward to meeting again.

Judges Nomination Lists

digital-stopwatchYou have until 31st December 2016

Your FAI Judges names must have been submitted to the Chair of the Judges Committee by that date - if not they will not be included on the list for 2017 and therefore be unavailable to judge at any of the 2017 FCE's.

The forms are available on this website in both .pdf and .xls formats.  You can download them either by following these links:  Judges Nomination List (pdf) - Judges Nomination List (xls) or by visiting Documents - Officials, Judges and Delegates - Judges or by following the menu trail - About Us - Judges.

In addition you can let the Chair of the Judges Committee know who is available for the various FCE's during 2017 on the following forms : Proposed Judges Competitions 2017 (pdf) or Proposed Judges Competitions 2017 (xls).

Give all your FAI Judges a Happy New Year and do your bit!

2016 - IPC President's Report



Bureau News Latest: 

Dr. Rainer 'Exi' Hoenle, President of IPC has published his annual report under "Bureau News", prior to the Plenary 2017 in Faro.

Follow the link to read it in full.

1st FAI World Cup in Wingsuit Acrobatic Flying, Z'Hills - Day 4



USA 2 - Silver

USA 1 - Gold

Russia - Bronze

 Anthony Zerbonia

 Travis Mickle

 Simon Repton

Jeffrey Harrigan

 Mark Krasiski

 Sarah Chamberlain

 Igor Volkov

Sergei Kistaichev

Andrey Iurosh



Latest Bureau News

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Dr. Rainer 'Exi' Hoenle, IPC President has issued a new item for the Bureau News page on this web site.

This reminds all NAC delegates that items for inclusion in the Agenda for the forthcoming Plenary need to be submitted to the IPC President and the IPC Recording Secretary by 1st December 2016.

It also includes information on the bids for future FCE's.

1st FAI World Cup in Wingsuit Acrobatic Flying, Z'Hills - Day 3

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Wednesday 9th November 2016   IPC Facebook Page

It is all over, there is a new President of the USA and the 1st World Cup of Wingsuit Acrobatic Flying has completed a day early.  This evening at 17.00 hrs there will be the awards ceremony here on the Drop Zone at Zephyrhills.


67th IPC Plenary, Faro Portugal, January 28-29 2017

Plenary-2017We have moved into the 21st Century - for this Plenary booking/registration is available on-line :

Plenary 2017 Details

On the same web page Bulletin 1 is available to download.

See you all in Faro.

FAI Judge Training Course Formation Skydiving - 2016



Learn how to judge using digital scoring systems and move away from the stopwatch!


The next FAI Judges Training Course for Formation Skydiving will take place in Brisbane, Australia - 30th November to 1st December 2016.

Follow the link HERE for the full details, or via the Judges section fo the "About US" menu button above - or the Judges Training Course section of the Documents page.

1st World Wingsuit Performance Flying Championships, Z'Hills, Day 4

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Sunday, 6th November 2016

ANOTHER WORLD RECORD  This time the record established on Monday by Chris Geiler, USA was broken by Chris himself :  Existing record 88.1

Round 1, Time = 94.2 and Round 3, Time = 95.7   In fact the existing record (88.1) has been beaten 11 times in this competion.


1st World Wingsuit Performance Flying Championships - Registration and Countdown

Jackie Scorpion-articleAs Wingsuit performance flyers start to arrive at Zephyrhills all is ready for the 1st FAI World Wingsuit Performance Flying Championships to start.  This link will take you to the latest Registration picture, although this is subject to change up until the competition is declared open at the opening ceremony to take place on 3rd November 2016.

Currently there are 23 Nations registered for the Wingsuit Flying FCE's - 1 solely for the World Cup in Wingsuit Acrobatic Flying due to start on the 7th November + 5 other nations entering both events - in short 22 entries for the 1st World WPF Champiionships and 6 for the World Cup in WAF - 7 teams in all (but this may change).

That gives us a total of 63 competitors in Wingsuit Performance Flying from all 5 Continents and we welcome both Moldovia and Iran who are represented for the first time at a 21st Century FCE.  Also it is great to see competiors from both Singapore and India for the second FCE this year.  I will try and establish who has travelled the furtherest to attend this historic event in IPC's callender of amazing events this year.

Espen Fadnes from Norway is registered, hoping to repeat his Gold Medal performance of last year and become the first World Champion in Wingsuit Performance Flying, but as both silver and bronze medalists from 2015 are also here we are set for a great competition.

You can follow the results as they happen - keep up with the news with Skydive-tv - I will be reporting on this web-page and also posting regularly on the IPC Facebook page - and the organiser's web site is also available.wingsuit FCE

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