Sunday, 24 July 2016 09:03
Not long now before the start of the Canopy Piloting World Championships in Canada, closely followed by the Mondial with its World Championships in Accuracy Landing and Freefall Style (both senior and junior); Formation Skydiving; Canopy Formations; Artistic Events and Speed Skydiving.
If you are unable to attend then the presence of Skydive TV and live streaming from all the competitions ensures you are able to keep up with all the action, news and stories, which will also be covered on this web-site as normal.
So join us in Farnham, Canada and Chicago, U.S.A. for what promises to be an exciting summer of Skydiving.
Sunday, 17 July 2016 08:53
Or visit the Events Calendar to the right of this page and click on the information icon in the second column against the 6th World Canopy Piloting Championships,
Thursday, 14 July 2016 22:33
Roll up ! Roll up ! for the Greatest Parachuting Event in 2016
Only you need to hurry as the registration deadline is 1st August 2016.
All the earlier problems with banking and registration details have been resolved - so to ensure participation all NAC's need to follow the entry guide given in the linked web-site.
Don't delay - let us make this something to remember for everyone who can participate.
Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:24
Yesterday we learnt the sad news of the death of the Russian, Sukovatsyn Leonty Nikolaevich. Below are the notes of condolence sent to the Russian Federation by our current President and previous President, both of whom had the pleasure of knowing Leonty and express their sorrow on behalf of the skydiving community.
Dear Bernadeta, dear friends in the Parachuting Community in Russia,
please receive my heartfelt condolences and send it to the family of Leonty, to members of the Board of the Parachuting Federation of Russia and to his many friends, who mourn over the unexpected loss of a friend for many, many years, always calm, always friendly, always open minded and giving me the feeling of being like a brother. On behalf of the International Parachuting Commission please let me extend my condolences to include all the members of the IPC Bureau, all members in the Parachuting Community, who will keep Leonty where he had been for long, in our hearts and in our minds, forever.
Firstly, please excuse this email - I would much prefer to send a more formal letter, but am unable to in a timely manner.
I am both surprised and deeply saddened to hear this news about Leonty, a man I have known and respected for a very long time. I found Leonty to be a man of distinction and of excellent character who served his country well in the field of parachuting, particularly in the international arena. This service has been well recognised with the FAI Air Sport Medal. Your letter outlined a very impressive set of achievements by this very likeable and diligent man.
I recall fondly our time together at the World Air Games in Dubai last December and later at the Plenary Meeting of the International Parachute Commission at Frankfurt in February. He appeared to be in fine condition on those occasions, hence my surprise.
I would be most grateful if you could pass on my personal condolences to Leonty's family, friends and colleagues.
Thank you also for the pictures of Leonty, which I shall add to my library.
With best regards,
President of Honour
FAI International Parachute Commission
The Russian Federation have issued the following summary of the extraordinary life of service to our sport by Sukovatsyn Leonty Nikolaevich.
July 2, 2016 died our faithful friend and comrade, Vice-President of the Federation of parachuting sports of Russia Sukovatsyn Leonty Nikolaevich.
Skydivers express deep condolences to the families and friends of Leonty Nikolayevich . He remains forever in our hearts a true friend and a wise counselor, always ready to help
in any situation.
Sukovatsyn L. N. born May 28, 1938 in the Kemerovo region.
Finished flying club DOSAAF at the rate of pilots on Yak-18, he entered the Chernigov Aviation School. He served in the Air Force. At the same time engaged in parachuting. Since 1955, he performed 5579 jumps with various aircraft day and night,
of them - 363 test, 2 jump to the North Pole, 5 demonstration ejection jumps from the aircraft MiG-15 UTI.
Master of Sports of the USSR (1971), International Judge.
Since 1971, he held staff positions at Airborne School service, associations, the central inspection for the safety of the Ministry of Defense.
Over 37 years of parachute sports work has prepared more than 10 thousand qualified professionals, athletes parachutists and instructors of different categories.
1985 - 1989 years. - Senior inspector of the means of salvation MO Safety Service of the USSR. Military rank - Colonel.
From 1990 he worked in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, and in 1994 - headed the department of parachute training and sports in the CA growth (DOSAAF).
1995 - 2005 years - President of the Federation of parachuting Russia.
More than 20 years of continuously elected a delegate to the International Conference parachute Commission FAI, was a member of the subcommittee on the classic FAI Parachuting, was a member and chairman of the jury committee FAI parachute at the world championships, he took an active part in drawing up the rules of competition, contributed to the development and implementation of international parachute certificates.
Since 1997, he introduced parachutists certification system in the Russian Federation.
Actively participated in organizing and holding the world championships, international and national competitions in all kinds of parachuting, and attempts to establish global, national, continental and Russian records in the territory of the Russian Federation, the opening of the faculty for preparing parachute profile in the Russian Academy of Sports in Moscow.
2005 - 2010 years. - Executive Secretary of the Federal Border Service of Russia.
Since 2010 to present - Vice-President of the Federation of parachuting of Russia.
2011 – Sukovatsyn Leonty was awarded the FAI Air Sport Medal.
Sukovatsyn Leonty Nikolaevich and Aliya Ananina - IPC Plenary Frankfurt 2016
Monday, 04 July 2016 06:53
Formation Skydiving Competitors
Following changes made to the Competition Rules with regard to the definition of a 'Sidebody', there has been a lot of discussion between competitiors and judges as to how formations with a sidebody element will be viewed and judged.
A statement regarding this has now been published by the Chair of the Formation Skydiving Committee, Mark Szulmayer. in conjunction with Karla Cole (Chief Judge at the Mondial 2016) and Jurate Janusauskiene (Chief Judge Formation Skydiving Indoor 2016).
Follow the link here - or go to the menu heading - About Us - Judges - or - Documents - Officials, Judges and Delegates - Judges.
Friday, 01 July 2016 16:10
Canopy Piloting is the Parachuting element of the World Games 2017 - so this year a test event is being held on site - testing the pond, set up and rules.
Congratulations to Cornelia Mihai who not only won the Overall competition, but also came first in all three disciplines - a truely wonderful performance. Canada here she comes!!
Follow this link for the live results
1st FAI World Wingsuit Performance Flying Championships & 1st FAI World Cup in Wingsuit Acrobatic Flying - Z'hillls, USA, 3-10 November - Bulletin 1
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 08:25
Bulletin 1 for these events is now published on this web site.
Follow this link to the Bulletin 1
Or find it via the Events Calendar - to the right of this news item - and click on the information icon against the Wingsuit event entry.
Find out more about Wingsuit Flying on these pages.
Friday, 17 June 2016 07:20
The arrival period is flexible (between September 21st and 23rd) to allow a maximum number of countries to send a delegation.
If you do not have disabled persons to register for the competition, your country is welcome to attend with tandem instructors, videographers or disabled persons (non competing).
Official registration is open until July 10th, 2016.
Contact us quickly and join the event!
Directeur Technique National Adjoint
Fédération Française de Parachutisme
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 08:30
The on-line registration is now back "on-line" as confirmed by the Organiser:
'Registration for the 2016 Mondial is online with a secure payment system in place. If paying registration fees with a credit card this can be done during the registration process. For those paying via wire/bank transfer, the organizer asks that the Head of Delegation request wire transfer details directly through email. The link for registration and additional details can be found at the event website:wpc2016.com.'
Saturday, 04 June 2016 13:52
The 1st Bulletin is now available on this web site.
Follow the link to Events Calendar - 2nd World Cup of Indoor Skydiving - documents logo
Or this link - Bulletin 1
Monday, 23 May 2016 07:09
Different interpretations of the documentation in the Agenda and the Minutes of the Plenary Meeting 2016, with regard to the scheduling of the FCE's in Wingsuit Performance Flying and Wingsuit Acrobatic Flying has led to a new Interim Bureau Decision.
The full details are available on this link - IBD/05