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2015 FAI Annual Report released

2015FAIAnnualReportThe 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More compact than the previous editions, it includes the competitions, records, awards, our sponsor Breitling, our partner Red Bull Air Race, and much more!

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6th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships, Canada, 2016 - Bulletin No. 1

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Bulletin No. 1 is now published on this web site.  Go to the "Events Calendar" menu to the right and click on the information icon against the World Canopy Piloting Championships entry.

Or follow this link - World Canopy Piloting Championships

IBD/4 Financing World Competition Record Claims

2016 New IPC BureauYour IPC Bureau have reached an agreement with the FAI to finance World Competition Record Claims during 2016 from the sanction fees for that event.

To read the full text of the agreement follow the link to IBD/04

Mondial 2016, Chicago, USA - Bulletin 1 is published

Mondial2016Bulletin No. 1 is now published on this web site.

It is available by following the Menu heading to the right of this article - Events Calendar - and clicking on the information icon against the Mondial details.

Or click on this link - Mondial Bulletin 1

For the Judging Panels go to the "About us" menu above, click on "Judges" and links to all the panels are listed there.

IBD/3 - 2nd FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving, Warsaw, 2016

 

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IBD3 is published today and is available on this link.

The decision confirms the date of the 2nd FAI World Cup in Indoor Skydiving, Warsaw, Poland as

11 - 16 October 2016

Wingsuit Flying

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Human flight is truly made possible by means of a wingsuit. In recent years, interest and popularity of wingsuiting has grown exponentially. Improvements in wingsuit design have kept pace allowing feats of flying that were thought impossible only a few years ago.

FAI recognition in 2015 of the already mature competition formats for Wingsuit Performance Flying and Wingsuit Acrobatics allow competitors to demonstrate their abilities on the world stage.

Wingsuit Performance Flying

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This format measures the three different performance parameters of a wingsuit pilot (best lift, least drag and best glide ratio) and combines them into a single result. All measurements are carried out using a GPS logging device whilst within the competition window (3000m to 2000m AGL). Practically this is done over a minimum of three separate skydives using identical equipment, with each skydive dedicated to an individual task:

For the time task, the time spent in the evaluation window counts; the longer you stay in the competition window, the better.

For the distance task, the horizontal distance covered over ground while in the evaluation window counts; the further you fly while in the competition window, the better.

For the speed task, the highest average horizontal speed over ground achieved while in the evaluation window counts; the further you fly in the shortest time while in the competition window, the better.

Pure and complete from a physics perspective, this competition negates any advantage from specific body shapes and seeks to find the best overall wingsuit pilot. It has already immortalised Norwegian Espen Fadnes as the 1st FAI World Cup Winner of Wingsuit Performance Flying in 2015. Espen and many others now have aspirations to become the 1st World Champion of Wingsuit Performance Flying in late 2016.

Wingsuit Acrobatics

This is a Competition that pitches teams against each other in an aerial display of flying skills, showcasing their best to impress the judges. The competition is centred around 2 way teams with a camera flyer and includes both compulsory moves and free rounds.

The compulsory figures are randomly drawn from a dive-pool with a series of loops, rolls, transitions and docks. The free rounds are where teams are invited to go impress the judges and fellow wingsuit pilots with creativity and flying skills.

Teams not only score points for the number of figures shown, but also get a score for the camera work and flying style. The flying style is a crucial element in these type of wingsuit competitions, as it's what forces teams to fly their best. Style points are given for body position, smoothness of flying, controlled docks and forward flying speed.Defy Gravity article

First Category Event Competition

The First FAI World Cup in Wingsuit Performance Flying was held at Netheravon, United Kingdom in May 2015 and the First FAI World Wingsuit Performance Flying Championships will be held in Zephyrhills, U.S.A. in November 2016; at the same time the First FAI World Cup in Wingsuit Acrobatic Flying will be held.

IPC Plenary 2016, Frankfurt, Minutes Published

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The Minutes of the 2016 Plenary are now published on this website.

Find them either under the Documents - Meetings - 2016 Frankfurt - Minutes,  menu link or

About Us - Meetings - 2016 Frankfurt - Minutes.

The Competition Rules for each competative discipline are also now published and available for downloading from this website.

Again, follow the menu trail from Documents - Sporting Codes and Competition Rules - then by Discipline.

Latest Information Notice No. 53

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The Technical and Safety Committee of the IPC have just released the latest Information Notice

 

Follow the link - IN no. 53

 

Or find in the menu box to the right of this news item.

World Games - Canopy Piloting Rules

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Following a request from the Organiser, the Bureau made its second Interim Bureau Decision.

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The revised Competition Rules are available on this website. Documents : Sporting Code and Competiton Rules : Canopy Piloting:

Canopy Piloting - World Games Test Event Rules

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IPC Bureau News

January 6 2017

A great way to start a new Year

 

IPC Breaking News: 6000th jump completed at Skydive City, Zephyrhills on January 6, 2017.
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if you do not recognize this guy……..
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: ……you may recognize EXI (Dr. Rainer Hoenle) the President of the International Parachuting Commission.
Mission completed.
Photo-Shoot -: Lars Fallesen, Norway, provider of the helmet to showcase this milestone jump.

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New Bureau - starts work

2016 New IPC Bureau

Your new Bureau commences their work by appointing Peter Pfalzgraf as the new Finance Secretary.  Please find the Bureau Interim Decision 2016/01 under the menu heading in the About Us menu above.