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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

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

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Latest Information Notice No. 53

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

 

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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.
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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.

IPC Plenary Meeting - Frankfurt 2016 - Day 5

Sunday 24th January Day 2 of the Formal Plenary

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We commenced the day with the Roll Call of all delegates present conducted by Markus Haggeney.

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Prague Crowned the First World Champions in Indoor Skydiving - Two of the titles were Won by the French

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On 23rd and 24th October, Prague became the venue for the first ever World Championships in Indoor Skydiving. This dynamic sport, which belongs to the official air sports family for only a year and a half, hosted 202 flyers from 23 countries. The 1st FAI Indoor Skydiving World Championships 2015 were fought in several categories within four disciplines. The most precious laurels were brought home by the French, who triumphed twice. The World Champions are also Finns, Poles, Swiss, Americans and Belgians.

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1st FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships - Prague, Csech Rep. 21 - 24 October 2015 - Videos

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All the Formation Skydiving Judged videos are now available on the IPC YouTube site - and the Solo Freestyle will be added to the playlists tonight.

All results are available for Formation Skydiving and Solo Freestyle in PDF printable format on the IPC Results site.

Dynamic Results are available here

2015 Breitling Youngster Award - Martin Jarrett (USA)

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At the recent FAI General Conference held in Rotterdam, Martin Jarrett was awarded the Breitling Youngster Award in recognition of his outstanding achievemnets.

Read the interview he gave to Faustine Carrerra, FAI Communication Manager

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