Tuesday, 09 December 2014 14:06
Three years ago Gillian Rayner of the International Parachuting Commission (IPC) and Axel Zohmann of the International BodyFlight Association met to discuss the feasibility of hosting a World Cup for Indoor Skydiving. The IPC went on to modify the “outdoor” rules for skydiving for use indoors to include four disciplines: Formation Skydiving (FS), Vertical Formation Skydiving (VFS) as well as for the artistic events which include Freefly and Freestyle.
In January of 2014, iFLY Austin’s Operations Manager Erin Horton secured the bid to host the 1st FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving. On November 13th, months of hard work came together as the President of the International Parachute Council, Graeme Windsor, declared the meet officially open. An air of anticipation passed through the banquet room for no one quite knew what to expect, as the weekend was to be the first of its kind.
Friday, 05 December 2014 05:31
Take a look aat the latest Bureau Newsletter by following the link on the button on the right hand side of this page. Your Bureau has been busy.
Thursday, 04 December 2014 14:12
FAI officials gathered in Dubai this week to get to know the members of the Organising Committee, the host city and the competition venues of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. A series of meetings were held where the Executive Board and the FAI World Air Games Experts from the Sports Commissions discussed the key issues pertinent to FAI’s flagship event.
Monday, 17 November 2014 08:47
Final Day of the World Cup of Indoor Skydiving
Today was the third and final day of the 1st World Cup of Indoor Skydiving. The final results, together with a judged video for each flight, are available at the relevant link above. The final rounds were conducted with a huge number of spectators in attendance and the atmosphere was electric, although there was not much risk of a change in the final ranking in FS. Flying kicked off with FS Open followed by FS Female. The two rounds were rapidly completed and the judges kept up pretty well with the scoring. FS Open was won by the Bad Boys from the Czech Republic and Female FS was won by Aerokart Deep Blue from France. After a break when the FAI Officials were given another opportunity to fly, the Artistic Events took off. Judging AE is slower than FS so while waiting for the scores to come out, the iFly staff gave a brilliant demonstration of what can be done in a tunnel. The final round brought some change to the Freestyle scores with Olga Bakulina from Russia slipping from second place to third, replaced by Collective Freestyle (Michael Sylva Jr).
Saturday, 08 November 2014 17:39
The competitors meeting was held at 15.00 hrs with Dr. 'Exi' Rainer Hoenle (Committee Chair, CP) explaining the changes to the rules proposed for the coming year. These were generally well accepted and the questions raised by the competitors will be considered by the committee at the next IPC plenary meeting in Jan/Feb 2015.
The closing ceremony happened as planned at 18.30 and medals and diplomas were awarded. This was followed by the closing banquet, with good food and a happy and relaxed atmosphere. Jim Heyhurst handed out the various certificates for National records that had been broken during the competition.
Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:54
Bulletin No. 1 is available on this site for the 65th IPC Meeting to be held in
Bulgaria, Vashets, Spa Hotel ATA from 28th January - 1st February 2015
Monday, 20 October 2014 11:38
Bulletin No. 1 is now published on this web-site for the 5th DIPC in Dubai (UAE) from 26th November to 7th December 2014.
Follow the link on the Events Calendar under this event (the pdf logo) or the direct link from this article.
It is also available on the organiser's web site @
Monday, 22 September 2014 15:28
At the opening ceremony of the 38th CISM WPMC in Indonesia, IPC President, Graeme Windso was presented with his Indonesian Parachute Wings in respect of the jumps he had made from the miliary aircraft in Solo.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 22:23
COLPAR recently concluded their Latin American Championships in Canopy Piloting, 3 – 7 September 2014, which were held at the National Skydiving Centre in the City of Boituva, being about 116kms from Brazil's largest city, São Paulo.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 13:14
It was with sadness that I heard yesterday of Tim Mace’s death. Tim had been suffering from cancer, and was a registered competitor last month in the Speed Skydiving World Cup at Prostejov. It was clear at that time that Tim was not well, and his illness forced him to withdraw.