Friday, 29 November 2013 13:11
There are few surprises as those Nations that have dominated in different disciplines continue to do so, however in one or two cases the failure to enter every possible First Category Event has had an impact.
Freefall Style and Precision Accuracy:
In the Male event the first position is spread between countries, for Accuracy : Slovenia, Style : the Czech Republic and Overall : Russia. Russia however wipes the board in the Female events taking first position in Accuracy, Style and Overall.
The dominance of Belgium (first place) continues in the 4-Way Open event; however despite France’s dominance of the 4-way Female event, first position goes to USA because they competed in all 5 of the FCE’s in the 4 years that count. France continued their dominance of the 8-way and VFS events, but UAE are now in second place in VFS which could make 2014 interesting.
Great Britain take first place in Freestyle despite France’s dominance, due to consistence of entry but France retains their first position in Freefly.
Continues with the dominance of the USA taking first place in all 4 elements of this discipline.
Monday, 18 November 2013 12:27
DVD's of all teams and all jumps both for Artistic Events and Formation Skydiving are now availabe to purchase.
The 2013 FAI IPC competition rules, draws, artistic events free routine description sheets, scores and team lists are also included. Video files will play on most computer platforms and configurations with free Apple QuickTime software installed.
Follow this link to order and purchase:
Monday, 18 November 2013 11:36
** Please Note: If you haven't received an e-mail from the Chair of the Judges Committee within a week, confirming your nominations, you need to re-send the lists
The forms to be completed by each NAC nominating their Judges to be put on the FAI Listing and also those proposed for the 2014 first category competitions are now posted on this site. These must be completed and returned to the Chair of the Judges Committee via the NAC and FAI by the 31st December 2013.
Sunday, 17 November 2013 13:37
The latest Bureau Newsletter is now published.
Read the up to date news on the activities of the Bureau and our President
Follow the button tab to the right of the front page screen.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:34
Our sport is dynamic and visually stunning , but sometimes difficult to explain to non participants. For the World Games 2013 the FAI PR team put together single page illustrations to show what it was all about in terms of the Parachuting element.
These are designed to be shown on a big screed during an event or used in press packs to simply show what is the objective of the competitors. The photographs can be seen by folowing the link to Our Sport and Canopy Piloting. .pdf versions are available also on the following links.
Speed (1 & 2 ) were designed for the rules used specifically for the World Games, but Accuracy and Distance are currently accurate.
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:01
Jarrett Martin, a Junior member of the USA Freefall Style & Accuracy Team qualified to compete at the 4th DIPC (Dubai International Parachuting Championships) – however Jarrett is different from other competitors in that he is paraplegic. So USPA sought the agreement of the organisation in Dubai for Jarrett to enter.
The response was an emphatic yes “We should do everything in our power to support such a young man’s athletic desire and ideals”
This is Jarrett’s story – his refusal to allow the results of his accident to alter his drive and determination to follow his sport and achieve his goals is truly inspiring:
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 13:33
The 65th FAI/IPC Plenary Meeting will take place in Vienna, Austria
1 -2 February 2014
Bulletin No. 1 is now published and available on this link
Tuesday, 10 September 2013 13:14
Judges nominations for the World Championships in Para-Ski in Tanay, Russia
11 - 16 March 2014.
Nominations to reach Pia Beggren, Chair of the Judges Committee by 31st October 2013
Friday, 06 September 2013 10:42
This event will be held in the El-Giza Pyramids Area, Egypt from the 5th - 15th November 2013.
Follow this link to the Bulletin 2
Friday, 06 September 2013 10:29
The FAI has announced that Jean-Marc Badan is to step down as FAI Secretary General, effective 30 November 2013. The FAI Executive Board has created a high priority working group to search for his replacement. Candidates are invited to submit their written application and CV by Wednesday 25 September 2013 (12.00 CET) at the latest by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 01 September 2013 17:03
The 3rd European Championships and 7th World Cup in Canopy Piloting comes to an end, awash in Champagne! Everyone got sprayed! At the end of a wet day it rained champagne. The organisers had to abandon their plans to hold the Closing Ceremony at their special Podium and instead moved it to the stage where the live band would have played.