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64th IPC Plenary Meeting

 

 Bureau IPC

 IPC Bureau: (L-R) Richard "Buzz" Bennett, Financial Secretary: Liam McNulty, Technical Secretary: Gillian Raynor, 1st Vice-President: Graeme Windsor, President:: John Smyth, Vice-President:  Neils-Christian Leven Hansen, Vice-President.

Sunday 27th January 2013

Another 9.00 am start for the plenary, having enjoyed a very pleasant farewell banquet last night.  Our hosts had made us very welcome and a huge thank you goes to the NAC of Bosnia & Herzegovina and the parachute club of Banja Luka.

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Judges Training & Re-evaluation

Judges Training Course logoWe are happy to announce the re-launch of the Judges On-Line Training and Re-Evaluation Course.  This has been given a complete makover, updated and is available to judges wishing to learn about Artistic Events, Formation Skydiving and Canopy Piloting,

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Mondial Foot Note

Skydive DubaiHave finally, thanks to Claire King of "InTime" and Kurt Gaebel, NSL who filled in the gaps for me (except the final CF still being worked on) loaded all the judged videos for AE, CF and FS here on YouTube - in total there are 1154 videos, including a couple of photo compilations.

So far 15,047 viewings in December and 896 so far this month!

However if you do not want to go through all those videos to find the best performance per nation per event, then visit the faiparachuting site when you will find them.

A few more statistics for those that like them:

Of the 11,408 jumps made during the Mondial, 10,853 were competition jumps and 555 training jumps.

The total number of aircraft loads was 760 as follows:

Helicopter Bell 212 - 304 loads

Twin Otter HD-6       - 301 loads              

Cessna Caravan 205 - 79 loads

Pilatur Porter PC-6    - 76 loads.

 

64th IPC Plenary Meeting, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina 2013

64th Plenary

 

The Bulletin No. 1 for the meeting is now available on this web site.  Either go to About Us - Meetings - and click on the Banja Luka entry or follow the link above.

Agenda and all annexes etc. are available below.

 

 

 


Final Story - Mondial 2012

Party is over

Follow this link to all the Results

The Party’s Over

Time to call it a day: but not before thanks are given to all those who worked so hard to make this happen and be the success it was.

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Odette Balési-Rousseau : a parachuting pioneer passes away

odette-balesi-rousseau 2It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mrs. Balési-Rousseau on 7 December 2012.

Very few are those who had such an eventful and fascinating life as Odette Balési-Rousseau. Her strong character, tenacious will and infallible courage that all of the aviation community vividly remembers made of her one of the most remarkable pioneering women in parachuting.

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Tim Mace - FAI Gold Parachuting Medal Recipient

Tim Mace
Tim Mace, (South Africa) is competing at the Mondial in the two demonstration events, Paraski and Speed Skydiving. However, I interviewed him about his award of the FAI Gold Parachuting Medal. This was formally presented to him by Graeme Windsor, IPC President,  at the final medal ceremony of the Mondial. A fitting act of recognition of an outstanding achievement in representing his country in all the Parachuting Disciplines at First Category Events over a period of 27years.

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IPC Bureau Newsletter No.2 2012

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IPC Newsletter no. 2 is published: following the FAI General Assembly our Bureau brings us up to date on the latest issues, plus general information on the activities of the Bureau over the last couple of months.  Find the Newsletter by following the menu tabs above - Documents - Newsletters - 2012, or click on the link.

Judges - Nomination & Competition Lists for 2013

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It is that time of year again!  The nomination lists for FAI Judges are available for download under Documents/Judges/Nomination lists - or follow the link, along with the list for proposed judges for the 2013 competitions.  Please ensure that both lists are completed and returned to Pia Berggren or Elisabet Mikaelsson before 31st December 2012.

Felix Baumgartner's preliminary World Records claim received

FelixBaumgartnerThe FAI has just received the prelimary claim for Felix Baumgartner's World Records.

The following figures must be ratified before the FAI can officially approve the World Records.

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EC & WC Prostejov 2012 - Award Ceremony

Follow the link for all Official Results and Videos - RESULTS

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Friday 31st August      The Award Ceremony got underway with a huge sense of fun and friendliness - both of which have been the abiding impression of this World Meet - those who made the effort to enter and be there had a great time, new friendships were made and old ones cemented.  The organisers had provided the competitors with a room full of baloons!  for the closing ceremony.    The speeches were kept short and thanks were paid by all to the organisers, their staff and volunteer workers who made sure all ran smoothly.  Thanks were also given to Ted Wagner of OmniSkore!HD for his judging system - the judges really appreciated the high quality of image they had -  there can be no going back.   Neils-Christian Leven Hansen, FAI Controller, thanked everyone, but most of all the competitors, without whom there would be no competition.

Before the medal giving ceremony for each event we were treated to a short video of the medal winners performance, which impressed the dignatories present and really set the scene.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE MEDAL WINNERS - 

AND TO ALL WHO COMPETED IN PROSTEJOV 2012.

 

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN FORMATION SKYDIVING AND ARTISTIC EVENTS

Formation Skydiving - 4-WAY FEMALE

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Winners

NORWAY

 4-WAY OPEN
 goldmedal

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS

 BELGIUM

 goldrmedalback
 silver  RUSSIA  silverback
 bronze  UNITED  KINGDOM  bronzeback
 4-wayEC
Artistic Events - FREESTYLE
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WINNERS

RUSSIA

goldrmedalback
silver UNITED  KINGDOM silverback
FreestyleEC
 FREEFLY
 goldmedal

VWINNERS

RUSSIA

 goldrmedalback
 silver  ITALY  silverback
bronze UNITED  KINGDOM bronzeback
FreeflyEC


WORLD CUP IN FORMATION SKYDIVING AND ARTISTIC EVENTS

 

Formation Skydiving -

VERTICAL FORMATION SKYDIVING

 goldmedal  DubaiVFS  goldrmedalback
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

- 4-WAY FEMALE

goldmedal
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
goldrmedalback
 silver NORWAY  silverback
4-way female wc 
 4-WAY OPEN
 goldmedal  BELGIUM  goldrmedalback
 silver  RUSSIA  silverback
 bronze  UNITED  KINGDOM  bronzeback
 4-WAYWC

Artistic Events -

FREESTYLE

goldmedal RUSSIA goldrmedalback
silver VENEZUALA silverback
 bronze UNITED  KINGDOM  bronzeback
freestylewc
 FREEFLY
 goldmedal  FRANCE  goldrmedalback
 silver RUSSIA  silverback
bronze  ITALY bronzeback

 

 freeflywc

 

thunderAfter the prize-giving was over, a special presentation was made by the Meet Director, Martin Dlouhy, on behalf of the Town and Drop Zone Prostejov, to the other team from BELGIUM, Thunder - who had entered the competition without understanding the rules properly and so had to withdraw (see article on Why you should Read the Rules).  They had achieved a points score of 199 at the point of withdrawal and their scores are posted as a Guest Team. 

 Then the party began, and continued through the night (for some competitors).petrvideo

 My thanks to Fay Kimble for her hard work in helping put these reports and pictures together and to Petr Podrouzek for his Videos - (follow the link at the top of the page - or here or on our dedicated Video's page) - to Ted Wagner of OmniSkore!HD for providing us with an instantly updated results service and to both the Chief Judges, Karla Cole and Aliya Ananina for their help and support.

Susan Dixon, Webmaster, Prostejov 2012.

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