3rd 2013 Bureau Newsletter

gwThe latest Bureau Newsletter is now published.


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Canopy Piloting - The Events Illustrated

Turning in on the Speed carve

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.


Another first for Dubai

IMG 0477 Jarrett Martin copyJarrett 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:


IPC Plenary Meeting 2014 - Vienna, Austria - Bulletin No. 1

Logo Austrian Aero ClubThe 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

Para-Ski World Championships 2014 - Judges Nominations

Paraski landing

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

Form available on this link (PDF) or (Excel)

2nd Egyptian International Parachuting Championships 2013

Egyptian logo


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

FAI Secretary General Badan to step down from his position - Search for his replacement underway

Jean-Marc_BadanThe 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 sec.gen@fai.org.


01/09/2013 The Party, The Records,Kolomna Russia

The end - awash in Champagne

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.


Podium Winners - 7th World Cup of Canopy Piloting, Kolomna

Kolomna 2013 logo

7th FAI World Cup of Canopy Piloting

26  August - 1st September 2013


Congratulations to all the Medal Winners

For all Results follow the link to the ipc-wc results pages


Podium Winners - 3rd European Championships in Canopy Piloting, Kolomna

Kolomna 2013 logo

3rd FAI European Championships in Canopy Piloting

26  August - 1st September 2013


Congratulations to all the Medal Winners

For all results follow the link to the ipc-wc results pages


31/08/2013, Kolomna Russia


Day 4,  Rain and Wind


day 4 - windThe rain is moving away, sort of, but the wind is behind it.  We shall see.  The competitors who have yet to jump the third round of accuracy shall be on the DZ at 9.15.  If we can complete this third round, and it is still jumpable we will go into a round of Freestyle - there is a money prize on that as well of 1,500 US$.