Safety Database T&S Committee

databaseThe Safety Database is back on line.  Please please use it and upload all the information you can for 2012 as well as during this coming year.    If you need help or more information or have misplaced your user name or password please arrange for your IPC delegate to e-mail Elisabet Mikaelsson who has done all the work, not only to put it together in the first place, but after the crash to recreate it, and thanks to the support of the IT manager in FAI it is back and working.

Post the 2013 Plenary meeting

64th PlenaryFollowing decisions made at the Plenary in Banja Luka we have now published on this web-site the following documents:

1. Formation Skydiving Competition Rule Changes
2. Chief Judges and Chief Juges of Training
3. Juries and FAI Controllers 2013 and 2014
4. The Jury List 2013
5. B.J. Worth's Farewell Speech







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.


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,


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.


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.


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.


IPC Bureau Newsletter No.2 2012


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


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.

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