paraski-presentationThis unique discipline of the Parachuting competition events combines two sports - Giant Slalom and Accuracy Landings.

Each competitor makes two runs of a Giant Slalom course, designed an controlled by FIS under International Ski Regulations, and then six parachute jumps from a helicopter, exiting at 1000 mts intending to land onto an electronic recording landing pad with a 2 cm disc in the centre.

The electronics radiate outwards in rings of 1 cm incriments to a maximum of 16 cm;  being measured beyond by tape-measure to a default of 50 cm.  If the disc is the first point of contact with the ground by the jumper the score is 0.00: 0.01 is added for each centimetre from the centre.  At the end of the 6 rounds there is a cut-off for the semi-final and final rounds which only count for the individual event.

The individual accuracy winner is the person with the lowest cumulative score over 8 rounds, and the team with the lowest cumulative score over 6 rounds.  However this is only one element to determine the overall winner.

To reflect the origins of this discipline, the landing pad must be located on a slope of between 25 and 35 degrees.

For the skiing part, the fastest time on the course is awarded 0 points - each competitor's time is then converted to points; a point is scored for each 0.32 seconds slower than the fastest time.  After the two runs the competitor with the lowest number of points is the winner of that element.


Events Calendar

Check out the calendar for all FAI Parachuting events.