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65th IPC Plenary Meeting, Bulgaria 2015

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The Agenda is now published on this web-site - either follow the Menue headings  - About us - Meetins - 2015

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15th World Para-Ski Championships, Unteramergan, Germany, 17-21 Feb 2015- Bulletin No.2

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Bulletin No. 2 is now published on this web-site.

Please note that the final entry date is 3rd January - just after the New Year celebrations - so ask your NAC to get your entry in early! 

 

5th DIPC, Dubai - Thank you

 

A huge thank you must go to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammef Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council for his continuing Patronage, sponsorship and support of the Dubai International Parachuting Competition without which none of this would have been possible.

Also a thank you to the Emirates Aerosport Federation (EAF) and Skydive Dubai and the various committees and people who worked so hard to make this a success.
  Higher Organizing committee

Members of the Higher Organizing Committee at the awards ceremony

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WARNING - Spam letter re Bulgaria

 

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Dear Delegate,

You may have received a letter, which has been sent to FAI and at least some IPC Delegates,  attempting to denigrate the arrangements for the forthcoming 2015 IPC Plenary Meeting in Varshets, Bulgaria, and the 2015 FAI European Championships in Freefall Style & Accuracy Landing, to be held at Erden, Bulgaria.

FAI/IPC has contracts with the Bulgarian NAC for both of the events noted.

Furthermore, the organisation from which this letter seems to emanate does not appear to exist, and it also appears that the signature on the letter is not that of any person known in Bulgarian air sports circles.  You may have noted that, other than a post office box number, there are no contact details, no e-mail which would allow anyone to make contact.  Consequently this letter must be regarded as having no substance.

FAI has been assured by the Bulgarian Organiser of the 2015 Plenary and the 2015 European Championships that both events will take place, as scheduled and as per the approved bids.

It should also be noted that the venues for the Plenary and for the EC have both been visited and found satisfactory, and the Plenary venue’s facilities can be seen on the hotel’s website www.ata-spa.bg

If you have received a copy of the letter kindly disregard it.

I look forward to meeting you in Varshets for the 2015 Plenary Meeting.

With best wishes,

Liam McNulty

Recording Secretary

International Parachuting Commission (FAI)

1st World Cup in Indoor Skydiving, Austin, USA - Final Report & Video

Austin

Three years ago Gillian Rayner of the International Parachuting Commission (IPC) and Axel Zohmann of the International BodyFlight Association met to discuss the feasibility of hosting a World Cup for Indoor Skydiving. The IPC went on to modify the “outdoor” rules for skydiving for use indoors to include four disciplines: Formation Skydiving (FS), Vertical Formation Skydiving (VFS) as well as for the artistic events which include Freefly and Freestyle.

In January of 2014, iFLY Austin’s Operations Manager Erin Horton secured the bid to host the 1st FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving. On November 13th, months of hard work came together as the President of the International Parachute Council, Graeme Windsor, declared the meet officially open. An air of anticipation passed through the banquet room for no one quite knew what to expect, as the weekend was to be the first of its kind.

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Latest Bureau Newsletter December 2014

Graeme Windsor

Take a look aat the latest Bureau Newsletter by following the link on the button on the right hand side of this page.  Your Bureau has been busy.

Executive Board and Liaison Officers in Dubai to Discuss the FAI World Air Games

DIPC-2014-DubaiFAI officials gathered in Dubai this week to get to know the members of the Organising Committee, the host city and the competition venues of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. A series of meetings were held where the Executive Board and the FAI World Air Games Experts from the Sports Commissions discussed the key issues pertinent to FAI’s flagship event.

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1st World Cup in Indoor Skydiving, Austin, USA, Nov 2014 -Day 3

Final Day of the World Cup of Indoor Skydiving

Today was the third and final day of the 1st World Cup of Indoor Skydiving. The final results, together with a judged video for each flight, are available at the relevant link above.  The final rounds were conducted with a huge number of spectators in attendance and the atmosphere was electric, although there was not much risk of a change in the final ranking in FS.   Flying kicked off with FS Open followed by FS Female.  The two rounds were rapidly completed and the judges kept up pretty well with the scoring. FS Open was won by the Bad Boys from the Czech Republic and Female FS was won by Aerokart Deep Blue from France.  After a break when the FAI Officials were given another opportunity to fly, the Artistic Events took off.  Judging AE is slower than FS so while waiting for the scores to come out, the iFly staff gave a brilliant demonstration of what can be done in a tunnel.  The final round brought some change to the Freestyle scores with Olga Bakulina from Russia slipping from second place to third, replaced by Collective Freestyle (Michael Sylva Jr).

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5th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships, Z'Hills, Nov 2014 - Daily Diary - 8th November

Final Approved Results                        On-line TV Coverage of the Championships

Competitors meeting

The competitors meeting was held at 15.00 hrs with Dr. 'Exi' Rainer Hoenle (Committee Chair, CP) explaining the changes to the rules proposed for the coming year.  These were generally well accepted and the questions raised by the competitors will be considered by the committee at the next IPC plenary meeting in Jan/Feb 2015.

The closing ceremony happened as planned at 18.30 and medals and diplomas were awarded.  This was followed by the closing banquet, with good food and a happy and relaxed atmosphere.  Jim Heyhurst handed out the various certificates for National records that had been broken during the competition.

 

 

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65th IPC Plenary - Vashets, Bulgaria - 28 Jan - 1 Feb 2015

 

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Bulletin No. 1 is available on this site for the 65th IPC Meeting to be held in

Bulgaria, Vashets, Spa Hotel ATA from 28th January - 1st February 2015

World Parachuting Accuracy Landing and Canopy Formation Events in Banjaluka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2014-parachuting-banjalukaThe pictures of the competitions are now online !

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