Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:51
The FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) has established the Angelo d’Arrigo Diploma, a new FAI environmental award which aims at recognising and promoting major contributions in the field of environmental and sustainable development, in accordance with the development of a philosophy and a vision of sport aviation that increasingly wants to be respectful of the environment that surrounds it.
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 18:31
Following the IPC Plenary meeting both a World Parachuting Championships in Canopy Piloting, USA and World Cup in Indoor Skydiving, (Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events), USA were included in the competition calendar for 2014.
Consequently NACs are invited to submit to the Judges' Committee a list of their available judges for these events.
The forms to do this are available on this site : Documents : Judges and can also be found on this LINK
These must be returned to Pia Berggren, Chair of the Judges Committee, by 1st March 2014
Sunday, 02 February 2014 10:40
Sunday 2nd February 2014
Roll call was taken - the figures have real importance today - Election Day - prepare for battle, as all the positions on the Bureau are subject to election from the Plenary..
41 votes 21 = majority 28 = 2/3rds majority
Graeme started the meeting with the awards for the FAI Gold Parachuting Medal, the Australian nomination has been withdrawn so there are 2 nominations. First requirement is whether to make the award this year. A show of hands gave agreement. Buzz raised the point that proxy votes do not count – 31 valid delegate votes in the room.
Friday, 29 November 2013 13:11
There are few surprises as those Nations that have dominated in different disciplines continue to do so, however in one or two cases the failure to enter every possible First Category Event has had an impact.
Freefall Style and Precision Accuracy:
In the Male event the first position is spread between countries, for Accuracy : Slovenia, Style : the Czech Republic and Overall : Russia. Russia however wipes the board in the Female events taking first position in Accuracy, Style and Overall.
The dominance of Belgium (first place) continues in the 4-Way Open event; however despite France’s dominance of the 4-way Female event, first position goes to USA because they competed in all 5 of the FCE’s in the 4 years that count. France continued their dominance of the 8-way and VFS events, but UAE are now in second place in VFS which could make 2014 interesting.
Great Britain take first place in Freestyle despite France’s dominance, due to consistence of entry but France retains their first position in Freefly.
Continues with the dominance of the USA taking first place in all 4 elements of this discipline.
Monday, 18 November 2013 12:27
DVD's of all teams and all jumps both for Artistic Events and Formation Skydiving are now availabe to purchase.
The 2013 FAI IPC competition rules, draws, artistic events free routine description sheets, scores and team lists are also included. Video files will play on most computer platforms and configurations with free Apple QuickTime software installed.
Follow this link to order and purchase:
Sunday, 17 November 2013 13:37
The latest Bureau Newsletter is now published.
Read the up to date news on the activities of the Bureau and our President
Follow the button tab to the right of the front page screen.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:34
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.
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:01
Jarrett 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: