Friday, 17 February 2017 12:42
International CF Competition from your home DZ
Following the discussion at the Competitor's Meeting after the Mondial in Chicago, the CF Committee is pleased to confirm that the Plenary has approved the plan to hold the CF WebChallenge again. With the help of the IPC Secretary, Susan Dixon, the committee members are setting up the dropbox site which will host the CF WebChallenge.
The CF Webchallenge will allow teams to compete in any (or all) current FAI CF events, 2-way sequential, 4-way sequential and 4-way rotations. In addition, we are very pleased to provide you with the opportunity to compete in 8-way again! We know of at least one (ex-)competitor who is very much looking forward to re-building his old 8-way team and all the fun and formations they had. If the take-up of 8-way is sufficiently strong, we will consider re-introducing it at First Category Events.
The beauty of this challenge is that teams can compete with the international rivals without leaving their home dropzone. Over a three month period, August – October 2017 teams can upload as many videos of the drawn jumps as they wish. They will all be judged by a panel of FAI CF Judges, under the supervision of WebChallenge Chief Judge, Bernard Nicolas.
As explained at the Open Meeting in Faro, the Committee would like to use the CF WebChallenge to test the suggestion to replace 'foot hook' with 'contact' received from competitors. The rule change test will only apply to 2-way, and only in the CF WebChallenge. The Committee hopes to have further discussions with competitors about this possible rule change once competitors, judges and committee members have seen video submissions.
The Committee is supportive of countries using the infrastructure of the WebChallenge to carry out their National Championships if they wish to. Any countries interested in doing so, please contact Rina Gallo, the chair of the CF Committee.
For further information, please contact your local member of the CF Committee:
Rina Gallo (CAN)
Marylou Laughlin (USA)
Julia Sotnikova (RUS)
Lindy Williams (AUS)
Pasi Pirttikoski (FIN)
Bernard Nicolas (FRA)
Henny Wiggers (NLD)
Tash Higman (GBR)
Peter Pfalzgraf (GER)
Sunday, 29 January 2017 08:37
Sunday 29th January 2017:
We head into the second and final Plenary Session, but not before mentioning the superb Gala Dinner that the organisers arranged with Hotel Eva .Not only were we treated to a magnificent banquet but also a lively and entertaining traditional Portuguese dancing and accompanying musical troupe.
Friday, 27 January 2017 18:54
Friday 27th January 2017:
Following two days of open meetings today was set aside for closed committee and working group meetings.
Saturday, 28 January 2017 10:34
Saturday 28th January 2017:
Today is first of two days of the actual Plenary. Prior to our official business a number of invited guests were intoduced to the attendees and we listened to welcoming speeches by both the Mayor of Faro and the President of the Portuguese Federation of Parachuting, ably translated by Manuel Almeida. Those officials in attendance were:
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 10:29
Wednesday 25th January 2017:
The Delegates, Alternate Delegates, Official Observers and other attendees gather for the start of the Open Meetings prior to this year's 2017 Plenary. Manuel Almeida, Organiser and Portugala's delegate, welcomed everyone to the Open Meeting and reminded us of a few points about the sensible use of the wifi and the need to ensure the ID's were worn at all times.
Saturday, 14 January 2017 13:19
Read the first Interim Bureau Decision of 2017, which will be added to the Interim Bureau Decisions to be approved of at the Plenary 2017, Faro Portugal 28-29 January 2017.
Follow the link here, or go to "About Us" IPC Bureau News - Interim Bureau Decisions.
Saturday, 24 December 2016 07:51
Bulletin 2 is now published on this web-site - follow the link or go to Events Calendar and click on the documents logo against this competition.
There is actually no change to the Bulletin 1 issued earlier, except we now have a list of provisional entries..
Please be aware of the deadline for Official Entries is the 11th January 2017.
Saturday, 10 December 2016 08:40
FAI Gold Parachuting Medal awarded to Mr Tomás Berriolo
On November 3 last, in an auditorium hall Puerto Madero, in act by the ANAC conjunction with CADEA, delivery was made to athletes and prominent institutions in 2016.
Saturday, 17 December 2016 08:07
There is an additional Annex to the Agenda published on 12 December 2016. Annex 54a and a slight change to the Agenda to reflect this.
The Agenda is now published on this Website - See 'About Us' 'Meetings' menu above.
There are a couple of typo corrections and additions to the Agenda originally published on the Organisers site (this is also now changed) and Annex 3 has been replaced (due to an error).
The Agenda and accompanying Annexes are available on the Organiser's site - follow the link
2017 IPC Plenary Meeting, Faro, Portugal - AGENDA and Documents
Looking forward to meeting again.