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FAI Environmental Commission Newsletter - April 2015

envc-newsletterThe FAI Environmental Commission has been acting quietly for years, considering and preparing advice for all sporting and recreational aviators. The original challenge was to provide the basics for establishing a code, a presence on the FAI website and setting up standards for air sports environmentally friendly activities.

When these tasks were completed, one might think that EnvC just has to wait for some opportunities to arise to speak of birds and flowers alongside our beautiful flying sites. It may not be the case.

Discover what's new in terms of environmental issues in the first newsletter of the FAI Envrionmental Commission.

 

FAI Invites Nominations for the Breitling Milestone Trophy and the Breitling Youngster Award

FAI-Breitling-Awards-2We are now calling for nominations for the FAI-Breitling Awards for 2015: the Breitling Milestone Trophy and the Breitling Youngster Award. Both awards will be presented in September at the Awards Ceremony of the FAI General Conference in Rotterdam (Netherlands), where the winners will be invited and hosted by Breitling.

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1st Bureau Newsletter 2015

IPC New Bureau

Follow this link to read the 1st Bureau Newsletter of 2015.  A quarter of the year has gone.

Read about the work of the new Bureau so far this year.

 

Newsletter No. 1 2015

FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

2014 FAI Annual ReportWe are thrilled to share the new 2014 FAI Annual Report.

In these pages you will be taken on a journey through the various events and activities of the Federation.

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Judges FAI Training Courses during 2015

on-line courseIf you follow the menu tab above "about us" - "Judges"  "Judges Training Course" you will find details of the Official FAI Judges Training Courses organised, so far, for 2015, including courses being run by CISM to which prospective FAI Judges are invited) and the course will be arranged to cover both ratings.

Style & Accuracy - 6-16 May,  CISM

Formation Skydiving - 6 -16 May, CISM

Wingsuit Performance Flying - 26-29 May, Netheravon, UK

Canopy Piloting, 20 May - 07 June, Brazil

 

Full details of the courses                             CISM Invitation

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Roll Out New Logo

WAG2015 logo launch 1

The Event Organising Committee of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 unveiled the new logo for the multi air sports event during a ceremony that was held at the Skydive Marina in Dubai on Sunday night.

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Sports and Disciplines Selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Revealed

Dubai Air Sports 2 2The FAI has today announced the list of the 11 sports and 24 disciplines selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. More than 1000 athletes, crews and officials will be involved in the multi air sports event. It will be the biggest FAI World Air Games ever organised.

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15th World ParaSki Championships -- Pictures from the Competition

photographers

Thank you to our photographers, Hans Huemer, Jorg Heise, Arnold Hohenegger who have put toegether the folloing compilation of pictures from the competition - enjoy/

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65th IPC Plenary - Varshets, Bulgaria - Day 5 1st February

IPC Snow
Final day of the Plenary - and it's snowing!

 

Links to previous days reports and the delegates pictures are at the foot of the page.

 


08.50hrs: 1st February 2015

The final day of the Plenary and the Delegates - albeit reduced in numbers - are gathering in the Conference Hall with a view to completing the agenda by lunchtime.

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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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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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