9th FAI Canopy Piloting World Cup, Dubai, 27-11 to 1-12 2017 - Deadline reminder

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Just to remind all competitors and NACs of the registration dates for the final FCE of this year - sun and good flying await:

Provisional Registration:     12th September 2017

Final Registration:                10th October 2017

Bulletin No. 1 and the Registration Form

are available on the above link - or by following the information on the event in the IPC Event Calendar to the right of the article.




EC's & WC's in FS, AE, CF, SP, Saarlouis, Germany. The Party's Over

Monday, 14th August 2017

The party finished late on Saturday night as everyone celebrated or commiserated with each other at the end of a tiring championships due to the weather.  But lots of thanks are owed to all who made this competiton week possible and worked hard to make it as enjoyable as possible to compete at.  Who knows, Patrik Lauer did hint at hosting a World Championships and maybe it will be third time lucky with the weather behaving normally at sunny Saarlouis.


A new record - not FAI but Guiness - High altitude Tandem

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Nott/Johnson Record High-Altitude Tandem Jump

On 18 May of this year, a pair of tandems made what is claimed to be the highest documented civilian tandem jump to date.

The jump took place at Skydance Skydiving Center at Davis, California, using a Cessna Caravan with the Texas Turbine (900 hp.) conversion.The team consisted of tandem masters Chris Peterson and Greg Foster, tandem passengers Julian Nott and Curt Johnson, and videographers Josh Kesler and Robbie Young.


​ Air Sports at The World Games showcase 'the best of the best'

TWG17 21Jul17_5_2The first day of Air Sports competition at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland was a huge success, with good flying weather allowing every discipline tocomplete a double session of competition flying.


Air Sports Set to Shine at The World Games

Opening-CeremonyThe World Games 2017 opened in spectacular style in the city of Wroclaw, Poland on Thursday night, 20 July 2017, with an opening ceremony of light, sound and music in front of 35,000 people.


Sixty-six athletes from three air sports to take part in The World Games 2017, 20-23 July

Athletes TWG17Sixty-six international air sports athletes will compete in three different air sports at the World Games in Poland. Parachuting Canopy Piloting, Glider Aerobatics and Paramotoring will all feature over four days from 20-23 July 2017.


Calling Wingsuit competitors, their NAC's and Delegates

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It you are planning, thinking about, or hoping to compete at this year's Wingsuit Flying World Cup in Nevada, then now is the time to pre-register - IT DOES NOT COST ANYTHING AT THIS STAGE, but ensures the event and helps the organiser.

The following quote is from the Chair of the Wingsuit Flying Committee - John Smyth

" Please all pre register NOW on the IPC web site  AND confirm as you indicated to me in your E Mails re "intention to participate" under SC5.     No money is required now  BUT if we do not have confirmation of  pre registration this WC is in jeopardy."

The deadline is 31st July - but it does not have to go to the wire!

2017 CF Web Challenge - Launch


Calling all the Canopy Formation (CReW) jumpers out there - today we launch the 2017 Canopy Formation Web Challenge - this is for you!

Full details about the Challenge, how to enter, the draw and judging panel are on the following pages:

Good jumping and good luck to everyone.

Don't miss this deadline! 20th July 2017

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Bulletin 2  :  List of pre-registration entries - Annex 1 : Official Registration and Hotel Room Share Application - Annex 2

All now available on this web-site - just follow the link

Registration deadline is 20th July 2017



Ready to train as an FAI Judge? NEW COURSE ADDED


 26 June 2017 -   Just added a new Judge Training Course in Canopy Piloting - Dubai, UAE 26 November to 2 December 2017.  Details available here



Full details of the latest Judge Trinaing Courses in Freefall Style, Accuracy Landing, Formation Skydiving and Canopy Formation are now posted here.

Many thanks to Asiania for organising and hosting these courses.

You can find details of all 2017 Judge Training Courses under the menu item "About Us" "Judges" with links on the chart to the full course details.

Breaking News - FCEs in Saarlouis, August 2017

SaarlouisThe organiser has now issued an annex to Bulletin 2 (Link Here).

This shows a very healthy provisional participation committments from  23 nations representing a total of 411 competitors.

FS with 30 4-way, 6 Female 4-way, 6 VFS and 7 8-way

AE has 8 freefly teams and 12 Freestyle

CF 7 2-way teams

and Speed 27 competitors.

Although, as you would expect, the majority of NACs are European, there are 4 from other parts of the world - making a competition covering 4 continents!

Looking forward with pleasure and excitement to a stunning world meet - both World Cups and European Championships.

See you in Saarlouis!