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1st World Wingsuit Performance Flying Championships, Z'Hills, Day 4

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Sunday, 6th November 2016

ANOTHER WORLD RECORD  This time the record established on Monday by Chris Geiler, USA was broken by Chris himself :  Existing record 88.1

Round 1, Time = 94.2 and Round 3, Time = 95.7   In fact the existing record (88.1) has been beaten 11 times in this competion.

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1st World Wingsuit Performance Flying Championships - Registration and Countdown

Jackie Scorpion-articleAs Wingsuit performance flyers start to arrive at Zephyrhills all is ready for the 1st FAI World Wingsuit Performance Flying Championships to start.  This link will take you to the latest Registration picture, although this is subject to change up until the competition is declared open at the opening ceremony to take place on 3rd November 2016.

Currently there are 23 Nations registered for the Wingsuit Flying FCE's - 1 solely for the World Cup in Wingsuit Acrobatic Flying due to start on the 7th November + 5 other nations entering both events - in short 22 entries for the 1st World WPF Champiionships and 6 for the World Cup in WAF - 7 teams in all (but this may change).

That gives us a total of 63 competitors in Wingsuit Performance Flying from all 5 Continents and we welcome both Moldovia and Iran who are represented for the first time at a 21st Century FCE.  Also it is great to see competiors from both Singapore and India for the second FCE this year.  I will try and establish who has travelled the furtherest to attend this historic event in IPC's callender of amazing events this year.

Espen Fadnes from Norway is registered, hoping to repeat his Gold Medal performance of last year and become the first World Champion in Wingsuit Performance Flying, but as both silver and bronze medalists from 2015 are also here we are set for a great competition.

You can follow the results as they happen - keep up with the news with Skydive-tv - I will be reporting on this web-page and also posting regularly on the IPC Facebook page - and the organiser's web site is also available.wingsuit FCE

WCIS - 2016, Awards and Prize Giving

 

 

NAC Rep

 Marcin Kwiatosz, Secretary General of Aeroklub Polski

started the proceedings by thanking the host, organiser and all competitiors for such an outstanding competition.  He said he was proud to attend the first FCE Parachuting event ever hosted in Poland and congratulated all.

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Hello IWGA The World Games: Meet the pilots

jeannieHello IWGA The World Games: Meet Jeannie and Curt Bartholomew from the USA, the first married couple who will represent Canopy Piloting in The World Games!

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Mondial - Final bits

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The Party is Over

The majority of competitors, officials, judges, supporters and friends who travelled to Skydive Chicago for this magnificent event are back in their home countries by now reflecting on an amazing 10 days of intense competition.

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6th World Canopy Piloting Championships, Farnham, Canada, Prizegiving

Now with all the Skydive TV final Episodes - at the foot of the page

Party to start

 

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Follow the Results Live Here

 

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Prizegiving 

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16th World Para-Ski Championships, St. Johann, Austria - 7-11 March 2017 - Bulletin 1

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In the middle of a hot summer (here in Europe) it is hard to think about winter and Para-Ski but now is the time to start planning.

Bulletin 1 is now published and available on this web site - either follow the link or go to the Events Calendar to the right of this notice and click on the second icon beside the entry for this FCE.

Information is also available on http://paraski2017.com

Keep up with the World Championships

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Not long now before the start of the Canopy Piloting World Championships in Canada, closely followed by the Mondial with its World Championships in Accuracy Landing and Freefall Style (both senior and junior); Formation Skydiving; Canopy Formations; Artistic Events and Speed Skydiving.

If you are unable to attend then the presence of Skydive TV and live streaming from all the competitions ensures you are able to keep up with all the action, news and stories, which will also be covered on this web-site as normal.

So join us in Farnham, Canada and Chicago, U.S.A. for what promises to be an exciting summer of Skydiving.

2018 and 2019 - Tables of FCE Bid Applications

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01.08.16 - We also received the following application for the World IS Championships 2019 - within time and with the application fee fully paid - so see the table for 2019 FCE Bids on this link - or go to the documents page as detailed below.

31.07.16  Please note there has been a date change for the Australian bids since first publication.

The 30th June was the deadline for NAC's/Organisers to submit their Bid Application to host a First Category Event in 2018.  Alltogether your Bureau received 8 Bids, which met their application requirements (due date of submission, application fee paid) and they will now be considered by the Bureau and the Committee Chairs for presentation at the next Plenary meeting in Faro.

To see the who, when and where follow this link - 2018 FCE Bids Application Table

Or go to the Menu headings - Documents - Events - 2018 FCE Bids Application Table

6th World Canopy Piloting Championships, Farnham, Canada, Aug 20-27 - Bulletin 2

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Bulletin 2 for this Event is now published on this website - follow this link Bulletin 2

Or visit the Events Calendar to the right of this page and click on the information icon in the second column against the 6th World Canopy Piloting Championships,

Registration Reminder - Mondial

Mondial2016Roll up ! Roll up ! for the Greatest Parachuting Event in 2016

Only you need to hurry as the registration deadline is 1st August 2016.

All the earlier problems with banking and registration details have been resolved - so to ensure participation all NAC's need to follow the entry guide given in the linked web-site.

Don't delay - let us make this something to remember for everyone who can participate.