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Odette Balési-Rousseau : a parachuting pioneer passes away

odette-balesi-rousseau 2It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mrs. Balési-Rousseau on 7 December 2012.

Very few are those who had such an eventful and fascinating life as Odette Balési-Rousseau. Her strong character, tenacious will and infallible courage that all of the aviation community vividly remembers made of her one of the most remarkable pioneering women in parachuting.

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Tim Mace - FAI Gold Parachuting Medal Recipient

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Tim Mace, (South Africa) is competing at the Mondial in the two demonstration events, Paraski and Speed Skydiving. However, I interviewed him about his award of the FAI Gold Parachuting Medal. This was formally presented to him by Graeme Windsor, IPC President,  at the final medal ceremony of the Mondial. A fitting act of recognition of an outstanding achievement in representing his country in all the Parachuting Disciplines at First Category Events over a period of 27years.

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IPC Bureau Newsletter No.2 2012

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IPC Newsletter no. 2 is published: following the FAI General Assembly our Bureau brings us up to date on the latest issues, plus general information on the activities of the Bureau over the last couple of months.  Find the Newsletter by following the menu tabs above - Documents - Newsletters - 2012, or click on the link.

Felix Baumgartner's preliminary World Records claim received

FelixBaumgartnerThe FAI has just received the prelimary claim for Felix Baumgartner's World Records.

The following figures must be ratified before the FAI can officially approve the World Records.

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World and European Head Down Records

 

European record 80

 See below the videos and more stills of Head Down Formation,  - awaiting ratification

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