2nd WISC, Laval, Canada, 2017 - Bulletin 2



Bulletin 2 is now published on this web site.

Please click on this link Bulletin 2

Or you can find it by following the Events Calendar to the right of this news column - click on the documents logo of the event line.


USA sweeps the board at first ever FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships in the heart of Copenhagen

Christian Webber_i_aktion_ved_Swoop_Freestyle_VM_2_foto_Juan_Mayer.JPGUSA skydivers cleaned up at the first ever FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships, which were held in the heart of Copenhagen over the weekend of 25-26 August 2017.


2017 FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships – Final Day

The first ever Swoop Freestyle World Champion  -  David Ludvik, Jnr (USA)
Silver Medal Winner
Nick Batsch (USA)
Bronze Medal Winner
Curt Bartholomew (USA)

Saturday 26 August 2017

The culmination of a spectacular weekend in Copenhagen where the newly crowned World Swoop Freestyle Champion - David Ludvik, Jnr (USA) took the podium, alongside his fellow medalists, Nick Batsch (USA)  2nd place and Curt Bartholomew (USA) in 3rd place. Congratulations to all the medal winners!


2017 FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships


 Precision flying onto the Peblinge Lake, Copenhagen

This weekend Copenhagen is hosting the first FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships on the Peblinge Lake – smack bang in the middle of the city!


CF 2017 Web Challenge - Reminder


After an initial flurry of interest - the entries have gone quiet.  So here is a reminder for those that are still thinking about entering - do so your entry is awaited with baited breath by our judging panel.

If you have sent an entry but had no response, perhaps you used the 'old' route - then please send again using the entry form from this year's challenge.

All the information is available either from the listing below - or the Events Box 1 at the foot of the IPC Front News Page.  It will remain there for the rest of the season.

After the successful European Championships and World Cup in Saarlouis we should have a minimum of 7 team entries - no restriction on the number of teams per NAC!  This is open to ALL Canopy Formation Teams in the world!!

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

Dubai 2017


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.


2nd FAI World Cup of Wingsuit Flying - Overton, USA, 2-8 November 2017


The TOP Wingsuit flyers from around the globe will get together at Skydive Fyrosity, Overton, NV to compete in the most challenging skydiving competition - Wingsuit Flying.


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.