Did you know that the Hurricane Factory is hosting the first FAI/IPC Indoor World Meet?
posted: May 13th, 2015 The International Parachuting Commission (IPC) "conducts parachuting activities, in particular world records and international competitions", for the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). Indoor competition is not really a parachuting activity, however, the IPC added the new and popular sport to its agenda when the FAI decided to get involved.
The first official FAI event was the FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving, hosted by iFLY Austin in November 2014. Aerokart Deep Blue won the competition and became... (more)
Did you know that last weekend's meets generated the year's first cross-league leaderboard?
posted: May 12th, 2015 Several indoor and outdoor leaderboards have been on SKYLEAGUE.COM's scores pages this year. The indoor leaderboards have naturally been dominating so far, as the winter season is the perfect opportunity for teams to test their competition skills in flying chambers all over the planet.
The outdoor meets that are scheduled earlier in the calendar year are still running a higher risk of weather troubles. In fact, a few of those early 2015 meets became victims of the weather (Czech Republic, Slovenia), and the teams at the season opener of the Southern California Skydiving League in Elsinore were... (more)
Did you know that the Clash of Champions has a jackpot of $33,000 for AA and A Class teams?
posted: May 11th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News introduced a new indoor/outdoor competition package with the story on May 2nd.
The first event information of the indoor part, the "Clash of Champions" at Inflight Dubai, included the good news that the $200,000 jackpot will include cash prizes for teams who compete in categories that usually don't have a share of the jackpot. Formation Skydiving coordinator and Chief Judge Pete Allum said that he will be running the 4-way competition in three different categories (AAA - AA - A).
Details of the jackpot... (more)
Did you know that Nikolay Vilegzhanin is still known as the best Russian multi-event skydiver?
posted: May 10th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News posted the first part of Oleg Shalamykhin's own memories of his deceased team mate Nikolay Vylegzhanin with the story on May 4th.
The second part of the memories now covers the time when Nikolay Vylegzhanin started his family life and soon became a professional skydiver.
Oleg Shalamykhin was not in the same team with Nikolay Vylegzhanin during this time period. However, they spent a lot of time together when their teams were in training and competition. Oleg Shalamykhin was with the Sky Panthers and Barkli... (more)
Did you know that Florida teams begin to show results of their training?
posted: May 9th, 2015 The Indoor Cloud League events of the Florida Skydiving League at iFLY Orlando began in 2012 and was originally a recruiting project for 4-way teams and competitors. The monthly indoor competition with the Northwest Skydiving League eventually started the Indoor Cloud League.
The nature of the ICL activities has not changed in Florida, as the events have continued to generate new 4-way teams and competitors over the years. Several teams in Florida were formed when participants of the ICL events decided to meet regularly for 4-way training... (more)
Did you know that the Hayabusa Hostage Crisis was the media highlight of the World Challenge 2015?
posted: May 8th, 2015 It was October 2011 when I reflected on the role of the media in skydiving competition and on the relationship of teams and competitors with the media. There has no doubt been progress. However, I was wondering what has changed and where, and my recent trip to Bodyflight Bedford for the World Challenge 2015 provided some answers.
I don't have the impression much has changed at the drop zones. We are still catching media interest mostly when accidents happen, and the vultures are swooping in with their helicopters and stupid questions. Getting the media out to cover an exciting event is the same... (more)