Did you know that the Thund8rbirds have started their 8-way training?
posted: May 16th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported the planning of NMP-PCH Hayabusa's and Thunder's 8-way project the first time on December 12th, 2014, and a few stories followed up with confirmations of the plans.
The project now has a name, and the first 8-way jumps have been completed. The Thund8rbirds completed their first 2-day training camp in Moorsele, Belgium, after 18 jumps.
The videos confirm the high expectations of the new 8-way team, which will most likely move Belgium also up into a medal contender position in the next Formation Skydiving event. The Thund8rbirds were happy with the results... (more)
Did you know that Nikolay Vylegzhanin was as bright as a shooting star?
posted: May 15th, 2015 Russian 8-way world champion Oleg Shalamykhin provided the Sun Path Products NSL News with memories of his former 4-way and 8-way team mate Nikolay Vylegzhanin, who died in a BASE jump accident last year, shortly after competing at the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014.
The first part of the biography was posted on May 4th and covered the beginnings of Nikolay Vylegzhanin's skydiving career. The second part on May 10th included the transition in Russia from state-sponsored national teams to professional skydivers after the fall of the socialistic economy. Oleg Shalamykhin and... (more)
Did you know that the invitations to the World Air Games have been sent out?
posted: May 14th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on May 2nd that Skydive Dubai is hosting the next edition of the World Air Games, which creates an attractive indoor/outdoor competition package together with the Clash of Champions at Inflight Dubai.
The previous editions of the World Air Games took place in Turkey (1997), Spain (2001) and Italy (2009). The format was identical in 1997 and 2001 when the World Championship of Formation Skydiving was included in the World Air Games. It was very different in 2009 when only five 4-way teams were invited to the event, as the Sun Path Products NSL News reported... (more)
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 FAI's first official indoor world cup champion in 4-way Women. Bad Boys from the... (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 have recently been published, and the host is keeping the... (more)