Did you know that "O Canada" was played for the first time at the 5th DIPC 2014?
posted: Jan 7th, 2015 The Fifth Dubai International Parachuting Championships offered all the usual incredible show elements once again for the visitors, and the official event dinner brought participants and officials to the base of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa (2,722 feet) this time. Amazing...
There was something else catching my attention in a special and different way. I have heard many national anthems at the award ceremonies of the international events. It is usually the Marseillaise (France), the Star-Spangled Banner (U.S.) and the Russian national anthems played many times, and it... (more)
Did you know that Mark Kirkby's NSL Profile story ended much too early?
posted: Jan 6th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on 30 May 2014 that Arizona Airspeed's Mark Kirkby would retire from the active competition lineup after the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 and the USPA Nationals 2014.
Mark Kirkby is the most successful Formation Skydiving competitor in the USA and has been in contention for the same honor worldwide and in the... (more)
Did you know that former French national coach Jerome David's dreams came true?
posted: Jan 5th, 2015 The recent updates from France on 24 December 2014 and 3 January 2015 brought back memories of two outstanding French achievements in the history of Formation Skydiving competition.
They both happened at the same time and the same place, Menzelinsk 2010. The world meet in Russia was the first event where a competitor won gold medals in 4-way and 8-way, accomplished by Mathieu Bernier. He was a member of the French delegation that won all four Formation Skydiving... (more)
Did you know that the Hurricane Factory won the 2014 season by 13 points after 72 sequences?
posted: Jan 4th, 2015 The new six sequences for the January competition of the Indoor Cloud League have been posted, and it is time to wrap up the December competition by honoring the best teams and performances of the month.
The December leaderboard is actually not complete yet, as iFLY Dallas still has a few videos of last month's Indoor Cloud League event that will be added later. However, it will be too late to make it to the "Best Of December" video.
The Bad Boys brought in once again the highscores for the AAA and AA Class sequences at the Hurricane Factory.... (more)
Did you know that French coach Marin Ferre goes back to 4-way Open Class work?
posted: Jan 3rd, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News explained on 24 December 2014 why France can expect a very interesting race between the two national 4-way teams in the next two years.
The new Open Class lineup (Laurence Herve, Damien Gouriou, Charles Rommel, Kevin Mansion) and the new French Girls (Christine Malnis, Sophia Pecout, Clementine Le Bohec, Anais Maillet) have probably a very similar starting point for the new 2-year cycle with their current scoring averages.
The internal race is different than the external one where the starting... (more)
Did you know that the Indoor Cloud League competition for December heated up at the end?
posted: Jan 2nd, 2015 The Indoor Cloud League competition for December is coming to its end with momentum.
Hurricane Factory (Czech Republic) and iFLY Orlando (Florida Skydiving League) have been sitting on their totals for a while, and nothing will change on the top of the leaderboard. iFLY Seattle (Northwest Skydiving League) and iFLY SF Bay (Northern California Skydiving League) submitted videos and scores at the very end of the month. Only the scores from iFLY Dallas are still missing.