FAI World Championship of
Formation Skydiving 2018
Scores for Meet on Oct 7th, 2018
News Associated With This Event
Did you know that the FAI 4-way Open Class medal rankings were identical in 2016 and 2018?
posted: Aug 9th, 2019 The last NSL News update with news from Norway brought back memories of the DeLand Norgies, who won three consecutive sets of FAI bronze medals in 1999, 2001 and 2003. There are not many teams in the history... (more)
Did you know that the Airheads have changed the 4-way standards for Switzerland?
posted: Nov 11th, 2018 The results in 4-way Open at the FAI World Meet 2018 matched the scoring history of the teams quite well, which is always the foundation for the NSL Power Rankings in the run-up to an event.
The Top... (more)
Did you know that Out of the Blue accomplished important goals in Australia?
posted: Oct 16th, 2018 The aftermath of the FAI World Meet 2018 switches over to the 4-way Open Class competition and resumes the Fun Flag story at the same time.
The last Fun Flag update was related to the Swedish bronze... (more)
Did you know that Arizona Airspeed members took extra time for NSL Talk on Friday?
posted: Oct 13th, 2018 Friday at the FAI World Meet 2018 was simply dedicated to completing the missing competition rounds as quickly as possible, and this purpose included the last-round showdown between NMP PCH HayaBusa and... (more)
Did you know that the big 4-way Open Class showdown in Round 10 had to be postponed?
posted: Oct 11th, 2018 It would be difficult to dream up a drama as it unfolds in 4-way Open at the FAI World Meet 2018.
There was no doubt that Arizona Airspeed and Aerodyne Realfly would try to challenge the Belgian 4-way... (more)
Did you know that the pursuit of new world records is not over yet at Gold Coast?
posted: Oct 9th, 2018 Round 6 in 4-way is history, as the previous world record is. Arizona Airspeed posted a 60-pointer first before NMP PCH HayaBusa lifted the new record number to 62 points and increased the lead on the... (more)
Did you know that odds and previous numbers speak for NMP PCH HayaBusa in Round 6?
posted: Oct 8th, 2018 Once again it is a beautiful morning at Gold Coast in Australia, and it seems like nothing can keep the teams today from getting to the Super Sequence in Round 6. The weather situation did not allow any... (more)
Did you know that the shuttle bus ride to the boarding area at Gold Coast includes free wildlife observation?
posted: Oct 7th, 2018 Finally it was time for real action at the FAI World Meet 2018, with Round 1 on Sunday morning.
This first round was history at the end of the 4-way day when all teams in 4-way Open and 4-way Women... (more)
Did you know that four world record owners of 2010 are currently at Gold Coast?
posted: Oct 6th, 2018 Competition briefing and draw took place shortly after the delegations and officials were back from their excursion to downtown Gold Coast for the opening ceremony.
Meet Director Bryan Burke provided... (more)
Did you know that the new South African national 4-way lineup includes four world meet rookies?
posted: Oct 5th, 2018 The wait will soon be over at the FAI World Meet 2018, and the showdown will begin with Round 1 on Sunday morning.
The weather has not been supportive for last-minute training on Saturday, which will... (more)
Did you know that Echochamber missed the 22+ average level in the judging room?
posted: Sep 25th, 2018 The NSL News pointed out a few times that there was a guest team at the Belgian Nationals 2018. Echochamber, Sweden's national team in 4-way Open, placed right behind NMP PCH HayaBusa in 2nd place and... (more)
Did you know that the German Thiele brothers will be separated for the first time at a world meet?
posted: Sep 5th, 2018 Germany's current Airbus FSZ Saar lineup had much less work this year to win the 4-way competition at the national championships. Challenger AtomiX YUU had finished only eight points behind (184 - 176)... (more)
Did you know that Savolo will miss the FAI World Meet 2018?
posted: Aug 26th, 2018 South Africa joined the international 4-way community at the FAI World Meet 1991, after missing the first three events with the new and current format, and made it quickly to the world's top level. It... (more)
Did you know that NMP PCH HayaBusa does not seem to have any weaknesses?
posted: Aug 22nd, 2018 The closer look at the slowest sequences that NMP PCH HayaBusa have faced in the same time period as Arizona Airspeed and Aerodyne Realfly concludes the NSL News evaluation of this topic.
There is no... (more)
Did you know that Arizona Airspeed is ahead of Aerodyne Realfly with slow sequences?
posted: Aug 20th, 2018 The NSL News story on 23 July 2018 included a new evaluation of the lowest scores for the slowest sequences posted by the best teams in the world. The topic was raised by Arizona Airspeed's team captain... (more)
Did you know that Alena Chistova completes the new Tanay Wolves lineup?
posted: Aug 16th, 2018 The update from Russia on 15 August 2018 explained that Black Cat, one of the best 4-way teams in the world, will not compete at the FAI World Meet in Australia this year. The team members have been training... (more)
Did you know that Arizona Airspeed gets faster with slower sequences?
posted: Jul 23rd, 2018 Arizona Airspeed's team captain Niklas Hemlin mentioned in the aftermath of the Shamrock Showdown 2018 and the Paraclete XP Summer Classic 2018 that he was happy with the team performance for the slowest... (more)
Did you know that Belgium teams try to win world meets in Soccer/Futbol and in Skydiving?
posted: Jul 4th, 2018 The visit of the Qatar Falcons at Skydive City for their recent training camp was covered by the NSL News on 1 July 2018. The update included videos of a few training jumps and an introduction of the whole... (more)
Did you know that FAI/IPC participation of Italian teams is in jeopardy this year?
posted: Jan 12th, 2018 Italy has been a solid part of the Formation Skydiving competition world and history. In fact, there has been at least an Italian 4-way team at each FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving since... (more)
Did you know that Vladimir Pavlenko competed the first time for Black Cat last year?
posted: Jan 11th, 2018 Black Cat could not be rewarded with the unofficial title of the Ultimate Formation Skydiving Competition Team of the Year, as the NSL News reported on 29 December 2017. NMP PCH HayaBusa claimed this special... (more)
Did you know that the HayaBusa - Airspeed world meet history began in 2008?
posted: Nov 13th, 2017 The NSL News has covered the showdown between Arizona Airspeed and SDC Rhythm XP at the USPA Nationals 2017 and also NMP PCH HayaBusa's situation before and after the same event.
The national championships... (more)
Did you know that Niklas Hemlin explained Arizona Airspeed's 2018 plans on NSL Live Talk?
posted: Nov 9th, 2017 The NSL News has covered the situation of Arizona Airspeed after the USPA Nationals 2017 and the FAI Indoor World Meet 2017 as a part of several aftermath stories.
Today's news update is still very... (more)
Did you know that Australia is hosting the FAI World Meet 2018?
posted: Jan 29th, 2017 The Sun Path Products NSL News mentioned on 21 December 2016 that Australia was bidding to host the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving in 2018, and that a positive decision by the FAI/IPC in... (more)