Archive for März 2014
Speed Skydiving Official FAI Discipline
In recent years, the International Speed Skydiving Association (ISSA) has intensified contact with National Airsport Controls (NAC) and the International Parachuting Commission (IPC). The major results of this ISSA approach to NACs and the IPC are:
– Sweden, the United Kingdom and Austria have approved Speed Skydiving as an official discipline on national level.
– In January 2008 Speed Skydiving was presented at the IPC Plenary Meeting in Paris.
– The development of software for the graphical display of acceleration and speed, the use of small high definition key-cams and the combination of video footage and graphical speed indicator presented to the public via internet and on big video walls.
– Because of this developement, 17 of the worldbest Speed Skydivers were able to present their sport in a perfect manner to a broad international audience, during the Mondial 2012 and the 4th DIPC 2013 in Dubai.
It was a big wish of the Speed Skydiving athletes and the ISSA, that Speed Skydiving gets the official approval by the IPC to become part of the IPC familiy. On Saturday February 1st 2014, this wish came true at the 65th IPC Plenary Meeting in Vienna. Speed Skydiving is officially adopted by the International Parachuting Commission!
Speed Skydiving Schedule 2014
– Dropzone Teuge in the Netherlands