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    FAI World Cup 2014 - Indoor Skydiving Competition

    The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) - The World Air Sports Federation, was founded in 1905. Skydivers from all over the world have been waiting for this moment of recognition where the indoor skydiving collides with skydiving and the indoor sport competition becomes real.
    In November 2014, history was made in the air sports. For the first time ever Indoor Skydiving was recognized as a sport by the FAI and a World Cup was held at iFLY Austin in Texas, USA. Many countries were represented such as Russia, USA, Canada, Mexico, France, Sweden, Czech Republic and Monaco.
    This is also the first time that a junior category has been recognized within the air sport. Aerokart Akademie sent their best flyers, two FS junior teams with flyers ranging from 10 to 13 years old and an average score of 12.8 and 10.7, Akademie 1 and Akademie 2.
    Both teams have been training hard and competed against five other teams in the same division leading the way for the Bad Boys, representing Czech Republic, with a beautiful win of 20.9 average score. Close behind was our USA team Spaceland Lite and Team eXact from Sweden. The podium never looked so good with so much international talent. In the female category, team Aerokart Deep Blue had a smashing victory with a 24.7 average score, allowing the female team from Czech Republic, Hurricane Factory Chicks, to get second place. These girls certainly made an impression with their coordinated jumpsuits and smiles.
    The Freefly discipline, part of the Artistic Events, always amazes the general public with the synchronized movements and sent the crowd rallying with applauses. Not to be surprised, team USA has put an enormous dedication into showing the world their passion for indoor skydiving and created a routine that took the judges off their feet. Team Mandrake, composed of Chris Dixon and Javier Serrano, won Gold with a 65.0 total score.
    Collective, the other USA team followed with the silver and Orion Freely from Sweden took bronze showing the judges’ one of the most challenging synchronized team exits of the competition The Mexican team, Avix, showed to everyone that with love and dedication, being part of the first world cup was an experience of a life time and to not ever be forgotten no matter what place you got.
    If you enjoy a dance routine performed by a single person that is full of emotion and energy; full enough to make your arm hair spike, than you know that the Freestyle category blew away many eyes and made many heads turn. Music choreography and soft dance moves were incorporated to impress the judges and general public. The indoor World Cup hosted seven Freestyle competitors and they all had their unique signature moves. USA was represented by our ‘Golden Boy’ Reese Willson with an total score of 60.4 and a final round flown with his arms inside his jumpsuit to encourage the disabled to participate in the sport! In second place were the famous pointy toes of Mike Silva with team Collective of the USA, followed by the exquisite flying technique of Olga Bakulina and Leo Volkov with the Russian delegation. Following up the Russians was Drew, Man of Steele, of the USA with his shocking triple flips, then the youngest world medal holder in indoor skydiving history Mateo Lumnios with his matching orange shoes. Lastly in the Freestyle category, Lise Hernandez Girouard represented Canada and got the crowd singing to “pretty woman” during of one of her performance rounds.
    Three countries were represented in the VFS category, USA, Poland and Mexico. SDC standard held their world class status with an average score of 24.3, sharing the podium with team Fly Definition in second place and Avix from Mexico in third. SDC Standard teammates Mickey Nuttall, Will Pesek , Rook Nelson and Jason Peters set the bar really high for anyone that would like to take their World Champion title away next year!
    A few years ago Gillian Rayner, the IPC Controller, explored the idea of creating the World Cup Indoor skydiving, working with Axel Zohmann, Director of the IBA, and iFLY Operations Manager, Erin Horton. Modifying the rules of skydiving and adapting them to an indoor 14 foot wind tunnel, we dedicated this World Cup to all future World Champions that will come after this grand year.
    To many hours of flying in the wind tunnel and to leaping into new winds, may this year motivate many of us to train and to empower our community to achieve new flying skills. We raise the glass to the FAI for making this dream a reality for all of the competitors. Here Here!

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    1st FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving - Results

    This past weekend saw the first FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving take place at iFly Austin, in Texas. The innaugral event drew competitors from around the world and consisted of three main categories, namely the artistic events, formation skydiving and then finally vertical formation. Within artistic events there was an open freestyle event and an open freefly event. The 4-way formation skydiving was split into an open category and a ladies category, while the vertical formation was a single open event.
    The fun began on Friday the 14th November, starting with the FS Open which was followed by the FS Female and VFS events. At the end of the first day the Polish team, Bad Boys were leading the open FS event, while Aerokart Deep Blue from France, were in the lead for the womens FS. The vertical formation skydiving category was being lead by SDC Standard, and the individual artistic categories saw United States at the top of both events with Wilson and Mandrake taking the lead in the Freestyle and Freefly events, respectively.
    The groups fought it out over the next couple of days, with the final results at the end of day 3 listed below.
    Artistic Events - Freefly - Open





    Pos
    Nat
    Team
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    Total




    1
    USA
    Mandrake
    9.2
    9.3
    9.5
    9.5
    8.7
    9.4
    9.4
    65.0


    2
    USA
    Collective
    8.3
    10.0
    8.8
    8.7
    10.0
    8.8
    8.8
    63.4


    3
    SWE
    Orion Freefly
    8.6
    8.7
    8.6
    8.4
    7.6
    8.8
    8.7
    59.4


    4
    MEX
    Avix Freefly
    6.1
    7.0
    7.2
    7.0
    7.0
    7.0
    7.1
    48.4




    Artistic Events - Freestyle - Open





    Pos
    Nat
    Team
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    Total




    1
    USA
    Wilson
    9.0
    8.2
    9.0
    8.9
    8.9
    9.0
    7.4
    60.4


    2
    USA
    Collective Freestyle
    7.7
    7.8
    7.9
    7.6
    8.0
    8.2
    8.4
    55.6


    3
    RUS
    Russia 1
    7.8
    7.6
    7.9
    8.0
    8.0
    8.2
    8.0
    55.5


    4
    RUS
    Russia 2
    7.5
    6.5
    7.6
    8.4
    8.2
    8.6
    8.3
    55.1


    5
    USA
    Man of Steele
    7.9
    5.8
    7.8
    8.0
    7.6
    8.1
    8.4
    53.6


    6
    FRA
    Manteo Windoor
    5.9
    5.4
    5.9
    6.2
    6.7
    6.3
    6.2
    42.6


    7
    CAN
    Canada
    5.8
    3.8
    5.6
    6.0
    5.4
    6.0
    5.6
    38.2




    Vertical Formation Skydiving - Open





    Pos
    Nat
    Team
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    Total




    1
    USA
    SDC Standard
    26
    18
    31
    26
    27
    24
    21
    21
    194


    2
    POL
    Fly Definition
    19
    15
    22
    19
    17
    18
    11
    18
    139


    3
    MEX
    Avix VFS
    16
    8
    22
    15
    14
    15
    9
    18
    117




    Formation Skydiving 4-Way - Female





    Pos
    Nat
    Team
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    Total




    1
    FRA
    Aerokart Deep Blue
    20
    19
    23
    26
    26
    26
    29
    37
    22
    19
    247


    2
    CZE
    HF Chicks
    17
    14
    17
    21
    19
    17
    27
    24
    19
    15
    190




    Formation Skydiving 4-Way - Open





    Pos
    Nat
    Team
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    10
    Total




    1
    CZE
    Bad Boys
    18
    17
    19
    22
    23
    22
    26
    27
    18
    17
    209


    2
    USA
    Spaceland Elite
    13
    13
    17
    15
    18
    19
    23
    20
    19
    15
    172


    3
    SWE
    Team Exact
    15
    15
    17
    20
    13
    21
    19
    20
    16
    13
    169


    4
    FRA
    Aerokart Akademie 1
    12
    10
    14
    16
    12
    13
    17
    11
    11
    12
    128


    5
    FRA
    Aerokart Akademie 2
    8
    13
    11
    8
    10
    12
    15
    11
    10
    9
    107




    The event was the first IPC competition to allow the entry of individuals under 13 years of age, and also saw several world record firsts being set. The records were dominated primarily by the French teams, with the womens team taking the general and female categories, while the junior French team, Team Aerokart Akademie 1 set the junior world record. SDC Standard set the record in the VFS, with 31 points in the third round.

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    Skydive Arizona Halloween Boogie 2014

    Photo by Hypoxic Imagine a skydiving vacation over Halloween in Arizona... free registration, discounted jumps, paintball wars dressed in costumes, an off-the-hook costume party, organizers leading your jumps from Arizona Airspeed, Arizona Arsenal and the Arizona Training Center, and jumps from all different kinds of fast airplanes - skyvans, otters and a DC3... Does that sound good? Well, nearly 300 registered participants lived that imagination at Skydive Arizona's Halloween Carnival from October 31st - November 2nd, and if you weren't here - you missed out!
    Skydive Arizona went all out setting up the desert landscape with scrapped vehicles, planes, hay bales and an awesome sound system to set the stage for the Apocalyptic Zombie Paintball Wars! Over 100 jumpers partook in the first annual games winning jumps and tunnel time.

    Photo by Hypoxic Rigging Innovations put up this year's grand prize of a free Curve Container for the costume party. Skyventure donated several certificates for tunnel time, Skydive Arizona donated several jump tickets High But Dry Balloons donated 2 free balloon jumps and the Bent Prop threw in a few gift certificates as well. And that was enough motivation to get people to dress up in clever, bizarre, and detailed costumes.
    A 5-panel judge calculated their scores and awarded these 3 homemade costumes top 3:
    1st Place - Wookie/Big Foot (Casey Vanhyhuys)

    2nd Place - Pixar Lamp (William Cain)

    3rd Place - Magic Carpet Ride (Tomer Falach)
    Other categories winning prizes were Sexiest Male/Female, Best Group, Best Presentation, Best Product Placement and Most Disturbing.

    Photo by Niklas Daniel In conjunction to the Carnival, Sara Curtis and Ryan Risberg led a group to prepare for the Head-Up World Record Attempts coming up this November 20-23. Helping them out flying camera were Sam Baker and Nick Blacksher. The success of the camp was building 22 out of a 29-way.
    Don't miss out on next year's Halloween Carnival! Mark your calendars now, I dare you!

    Photo by Niklas Daniel

    Photo by Niklas Daniel

    Photo by Niklas Daniel

    Photo by Sam Schwan

    Photo by Sam Schwan

    Photo by Niklas Daniel

    Photo by Niklas Daniel

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    Win A Complete Rig With PD Factory Team Raffle

    If you're looking for a new rig, here's your chance to get it for free. The PD Factory Team has announced that they will be running their second raffle competition, following the success of their first, which was held last year. The "PD Factory Team Raffle 2.0", as it's been titled - will see another batch of amazing prizes that will make any skydiver's Christmas a happy one.
    Raffle tickets will cost $60 each, but will be limited to an availability of only 750 entries - meaning your odds are much higher than in most other raffle competitions, and if luck is on your side, you could be walking away with one of the 17 prizes up for grabs. All those who enter will also receive a digital poster.
    The competition is open to all countries and will run until the 18th of December, with the draw taking place on Friday 19th of December.
    At time of publication, there were just short of 250 entry spots remaining.
    The grand prize will be a complete rig + more. Included in this first place package will be:
    1 Custom color main canopy from Performance Designs.

    1 Optimum reserve from Performance Designs

    1 Custom Javelin Odyssey with all the options from Sun Path Products, Inc

    1 Cypres 2 Expert/Speed from CYPRES

    1 Fuel or G3 Helmet from Cookie Composites

    2 N3s from Alti-2

    1 Jumpsuit from LiquidSky Sports

    1 Pair of shoes, socks and CSE shoelaces from ChutingStar
    2nd Place
    1 Fuel or G3 Helmet from Cookie Composites
    1 N3 from Alti-2
    3rd Place (10 Available)
    $150 voucher for Flight-1 course
    4rd Place (5 Available)
    PDFT "swag bag".
    How to enter:
    Simply go to the PD FACTORY TEAM Fill in the space below with the name that you would like to appear on the poster. You can purchase more than one ticket at a time, but you will receive one poster per order. If you would like different names on the poster, please complete a separate order per name. The digital posters will be sent out after we run out of tickets. Since it's a digital poster, you don't need to worry about your shipping address; the poster will be emailed to the email used to purchase the poster.

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    The 2014 Halloween Boogie Roundup

    It's almost that time of the year again - where cats, nurses, witches and more jump out of aeroplanes during the many annual Halloween boogies. The halloween boogies are often considered to be some of the most enjoyable and memorable events of the year, so make sure you don't give it a skip! For those who have not yet registered to attend one of these events, here's a look at some of the options available for you. It's one of the few years where we get to enjoy halloween parties actually occurring on halloween itself - so make the most of it.

    Halloween Carnivale 2014 - Skydive Arizona (31 October - 2 November)
    The Halloween Carnivale held at Skydive Arizona looks to be a great option if you have not yet got halloween plans, and if you do, perhaps it's time you changed them.
    This year's halloween event is packed with activities, competitions and of course jumping. There is no registration fee required, and the event will begin on the Friday. There will be organizing by AZ Airspeed, AZ Arsenal and AZTC, as well as an upright world record camp. On the Friday, the schedule includes a zombie DC3 jump and chug on the last load, followed by zombie paintball wars.
    The Saturday sees the fun continuing with a costume party and live DJ. The competition provides the chance to win prizes that include a new Curv container, tunnel time and jump tickets.
    Jump tickets will cost just $21.
    For more information on this event visit the Skydive Arizona Website

    23rd Annual Halloween Boogie - West Tennesse Skydiving (31 October - 2 November)
    The 23rd annual halloween boogie at West Tennesse Skydiving will have you flying high... fast. A Super King Air will be present, allowing for 14, 500 to be achieved in 7 minutes and carries up to 14 jumpers. Zach Mullins and Aniz Rassian Filho will be freefly organizers. Coaching jumps will be free to students trying to acquire their USPA A license.
    A registration fee of $25 will include 5 raffle tickets, dinner, beer and jello shots. Jump tickets will cost $26, though there are half priced early bird, first load specials if you manifest before 8am. Helicopter and balloon jumps will be available at $50 and $150, respectively.
    Events include a fireworks show and a costume contest, where the winner will receive a weekend of free jumps at West Tennesse Skydiving.
    For more information on this event visit the West Tennesse Skydiving event page
    Halloween Boogie - Skydive Suffolk (31 October - 2 November)
    In Virginia, Skydive Suffolk will be holding their boogie which will see sunset hit 'n chugs on Friday night and a costume party on the Saturday. Arizona Airspeed's Mark Kirkby will be organizing 20-30 ways, and the event will also see an attempt to break the 10-Way Head-Down Virginia State-Record. There will be Pac and Skydive loads and load organizing with Merriah Eakins.
    There is a $15 registration fee for the boogie, which gets you a boogie t-shirt and a beer. Though there is a different pricing structure for those looking to take part in the big-ways.
    For more information on this event visit the Skydive Suffolk event page
    Halloween Extravaganza - Skydive Sebastian (31 October - 2 November)
    Skydive Sebastian will be holding a free registration boogie from the Friday until the Sunday, which includes the traditional fear factor type food eating contest, as well as costume party.
    For more information on this event visit the Skydive Sebastian event page
    Halloween Boogie - Skydive Atlanta (31 October - 2 November)
    Skydive Atlanta is another halloween boogie taking place over the weekend, with a Super Otter, Super King Air and helicopter. Load organizing will be handled by Scott Franklin (RW), Sharon Har-Noy and Jarod Orrell (Freefly) and Ashley Marquardt (Wingsuit).
    Expect lasers, lights, DJs and pyro demos on Saturday night, when the party really gets pumping.
    Registration for the event is $50, which will include a 'Swag Bag' which apparently consist of "everything you will actually use".
    Halloween Super Boogie - Skydive Sicilia (30 October - 3 November)
    In Europe, Skydive Sicilia is hosting their Halloween Super Boogie from Thursday until the Monday. Jumps will be made from a PC6 Porter at 13, 500ft along the stunning Italian beaches. Coaching will be available in several disciplines and with an exceedingly good local nightlife, you're never going to be bored.
    For more information on this event visit the Skydive Sicilia event page
    Do you know of any Halloween boogies that we missed? Leave a comment below.

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    Jesus

    Pray for him jesus be with us we love you alot and we thank you alot for all what you have done for us we really thank you be with us now and forever

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    2014 USPA Nationals - A Weekender’s Perspective

    Photo by Ori Kuper | USPA | SDC This was my 4th year at USPA Nationals (and my 3rd at Skydive Chicago), so when I rolled up to Skydive Chicago on September 12, the day before 4-way FS was scheduled to start, I knew the drill. Get there early in the day before the registration lines get too long. Receive and dispense hugs from your friends from around the country, some of whom you only ever see at Nationals. Manifest for a couple of low-key “get the butterflies out” jumps with your team before chilling out until the briefing and draw that night.
    Except this year, Mother Nature had different plans. The first two days of Nationals had brought the miserable weather the Midwest is sometimes known for. The dropzone was full of maudlin vertical formation skydiving (VFS) and mixed formation skydiving (MFS) competitors, so some of those hugs were of the “Awww, I feel your pain” variety, as friends who’d trained all year were facing the possibility of weather truncating their competition to only a couple of jumps.
    The only competition going on was on the ground, with a friendly game of Four Square taking place outside, and a more competitive ($5 buy in) game of Corn Hole inside the hangar. Practice jumps on Friday were out of the question, so we went to bed with those butterflies holding strong, with their only to be exorcised on the first competition jump.
    Never fear, though, both Mother Nature and the meet management delivered on Saturday morning, with skies dawning clear (and pretty cold), and five Twin Otters ready to go to get not only the 10 4-way VFS and 10 2-way MFS teams in the air, but also get the Nationals’ largest event, 4-way FS (with its 56 teams) rolling.

    Photo by Ori Kuper | USPA | SDC Pausing for a moment to acknowledge what it takes to keep five Otters turning for two days straight, it’s hard not to be impressed by what the host DZs (and the supporting meet team from USPA) pull off every year, even with perfect weather. It’s a massive undertaking, and each time I compete, I’m impressed with how seamlessly it all seems to work (at least from the competitors’ perspective). I know that behind the scenes there’s a giant group of people working long hours to make sure that every part of the operations, from the judging stations to the fuel trucks to the toilets are working as they need to.
    Five Otters doing two passes per load means a jump run roughly every 2 ½ minutes. Skydive Chicago has a giant landing area, and the winds were favorable for parallel jump runs that still put most if not all of the jumpers in a good position for a safe on-field landing every time. Over my 10 jumps there, I only recall one or two times that we had a delay on jump run for traffic and spacing, and only one off landing (and that might’ve had as much to do with a slightly low pull as with the spot).

    Photo by Ori Kuper | USPA | SDC Saturday and Sunday brought two near-perfect days of weather, providing Meet Director Bill Wenger with almost enough of a window to complete the full competition for 4-way VFS and 2-way MFS. There was a heroic amount of scheduling Tetris taking place to alternate rounds of the two disciplines, especially considering there was quite a bit of competitor overlap. The vertical flyers competed at an atypical pace for Nationals, collectively agreeing that they’d rather accept shorter-than-required calls for the opportunity to get most or all of the competition rounds in. Saturday ended with MFS finishing five of its scheduled six rounds, and VFS finishing seven of eight, with the winners recognized at a medal ceremony Saturday night.
    At the same time, all of the 4-way FS competitors got through half their scheduled 10 rounds on Saturday, setting the competition up for an easy finish on Sunday with the predicted great weather. Sunday dawned clear and a hair warmer and a great day of weather allowed the 4-way FS competition to finish up. As Sunday’s jumps wrapped up in the early afternoon, both in the Open and Intermediate categories the race for Bronze came down to the final jump, with a crowd of competitors gathering around the monitors in the hangar to watch the judging of Round 10 live to see who would go home with a medal.

    Photo by Ori Kuper | USPA | SDC Speaking of medals, one of the best parts of Nationals is the awards ceremonies, which are scattered throughout the event as each discipline finishes up. There usually aren’t any surprises in the medals – the standings were set as soon as the judges finished their work, but it’s a chance to be recognized in front of your fellow competitors for a job well done.
    This year’s 4-way FS medal ceremony Sunday evening brought a special opportunity for USPA Director of Competition Jim Hayhurst to recognize someone that anyone who’s ever competed in 4-way has admired – Mark Kirkby – who is retiring from full-time competition with Arizona Airspeed after this Nationals. Typical of Mark, he won’t slow down much as he steps back into the alternate role on Airspeed, and will continue to coach and organize in Arizona and around the world.
    The enthusiastic and extended standing ovation for Mark showed just what an impact he’s had on the competitive 4-way world in the 20 years since he was a founding member of Arizona Airspeed. I’ve been privileged to jump with and be coached by Mark several times at Skydive Arizona, including my 1000th jump in late 2012, where I managed to talk three of the then-current members of Airspeed into joining me for a 4-way! Like so many of the top names in our sport, he remains ever helpful and humble as he passes on his wisdom to the next generation of skydivers and being part of the crowd that honored him was a great way to end my 2014 4-way experience.
    About Krisanne Combs:
    Krisanne Combs is a weekend warrior who has logged 1450 jumps in her 10 years in the sport. She competed in 4-way FS this year as part of 5th Wheel, a Northern California-based team. Krisanne lives in Oakland, California, where she has a paid job for a large health plan, and an unpaid job as staff for two freakishly large male cats. When she’s not in her local skydiving haunts of Skydance Skydiving or iFly SFBay, she’s probably planning her next skydiving trip.
    More of Ori Kuper's photography can be found on his website and Facebook page.

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    100-Way Diamond - Slideshow

    One hundred skydivers from more than 20 countries recently gathered at Skydive Pink Klatovy, where they successfully set a new world record by completing a 100-way out-facing Diamond. There was one day of training jumps before the attempts began on the Thursday. Whether conditions on the first day of attempts was less than ideal, with some cloud cover present - though the team still managed to complete three good jumps in the day. The Friday saw clear skies and after a morning attempt and a short dirt dive session, the team headed back up into the air and nailed the formation! As with these jumps, there is always a mixture of excitement and hesitation after landing back on the ground "We did it!", "Did we do it?", "I'm sure that was it!". Video footage after the jump revealed that they had indeed broken the record and formed one good looking 100-way diamond formation!
    Because the record was set so early, and there were still two days remaining of the event - eyes turned to some new challenges. On Saturday the team began attempting a 2 points 100-way. The attempt continued on Sunday where jumpers were met with excellent weather conditions, and managed to add to the euphoria when they completed the 2 points formation. The event managed to really end on a high when they also completed a three point jump with a single attempt.
    Andrey Veselov was a cameraman at the event and captured the images seen above.

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    Summerfest 2014 - Slideshow

    The Skydive Chicago Summerfest event recently took place, marking the 13th anniversary of this boogie. Each year the event continues to grow and each year it sees more skilled flyers taking to the sky. Once again this year proved to be a success, with attendees enjoying jumping in the day, and partying at night. The event is known for its world class organizers, and the ability to keep those with a rig on - jumping, and those on the ground having fun.
    Norman Kent was at the event behind the camera, capturing some great moments - which he's shared with us in the slidershow above.
    "I never get tired of going to Summerfest at Skydive Chicago. The variety of disciplines, the length of the boogie, friends and the ever changing weather provide ample opportunities for great imagery. in the end, I find it hard to select my favorites. I love this sport!" - Norman Kent

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    Red Bull Aces Wingsuit Race 2014

    Andy Farrington of the United States won the world’s first Red Bull Aces Wingsuit 4 Cross Race in the skies over the central Californian town of Oakdale on Thursday, flying at speeds of up to 135 miles per hour (217 km per hour) and beating three other rivals in the final down a slalom course in the premiere of the new sport. In the high-speed, high-altitude race through four stationary gates that started with a leap from the back hatch of a sky van airplane at 7,000 feet and descended to the finish line at 3,500 feet, Noah Bahnson (USA) took second and Julian Boulle (South Africa) was third in a field of 52 of the world’s best Wingsuit racers from 16 countries.

    “This is just amazing, cutting edge and really the start of a revolution,” said Farrington, a professional sky diver who did stunt work in the film “Transformer 3” of his historic victory in the new sport that is attempting to make Wingsuit flying safer with the start and finish at higher and safer altitudes. “This is racing and this is the way to hold a competition. You are racing the people right next to you, at the same time and on the same, set course – just like in any other sport. Just like in ski racing, it’s cut and dry. You either make the gate or you don’t. You either finished ahead of the other guy or you didn’t. And you’re doing it all thousands of feet in the air.”

    The race format is in essence ski cross in the sky with four Wingsuit racers flying against each other at a time in a test of skill and courage as they navigated the slalom course. From the start at 7,000 feet, the racers descended at accelerating speeds to the first of four gates (at 6,500 feet) and then to the subsequent gates and the finish line (at 3,500 feet). The racers then pulled their parachutes at a safe altitude of about 3,000 feet. Farrington set a course record of 40:16 seconds in the final.

    American Katie Hansen was the best of five women in the race that does not differentiate between male and female and made it into the top 32.
    Results Red Bull Aces:

    1. Andy Farrington (USA)

    2. Noah Bahnson (USA)

    3. Julian Boulle (RSA)

    4. Jhonny Florez (COL)

    5. David Covel (USA)

    6. Sebastian Alvarez (CHL)

    7. Jason Moledzki (CAN)

    8. Charley Kurlinkus (USA)
    Final Result Sheet PDFPhotographers: Joerg Mitter, Balazs Gardi

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