Did you know that Dubai Asaar Black was the first Arabian team in the world meet finals?
posted: Oct 1st, 2014 Dubai's team project in Formation Skydiving competition has now completed its 4th year after former Arizona Airspeed members Eliana Rodriguez and Craig Girard moved to the Arabian Emirates in 2011 to get the project on its way.
It was not an easy road for the coaches, even though the available resources allowed them to do many things that are out of reach for other teams. They have to recruit their competitors from a very small group of skydivers, and there are frequent changes in the lineups.
However, the project reached a peak point this year at the FAI... (more)
Did you know that Arizona Airspeed polls the audience for the two new slots?
posted: Sep 30th, 2014 The Sun Path Products reported for the first time on 30 May 2014 that Arizona Airspeed will continue with a new lineup after the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014.
In fact, Mark Kirkby confirmed the breaking news during a live NSL Talk on 17 February, which was published on 18 February 2014. He said by then that he would be ready to retire whenever Airspeed was in... (more)
Did you know that Florida added 15 points to the iFLY Orlando Indoor Cloud League account?
posted: Sep 30th, 2014 The Indoor Cloud League competition for September is almost over, and the groups have one more day to submit videos and improve scores before the October sequences will be posted.
The Florida group at iFLY Orlando came together again last Thursday to work on the September scores. The combination of old and new lineups added 15 points to the iFLY Orlando account, which was not enough to catch the Czech group at the Hurricane Factory Area 270 in Prague.
However, five of the six lineups at iFLY Orlando last week were able to improve the previous... (more)
Did you know that Microclim8 won the next national 8-way title after placing 4th in the world?
posted: Sep 29th, 2014 The 8-way competition of the UK Nationals was scheduled for the weekend after the 4-way championship and was concluded after eight rounds.
No surprises were expected, as the national team Microclim8 has dominated the event in the United Kingdom since 2010. However, there were still a few occasions that deserved special attention. Team member Andy Pook won the British 8-way gold for the 16th consecutive time, and Liz Matthews became the first female UK competitor since 1985 winning gold medals in 4-way and 8-way at... (more)
Did you know that three original Black Cat members won back the Russian 4-way title?
posted: Sep 28th, 2014 The Russian Nationals 2014 were completed last week in Tanay, Siberia, and produced a new 4-way champion. Black Cat won with a 21.6 average, and Russia's national 4-way team Barkli did not try to defend the title.
Only former Barkli member Sergey Shenin competed in 4-way and won the silver medals with Fly Station. Actually, the Barkli lineup had already changed significantly before the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014, where Vladimir Pavlenko, Nikolay Vylegzhanin, Alexey Minaev and Dmitriy Samokhval... (more)
Did you know that two Czech 4-way teams have attended ten meets this year?
posted: Sep 26th, 2014 Teams and competitors in the Czech Republic have quickly transitioned from the 2014 outdoor season to the new indoor winter season.
The FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 in Prostejov was the last relevant outdoor competition in the Czech Republic, and the first indoor competition took place only three weeks later.
In fact, it was the first national indoor championships that initiated the new Czech indoor season.
The Skydive Arena, which is in the middle of a name change to "Hurricane Factory... (more)