Did you know that Pete Allum is the meet coach for the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2015?
posted: Feb 15th, 2015 The team in 5th place at the Wind Games 2015 had the most colorful lineup of the 13 teams in the 4-way Open Class. The team members were from three different nations and joined forces only for this indoor event.
Luc Verstrepen is a former NMP-PCH Hayabusa member and has recently been coaching Qatar's national team, the Tigers. Mario Fatorusso and Ivan Quadrio are former eX3MO members who competed for Italy at the Mondial Dubai 2012.
Pete Allum was the eX3MO player coach in 2012 when Placido Udine was injured in... (more)
Did you know that iFLY Orlando and Hurricane Factory launched the ICL February battle?
posted: Feb 14th, 2015 The Czech Indoor Cloud League group at the Hurricane Factory in Prague posted their first scores for the February sequences, and the new battle with Florida's iFLY Orlando group has partially turned into a team competition.
The Czech group consists mainly of 4-way teams, while Florida brings together individuals who fly with each other on a regular basis in changing lineups until some of them decide to build their own 4-way teams. The new FSL team DeLand Flashpoint performed the February sequences for iFLY Orlando last Thursday and contributed... (more)
Did you know that Florida completed the February Indoor Cloud League sequences on Thursday?
posted: Feb 13th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on 6 February 2015 that Florida's Indoor Cloud League group at iFLY Orlando got help and a head start from the Golden Knights for the February competition.
Last Thursday, indoor flyers from Florida met again at iFLY Orlando to follow up with scores for the other four categories. The Florida group did not even make the effort to perform the AAA Class sequence, as the US Army's 28-pointer was worlds away from the potential of the AAA... (more)
Did you know that the World Challenge 2015 includes the 10-year anniversary for David and Andy Grauwels?
posted: Feb 12th, 2015 269 different 4-way teams have been entered into the SKYLEAGUE.COM database for participation in one single event, the annual World Challenge at Bodyflight Bedford, over an 8-year time period. There are surely several competitors who have appeared in different lineups over the years, however, it is a very impressive number.
Host Paul Mayer launched the event with 12 teams in 2006 and invited the Sun Path Products NSL News to cover the World Challenge for the first time in 2007 when 18 teams competed. The first live coverage from Bedford and the aftermath of the 2007 event resulted in the biggest... (more)
Did you know that Germany's 8-way champion Airbus has a new lineup for 2015?
posted: Feb 11th, 2015 The Sun Path Products NSL News reported on 26 December 2014 that Germany's reigning 8-way champions of Team Airbus might have double duties for the next two years.
The Airbus 4-way lineup (Olaf Biedermann, Goeran Meyer, Thomas Mack, Christian Schaefer) won last year's national championships in both events. Thomas "Spieli" Spielvogel, Uli Sehrbrock, Dieter Schwarz, Dieter Kirsch and Solly Williams helped to also bring the 8-way medals to the Airbus headquarters in Munich, with Alexander "Dude" Hau on camera.
Airbus has now... (more)
Did you know that last weekend's 50-pointer was the highest 4-way score since 2011?
posted: Feb 10th, 2015 It has been almost four years since a 4-way team posted the last 50-pointer or higher at a competition.
It happened at the last World Challenge where host Paul Mayer had a mandatory Super Sequence as a part of the 10-round meet in Bedford. Six teams scored 50 points or higher for one of the fastest sequences (H,M,Q,K,A) in modern history of indoor competition, and NMP-PCH Hayabusa had the highscore with a 65-pointer in Round 3.
It is not the unofficial indoor world record for a single round though. Perris Fury had posted a 66-pointer (J,M,E,D,L) a year earlier at the World Challenge, which... (more)