Did you know that Dubai Asaar's Double Satellites are still making waves?
posted: Dec 5th, 2013 The start of the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013 competition on Thursday morning was delayed due to fog in the desert dropzone of Skydive Dubai. That's where the Twin Otters are staying at night before they arrive at the event site on the beach in the morning.
It gave teams, competitors, coaches and officials some extra time to discuss Dubai Asaar's two 8way Satellites, which were not accepted by three of the judges in Round 6. The issue has created quite a few waves, understandably, and the... (more)
Did you know that Dubai Asaar suffered controversial point deductions in Round 6?
posted: Dec 4th, 2013 The 8way competition at the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013 has become much more exciting than the host may have hoped for. The Monaco Vitalsea 8way team cut the distance to Dubai Asaar's 8way lineup from five points after Round 5 to one single point after the two jumps on Wednesday.
Monaco Vitalsea benefited from a very controversial 2-point deduction that the judges assigned to the Dubai home team for the way they built their Satellites of Block 13 in Round 6. Dubai Asaar built clean and well... (more)
Did you know that coach Gary Smith is happy with the Hayabusa performance?
posted: Dec 4th, 2013 The 8way competition at the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013 continues on Wednesday with two more rounds. Ali Al Neayadi is back in action after taking a day off when the 4way teams where in the air yesterday.
He is also competing with Dubai Asaar Black, and his 4way team is currently in 5th place. Craig Girard took his slot yesterday when he was dealing with a nasal congestion and could not jump. It was more important for the coach to have him back in the 8way competition where Dubai Asaar is... (more)
Did you know that NMP-PCH Hayabusa lost the first point in Round 6?
posted: Dec 4th, 2013 Two rounds of 8way competition are scheduled for Wednesday at the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013. The 4way teams are off for the whole day.
NMP-PCH Hayabusa videographer Danny Jacobs has posted his team's videos of Rounds 6 and 7. Hayabusa had the first point deduction of the meet in Round 6. The judges could not see either the inter of Block 13 (Offset - Spinner) or the completed second formation of the block, due to the video angle.
It is difficult to say what it was exactly. The Offset... (more)
Did you know that the Aerodyne French Girls do now what Aerokart Deep Blue did in their days?
posted: Dec 3rd, 2013 The Aerodyne French Girls caught the attention of the Sun Path Products NSL News on Sunday when they posted the second highest score of all 4way teams at the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013 in Round 5.
It happened again in Round 7, and it is only fair to show the combined leaderboard of the 4way Open and 4way Women events to honor this special achievement. This time, the French national team in the female category also climbed... (more)
Did you know that the Qatar Tigers may have to reset the goals for 2014?
posted: Dec 3rd, 2013 NMP-PCH Hayabusa had to accept a 22-pointer in Round 6, after a point deduction on the hill. It was the first penalty for the Belgian leader at the 4th Dubai International Parachuting Championship 2013. Barkli was the only other team finishing with a 20-pointer or higher for the slow sequence.
The Sun Path Products NSL News mentioned earlier that the Qatar Tigers have been surprising the other teams, the audience and even their coach Luc Verstrepen with a very impressive performance in Dubai. The Tigers were able... (more)