Did you know that NMP-PCH Hayabusa and Evolution have a lot in common?
posted: Aug 31st, 2014 It's time to follow up on the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 with some videos of the competition jumps, and the review begins with the new 4-way world champion, NMP-PCH Hayabusa from Belgium.
Hayabusa's 1st place in Prostejov is the first time in history that a team from Belgium wins gold medals in Formation Skydiving competition. It is also the first time that France did not win a medal in the Open Class competition. Last not least, it's also the first time in recent history (since 1985) that Canada... (more)
Did you know that the judges had a "soft acquisition" for the first Fun Flag possession in history?
posted: Aug 30th, 2014 The FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 has arrived at the last day of competition.
The weather situation is critical and not very stabil, while there are a few more rounds to be completed.
The FAI Jury accepted a requst by the host in Prostejov to extend the schedule by an hour to possibly complete all competition rounds. It has become a race against the time.
The weather cooperated well in the earlier hours of the morning, and there is a good chance for the completion of the meet.
It's time... (more)
Did you know that Paratec-Saar from Germany has two world meet rookies in the lineup?
posted: Aug 29th, 2014 The competition at the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 is still offering exciting battles, even though NMP-PCH Hayabusa will not give away their first 4-way gold medals for Belgium and most of the other medal positions have been secured at this point in time.
Canada's Lemay family team with Katie Woods left Hayabusa and Arizona Airspeed in the dust in Round 8 with a perfect performance, including the special and so far unique Canadian Block 15 (Cat - Cat) technique. Hayabusa was even happy enough... (more)
Did you know that the first-timers at a world meet have a good time?
posted: Aug 29th, 2014 The protest dust has settled after a few other teams also tried to get re-jumps due to higher air speed than required on jump run. The jury has not agreed with any arguments for any re-jumps, and the scores on the leaderboard are standing strongly.
The Sun Path Products NSL News has now been zooming in on teams and competitors who compete for the first at a World Championship of Formation Skydiving. There is time for that, as the situation at the relevant spots on the leaderboards seem to be settled.
NMP-PCH Hayabusa is strongly headed at the first gold medals for Belgium, and Mark Kirkby... (more)
Did you know that the Golden Knights protest was declined by the jury?
posted: Aug 29th, 2014 The Sun Path Products NSL News mentioned yesterday that the Golden Knights story of Round 4 in 8-way at the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014 was not over yet.
The US delegation filed an official protest to the FAI Jury and requested a re-jump for Round 4. It turned out to become a great opportunity to study and learn more about a protest in Formation Skydiving competition. The Sun Path Products NSL News collected feedback from participants and officials and tried to present the subject from as many... (more)
Did you know that Round 4 in 8-way had a dramatic ending - or not?
posted: Aug 28th, 2014 Thursday afternoon brought the 8-way and VFS 4-way competition to the FAI World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014. The teams completed five rounds and made up for the rainy days.
The 4-way Open Class and 4-way Women teams will be next to get in as many rounds as possible on Friday morning.
Round 4 in 8-way generated a dramatic story - but no world record. The Sun Path Products NSL News followed the Golden Knights from landing after Round 3 to the take-off for Round 4 and waited for the team in the landing... (more)