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20th FAI World Championships of
Canopy Formation

Meet Director
Randy Connell - USA

FAI Controller
Rina Gallo - CAN

Chief Judge
Natasha Higman - UK


Judges Panel
Jenni Plumridge - AUS

Agnieszka Sobczynska - FIN

Gail Bradley - AUS

Patrice Moyeuvre - FRA

Percy Kristersson - SWE

Craig Bennett - AUS

Jury President
Doris Merz - CHE

Jury Members
Gillian Rayner - FRA
Alberto Martin Paracuellos - ESP

Reserve Jury
Ron Miasnikov - ISR


Electronic Scoring Operator
Ted Wagner

About Canopy Formation

Teams exit the aircraft and open their parachutes once they are clear of the plane without having extended free-fall. A videographer records the formations made and the video is given to the judging panel.

Formation: two or more jumpers and parachutes linked by grips.

Grip: a hand hold or a foot hook on the "A" lines or front riser of the parachute system.

Working time:  begins either 30 seconds after the first team member leaves the plane OR at the separation of their first formation, whichever happens first.

Events to be Contested:

4-Way Rotations: Exit Altitude is 2,800 m (9,000 ft). Working time is 90 secs. A team of 4 skydivers and one videographer, build a 4-stack formation. Once the initial formation (worth 1 point) is built, the top jumper rotates to the bottom of the stack to score another point. As soon as the rotating jumper is linked onto the bottom of the stack, the next skydiver on top may commence a rotation to the bottom, thus scoring an additional point. 

4- Way Sequential: Exit altitude is 3,050 m (10,000 ft). A team of 4 skydivers and one videographer have 120 seconds working time. Each jump follows a draw of formations and point is scored for each formation correctly completed. For each competition jump there are either 4 or 5 different formations in the sequence, which are repeated during the jump to score as many points as possible. 

2- Way Sequential: Exit altitude 2,450 m  (8,000 ft). A team of 2 skydivers and one videographer, have 1 minute of working time to complete a pre-determined series of formations.  A point is scored for each formation correctly completed in accordance with a draw made at the start of the event.  For each competition jump there are 5 different formations and the goal is to complete the series as many times as possible during the working time.  ​​

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