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25th FAI World Championships of
Formation Skydiving

Meet Director
Randy Connell - USA

FAI Controller
Rina Gallo - CAN

Chief Judge
Jurate Janusauskiene - LTU

Jury President
Doris Merz - CHE

Jury Members
Gillian Rayner - FRA
Alberto Martin Paracuellos - ESP

Reserve Jury
Manuel Almeida - PRT

 

Electronic Scoring Operator
Ted Wagner - USA

 

Judges Panel
Peta Holmes - AUT

Wolfgang Duller - AUS

Vera Asquith - CAN

Agnieszka Sobczynska - FIN

Marc Freilingsdorf - GER

Linda Makela - FIN

Rogier Carper - NET

Zeljko Tanascovic - SWE

Natasha Higman - UK

Lucy Westgarth - UK

Gorka Amian - USA

Judy Celaya - USA

Jim Rees - USA

Mike Pennock - NLD

About Formation Skydiving

Objective:  to complete as many scoring formations as possible within the working time, while correctly following the sequence for the round.

Teams: Each team has a designated videographer who captures video evidence of each competition jump.

Scoring: Judges review the video from each jump immediately after the team lands. They use electronic scoring systems to score the video while watching in real time.  

Working Time: Time starts when any member of the team leaves the aircraft. This is the amount of time they have to score points.


Draw: The sequence of formations each team has to complete. Each round has a different sequence. All teams are doing the same draw for each round.

Grip: consists of a handhold on an arm leg or foot of another jumper. As a minimum, a grip requires stationary contact.

Events to be Contested:

4 - Way Vertical:

Exit altitude is 3,960m. Each team has a working time of 35 secs. Competition consists of 10 rounds. Each round will have 5 to 6 formations drawn from the dive pool. Formations are in vertical orientation either head-down, upright, or a mixture of both. 

4 -Way Standard & 4 -Way Female:

Exit altitude is 3,200m. Each team has a working time of 35 secs. Competition consists of 10 rounds. Each round will have  5 to 6 formations drawn from the dive pool. Formations are in a belly-towards-earth orientation. In the female event, all team members are female with the exception of the videographer.

8 -Way Standard:

Exit altitude is 3,960m. Each team has a working time of 50 secs. Competition consists of 10 rounds. Each round will have 5 to 6 formations drawn from the dive pool. Formations are in a belly-towards-earth orientation.