4th FAI World Championships of Speed Skydiving

Meet Director
Randy Connell - USA

FAI Controller
Rina Gallo - CAN

Chief Judge
Arnold Hohenegger - AUT

 

Judges Panel
Stephan Kramer - USA

Barrie Bremner - AUS

Jury President
Doris Merz - CHE

Jury Members
Gillian Rayner - FRA
Alberto Martin Paracuellos - ESP

Reserve Jury
Manuel Almeida - PRT

 

Speed Scoring Technical Director
Wendi Corbin

About

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In a stable, head down position, the human body has an average terminal speed of around 240-290 km/h (around 150-180 mph). Further minimizing body drag and streamlining the body position allows the skydiver to reach higher speeds in the vicinity of 480 km/h (300 mph).


During competition, they each have 8 jumps to attempt their fastest speed. This is measured by a Speed Measuring Device worn on their helmet. This device has GPS positioning and the judges can use the data to view the speed reached on each jump.  The fastest 3 seconds for each jump is what is used to determine their score. 

Current World Record:

2021 Kyle Lobpries: 512.97 km/hr (General)

2021 Maxine Tate: 459.09 km/hr (Female)