Photo By: Joss Martin
Aims of the Event
To determine World Cup Winners of Formation Skydiving in the 4-Way FS Event, 4-Way FS Female Event, 4-Way VFS Event, and 8-Way Event.
To determine the Champions of Artistic Events. (Freestyle and Freefly).
To determine the world standings of the competing teams.
To establish Formation Skydiving, Vertical Formation Skydiving, and Artistic Events world records.
To promote and develop Formation Skydiving, Vertical Formation Skydiving, and Artistic Events.
To present a visually attractive image of the competition jumps and standings (scores) for competitors, spectators and media.
To exchange ideas and strengthen friendly relations between the sport parachutists, judges, and support personnel of all nations.
To allow participants to share and exchange experience, knowledge and information.
To improve judging methods and practices.
Photo By: Niklas Daniel
Organizer & Officials
National Aeronautic Association:
President Greg Principato
United States Parachute Association
Executive Director Ed Scott
Head of OC: Larry Hill
Members: Shawn Hill
FAI Controller: Rina Gallo
Chief Judge of FS: Thierry Courtin
Chief Judge of AE: Silvia Wagner
Assistant to the CJs: Judy Celaya
Jury President: Patrice Girardin
Jury Member: Mark Szulmeyer
Jury Member: Mike Teuge
Electronic Scoring Operator: Ted Wagner
Meet Director: Bryan Burke
Deputy Meet Director: Shawn Hill
Photo By: Rich LaBarr
Rules and Regulations
The competition will be managed according to the FAI Sporting Code General Section, Sporting Code Section 5, and Rules Specific to the Events.
Skydive Arizona adheres to the USPA Basic Safety Regulations. SIM Section 2. Minimum opening altitude is 2,500 feet/750 meters. Helmets and AADs are not required but highly recommended.
Landing turns over 90 degrees will not be allowed during the event.
Read more about Skydive Arizona's Safety Requirements.
Skydive Arizona has five identically configured DeHavilland Twin Otters which will be used for the competition.
The airplanes carry up to 23 jumpers. All have identical floater bars inside the door and videographer step and handles outside, behind the door.
Door measurements are 127 cm. high and 140 cm. wide. A floater bar the length of the door is inside the plane. 84 cm. behind the door, on the same level as the floor, is a videographer’s step. Above and behind the door are videographer handles.
Exit speed will be 85 – 90 knots