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National Parachuting Championships kick off in central China

2017 National Parachuting Championships, which kicked off on Saturday in Jingmen, central China’s Hubei Province, and last until Dec. 9, has attracted 130 parachutists of 10 teams from across China. The championships are held in Jingmen’s AVIC Town, a town featuring aviation training, exhibition and flight simulation infrastructure. According to …

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PRE-EURO ACCURACY IN KOBARID HAS BEGAN

The weather gods smiled today on the Paragliding Accuracy Competition in the scenic town of Kobarid, Slovenia. After two weeks of virtually constant rain soaking the ground, the temperatures dropped suddenly snow covered the nearby mountains overnight and then during registration and the first practice day the clouds vanished and …

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British Parachute Association – HISTORY OF PARACHUTE

First parachutes The history of parachutes may date as far back as far as medieval times. Early parachute-like devices may have been used for stunts to entertain guests at court ceremonials in China as long ago as the 12th century. In Italy in 1483, Leonardo da Vinci imagined a design for what we would now call a parachute …

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DREAM JUMP DUBAI

What sounds like a nightmare for most is still a dream for others; to BASE jump off the world’s second highest residential structure with the most qualified athletes in the world. SkydiveDubai and XDubai have partnered with DreamJump to bring dreams to extreme reality when they opened the opportunity for …

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40th World Military Parachuting Championship

Parachuting is one of the professionally important types of sports, which has been promoted by the International Military Sports Council (CISM). Parachuting is particularly connected with performing assigned tasks of the Airborne troops, Special Task Force, reconnaissance units and Air Forces of different armies. Military parachuting is one forms of …

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CANOPY PILOTING

WHAT IS CANOPY PILOTING COMPETITION? Canopy Piloting involves a series of tasks designed to test a parachutist’s ability to control the canopy and fly accurately. Each task starts with the parachutist navigating through a number of gates, which are situated on the water. The parachutist has one of four goals, …

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7th FAI European Canopy Formation Championships

European Parachuting Championship and World Cup 2017 — hosted by the German Parachuting Association (DFV) at Saarlouis’ FSZ Saar on 8 – 12 August 2017. The aims of this event, Parachuting EC & WC 2017 in Saarlouis is to determine European Champions in all event and at the same time to …

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