Day 5, 22nd September, 2013

106 skydivers + 5 camera-flyers

106 skydivers + 5 camera-flyers

Sunday 22nd September – time to tie up all the ends and put together the files for presentation to the FAI in order to have the 4 World and European Records in Formation Skydiving Large Formation Sequential classification and the European Record in Largest Formation in Head-down Vertical Formation Skydiving.

After the second failed attempt – so close! – to the 108 way and one formation – Patrick Passe called a halt to any further attempts.  He called a meeting of all participants on the grass in front of the hanger, and the judges, pilots, videographers were thanked for their contribution to the records – as were the team captains and Patrick himself.  Not forgetting the organisation and Skydive Dubai, all the office staff, the manifesters, ground control and finally but without whom it would not have been possible – all the skydivers.

The atmosphere has been wonderful a really great team of people all working well towards a comon goal and it was achieved.  The individual records may be broken in the future, but to create 4 World Records one after the other over a two day period – that will be harder to beat.

1 Pilot

1 Pilot

Thanks to our video cameramen who gave us such good images to juged:
Formation Skydiving:
Alexander Khabibulin
Andrey Veselov
Bruno Brokken
Gustavo Cabana
Henny Wiggers
and for the Freeflyers:
Rolf Kuratle
Tom Naef
Will Penny

and a huge thank you to all the pilots who flew the aircraft in such beautiful formation time after time:

Eduard Simo
Gareth Thomas
Hilari Juan
James Hallam
Jan Wildgruber
Jordi Haro
Paul Hollow
Peter Wright
Raimon gispert
Stephane Brunner
Stephane Carozza

To the 106 skydivers – their names will be on the FAI site with the full record claims – coming soon.

Cessna Caravan

Cessna Caravan

Dornier

Dornier

Regan - a relaxed MC

Regan – a relaxed MC

On the way to another World and European Record

On the way to another World and European Record

Porter load

The Black Beech

The Black Beech

Twin Otter 2

Twin Otter 2

Twin Otter - Skydive Empuriabtava

Twin Otter – Skydive Empuriabtava

and my fellow judges

The Judges - Theirry, Christian, Susan, Bernard

The Judges – Theirry, Christian, Susan, Bernard

and more pictures from yeswterday and the last record

Point no. 5

Point no. 5

Checking the evidence

Checking the evidence

Patrick & Bruno - camerman

Patrick & Bruno – camerman

Team captain - Pal Bergan

Team captain – Pal Bergan

Tim Mace

Tim Mace – holder of the FAI Medal

Judging the 5th point

Judging the 5th point

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am English but have lived in France now for 18 years with my husband Tony. I have my own business as an Estate Agent, my husband is retired. He started totwards beacoming a beekeeper a year ago, and has just completed his course having already built three hives and read compiously. On 13th April 2012 we put the theory into practice. My hobby is skydiving, no longer jumping, I am an international judge.
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