Indoor Skydiving Olympic Format Test Competition #Flyin2024
November 29, 2018 to November 29, 2018
The French Parachuting Federation (FFP) is leading the drive to have indoor skydiving included in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The bid is supported by iFLY, the World leader in the sector who have built over 75 tunnels and have their flagship facility at La Villette in Paris.
On November 29th, FFP and iFLY will test a new competition format designed to appeal to spectators and TV audiences. In the clear glass tube measuring 4.5 meters in diameter and 14 meters high, teams of 4 athletes will compete against each other and the clock by flying pre-determined sequences with live judging for immediate results.
Manu Ars, head of iFLY France and World Championship skydiving medallist said: “Indoor skydiving is an extremely dynamic sport where athletes fly more than one formation per second. It makes a spectacular show in iFLY’s huge glass tube with teams taming the hurricane force windspeeds”.
He added “The benefit of the wind tunnel is that it makes the sport accessible to young people. Not only do we have junior champions, but we are the training ground for skydivers. For the first time, we can open up the sport to people with disabilities and Paralympians”.
In 2018, 250,000 people will discover and practice the sport of indoor skydiving in France, the art of flying your body in a vertical wind tunnel. The rapid growth for this amazing sport has led to an explosion of new facilities world-wide with over 20 now in France.
4 Way Formation Skydiving (FS4)
Vertical Relative Work (VRW)
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Event Website: https://www.flyin2024.com/
Travel & Accommodation
Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) (23 km)