FAI South-Asian record claim by Mohammed Baker

FAI Record: Pending

This record is under review by the FAI.

FAI Parachuting Records

FAI has received the following Class G (Parachuting) *South-Asian* record  claim:
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Claim number : 17514
Sub-class :G-1 (Competition Records)
Category: General
Group :  Canopy Piloting Records
Type of record : Carved Speed 70m
Course/location : Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Performance : 2.019 sec
Parachutist : Mohammed Baker (United Arab Emirates)
Date :24.04.2015
Current record : 2.301 sec (09.05.2013 – William Sharman, United Arab Emirates)

FAI World Record Claim: Carved Speed

FAI Record: Pending

This record is under review by the FAI.

FAI Parachuting Records

From the desk of the FAI World Record checkers:

FAI has received the following Class G (Parachuting) *World* record claim:
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Claim number : 17513
Sub-class :G-1 (Competition Records)
Category: General
Group : Canopy Piloting Records
Type of record : Carved Speed 70m
Course/location : Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Performance : 2.019 sec
Parachutist : Mohammed Baker (United Arab Emirates)
Date :24.04.2015
Current record : 2.371 sec (28.08.2013 – Greg Windmiller, USA)
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The details  are provisional. When all the evidence required
has been received and checked, the exact figures will be established and
the record ratified (if appropriate).

Norman Kent: The Dangers of Being a Hero

Norman Kent hardly needs an introduction. He has been around skydiving for a long time, much of it spent with huge cameras on his head or body. To do that safely and successfully for any length of time, you better know what to do to stay safe. When Norman speaks about camera safety, we would all do well to listen up. Watch the video, bookmark it, watch it again. Share with your friends that are jumping with cameras or thinking about it – always keep on learning!

Helicopter Birthday Party

Some people settle for cake and a few candles, but Carolina skydiver Curt Vogelsang took his birthday celebrations a little further! It was a special birthday for him, 28 years on the 28th of April. He thought he might as well go all out: celebrating with a helicopter tour over Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina, followed by a great jump.

Below are a few photos from the adventure. Happy birthday Curt, we hope you have a great year ahead!

Florida Skydiver Launches a New Business!

Laurie Steel, a Florida native, and local skydiver to Skydive Lake Wales has started her own wedding decoration business to support her skydiving addiction. No, it’s not your average hum drum decorations; she makes unique wedding guest books and even has a new line of skydiving wedding decorations.

Think you might want to pop the question, she makes ring boxes that would hold up in 120 mph+ wind, creative airport wedding signs, and fun shabby chic unique wedding decorations.

Check out her shop on Etsy or peruse her latest on her Facebook page.

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