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Freefly The Sky

Freefly The Sky

Here’s a look at the artistic freefly events during the 2013 Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. You can also check out the DIPC freestyle events here. Watch Video »
Friday Freakout: Swoop Comp Crash

Friday Freakout: Swoop Comp Crash

A swooper biffs in at the Dubai International Parachuting Championship, and the “coaches” chime in with some color commentary. Anyone care to translate… all I caught was “freestyle.” Watch Video »
Freestyle Skydiving @ Dubai Parachuting Championship

Freestyle Skydiving @ Dubai Parachuting Championsh...

Day 2 coverage from the 2013 Dubai International Parachuting Championship highlights one of the most beautiful disciplines in skydiving — the art of Freestyle. It’s like a rock ‘n roll kind of feeling :) Watch Video »
PD Factory Team. Aerobatic Plane. Dizzying Demo.

PD Factory Team. Aerobatic Plane. Dizzying Demo.

You may get dizzy watching this, but it’s only because the PD Factory Team does a beautiful spiral with smoke — along with an aerobatic plane — as a demo jump for the Dubai International Parachuting Championships (DIPC). The Palm alone is incredible. Add this stuff, and it’s just stunning. And watch through to the... Watch Video »
Swooping Crash & Cool-shot Compilation (DIPC)

Swooping Crash & Cool-shot Compilation (DIPC)

Cool compilation of the Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Starting with crash crash crash crash crash, swoopers in the accuracy zones after dragging a LOT of pond. Only two people stood up; see if you can pick ‘em out. Speed runs are next… lots of footage of a lot of different competitors.... Watch Video »
He Swoops, He Scores!

He Swoops, He Scores!

Brice Bernier doing Accuracy on his JVX at the 3rd annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Photo by Shannon Seyb of NZ Aerosports / Icarus Canopies. View Photo »
The Last Skydive: 20-way Canopy Formation in Dubai (DIPC)

The Last Skydive: 20-way Canopy Formation in Dubai...

Following the photo of the practice run, this is the 20-way canopy formation on the last jump for the closing ceremony at the 3rd annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Photo by Bruno Brokken. View Photo »
Walking On Water (DIPC)

Walking On Water (DIPC)

Marat Leiras making it look easy at the 3rd annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Photo by Danny Jacobs. View Photo »
Parachuting Over The Dubai Skyline (DIPC)

Parachuting Over The Dubai Skyline (DIPC)

Team Hayabusa under canopy after a 4-way formation skydiving round at the third annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Photo by Danny Jacobs. View Photo »
Going The Distance (DIPC)

Going The Distance (DIPC)

Deane “Smudge” Smith of Jump4Heroes — the man behind the Poppy Proximity Flying video from Veterans Day — competing in one of the distance rounds at the third annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Photo by Bruno Brokken. View Photo »
40th Anniversary: Formation Skydive Over the Palm Islands

40th Anniversary: Formation Skydive Over the Palm ...

A demo jump over the Palm Islands at Skydive Dubai to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates during the 3rd annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC). Photo by Danny Jacobs. View Photo »
Distance Battles in Dubai (DIPC)

Distance Battles in Dubai (DIPC)

Following the Mad Swooping Skills video I posted earlier this week, here’s a mix of the canopy formation, formation skydiving, and canopy piloting rounds from Day 3 of the third annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Keep your eyes peeled at 4:43 for some swooping carnage. Oh, and a rant from the... Watch Video »
Stacking Storms (DIPC)

Stacking Storms (DIPC)

Canopy Formation teams from France stacking a dozen PD Storms on a practice run for the closing ceremony at the 3rd annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Photo by Bruno Brokken. View Photo »
In The Zone (DIPC)

In The Zone (DIPC)

Nick Batsch committing to his landing in the first Zone Accuracy round at the third Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Nick took 2nd place overall. Congrats buddy! Photo via Icarus Canopies. View Photo »
Mad Swooping Skills in Dubai (DIPC)

Mad Swooping Skills in Dubai (DIPC)

After two weeks of intense competition (and a few injuries), the third annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship at Skydive Dubai is a wrap. The stakes were high this year with a staggering purse of $775,000! This is Benjamin Forde’s edit from the last day of the comp. Congrats to Curt Bartholomew for taking the overall... Watch Video »
Swooping With Style In Dubai

Swooping With Style In Dubai

Laird Fogarty swooping at the 2011 Dubai International Parachuting Championship. Photo by John R. Smith. View Photo »
Dead Man Swooping

Dead Man Swooping

A perfect dead man swoop at the 2011 Dubai International Parachuting Championship. Photo by Bo Wienberg. View Photo »
Busting Points Over the Palm Islands

Busting Points Over the Palm Islands

Rhonda and friends busting points in a 4-way over the Palm Islands at the 2011 Dubai International Parachuting Championship. Photo by John R. Smith. View Photo »
Swooping The Entrance At The Dubai Parachuting Championships

Swooping The Entrance At The Dubai Parachuting Cha...

PD Factory Team’s Jonathan Tagle had to work his way up to a badass boat landing in Dubai. Here he is swooping through the entrance arch at the 2011 Dubai International Parachuting Championships. Keep it up JT; you’ve got mad skillz! Watch Video »