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28
Mar
'15
April 4: 2-Way and 4-Way Formation Skydiving Competition
The first Saturday in April will see another exciting formation skydiving competition taking place at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus. Interested skydivers are requested to assist event organisers by expressing their interest now by registering online here: http://bit.ly/1FPWHB1 Volunteer camera flyers are needed as well on April 4th and are requested to use the same registration form to share your interest in helping. Be sure to come to the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus Facebook page the night before to check out the competition draws. A quick reminder to all competitors that the drop zone will be operating on their summer hours with Manifest opening at 6:30am. Competition events page on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/1586936901553680/ Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubaidesertcampus Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydive_dubai Skydive Dubai on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo #SkydiveDubai
23
Mar
'15
Mohammed Baker claims top spot at DISL Meet 4
Skydive Dubai canopy pilot Mohammed Baker took first place during Saturday, March 21, competition of Meet No.4 of the Dubai International Swoop League at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus. Windy conditions provided a challenging competition environment. (more…)
10
Mar
'15
Summer Hours at Desert Campus Start March 31
Skydive Dubai Desert Campus drop zone will begin summer hours starting March 31. Hours: 7am–2pm Days: Tuesday–Sunday Manifest will open at 6:30am Our Desert Campus is located on the Dubai - Al Ain Road outside of Dubai. The drop zone operates all year round. Click here to be taken to the directions and contact details for the drop zone: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/contact-us.html Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydive_dubai Skydive Dubai on Vine: http://vine.co/SkydiveDubai #SkydiveDubai
28
Feb
'15
Skydive Dubai Flight-1 Instructor Pablo Hernandez wins DISL Meet No. 3
Skydive Dubai Flight-1 instructor Pablo Hernandez took first place during Saturday, Feb. 28, 3rd Dubai International Swoop League meet at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus. Besides top honors, Hernandez took home a cash prize of USD 2500. The beginning of the day featured beautiful weather for swooping, but the winds picked up and created multiple wind holds. However, the competition was able to continue with the exception of the speed rounds. Pro Results 1st Place: Pablo Hernandez 2nd Place: Patrick Kaye 3rd Place: Thomas Dellibac Advanced Results 1st Place: Katsuhiko Kishi 2nd Place: George Balutolu 3rd Place: Mads Jensen Beginner Results 1st place: Mathieu Rouanet 2nd place: Ahmed Ismail 3rd place: Jesse Cohen Discover much more result information by going to: http://www.btks.de/results/2015disl/2015disl3.htm. Congratulations also to the following raffle winners during DISL Meet #3: Win Your Airfare Back for Early Bird Registration: Nicholas Batsch who travelled from USA to compete. For the Pros… 2 sets of 10 jumps (H&P): Andrii Stalnyi and Rhys Kempen For the Advanced…1 day of coaching provided by a Skydive Dubai Swoop Team member of your choice: winner was Udo Berning who chose Cornelia Mihai. For the Beginners…2 free Flight-1 courses of your choice: Ivan Raibal and Mathieu Rouanet The next DISL meet will take place on March 21st. Updates will be shared on the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus Facebook page. DISL on Skydive Dubai YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/1CGMiph Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydive_dubai #SkydiveDubai
28
Feb
'15
Online Registration Now Live for B Progression License Day
Coming soon is the B license progression day on March 6 at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus. This day is aimed at A licence holders wishing to achieve the next licence level with organised 3-ways and 4-ways flying with our coaches. It will begin at 7:30am. Register online first, pay for your jump tickets later at the drop zone. Click here to be taken to the registration form: http://bit.ly/1BLyT1g Minimum requirements are an A licence and a minimum commitment of 4 jumps. This is being organised by our new belly school, Desert FS. Contact details for the Desert Campus: phone: +971.501542992, email: school@skydivedubai.ae Directions to the Desert Campus drop zone: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/contact-us.html Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydive_dubai Skydive Dubai on YouTube: http://youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo #SkydiveDubai
24
Feb
'15
DISL 2015 Rule Changes
Attention: Pro’s / ADV competing in the upcoming DISL. There has been some recent changes made to the 2015 CP rules that will be applied to the remaining DISL competitions for the season. 1- PRO class-The max wind speed for ZA is 5 m/s. It remains at 7 m/s for all other events. AMA-wind limits remain at 5 m/s for all events. 2- For drag distance, a new gate has been added at 70m. Vertical extension applies at this gate and gate 1 only. The gate at 50m will still be there but vertical extension no longer applies 3- If you land anywhere between G1 and G5 you will receive a score of 35m. 4- If you land at G5, you RECEIVE a score of 50m. 5- G5 has been remove from ZA. 6- There are no more negative zones in ZA. You will only score 1 ZONE and it will be the zone with the lowest value touched during landing. 7- Z1=1pt, Z2=11pts, Z3=19pts, Z4=27pts, Z5=34pts, Z6=41pts, Z7=46, CZ=50pts, Z8=25pts, Z9=5pts 8- In distance and ZA, if surface contact occurs outside of the course and no part of the competitor’s BODY remains in surface contact within the boundaries of the course, OC applies. -Marker strike penalties have been removed altogether. Briefing for Competitors: Online registration will close on Friday, Feb. 27, at 3pm. Please click here to be taken to the form: http://bit.ly/1vpowJT. Remember, you are just expressing your interest to compete. Payment will take place onsite at Manifest. Day of the Competition Raffle Prizes For Competitors: For the Pros: Two sets of 10 jumps (H&P) For the Advanced: We will be offering one day of coaching provided by a Skydive Dubai Swoop Team member of your choice. For the Beginners: We will be awarding two free Flight-1 courses of your choice. Beginners are asked to take a few minutes to review the beginners rules and course design. Kindly click here to be taken to that information: http://skydivedubai.tumblr.com/post/69682078911/disl-beginner-course-designs Spectators are always welcome with free entry. Next DISL competition dates are March 21st and April 25th. Contact details for the Desert Campus: phone: +971.501542992, email: school@skydivedubai.ae Directions to the Desert Campus drop zone: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/contact-us.html Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydive_dubai Skydive Dubai on YouTube: http://youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo #SkydiveDubai
31
Jan
'15
Skydive Dubai Accuracy Team at 2nd Prince Nayif Bin Abdul Aziz Islamic Skydiving Championship
The young Skydive Dubai Accuracy team of Ahmed Al Hosani, Khalifa Al Taheri, Majid Al Nuemi, Hassan Al Balooshi, and Mohammed Al Balooshi showed the result of 10 months of hard work by surprising and owercoming a lot of older and much more experienced teams at 3rd competition of the season. After 6 rounds for team classification they took 5th place – breathing close to the neck of two teams before them and leaving behind 12 much more experienced and seasoned teams such as Egypt, Morocco B, Bahrain B, Oman B, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kuwait, and many more. In total 17 teams participated at the 2nd Prince Nayif Bin Abdul Aziz Islamic Skydiving Championship from January 14-28 in Saudi Arabia. Final result in team classification: 1. Morocco 2. Oman 3. UAE A (military) 4. Bahrain 5. UAE (Skydive Dubai) Two members of the young team, brothers Hassan and Mohammed Al Balooshi, also got to jump in the semi-final jump for individual classification, but they were just a bit too short to come to the 8th final round between 10 best. They ended in places between 11 – 20 with 85 competitiors total. Up next for the Skydive Dubai Accuracy team is training for the World Master and World Cup Series. #SkydiveDubai
24
Jan
'15
Mohammed Baker takes first place at 2nd DISL meet
UAE Mohammed Baker took first place during Saturday, January 24, 2nd Dubai International Swoop League meet at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus. Besides top honors, Baker took home a cash prize of USD 2500. The weather couldn’t have been more amazing for the A license to D license skydivers who took to the skies for the day’s competition. Pro Results for DISL #2 586,635 UAE Mohammed Baker 560,808 ESP Pablo Hernandez 520,342 UAE Marat Leiras 509,916 UAE Cornelia Mihai 471,287 Rhys Kempen 457,697 UKR Andril Stalnyi 438,652 David "Junior" Ludvik 350,323 UAE Patrick Kaye 330,576 GER Frank Täsler 327,939 UAE William “Billy” Sharman Advanced Results for DISL #2 522,789 George Balutoin 464,033 Kevin McEnerney 460,505 Darius Turcinkas 434,478 Daniel Hernan 414,834 Jane Oakley 373,429 Pablo Rua 370,055 Duncan French 369,708 Mike Evans 314,560 Allen Hodge 249,284 Steve Mursell 172,204 Chris Kleinhenz 84,746 Llja Vodolazskij 83,316 Sergiu Steicu Beginner Results for DISL #2 1st place: Mathieu Rouanet 2nd place: Stephen Chew 3rd place: Olivier Noel Discover much more result information by going to: http://www.btks.de/results/2015disl/2015disl2.htm. The next DISL meet will take place on February 28th. Online registration is open now: http://bit.ly/1vpowJT Contact details for the Desert Campus: phone: +971.501542992, email: school@skydivedubai.ae Directions to the Desert Campus drop zone: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/contact-us.html Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydive_dubai Skydive Dubai on YouTube: http://youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo #SkydiveDubai
23
Jan
'15
2nd Dubai International Swoop League Meet this Saturday
Skydive Dubai Desert Campus is set to host the 2nd Dubai International Swoop League meet Saturday, January 24. With the AFF and coaching schools closed, spectators are welcome to attend with free entry. The competition will start at 8am and will continue throughout the day. Fun jumping is still be available for those interested. Briefing for Competitors: Online registration continues until 3pm today. Please click here to be taken to the form: http://bit.ly/1vpowJT. Remember, you are just expressing your interest to compete. Payment will take place onsite at Manifest. All competitors are required to attend the 7am briefing Saturday morning. The competition will start at 8am. Everyone is asked to be on time as this is an all day competition. Beginners are asked to take a few minutes to review the beginners rules. Kindly click here to be taken to that information: http://skydivedubai.tumblr.com/post/69682078911/disl-beginner-course-designs Prize Money for tomorrow's and the rest of the meets: PRO 1st place USD $2500 2nd place USD $2000 3rd Place USD $1500 Intermediate 1st place USD $2500 2nd place USD $2000 3rd Place USD $1500 Beginner 1st place USD $2500 2nd place USD $2000 3rd Place USD $1500 Next DISL competition dates are February 28th, March 21st, April 25th. Contact details for the Desert Campus: phone: +971.501542992, email: school@skydivedubai.ae Directions to the Desert Campus drop zone: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/contact-us.html Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydive_dubai Skydive Dubai on YouTube: http://youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo #SkydiveDubai

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April 04, 2015

Formation skydiving competition at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus.

Briefing will begin at 6:30am. Four jump tickets will be needed.

Online briefing and individual and team registration is here: http://bit.ly/1FPWHB1

April 08, 2015

Join Jarno Cordia & Skydive Dubai wingsuit coach Darren Burke for a 7 day advanced wingsuit flying and formation camp in Dubai.

A ‘high class, high value’ coaching event, that focuses less on big groups and flocking, and more on the individual flying skills. Not aimed at beginners, but at the more experienced people looking to further their backflying skills.

The camp will take place at both the Desert Campus and the Palm DZ.

April 10, 2015

The worldwide ‪polo‬ competition, Beach Polo Cup Dubai 2015, returns to the Skydive Dubai Palm DZ grounds.

To purchase tickets and to receive all event information kindly click here: http://www.beachpolocup.com

#SkydiveDubai

April 17, 2015

SD Vertical Skills Camps offer a regular opportunity to progress your group freefly skills in a safe and fun environment. Limited slots ensure small groups focused on either head-up or head-down flying depending on the skill level of the participants. A minimum of 200 jumps plus some prior experience flying head-up within a group is required. http://bit.ly/13Ca7k1

April 23, 2015

World champion Curt Bartholomew will provide free competition swoop coaching for registered DISL competitors on April 23-24.

Register now for DISL Meet No.5: http://bit.ly/1vpowJT

Competition updates shared here: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus

DISL on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1CGMiph

#SkydiveDubai

April 25, 2015

Come watch local and international canopy pilots compete for the podium and prizes at the last meet of the Dubai International Swoop League 2014-2015 season.

Competitor registration for DISL Meet No.5: http://bit.ly/1vpowJT

Competition updates shared here: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus

DISL on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1CGMiph

#SkydiveDubai

May 01, 2015

Come join us for an all day Skydive Dubai Flight School tracking camp.

Basic requirements: 200 jumps, audible altimeter, some group tracking experience. A limited number of participants ensures group sizes of no more than 7or 8 trackers.

Minimum commitment of 5 jumps – we will collect 5 tickets from each participant at the beginning of the day. No registration fee. We plan to meet at 6.45am to split into groups and brief.

Please have tickets ready to give to your organiser. 120DHS tickets required for this event – please purchase at the earliest opportunity. Only 24 slots available! Register your interest now here: http://bit.ly/1yvcbUr

December 01, 2015

Coming soon to Dubai – the FAI World Air Games!

December 1–12, 2015

Free entry, Public welcome!

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