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14
Jun
'15
Skydive Dubai athletes win at Swoop Challenge 2015
Skydive Dubai athletes had an epic day in Copenhagen, Denmark, taking part in the first professional freestyle skydiving contest ever held in the heart of a major city. The Swoop Challenge CPH Invitational took place on the famous Copenhagen Lakes yesterday afternoon, Friday the 12th June. A total of 19 international athletes from 11 countries participated, 16 of them making it to the final in Copenhagen. 70,000+ spectators created an intense atmosphere at the Peblinge Lake as the city took advantage of the first Danish summer day basking in the sun and warm temperatures throughout the whole event The Swoop Finals were the culmination of 5 days of intense parachuting in Denmark as the Swoop Challenge consisted of a Swoop Qualifying at Dropzone Denmark in Herning, the Swoop Night Lights, a spectacular air show in the Copenhagen Harbour on Thursday, and the climax, The Swoop Finals on Friday. The sunny and warm weather made conditions close to perfect for the spectator, however the wind direction and strength was unpredictable causing problems for the athletes during the warm up and two competition rounds, with many ending up in the water next to the landing platform (6 meters wide/25 meters long). At the end of a dramatic and close two rounds of competition, it was Noah Bahnson that took home the Swoop Challenge title along with a first price of $7,500. In a close second came Nicholas Batsch ($5,000) (both are former swoop world champions) and David 'Junior' Ludvik ($2,500) rounded up the podium in 3rd. "I have never swooped in front of this many people before and it's just amazing in this beautiful weather and on a great course here in the middle of Copenhagen. We normally don't get to see this setup in skydiving because swooping competitions are held out on skydiving centers in the middle of nowhere on a small pond, so it's fantastic what the organizers are doing bringing the competition to a major city for the first time. Copenhagen is an amazing city from the sky and it is beautiful so see the city from above and landing on the big lake. We have all had a great stay in Denmark attending this fantastic Swoop Challenge event," the winner Noah Bahnson says and adds: "My last swoop is up there among my favorite swoops of all time, it was too much fun," Noah Bahson said on live TV while watching his swoop freestyle trick after he was announced as the winner. The Swoop Finals were the culmination of 5 days of intense parachuting in Denmark as the Swoop Challenge consisted of a Swoop Qualifying at Dropzone Denmark in Herning, the Swoop Night Lights, a spectacular air show in the Copenhagen Harbour on Thursday, and the climax, The Swoop Finals, this past Friday. Skydive Dubai Swoop and Wingsuit teams are now headed to Ekstremesportveko in Voss, Norway. Top-6 - the total number of point attainable were 100 per round (200 total after 2 rounds) 1: Noah Bahnson, USA - 140,80 points (60,60 and 80,20) 2: Nicholas Batsch, USA - 140,01 points (58,32 and 81,69) 3: David Junior Ludvik, USA - 133,49 points (58,75 and 74,74) 4: Patrick Kaye, USA - 126,28 points (57,00 and 69,28) 5: Curt Bartholomew, USA - 123,53 points (57,68 and 65,85) 6: Christian Webber, Denmark - 112,32 points (63,76 and 48,56) ----- 7: Cornelia Mihai, Romania 8: Billy Sharman, South Africa 9: Gage Galle, USA 10: Petter Mazzetta, Sweden 11: Abdulbari Qubaisi, UAE 12: Martin Reynolds, England 13: Micah Couch, USA 14: Chris Stewart, New Zealand 15: Leigh ‚ÄėMacca‚Äô McCormack, Australia 16: Kristian Moxnes, Norway Tukes Iwamoto from Japan, Kenneth Gajda from Denmark and Jeannie Bartholomew from America were the three athletes not qualifying for Swoop Finals, but they each had a chance to perform at the Swoop Night Lights on Thursday evening in the Copenhagen Harbour. Skydive Dubai on Facebook:¬ http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook:¬ http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubaidesertcampus Skydive Dubai Skydiving teams: http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubaiskydivingteams Watch our skydiving videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydive_dubai Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add Skydive Dubai on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
24
Apr
'15
Julien Guiho wins DISL Meet No5
Under sunny skies and the hot Dubai winds, Julien Guiho took home first place honors (more…)
22
Apr
'15
DISL Meet No5 Moved to April 24
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our DISL competition has been shifted to this Friday. Registration will close Thursday at 2pm. Competitor registration for DISL Meet No.5:¬ http://bit.ly/1vpowJT On Friday ‚Äď Competitors briefing: 5:45am Wheels up: 6:30am Sorry for the inconvenience this might cause. Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook:¬ http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubaidesertcampus Watch our skydiving videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydive_dubai Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add Skydive Dubai on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
12
Apr
'15
Go skydiving in Dubai this summer
Say that you went skydiving in Dubai over the summer! Both Skydive Dubai drop zones will be open with limited hours. Starting June 2, the operation hours for the Palm Drop Zone, located just before the Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa in the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residence area, will be the following: Closed Sunday and Monday Tuesday through Saturday, 5am until 10am. These hours are the same for the gear store located inside the operations building, our cafe and our parachute rigging loft. We highly recommend reviewing the requirements and checking your BMI prior to making your reservation. Click here to be taken to the information. Starting June 3, the operation hours for the Desert Campus, located on the Dubai-Al Ain road, will be the following: Closed Wednesday and Thursday Friday through Tuesday, 7am until 12pm. Skydivers can begin manifesting for the first load at 6:30am. In addition to fun jumping and skydiving coaching, this summer the belly school will be offering a 4-Way Summer league. Details will soon be shared about this exciting new league. Visiting licensed skydivers jumping at the Desert Campus are encouraged to bring their valid license, reserve data card on file with manifest and complete a waiver once on site. Gear rental is available at the drop zone along with packers. Click here to be taken to the experienced part of our website for prices. Skydive Dubai on Facebook:¬ http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook:¬ http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubaidesertcampus Watch our skydiving videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo Skydive Dubai on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/skydivedubai Skydive Dubai on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/skydive_dubai Skydive Dubai on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/skydive-dubai Add Skydive Dubai on Snapchat: skydivedubai #SkydiveDubai
29
Mar
'15
Skydive Dubai to host record breaking Dream Jump Attempt at Princess Tower
Skydive Dubai in association with Never Before Events ¬ announced plans to introduce the revolutionary 'Dream Jump‚Äô experience to Dubai. Dream Jump Dubai, a part of ‚ÄėDream Walker Around the World in 80 Jumps‚Äô expedition, is the first such event outside of Europe, and will break records and introduce fans to this one of a kind experience. To be held between the 13th and 19th April, 2015, Skydive Dubai athletes will join Dream Jumpers as they take the plunge from 400 meters above sea level, on the 99th floor of the iconic Princess Tower in Dubai Marina. Announcing Skydive Dubai‚Äôs sponsorship of the world‚Äôs biggest Dream Jump event was, His Excellency Nasser Al Neyadi, Chairman of Skydive Dubai and President of the UAE Aerosports Federation; Zarir Saifuddin, partner at Never Before Events and founder of the Middle East Extreme Sports Expo; and Thomas Zielinski, the founder of the Dream Jump initiative. ‚ÄúOur athletes have consistently broken records because of their adventurous and thrill-seeking spirit. That is why, we are extremely thrilled to host the largest edition of Dream Jump in Dubai‚ÄĚ says H.E. Nasser Al Neyadi, Chairman of Skydive Dubai. ‚ÄúWith a jump height of 400 meters, Dream Jump Dubai will break all boundaries of rope jumping as we know it and will enable athletes to experience base jumps against one of the most iconic skylines in the world.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúDream Jump Dubai will use multiple zip lines, totaling over 10 kilometers of rope, suspended high over the iconic Dubai Marina skyline. Such an event has never been attempted before inside any city,‚ÄĚ said Zarir Saifuddin, partner at Never Before Events and the regional distributor for the Dream Jump system. ‚ÄúDream jumps are referred to around the world as bungee jumps without a recoil. A dream jump involves jumpers leaping off of tall structures while connected to a patented system of dynamic ropes. The end result is a long and safe free fall from any land mass or tower.‚ÄĚ Thomas Zielinski a former high-altitude worker and founder of the latest rope jumping craze said, ‚ÄúThe patented braking system allows jumpers to land in a position similar as if a parachute had been deployed without experiencing the recoil as in Bungee Jumping." Skydive Dubai is giving¬ fans an opportunity to win entry for an exclusive Dream Jump experience. To enter, simply follow these instructions: 1. Follow @Skydive_Dubai on Instagram 2. Record an Instagram video of yourself saying the following message, "I love to fly and I love Dubai." 3. Enter your video in the contest by posting it on Instagram and using the hashtag #DreamJumpDubai. You will automatically be entered and your Instagram video will be displayed! Winners will be selected by whoever has the most likes on their entry. The voting will take place on Facebook. You must be 18 years old to enter. Terms and Conditions apply. Good luck to all who enter! ENGLISH PRESS RELEASE ARABIC PRESS RELEASE Skydive Dubai on Facebook:¬ http://www.facebook.com/skydivedubai 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¬ #DreamJumpDubai #NeverB4Events #MyDubai ------ Media enquiries: pr@skydivedubai.ae
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‚Äď2pm Days: Tuesday‚ÄďSunday 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

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July 03, 2015

This camp is for licensed skydivers at any level who wish to progress their belly flying skills.
3-4 ways for A licensed jumpers who wish to work towards their skills required for B license.
Up to 10 ways for more experienced jumpers who wish to achieve the requirements for C license, or just want to have some fun. See Laszlo or Jane in the Flight School for more information or to sign up.

July 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

December 01, 2015

The FAI World Air Games 2015 multi-discipline event will be organised by the Emirates Aerosports Federation and will take place from 1 to 12 December 2015.

Free entry, Public welcome!

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