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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
18
Jan
'15
Night Jump this March 9th
Feb. 12, 2014, Update: There is a new night jump scheduled for March 9th at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus. Please kindly note that the operations briefing and sign up process will remain the same as the one from February 1. Briefing from operations: You must have over 200 jumps Priority will go to C license holders 32 slots available 500 AED for 2 helicopter jumps (Tickets MUST be purchased in advance from the Desert Campus manifest.) Sign up is solely through the purchase of the jump tickets at the Desert Campus manifest. Light and the rest of the equipment necessary for the jump can be purchased from the store (strobe light, rig rental, and chem-lights) at the drop zone that night. Questions are welcomed by either calling or emailing the Desert Campus Manifest. Their winter hours are Tuesday through Sunday, from 8am through 3pm. 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
15
Jan
'15
Standard Chartered Run Number Collection at Skydive Dubai
The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon Run Number Collection will take place at Skydive Dubai from Tuesday, Jan. 20–Thursday, Jan. 22. Are you coming to pick up a run number and need directions? Our drop zone is located in the Dubai Marina just before Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa. The collection will take place in the first tent on the left upon entering Skydive Dubai. Directions to our drop zone are located here on our website: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/contact-us.html Run number collection as scheduled by Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon: Tuesday 20th – 10.00am to 7.00pm Wednesday 21st – 10:00am to 7:00pm Thursday 22nd – 10:00am to 5:00pm Notes from Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon: Everyone is advised to collect his or her own run number in person and provide proof of identity. If you are having difficulty collecting your own run number we are allowing you to designate another person to collect on your behalf. In order to do this the person collecting on your behalf must have a printout of the final confirmation letter you will receive by e-mail on January 17th. They must have proof of their identity in order to do this. Everyone is welcome to walk up to the drop zone and watch skydivers land after you collect your run numbers. Please contact Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon directly with any questions about the run number collection. Interested in a first time skydive? http://www.skydivedubai.ae/tandem.html 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://youtube.com/skydivedubaivideo #SkydiveDubai
11
Jan
'15
New February Dates for Balloon Jumping
Licensed skydiving fun jumping continues with newly added February dates of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 11th and 12th The briefing from operations as well as the registration form is located here: http://bit.ly/1zsSr8t Be sure to bookmark the link to check back for new dates as they become available. #SkydiveDubai
10
Jan
'15
Desert FS Weekend this February
Desert FS Weekend will take place the weekend of February 6-7 at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus. Friday – Training Day | Saturday – 2-Way and 4-Way Competition!! Put your own team together or contact Laz/Jane for more information at the DZ or if you are looking for a team! Contact Email l.csizmadia@skydivedubai.ae Coaches available on both days for help. Minimum requirements: A Licence 2-way MAX 300 jumps combined between both flyers There will be no A Licence coaching available on 6-7th Feb, but please feel free to come fun jump! Also, as a reminder for anyone not registered yet, there is still time if you would like to. Simply get in touch with us by emailing: l.csizmadia@skydivedubai.ae Stay at the Desert Campus for the weekend by booking a hotel room: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/hotel-at-skydive-dubai-desert-campus-now-open/ Location Map to Skydive Dubai Desert Campus: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/contact-us.html#panel-directions Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiDesertCampus Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJxxz1paFGVlmMLZpejn3bJQmeIlhrZbK #SkydiveDubai
31
Dec
'14
Licensed Skydivers Requirements for Spring 2015 at the Palm Drop Zone
NEW: Starting January 1, 2015, all fun jumpers wanting to skydive at Skydive Dubai Palm DZ must fill out a waiver. The waiver is available at our registration desk. Our Palm DZ is open to all the fun jumpers with 300 jumps or more and a USPA C license (or its FAI equivalent) all year round. Sport jumpers must provide proof of Flight–1 101 & 102 canopy control courses or their equivalent. (If you don’t have these requirements, kindly consider Skydive Dubai Desert Campus. You can contact them about required documents by emailing them at school@skydivedubai.ae.) Documents Required By Skydive Dubai Palm DZ Manifest Upon Arrival: Current Log Book with all jumps and signatures. Flight-1 certification from 101 and 102 canopy control courses Reserve pack Valid Licenses and memberships Third party liability insurance Personal injury insurance Insurance Resources for the UAE: Bupa International: http://www.bupa-intl.com International Health Insurance Companies: http://www.globalsurance.com/insurers/ Location: Skydive Dubai is located between Dubai Marina and JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residences); the entrance to the drop zone is off Al Sufouh road, just before the Habtoor Grand hotel. Click here to be taken to our location map: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/contact-us.html#panel-directions Transportation options: Driving: from Sheikh Zayed Road, take exit 32 and follow the tourist signs to the Palm Drop Zone on Al Sufouh Rd.The turn into our drop zone is marked with signs & is just before Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa. Nearest Metro Station: DAMAC Properties. When exiting the metro station you can hop onto the Dubai bus. It will go past the Palm DZ on Al Sufouh Rd . Nearest Tram stop to Skydive Dubai is at Station 7- Mina Al Seyahi and then it’s a short walk over the bridge to Skydive Dubai Taxis: Call +97142080808 to book one when you are ready to leave.When leaving, It's best to call for a taxi before you reach our parking lot. Kindly note that the Habtoor Grand also has taxis - public & private available for hire. Rigging Loft hours as of September 2, 2014: Monday through Saturday, 6am-2pm. +971 43778810 Jump ticket prices and more: We encourage fun jumpers new to Skydive Dubai to check out the experienced section of our website for jump ticket prices and other services offered at our drop zones: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/experienced.html Planning to come with a large fun jumper group? Please email Manifest at info@skydivedubai.ae with the details. For those looking for information about a first time skydive, please click here. And don’t forget to follow Skydive Dubai on: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram #SkydiveDubai

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February 28, 2015

Everyone is welcome to come watch the action packed competition as swoops compete to set world, regional and local canopy piloting records at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus.

Online registration for competitors continues until Friday, Feb. 27, at http://bit.ly/1vpowJT.

March 06, 2015

B License Progression Day will be held at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus on March 6th.

This day is aimed at A licence holders wishing to achieve the next licence.

Organised 3-ways and 4-ways flying with our coaches.

Min requirements: A Licence.

To register please click here http://bit.ly/1BLyT1g

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March 09, 2015

A night jump at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus will take place March 9 at 6pm.

Kindly click here for the previous night jump operations briefing and sign up info:
http://www.skydivedubai.ae/night-jump-this-feb-1/

March 13, 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

March 21, 2015

Come watch local and international canopy pilots compete for the podium and prizes at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus.

Canopy pilots: registration will open after Meet #3.

March 27, 2015

Skydive Dubai Flight School all-day 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 8.00am to split into groups and brief. Please have tickets ready to give to your organizer.

Only 24 slots available! Register your interest now here: http://bit.ly/1zsci7q

April 25, 2015

Come watch local and international canopy pilots compete for the podium and prizes at the last meet of the season.

Canopy pilots: registration will open after Meet #4.

December 01, 2015

Coming soon to Dubai – the FAI World Air Games!

December 1–12, 2015

Free entry, Public welcome!

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