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11
Nov
'14
Canopy Piloting Team Rocks 5th FAI World Championship
Skydive Dubai canopy piloting team of Abdulbari Omar, Billy Sharman, Cornelia Mihai and Patrick Kaye have been successfully competing in the 5th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships 2014 in Florida, USA. Cornelia Mihai has achieved: -New Women Record in Speed: 2.339 -New Women Record in Distance: 161.50 -3rd place overall with 4th place in Accuracy, 2nd place in Distance and 9th place in Speed. Patrick Kaye placed 5th in Accuracy. Additionally, Skydive Dubai sponsored athlete Nicholas Batsch set his 10th World Record in Distance with a remarkable 169.19. Congrats to Skydive Dubai swoop athletes Cornelia Mihai and Patrick Kaye as Team Halla Walla achieved first place in the PD Factory Tveir 2-way competition! 1st Overall 2nd Distance 4th Speed 1st Accuracy 2nd Freestyle Take a moment to watch Cornelia Mihai as she set multiple women world records at the 5th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships 2014: http://www.skydive-tv.com/new-world-records-5th-fai-world-canopy-piloting-championships-2014 #SkydiveDubai
11
Nov
'14
2014 DISL meet #1 Pro Open FAI Cat 2 Event
2014 DISL meet #1 Pro Open FAI Cat 2 Event Location: Skydive Dubai Desert campus Dates: November 29th-30th Prize: USD18,000 pays top 10 overall Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1vpowJT -Registration closing date: November 28th at 4:00pm -Participation Fee: AED 1,000 to be paid prior to the jumping -Competitors briefing: November 29th at 7:00am -Wheels up: November 29th at 8:00 am -Aircraft: twin otter, Cessna caravan -Groups of 4 jumpers -Exit altitude: 5,500ft Event Disciplines: 9 Rounds 3 Accuracy 2 Dragging distance 2 Left carving speed 2 Max speed-distance Carved Speed: change calculation from raised to the power of 1.667 to the power of 1.333 or 4/3, which will applied in Dubai only until decided on by the IPC meeting. Drag Distance: no change. Zone ACC.: no more Gate 5 restriction. No more than 5 mps will be allowed in a downwind scenario. The following rules apply to the Max Speed-Distance: Event consists of 2 individually counting parts in ONE run. COMMON to Speed and to Distance is Gate 1. Gate 5 in Speed must be scored to receive a time. Gate 5 in Distance is for height restriction and must be scored for landings higher than 50 m from G1. Gate 100 in Distance is for height restriction and must be scored for landings higher than 100 m from G1 to receive the measured score, respecting 4). OF is allowed after having scored G1, as long as G5 is scored - and if 5) applies - G100 is scored and no surface contact outside of the boundaries of the course before landing within the boundaries of the course has occurred. OC is surface contact outside of the boundaries of the course if no part of the body had surface contact within the boundaries of the course at the same time. in Speed after having scored G1 but not having scored G5. In Distance after having scored G1. Kiting the Canopy is accepted in Speed and in Distance if the competitor remains within the boundaries of the course and does not receive an OC or CD before scoring G5. Course setting: All courses 10 m in width. Speed Course is a Straight No-drag Speed Course of 50 m with 2 gates. Gate 1 serves as Entry Gate and Gate 5 at 50 m serving as exit gate for Speed. Each gate is appr. of 1,50 m each with sensors for time Distance Course is a straight No-drag Distance course with 3 gates, to control height at the gates, Gate 1 and Gate 5 same as in Speed and an additional Gate 100 at 100m from Gate 1, all with approx. 1,50 m in height to be scored for distance landings after G1 ro where applicable after G5 oar after G100 MUST DO IN SPEED: to get a result Score Gate 1 and score Gate 5 by breaking the sensor beam and get a time. Score gate 1 only and get a DR 7) MUST DO in DISTANCE to get a result Score Gate 1. Score Gate 1 only and start and stop landing within boundaries of course and before scoring Gate 5 get score of 35 m Score gate 1 and gate 5 and start and stop landing within boundaries of course before or at 100m to get measured score. Score Gate 1 and Gate 5 and Gate 100 and start and stop landing within boundaries of course above 100 m to get measured score. Kite between Gate 1 and Gate 5 yields 50 m when scoring Gate 5 MUST NOT DO or get less than DR or Zero points ME at Gate 1 in both events yields 0 points in each event-portion. After scoring G1 an OC, a CD, a VE on Gate 5 or on Gate 100 is applicable yields a DR of 3 points. EXI Chief Judge DIPC-5-2014
11
Nov
'14
World Flow Boarding Champions!
World Flow Boarding Championships 2014 recently took place at Yas Waterworld with participants of the best professional flow riders from all over the world and the result for our team? Champions! Maxim Sokolov: 4th in strapped less category 2nd in strapped category Mohammed Al Blooshi: 3rd in Drop knee category Clayton Barker: 1st strapped less category and the World Flow Boarding Champion Jennifer Mauherhoff: 4th in girls strapped category Overall result for the whole team is first! Skydive Dubai Flow boarding team are the world flow boarding champions!!! Congratulations to our athletes on yet another win! Read more about this exciting victory via the Khaleej Times here: http://bit.ly/1xrZWKj #SkydiveDubai
15
Oct
'14
Pink Skies Dubai
Hope. Faith. Strength. We are proud to partner with Al Jalila Foundation and welcome you all to a fun–filled event in support of a great cause. Join Pink Skies Dubai this October 24th at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus to support cancer research in the UAE. With music, entertainment and food on hand, it’ll be a joyful day of fun jumping and family time! Spend AED 100 per voucher for a chance to win wonderful prizes from our sponsors: Skydive Dubai Desert Campus, HIPA, Zabeel Studio, Emaar Hospitality, Medline Clinic and Al Maktab. Every voucher is a donation in support of the medical research in the UAE and its potential to save lives. Join us! Sponsored prizes: HIPA … 3 Camera’s Zabeel Studio… 5 photo shoot vouchers Emaar Hospitality… 10 service vouchers, dinner, spa, nights … etc Medline Clinic… 4 teeth cleaning & whitening vouchers Al Maktab Skydive Dubai Desert Campus… -Day of Coaching with Noah Bahnson, Jim Harris, Lazlo Czismedia (5 jumps) -A Flight-1 canopy course of your choice (5 jumps) -10 jump tickets to Altitude (including rental gear) Vouchers will be on sale at Skydive Dubai, Skydive Dubai Desert Campus and Inflight Dubai. They will also be available on the day of the event with the draw towards the end of the day. #PinkSkiesDXB conversation revealed on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/events/552002738278952/ Together we can #FightCancer!
10
Oct
'14
5th Dubai International Parachuting Championships at Skydive Dubai
Dubai International Parachuting Championship returns for its 5th edition at Skydive Dubai from November 26 to December 7. Spectacular, adrenaline-fueled, family friendly and with free public entry. Everybody is welcome to attend the 5th DIPC! Construction for the competition will begin on November 1 at the Palm drop zone, therefore we won’t be able to accommodate licensed fun jumpers until mid-December. During this period of time, Skydive Dubai Desert Campus will be available for jumping by licensed skydivers. Our tandem operation will temporarily stop during the event and will resume on December 15. Be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointments. VIPs are requested to contact us at vip@skydivedubai.ae. Information and updates for the 5th DIPC can be found here: Website: http://eaf.ae/dipc5 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DIPCDXB Twitter: http://twitter.com/DIPCDUBAI Instagram: http://instagram.com/dipcdubai YouTube: http://youtube.com/dipcdubai We look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s Dubai International Parachuting Championship! #SkydiveDubai #PackThePalm #DIPC5
24
Sep
'14
Swoop Pro Competition – DISL Nov 2014
DISL is proud to announce the start of its second season with an exciting special pro competition taking place on November 29-30 at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus. This is a 2nd category FAI event. Any pro rated competitor is welcome to attend. Registration cost will be AED 1000 and will include: 9 competition jumps, daily lunch, and a DISL T-shirt. This will be a 9 round event to be judged in accordance with FAI rules. 3 - Accuracy 3 - Distance 3 - Speed - Left Carving There will be USD 18,000 in cash prizes to be awarded to the top 10 overall winners. 1st $4500.00 2nd $3500.00 3rd $2500.00 4th $2000.00 5th $1500.00 Click here to register for the competition: http://bit.ly/1vpowJT Click here for the drop zone location map: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/contact-us.html#panel-directions Best of luck to everybody!
16
Sep
'14
First Time (Tandem) Skydiving Information for Fall 2014
Ready to exit the plane at 13,000ft? Bookings for first time skydives at the Palm Drop Zone are now open all the way to the end of 2014! When booking your skydive with us, kindly review all requirements prior to making your reservation. They are listed on our website here: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/tandem.html. Operations Advisory for November and December: We are sorry for the inconvenience, but there will be no first time skydives available between Nov. 21 and Dec.14. VIPs are requested to email us at vip@skydivedubai.ae for assistance during this time period. Our first time skydive operation will resume on December 15 and those dates are now available for booking. Please also note that our drop zone will be closed on December 25 and January 1 so that our staff can be with their families. Kindly refer to our Events calendar, located on our homepage, to check out all the exciting events taking place at both of our drop zones. Many are free and open to the public to come and watch/participate in. Skydive Dubai Palm DZ Hours The Palm DZ hours for this Fall are the following: October–December, Monday through Saturday, from 8am–4pm. Please kindly note that skydiving is a weather dependent sport. If the weather conditions are not right operations might be stopped sooner than posted hours. Be sure to monitor the email address provided with your reservation for any urgent message from our Manifest dept. on the day of your jump. Skydive Dubai Palm DZ Location, Transportation, Accommodation The location for your tandem skydive is the Palm Drop Zone, located between the Marina and JBR, click here to be taken to the location map. There are several transportation options to reach our drop zone, click here for the Dubai RTA Journey Planner. Skydive Dubai does not provide housing or visa assistance. We recommend using one of the many travel online sites to find accommodation that suits. For those looking for information about fun jumpers requirements for skydiving at the Palm DZ, please click here. Frequently Asked Questions Question: From what altitude will I jump? All tandem jumps are done from 13,000 feet or 4,000 meters. Question: Can I bring my own camera/GoPro with me on the jump? For the safety of everyone involved, tandem customers may not bring their own cameras/GoPros with them on their jump. Every tandem skydive comes with a dedicated camera flyer to document the thrill of your first time skydive. Question: Do you have Wi-Fi? A café? Yes, we provide our guests with access to free Wi-Fi. Just ask at the registration desk for assistance. Yes, we have a café just a few steps away from our operations building. It has air conditioning and also free Wi-Fi access. Please kindly note that it only accepts Dirhams. Question: Can I get Skydive Dubai t-shirts, caps, shorts, etc.? Yes, we have store within the operations building were items are available for purchase. The store hours are the same as skydiving operations and they accept credit cards and Dirhams. Question: Is there an age requirement? Yes, you must be at least 18 years of age (by Gregorian calendar), please come with a valid ID. Question: Is it possible to request a woman tandem instructor? Yes. Towards the end of creating your reservation you can make requests such as that in the Note section. Question: I am ready to learn to skydive by myself. What’s the process? That’s great! Welcome to your new family. The first thing you need to do is to take our Accelerated Free Fall course (AFF). This is where our instructors teach you to skydive, after this course you can start working towards your A-license, you can click this link to read more about it. You can download the course information in Arabic or English through this link: http://www.skydivedubai.ae/school.html. Question: Can I change my reservation date? Yes. You can always reschedule your jump; please let us know at least 24 hours prior the jump by sending an email at info@skydivedubai.ae. Groups larger than 5 must give us 3 days notice to reschedule. Question: Is there a weight restriction? You must be within the weight limit (with clothing and shoes) and BMI (body mass index) limits or you will not be permitted to tandem skydive: Ladies: Less than 198lbs/90kg; maximum BMI 27.5 Gents: Less than 220.5lbs/100kg; maximum BMI 30.0 You can check your body mass index here. Question: What does a first time skydive look like? After a through briefing by your United States Parachute Association (USPA) licensed tandem instructor/master, you will be put into a harness and taken to our runway where one of our five planes will take you to your exit point in the sky. Watch, from our YouTube channel, the celebrities that have taken the first time skydive leap with us. (Don’t forget to subscribe to receive awesome skydiving moments directly in your inbox.) Question: What should I wear? Skydiving is a sport. T-shirts with sleeves, long shorts or jeans, and closed toed shoes such as trainers are recommended. Question: Does Skydive Dubai sponsor athletes? Yes, we do sponsor skydiving and non-skydiving athletes. Keep up with our non-skydiving athletes here http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiRacing. You have a question, but it wasn’t answered here? Drop our Palm DZ manifest staff your questions about booking or anything regarding your experience at info@skydivedubai.ae. Visitors are always welcome to come and watch our operations, photograph skydiving activities and ask questions. Be sure to mind posted safety signs and directions from our ground control staff.
10
Sep
'14
Dubai Winter Festival 2014
#DWF14, our annual festival for skydivers by skydivers will take place this year at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus from December 28 to January 3, 2015. – All license and jump levels welcome with coaching available – Daily load organizing – Balloon jump – Night time huck jam at Inflight Dubai – Daily Jumps for AED 90 (USD25) If you are interested in onsite accommodation, make sure you email us at dubaiwinterfestival@skydivedubai.ae before October 25, 2014. Join the Facebook event page by clicking here.
03
Sep
'14
Fall 2014 Fun Jumping (Licensed Skydivers) at the Palm DZ
As of August 2014, our Palm DZ is open to all the fun jumpers with 300 jumps or more and a USPA C license (or its FAI equivalent). Sport jumpers must provide proof of Flight–1 101 & 102 canopy control courses or their equivalent. (If you have fewer than 300 jumps, our Skydive Duba Desert Campus is available for fun jumping too. Please contact them directly at school@skydivedubai.ae to find out documents required by manifest upon arrival.) Documents Required By Manifest Upon Arrival at the Palm DZ: 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/ Operations Advisory for November: Construction for the 5th Dubai International Parachuting Championship will begin on November 1st, therefore we won’t be able to accommodate fun jumpers until mid December. Location, hours, and transportation options: Skydive Dubai Palm DZ is located in Dubai, UAE, in the Marina area. Click here to be taken to our location map. The Palm DZ hours for this Fall are the following: October, Monday through Saturday, from 8am–4pm. November, Palm DZ drop zone closed to fun jumpers due to 5th DIPC. Dec. 25 and Jan 1, we will be closed so that our staff can be with their families. There are several transportation options to reach our drop zone, click here for the Dubai RTA Journey Planner. Rigging Loft hours as of October 1: Monday through Saturday, 7am-5pm. +971 43778810 Jump ticket prices, rental rigs and more: We encourage new fun jumpers 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 Further inquires about fun jumping with us, please email Manifest at info@skydivedubai.ae. 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
12
Aug
'14
Skydive Dubai at Flow Tour 2014
Our flowboarding team has been representing Skydive Dubai at the Flow Tour 2014. Check out their results below! Mohammad Ibrahim - July 24- The Solomon Center – Ogden, Utah – 4th place (BB) Max Sokolov - July 16- Wave House SD – San Diego, California – 3rd place (FB) Max Sokolov - July 18- Perris-Menifee Waterpark – Perris, California – 3rd place (BB) and 4th place (FB) Max Sokolov - July 23- Lindon Aquatic Center – Lindon, Utah – 4th place(BB) and 2nd place (FB) Max Sokolov - July 24- The Solomon Center – Ogden, Utah – 2nd place(BB) Max Sokolov - July 25- Provo Beach Resort – Provo, Utah – 4th place (BB) Type of Race / Category Open Bodyboard (BB) – Mohammad Ibrahim Open Flowboard (FB) – Max Sokolov Junior Bodyboard (BB) – Max Sokolov Junior Flowboard (FB) – Max Sokolov Follow all of our racing teams updates on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/SkydiveDubaiRacing

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November 26, 2014

Dubai International Parachuting Championship

Dubai International Parachuting Championship returns for its 5th edition at Skydive Dubai from November 26 to December 7. Spectacular, adrenaline-fueled, family friendly and with free public entry. Everybody is welcome to attend the 5th DIPC!
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November 29, 2014

DISL Pro Swoop Competition

DISL is proud to announce the start of its second season with an exciting special pro competition-taking place on November 29-30 at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus. This is a 2nd category FAI event.

Any pro rated competitor is welcome to attend.

Click here for more information.

December 11, 2014

UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series

The UIM Skydive Dubai XCAT World Series finals will take place at Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi.

Free entry, Family oriented powerboat racing action!

December 28, 2014

3rd Dubai Winter Festival

Come boogie in the skies of Dubai from December 28 – January 3 at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus.

  • On site accommodation available, All jump levels welcome
  • Load organizer everyday
  • Coaching available for any level
  • Balloon Jump
  • Night time huck jam at Inflight Dubai

January 24, 2015

DISL Meet #2

The second Dubai International Swoop League meet will take place.

The next meet dates are:

February 28th

March 21s

and April 25th

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