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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 Feb. 1
Our annual night jump at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus will take place Feb. 1 at 6pm. 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 the 3rd, 4th and 5th. 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 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
31
Dec
'14
Hotel at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus Now Open
Visiting Skydive Dubai Desert Campus from out of the country just became easier with the hotel now accepting reservations. Be sure to ask for the special skydivers rate of AED 400 with tax included, subject to availability, when making your reservation. Kindly contact the hotel directly for more information about room options and to book. Mobile Phone number: +971.55.8839512 Email address: res@welcomehtl.com #SkydiveDubai
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

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January 27, 2015

Balloon Jumping

Skydive from a hot air balloon with Skydive Dubai.
Go here for your briefing and to register your interest: http://bit.ly/1zsSr8t
The balloon pilot will share the specific timing upon a confirmed slot.

January 30, 2015

Tracking Skills Camp

SD Tracking Skills Camps offer a regular opportunity to progress your group tracking/angle flying skills in a safe and fun environment. Limited slots ensure sensible group sizes across a range of skill levels that will provide a enjoyable challenge whether you have the minimum 200 jumps or 2000.

February 01, 2015

Night Jump

Our annual night jump at Skydive Dubai Desert Campus will take place Feb. 1 at 6pm.

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

February 03, 2015

Balloon Jumping

Skydive from a hot air balloon with Skydive Dubai.
Go here for your briefing and to register your interest: http://bit.ly/1zsSr8t
The balloon pilot will share the specific timing upon a confirmed slot.

February 04, 2015

Balloon Jumping

Skydive from a hot air balloon with Skydive Dubai.

Go here for your briefing and to register your interest: http://bit.ly/1zsSr8t

The balloon pilot will share the specific timing upon a confirmed slot.

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