Spectator and Media Info

29 countries and 114 competitors are currently registered to compete in this World Championships.

The event is free to spectators and a large viewing are will be set up for front row enjoyment of the competition.  Food and Drinks are onsite.  Good idea to bring your own chair although some will be available.

Media will have access to interviews, video and photo opportunities with officials and competitors alike.
Interviews are available with passionate skydiving competitors, including the U.S. Parachute Team's defending world champion Curt Bartholomew, reigning national champ Tom Dellibac and multiple world record holder Nicholas Batsch. Contact Nancy Koreen or Jenna Brossman for interviews, photos and videos.

Oct 25-Nov 1 - Many competitors will already be in town ahead of the competition to train.  Spectators are welcome to come and watch anytime between 8am and Sunset.

Nov 1 - Arrival of Delegations and Officials. Most of the countries will be arriving this day and getting settled into the routine of Zephyrhills

Nov 2-3 - Official Practice Day(s) for Competition. Should be fast-paced Swooping happening all day long.

Nov 3 - Practice Day, last day for official check-in, then Opening Ceremonies at 4pm sharp.

Nov 4, 5, 6 - Competition begins at 7am each day, continues to end of day.

Nov 7 - Last Day of Official Competition (if needed) and last takeoff at 4pm.

5-530pm Closing Ceremonies and Awards Presentation.




Meet Blog

The 5th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships is complete. Medals and awards given to 5 countries and Curt Bartholomew retains his title as overall combined Gold Medal winner.

28 countries and 103 competitors finished the event, 16 new country and World Records were sset. See all the results and the Skydive City Swoop Club page for photos and videos,

A giant thanks to all the staff, the officials, the competitors, the pilots for their dedication and support of such a wonderful event. Thank you everyone from Skydive City/Z-Hills.

Safe trips home everyone and all the best from your new friends here at Skydive City.

09 Nov 2014 Photos from Awards of the competition

05 Nov 2014 Photos from Day 2 of the competition

04 Nov 2014 Photos from Day 1 of the competition

01 OCT 2014 Bulletin 2

1 Jul 2014 FAI Releases Bulletin 1 - amended

20 Jun 2014: Just getting started. Bookmark this page for future reference.