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Aims of the Event

  • To recognize and honor U.S. National Champions in the following disciplines:​ Artistic Events, Canopy Formation, Formation Skydiving, Accuracy Landing, Canopy Piloting, Mixed Formation Skydiving, Vertical Formation Skydiving, Wingsuit Flying, Speed Skydiving.

 

  • To select the best competitors in the United States to form representative U.S. Teams from the appropriate disciplines for participation in selected international competitions.

 

Officials

 

Meet Director
Randy Connell

 

USPA Controller
Steve Hubbard

 

Chief Judges

CP - MaryLou Laughlin
FS - Jim Rees

AE - Tamara Koyn
CF - Korissa Bomba
SP - Alix Raymond
WS - Scott Callantine
AL - MaryLou Laughlin

 

Rules and Regulations

The competition will be conducted under the authority granted by the United States Parachute Association, according to the regulations of the Skydiver's Competition Manual, as approved by the Board of Directors. All participants accept these rules and the USPA regulations as binding by registering for the competition.

 

 

Skydive Arizona adheres to the USPA Basic Safety Regulations. SIM Section 2. Minimum opening altitude is 2,500 feet/750 meters. Helmets and AADs are not required but highly recommended. 

 

Landing turns over 90 degrees will not be allowed during any event outside of Canopy Piloting.

Read more about Skydive Arizona's Safety Requirements.

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Aircraft

Skydive Arizona has five identically configured DeHavilland Twin Otters which will be used for the competition.

The airplanes carry up to 23 jumpers. All have identical floater bars inside the door and videographer step and handles outside, behind the door.

 

Door measurements are 127 cm. high and 140 cm. wide. A floater bar the length of the door is inside the plane. 84 cm. behind the door, on the same level as the floor, is a videographer’s step. Above and behind the door are videographer handles.

 

Exit speed will be 85 – 90 knots