1st FAI World Canopy Piloting Freestyle Championships & 7th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships in Wroclaw, Poland – Nicolas Batsch (USA) und Abdulbari Qubaisi (UAE) claim the World Championship titles!
It was a week full of airsports with breathtaking and spectacular parachuting action at the airfield in Szymanów which is situated near Wroclaw, Poland. Over 5000 spectators witnessed daily 66 of the world`s best canopy piloting athletes who competed from 2nd until 8th July for the 7th FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships and the premiere of the FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships in Freestyle.
Fast and low flights as well as aerobatics action with top speeds around 150 km/h above the swoop pond made the fans literally feel the gust of wind caused by flying athletes.
The new World Champion is the 36 year old Nicolas Batsch from the USA. He achieved a total score of 833.262 Points. In the accuracy category he came in 4th, took the 3rd place in distance and the 2nd place in speed. Moreover, the airfield in Szymanów was the stage for the 1st FAI World Canopy Piloting Freestyle Championships. It was the 29 year old Abdulbari Qubaisi (UAE), who claims the title with 266.942 Points. Congratulations to all.
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World Canopy Piloting Championships (WCPC)
Accuracy Distance Speed Total
1 – Nicolas Batsch (USA) 268,846 pts 281,763 pts 282,653 pts 833,262pts
2 – Cedric Veiga Rios (FRA) 257,663 pts 297,437 pts 273,439 pts 828,539pts
3 – Curtis Bartholomew (USA) 287,560 pts 257,960 pts 272,082 pts 817,602pts
World Canopy Piloting Freestyle Championships (WCPFC)
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
1 – Abdulbari Qubaisi (UAE) 77,171 pts 100,000 pts 89,771 pts 266,942pts
2 – Pablo Hernandez (ESP) 90,818 pts 76,689 pts 71,467 pts 238,974pts
3 – Justin Price (USA) 84,615 pts 82,206 pts 52,355 pts 219,176pts