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World CP Champs – Highlights Video

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!

First FAI Freestyle Championships

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.

World CP Championships 2018, Speed round
World CP Championships 2018, Speed round

More information on the FAI website here

Thanks to Quattro Media for the clips and article


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