Parachuting

A parachute competitor demonstrates his skills in free fall and under open canopy, individually or in a team. Skills used in free fall are instinctive body control with deep concentration, then after opening sure steering in a three-dimensional environment until making a precise landing. Other skills are the ability to take risks, mental strength, and the capability to integrate socially and to think as a team. All these qualities are growing even more important for soldiers and are strengthened by the parachuting schooling and sport training.
Formation skydive, style and accuracy are the events at our CISM championships, which provide the opportunity for our soldiers and parachutists to compare their skills and reflect the military virtues of teamwork, speed and precision combined in the individual and team overall classification. These are the oldest “classical” sport parachuting competitions and a specialty of CISM is that for team overall the same athlete must perform all three.
The civilian airsports federation FAI and the commission dealing with parachuting and indoor skydiving ISC conduct more skydiving disciplines https://fai.org/page/isc-our-sport . In our three disciplines, military athletes are regularly on top of ranking list and hold many FAI records.

CISM Parachuting Committee

Col Gernot Rittenschober (AUT)

Tel.: (+43) 50201-20069

Mobile: (+43) 664 622 6095

Joint Armed Forces Command, BELGIER-Kaserne Strassgangerstrasse 171 A-8052 Graz – Austria

President

If you want to know more about the history of Parachuting – klick here
The rules of Parachuting can be found here

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