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Pretoria Skydiving Club to host the 2nd FAI World Championships in Canopy Piloting

The International Parachuting Commission of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) officially announced on 28 January 2008 that the 2nd FAI Canopy Piloting World Championships will be held at the Pretoria Skydiving Club from 19 to 23 November 2008. Training will take place from 14 to 18 November 2008.

The winning bid, supported by PASA and the Aero Club, beat out bids from a number of other countries around the world.

It’s been 25 years since the last international skydiving competition was held in South Africa. The 3rd World Championships in Relative Work were held at Sun City in 1983 and before that, the World Cup in Relative Work was held in Oudtshoorn in 1976. It is quite fitting that the man behind the latest bid, Peter Lawson, represented South Africa at both those events.

For more information, contact one of the Canopy Piloting sub-committee representatives:

Peter Lawson Email Peter
Mike Teague Email Mike
Selwyn Johnson Email Selwyn
Dian Kemp Email Dian
Dieter Hoffman Email Dieter
Brendon van Niekerk Email Brendon