2019 FAI Speed Skydiving Events

Dunkeswell,

United Kingdom
12 Aug
-
15 Aug 2019
  • 4th FAI World Cup of Speed Skydiving
  • 3rd FAI European Speed Skydiving Championships

Speed Skydiving is a new skydiving discipline with as simple a definition as it gets.  Achieve the fastest speed possible over a given distance.

It has developed over the last few years and represents the fastest non-motorized sport on Earth. In essence, speed skydiving is the discipline where only one aspect of skydiving counts – freefall speed.

The speed achieved by a human body in free fall is conditioned of two factors, body weight and body orientation. In a stable, belly to earth position, terminal velocity of the human body is about 200 km/h (about 120 mph). A stable, freefly, head down position has a terminal speed of around 240-290 km/h (around 150-180 mph). Further minimizing body drag and streamlining the body position allows the skydiver to reach higher speeds in the vicinity of 480 km/h (300 mph).

To register, contact the Organiser: Michael Lovemore, at 

michael@speedworldcup2019.com