The First School of Modern SkyFlying

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The First School of Modern SkyFlying was founded in 1994 by the 'Father of FreeFly' Olav Zipser with the objective of researching, documenting, developing, teaching, training, and pushing the envelope of human flight capability, with an emphasis on Freeflying.[1][2]

Atmosphere Dolphin FreeFly License Program[edit]

FreeFlying with a Space Ball for the Space Games

Main article Space Games

Following the FAA guidelines of Drop Test Approved Areas, The First School of Modern SkyFlying developed and documented the Atmosphere Dolphin FreeFly License Program, and set a standard for training and testing freeflyers worldwide.

The Atmosphere Dolphin FreeFly License Program utilises a measuring stick in the form of an independent reference (known as a Space Ball) to give a consistent worldwide standard for speed (155 mph) and direction (straight down). High speed precision athletes are required to perform predetermined aerobatic maneuvers around at first one, then two Space Balls to be awarded Atmosphere Dolphin FreeFly Licenses A to D.[3]

To compete in the one-on-one rounds of the Space Games participants need to have a minimum of Atmosphere Dolphin License A, and to compete in the PRO rounds of the Space Games, participants need to have a minimum of Atmosphere Dolphin License B.[4][5][6]

Atmosphere Dolphins (AD)[edit]

As of September 2012 a total of 410 freeflyers from 32 nations have been awarded the Atmosphere Dolphin A Rating (AD-A), 32 freeflyers the AD-B License, 18 freeflyers the AD-C License, and four freeflyers the AD-D License - Olav Zipser AD"D"1 (Germany), Mike Swanson AD"D"2 (USA), Steve Utter AD"D"3 (USA), and Giancarlo Trimarchi AD"D"4 (Venezuela).[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ First School of Modern SkyFlying Olav Zipser, retrieved 11 Sep 2012
  2. ^ British Parachute Association Article, retrieved 11 Sep 2012
  3. ^ Atmosphere Dolphin License Olav Zipser, retrieved 11 Sep 2012
  4. ^ Space Games Olav Zipser, retrieved 10 Sep 2012
  5. ^ Space Games article, retrieved 11 Sep 2012
  6. ^ DropZone.com article, retrieved 10 Sep 2012
  7. ^ Atmosphere Dolphins Olav Zipser, retrieved 11 Sep 2012

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