Skydiving Head Down Record - Vertical Formation
WILL THEY MAKE IT? After all this practice the moment is finally there: the record attempt! All those hours now have to pay off in only a few minutes in the sky and even shorter in free-fall.
21-22 September 2019
Dam tot Damloop
In September the time is there: another edition of the Dutch Dam tot Damloop! This 16.1km (10 English miles) track leads the runners from the Dutch city of Zaandam to Amsterdam. This race has already been organized since 1985, then started on initiative of Mr. Le Champion. Nowadays, 55.000 runners make their way from one Dam to the other, cheered on by over 250.000 people. And every year a team of Partners Network participates in this event! Weeks of training eventually result in the glorious feeling of crossing the finish in Amsterdam.
17-21 August 2019
Final pre-record skydiving camp
A last round of practice. Make sure that all skydivers can perform the necessary actions to perfection. When they are up in the sky, they all have to rely on each other, so only the best can participate.
8-11 August 2019
Preparation for National Head Down Record 2019 "Art-fly"
Another wind tunnel camp allows for even more practice. Remaining in a head-down position during the free-fall requires highly specific skills. To be able to determine the position of your body when soaring through the sky means knowing your body very well and have the perfect techniques to be able to be stable in any position you prefer.
18-21 July 2019
Coached flights and preparation for Skydiving Head Down Record 2019
Because practice makes perfect... During the record attempt the skydivers have to jump from the plain, move towards each other, hold hands whilst all falling head down, disperse again and then open there parachutes. And all of that in only 30 seconds...
12-14 July 2019
Skydiving certification jumps
ALL THAT REQUIRES TITANIC EFFORTS TO SUCCEED! In order to be allowed to participate in this record attempt, a Maxim has to be licensed. During the year, several training camps are organized in which the skydivers participate, gathering points. Your end-score determines whether you are allowed to be in the main record group or you will be placed in the reserve one.
21-23 June 2019
Pre-record skydiving camp
All skydivers who want to participate in the record attempt, have to take part in the pre-record skydive camps. Not only do these allow for more practice hours, but during this camps the skill of the skydivers is also judged.
15-16 June 2019
Skydiving certification jumps for licences C & D
The final preparations to become a fully licensed skydiver. Almost ready for the record attempt!
13-14 June 2019
Wind tunnel camp "Art-fly"
As jumping from an airplane is time consuming and expensive, windtunnels allow for an easier way to practice. During the Art-fly windtunnel camp, coaches guide the skydivers in how to technically perform a head-down jump.
1-2 June 2019
Skydive certification preparation for licence D
But why stop at license C? During this camp, Maxim will become eligible for license D. At least 500 jumps and at least 3 hours of freefall time. That is a true professional!
25 May 2019
De Nunspeetse Kelier
The 'Nunspeetse Keiler' is the biggest sportsevent of the North part of the Veluwe, an area in the middle of the Netherlands. A team of Partners Network will participate in the 24th edition. During intensive running, biking and a wide variety of agility tests, the team needs to work together to finish and become the best of 2019!
18-19 May 2019
Skydive certification preparation for licence C
No success without training! During this preparatory camp, Maxim Karpenko receives guidance to become eliglbe for the licenses C. This means he will have done at least 200 jumps and spend at least 60 minutes in freefall in his skydiving career. Taking into account that a freefall during a single jump takes maximum 30 seconds, this shows the effort it takes to get certified.
3-4 May 2019
Partners Network Days
Three times a year our hard-working time comes together to enjoy each other’s company and learn from one another’s experiences. What better way to do this and to break the intensive knowledge session than by go out and do something active? During past weekends the team has already proven to have a talent for wheelchair basketball, bubble soccer and the traditional Dutch game of ‘kaatsen’. What sporty challenge will the next PN days bring us?