The fastest non-motorised sport on the planet! The aim is to go as fast as you can in freefall.
Compared to the standard belly to earth freefall position speed of approximately 200 km/h, speed skydivers are reaching speeds in excess of 500 km/h!
In competition, competitors exit the aircraft from between 13,000 and 13,500 feet. They streamline their body position and modify their equipment to reduce drag for maximum speed.
There are eight rounds in a competition,competitors wear a GPS tracking device to log their speed. The competitor with the highest cumulative score over all rounds is the winner.
🎥 Watch footage from 2013 Dubai International Parachuting Cup here
🏅 Meet the Speed Skydiving Australian Parachute Team members: