Tukwila's iFLY to host indoor skydiving competition May 22-23
By STEVE HUNTER
Tukwila Reporter Reporter
February 24, 2012 · 4:13 PM
Tukwila's iFLY Seattle will host a 2012 International Bodyflight Association indoor skydiving competition.
The indoor skydiving facility that opened last summer near Westfield Southcenter Mall is one of six stops on the first tour. The Tukwila dates are May 22-23.
Flyers of all skill levels are encouraged to participate, according to a iFLY media release. Competitors need to be signed off by the IBA on the transitions required for the class in which they are competing, but iFLY Seattle will help suggest events and coaching programs to get competitors ready.
The competition will cover the five major indoor skydiving free-fall disciplines by class, including 4-way Formation Skydiving (FS), 4-way Vertical Formation Skydiving (VFS), 2-way Freefly (FF), 2-way Vertical Formation Skydiving (2-Way VFS) and Neo-Freestyle (a solo performance combining Freefly and Freestyle).
Tournament participants will get special training time and coaching to spark that competitive spirit. There will be coaching nights with world-class flyers at special rates to dial in the flying for the competition (some restrictions may apply).
Competitors can register by calling the wind-tunnels once registration is open 45 days before the competition. Pre-registration is mandatory and the best way to stay up to date is to "fan" the IBA Facebook page and check www.iflyseattle.com.
Renowned competitors will judge contestants, vying for a selection of prizes. Spectators can enjoy the tricks and turns displayed by these advanced skydivers, as well as the opportunity to judge divers based in specific categories by voting on the IBA Facebook page.Contact Tukwila Reporter Reporter Steve Hunter at email@example.com or 253-872-6600, ext. 5052.