Despite the not ideal weather conditions the 4th Paranoia in Zell am See, Austria was a really succesfull event. 4 valid runs out of 4 days with 36 pilots + a freestlye expression session on the sunny saturday afternoon with the best 15 pilots mixed with some base jump demos, out of the helicopter at 1000m over the lake.
Due to the low height difference of the take-off places here the pilots have to perform 3 maneuvers (which means only the first one can be Tumbling or Infinity) and they were allowed to choose their free program right from the first run.
The audience could see some hot situations and reserve deployments for example on Friday, when Dennis Sørensen falled straight into his canopy from the exit of an extremely dynamic Tumbling at 300 meters...
Horacio continues to perform his best in this season and finished first many points ahead his followers. Thanks to not only his precisely executed maneuvers, but also the great ground spiral landings whereafter 3 out of 4 times he landed dry on the small raft, however the conditions were not optimal - almost zero wind all the time !
Seiko Fukuoka showed to the boys how to make nice helicopter combinations and finished 10th overall and 1st between the womans.
Last but not least ,after a 2 month long break I made my first flight out of the helicopter on saturday and did a nice synchro session together with Gábor! It was awesome to be in the air again and see that the maneuvers are still working :-)
This year PARAnoia ACRObatixx will be an APWC Competition. The event will be held 16th till 19th July 2008 above the city of Zell am See in Austria.
It will be a competition in one category only - SOLO. The registration limit for solo pilots is 40. At the first day there will be the qualification run in the morning for all pilots who never flew before an APWC. The FAI runs are planned for Wednesday till Saturday. The Expression Session out of the Helicopter (limited Pilots) will be on Saturday in the late afternoon. After the heli drops ther will be the very well known "Zeller Seefest" with fireworks and good music.
The registration will be open from 1st May till 15th June 2008.
For further information and registration please visit www.acro.cc