22nd FAI Formation Skydiving World Championships &

11th FAI Artistic Events World Championships &

1st FAI Speed Skydiving World Championships &

17th FAI Canopy Formation World Championships &

34th FAI Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing World Championships &

8th FAI Junior Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing World Championships

September 10-21, 2016
Skydive Chicago, Ottawa, IL USA

Schedule of Events

Schedule subject to change upon meet director’s discretion.

September 9th (Friday) Arrival of Judges
September 10th (Saturday) Arrival Day, Registration, Practice Jumping at main and satellite DZ
September 11th (Sunday) Practice Jumping at main and satellite DZ

Practice jumping ends at 12:00pm

Draw: 12:00pm

Transportation to Opening Ceremony starts at 2:00pm

Opening Ceremony: 4:00pm-6:00pm
September 12th-19th (Mon-Mon) Competition Days: jumping from 6:30am to sunset
September 20th (Tuesday) Closing Ceremony

Drinks and Appetizers: 4:00pm-5:00pm

Dinner: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Thank You: 6:30pm-7:00pm

Awards: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Band/Fireworks: 9:00pm-12:00am
September 21st (Wednesday) Departure Day


Formation Skydiving
4-way Female
Vertical Formation Skydiving

Artistic Events
Freestyle Skydiving

Speed Skydiving
Speed Male
Speed Female
Speed Male Junior
Speed Female Junior

Canopy Formation
4-way Sequential
4-way Rotation
2-way Sequential

Freefall Style
Style Male
Style Female
Style Male Junior
Style Female Junior

Accuracy Landing
Accuracy Male
Accuracy Female
Accuracy Male Junior
Accuracy Female Junior
Team Accuracy Male
Team Accuracy Female

Date of the Event

September 10th-21th, 2016

Location of the Event

Skydive Chicago is located at Ottawa Airport, which is a private airport in the City of Ottawa and is approximately 130 km to the south west of downtown Chicago, Illinois. Skydive Chicago is located in approximately 90 hectares of private land. The main landing area consists of approximately 12 hectares of unobscured, flat, manicured grass. There is an additional landing area just to the north of the main landing area, approximately 1.6 hectares, where the swoop pond is located.

Skydive Chicago has been host to some of the largest events in the history of skydiving, such as: the 246- way World Record and 164-way Vertical World Record (among several other world record attempts); the 2002, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2014 US Nationals; and the annual Summerfest.

The facilities for the competitors as well as the judges and organization officials include:

  • Main hangar: 4,800 sq. meters; with judging rooms, VIP lounge, restaurant for public, packing areas, etc.
  • Dining Tent
  • Delegation Tents
  • Full Service Rigging Loft
  • Creeper Areas
  • 4 actual Twin Otter fuselage mock-ups

Skydive Chicago will also be utilizing a secondary DZ located 12.6 miles from Skydive Chicago. Cushing Field will be the location for the Freefall Style and Canopy Formation events. This area will be a complete DZ with packing, food, and restroom facilities. Judging for these events will also take place at this location. Bus service will be available to this location daily.

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