Austrian Nationals in Indoor Skydiving 2017
Locomotion and Final Fire are the first Austrian Champions
02 Mar 2017 | Wind Tunnel WINDOBONA Wien | Credit Michael Krikula
On Saturday 25th 2017, WINDOBONA wind tunnel in Vienna hosted the first ever Indoor Skydiving Austrian Championships. 31 teams competed in six different categories for Gold, Silver and Bronze in front of the
passionate audience. The big favorites “OEFC Final Fire” from Graz proved their skills in the 4-way formation discipline. Fast and perfect coordinated moves by Patrick Kosmus, Thomas Haber, Horst Scheiber und Kurt Seinitzer earned them a well deserved first place. Silver went to “OEFW Skyraiders” from Graz followed by Melanie Köckenbauer‘s team “Mel from Hell and the Cowboys”. The 4-way VFS winners for the WINDOBONA Open is the polish Team Fly Spot Definition.
The final show in the 2-way Dynamic discipline reflected the next-level progression the sport is undergoing. It was a thrilling battle between local heroes “WINDOBONA Locomotion”, the “Red Bull Skydive team” and
“WINDOBONA Dynamic Carnies”. After six spectacular rounds Felix Seifert and Pieter Vanderhaeghen from Locomotion had the fastest overall time and won Gold. The Dynamic Carnies came second in front of the Red
Bull Skydive team.
Also great to see were the performances in the junior categories starting at the age of eight, were the team “Loch im Socken” earned top spot. Stefanie Liller, General Manager at WINDOBONA was excited about the progression in Indoor Skydiving: „We are glad to see the development of the sport with all these newcomer and junior teams“
For further information please visit the website of WINDOBONA Vienna.
About WINDOBONA Vienna
WINDOBONA Vienna is the first wind tunnel constructed in Austria. The wind tunnel is located in the heart of historical amusement park Vienna Prater surrounded by beautiful gardens, pubs and hotels. WINDOBONA’s flight chamber accommodates up to 8 flyers at a time. It has a diameter of 4.3 meters and is 17 meters high, ranking it among the tallest flight chambers in Europe. The glass walls provide maximum visibility, thus ensuring that family and friends can fully enjoy our guests’ unique flight simulation experience.
Words by WINDOBONA Vienna.