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The opening of the 61st Airborne Forces Championship and the second Airborne Forces Championship for the Cup of the Airborne Forces Commander in parachuting took place in the Ivanovo Guards Airborne Formation.

More than 150 participants from Ryazan, St. Petersburg, Pskov, Ulyanovsk, Tula, Novorossiysk, Ussuriisk, Ivanov and other cities of the country, for two weeks at the Yasyunikha airfield in the city of Ivanovo, will compete in the skill of performing single and group parachute jumps.

Military athletes will parachute from an MI-8 helicopter and compete in group acrobatics at an altitude of over a thousand meters. At the same time, four athletes will perform a complex of aerial acrobatics elements, and the fifth member of the national team will conduct video recording in order to organize refereeing. Athletes need to complete the maximum number of changes in free fall in 35 – 40 seconds.

The construction of aerial figures by athletes is practiced first on the ground, after which they will be performed directly in the sky. The combinations of different figures to be performed are given by the judges on the day of the competition. For each exercise, athletes receive points, which are summed up and form the rating of the participating team.

According to the terms of the championship, group acrobatics will be performed by the competitors when jumping from a height of 2700, 3200 and 3500 meters.

Within the framework of the competition, parachutists will also have jumps for accuracy. The jump is performed from a height of 1000 meters. The athlete determines the direction, speed and strength of the wind. The task of the competitor is to land “at zero” – a mark in a circle with a diameter of 2 cm.

Most of the participants in the championship are servicemen of the Airborne Forces, but since the Airborne Forces championship is open, the teams of DOSAAF, the Western Military District and the Aerospace Forces, as well as civilian sports flying clubs, participate in it.

The award ceremony for the best athletes and teams will take place at the Ivanovo Regional Drama Theater on October 10 this year.

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