ASIANIA exists to pursue its aims and ideals towards promoting, developing and increasing standards in international competition, skills, technical knowledge, training, safety, friendships and better relations in the sport of parachuting and skydiving between the member countries and to provide a supportive role in promoting the values and benefits of FAI membership.
ASIANIA (ASIANIA Parachute Federation) was established in 1994:
ASIANIA is a voluntary, nonprofit sporting organization formed at a special meeting during the 22nd World Style and Accuracy Championships, by a group of experienced parachutists and leaders from Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Korea and Thailand eager to pursue the development and establishment of greater quality championships and competitions in the ASIANIA (Asian and Australasian) areas.
ASIANIA Membership has increased from nine (9) to 32 countries since 1994:
Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, China, Chinese Taipei, Egypt, Hong Kong China, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Korea DPR, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan and Yemen.
ASIANIA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS:
There have been 21 AGM’s conducted from 1995 – 2018.
Meetings are generally held in conjunction with ASIANIA Championships or a main parachuting and skydiving related international event.
FIRST ASIANIA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
President Ms.Oh Lan Fan (China) (2005-2001)
1st Vice President Jia Xengxiang
Secretary General Ms. Faye Cox (Australia)
CURRENT ASIANIA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
President Wang Yongli (China)
1st Vice President Sanjay Thapar (India)
Vice President Mohd Al Sabt (Bahrain)
Vice President Abdelmoen Hassan (Egypt)
Vice President Irvan Zuladry (Indonesia)
Vice President Kim Sang Bong (Korea)
Interim Secretary General: Chang Il Choi (Korea) as at 1st January 2019
Retired Secretary General Ms. Faye Cox (Australia) (retired as at 31 Dec 2018)
Arab Liaison Officer: Mohd Al Sabt (Bahrain)
Chair Judge Committee: Yaser Mohsen (Bahrain)
Chair Competition Committee: Chang Il Choi (Korea)
1st Vice President Jia Xengxiang (1994-1997)
President Lee Jong Hoon (Korea) (2002 -2007)
President Mubarak al Suwailim (Saudi Arabia) (2008 – 2017)
ASIANIA BECAME AN FAI AFFILIATED MEMBER IN 2003
ASIANIA BECAME A RECOGNISED MEMBER IN 2017
ASIANIA WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN OCA RECOGNITION OF THE ASIAN AIR SPORTS FEDERATION IN 2015
ASIANIA PARACHUTING CHAMPIONSHIPS:
ASIANIA Parachuting Championships are international events with athlete participation varying from World Champion level to developing teams.
Historically conducted in conjunction with the ASIANIA member host country’s International Open event, these competitions provide a teaching and learning ground for the various skill requirements of the sport.
ASIANIA INDOOR SKYDIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS:
ASIANIA Indoor Skydiving Championships were first included in ASIANIA championships in 2018. Conducted at Chongqing, China and proving to be very popular new event in the sport attracting many new competitors.
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENTS provide the opportunity for all participants to improve their competitive skills, techniques and knowledge working towards world competition, utilising experienced teams and coaches who support all experienced levels.
ALL RECORDS ARE COMPILED FROM RESULTS OBTAINED AT ASIANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS:
1st ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Anyang, China) 1995,
1st ASIANIA Parachuting Cup (Prachuab Khiri Khan, Thailand) 1996,
2nd ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Hangzhou, China) 1997,
3rd ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Nanjing, China) 1999,
4th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Wagga Wagga, Australia) 2000,
5th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Zhou Shan, China) 2001
6th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Kuantan, Malaysia) 2002
7th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Kuantan, Malaysia) 2003
8th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Urumuchi, China) 2004
9th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Umm Al Qwuain, UAE) 2005
10th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Chengdu, China) 2006
11th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Port Dickson, Malaysia) 2007
12th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Al Fujairah, UAE) 2008
13th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Solo, Indonesia) 2010
14th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Fuyang, China) 2011
15th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Wuhan, China) 2013
16th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Bandung, Indonesia) 2014
17TH ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Taiyuan, China) 2015
18th ASIANIA Parachuting Championships (Ji’An, China) 2017
1st ASIANIA Indoor Skydiving Championships (Chongqing, China) 2018
CURRENT ASIANIA COMPETITION RECORDS: INDOOR AND OUTDOOR
INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Skydiving
4-WAY FS OPEN: QATAR TEAM – 43 points on one jump – 35 seconds working time
4 – WAY FS FEMALE: CHINA TEAM – 32 points on one jump – 35 seconds working time
2- WAY DYNAMIC OPEN: SINGAPORE FIREFLY TEAM – Speed 53.070 seconds
OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Parachuting and Skydiving
TEAM ACCURACY: (2-centimetre disc)
5 team members: Best Team Score on One Jump (4 Scores to count)
Men China 0.00, (0.01) 15th ASIANIA Championships 2013
Women China 0.00, 0.00. (0.01) 12th ASIANIA Championships 2008
INDIVIDUAL ACCURACY: (2 centimetre disc)
Greatest Number of Consecutive DCs (0.00)
Men Wang Jianming China 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00 (0.02) 12th ASIANIA Champs 2008
Women Han Qiuli China 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00, 0.00 (0.02) 15th ASIANIA Champs 2013
4 WAY FORMATION SKYDIVING: (Air to Air Video, 35 Seconds working time)
Greatest Number of Formations Score for One Jump in Competition
QATAR 40 points 18th ASIANIA Championships 2017
4 WAY CANOPY FORMATION ROTATIONS: (Air to Air Video, 90 secs working time)
Greatest Number of Rotations Score for One jump in Competition
EGYPT 18 points 12th ASIANIA Championships 2008
2 WAY CANOPY FORMATION SEQUENTIAL: (Air to Air Video, 60 secs working time)
Greatest Number of Formations Score for One jump in Competition
EGYPT 11 points inaugural record 12th ASIANIA Championships 2008
CHINA 11 points equalled record 16th ASIANIA Championships 2014
FREEFALL STYLE: (Ground to Air Camera)
Fastest Time Score for One jump in Competition:
MEN He Jihuai China 6.15 seconds 2nd ASIANIA Championships 1997
WOMEN Cao Yan China 6.81 seconds 5th ASIANIA Championships 2001
Over the years these events have had a positive and productive influence on everyone in the parachuting fraternity, including the Judges.
Judges can gain new skills and knowledge because there are special Judging Seminars conducted prior to all championships, which enables them to update, revalidate and maintain their currency.
Judge Training Courses carried out in conjunction with the championships have increased the numbers of judges in ASIANIA countries, plus added to the skills and precision of judging at these events.
FAI / ASIANIA Judge Training Courses:
15 Courses have been successfully conducted from 2003 – 2018
FAI / IPC support has enabled the conduction of approved FAI Judge Training Courses at China (4), Indonesia (3), Malaysia (3), Saudi Arabia (3) and UAE (2).
More than 80 members from many ASIANIA countries have participated in these courses.
ASIANIA EMAX Video Competition: 15 Competitions have been conducted to date.
ASIANIA conducts an annual Video Competition for Formation Skydiving and Canopy Formation which is conducted over a 6 (six) month period to encourage greater participation and practice in competition jumping. Originally, the video entries were sent by email or fax, now they are judged during the ASIANIA Parachuting Championships or on the internet by selected FAI judging panels.
ASIANIA SUPPORTS ALL
PARACHUTING AND SKYDIVING ACTIVITIES
CONDUCTED IN ITS AREAS AND WORLDWIDE.