International indoor skydiving competition Flight Fighters, hosted by Gravity Indoor Skydiving, kicked off yesterday with a welcome ceremony.
The competition, to be held at Gravity’s wind tunnel, runs until tomorrow. More than 60 male and female athletes from around the world are taking part in the event, which comes as part of Gravity’s preparations to host the third FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving in October next year.
Gravity Indoor Skydiving general manager Khawla Alhammadi welcomed the competitors, officials and judges and wished them success in the competition. She said the calibre of the athletes as well as judges and officials makes the competition one of the strongest.
Alhammadi also invited sports enthusiasts to attend the sporting event, which will be open to all for free.
Other speakers at the opening ceremony included Gravity operations manager and chief instructor Gary Sweeney, who highlighted the security and safety aspects.
The evening concluded with the draw for each discipline.