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Competition Rules


Regulations and relevant Legislation


ELAO Skydiving Regulations (2013 Edition)


A few words
about the Sport


Skydiving, also called parachuting, is considered to be an extreme sport in which athletes jump out of an airplane at a certain altitude and perform acrobatic movements in free fall. Then they open their parachutes to slow down and return safely to Earth.

Skydiving is not as young as it may seem.  At the end of the 18th century, a Frenchman, Andre Garnerin, jumped from a hot air balloon and was thought to be the first real parachutist. Later on, skydiving became important for the army and air force. Pilots could jump out of a plane and land on earth safely if something went wrong.


Competitions in skydiving are held regularly.  Events include landing close to a target and performing acrobatic movements in the air, as well as flying in formation. In the last few years another event, sky surfing, in which a surfboard is attached to a jumper, has become popular.

For skydiving, airplanes climb to an altitude of 7,000 to 15,000 feet (2000 to 4,600 meters) before letting out the jumpers. The freefall stage lasts between 45 and 80 seconds and jumpers reach a speed of up to 130 miles an hour (210 kmh).




Schools &

Recognized Schools of Education

The Parachuting Schools, of the clubs that belong to the Hellenic Air Sports Federation, with approval by the Civil Aviation Service and certification by the Special Committee for the Control of the operation of Parachuting Schools, are by regions and in alphabetical order the following:


ATTICA:  Athenian Parachuting Club , Skydive Attica, Hellenic Aviation Academy ,


THESSALONIKI: Hellenic Skydivers , Hellenic Aviation Training Center


Recognized Parachuting Instructors in Greece

(Updated March 2019)

Training is allowed to be done ONLY in the context of educational activities organized by the licensed Parachuting Schools. See in alphabetical order the list of Parachuting Instructors who hold valid instructor degrees, and are members of an Association recognized by ELAO.


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