The 1st Event of ISSA 2019 World Series will be organized by Federação Portuguesa de Paraquedismo (F.P.Pq.), the Portuguese Federation of Parachuting.
The 1st Event of ISSA 2019 World Series will be held at:
Aeródromo Municipal de Portimão
GPS: 37º 08' 51.73" N 8º 34' 47.17" W
Note 1: the Organization of the 1st Event of ISSA 2019 World Series (5-7 April 2019) will not provide any kind of accommodation and transportation to any competitor and/or accompanying person on this Event.
Note 2: there may be a protocol that provides special accommodation prices to parachutists; to benefit of this protocol, competitors must contact the operator at Info@skydivealgarve.com.
Dates and schedule
The 1st Event of ISSA 2019 World Series will take place from Friday the 5th to Sunday the 7th of April 2019.
Arrival: 4th of April 2019, during all day.
1st Competitor Meeting: 5th of April 2019 at 9:00 hours.
Competition starts: 5th of April 2019 at 10:30 hours.
Competition ends: 7th of April 2019 at 15:30 hours.
Award Ceremony: App. 1 hour after the end of competition.
Entry Fee: 50 €
Payment method: as stated in the Invitation document (under Menu "Documents" item).
Entry Fee includes: T-shirt, lunch snacks, farewell barbecue.
Competition and other jumps
Competition and other jumps are paid directly to the operator.
Entry Fee payback
Full payback until the end of 4-April-2019; no payback from the beginning of 5-April-2019.
Parachuting License - same as for FAI 1st Category Event.
Mandatory use of AAD.
Parachuting insurance covering.
Speed Skydiving, 8 rounds, rules according to the currently applicable ISSA Speed Skydiving World Series Rules and the FAI/IPC Sporting Code and Competition Rules for Speed Skydiving.
Can be done before the start of the competition.
The International Speed Skydiving Association (ISSA) is an association
of Speed Skydiving enthusiasts. The ISSA is a Non-registered not for profit
organization with the goal to develop the sport, to organize annual world series events and to promote Speed Skydiving.
Arrival and Departure
Faro International Airport (FAO), (most recommended; best option).
Faro International Airport (FAO) is 73 km away from the Drop Zone and it will take about 50 minutes by car (without traffic) to get there.
The Faro Train and Bus Stations (same location) are 7 km away from the airport (about 12 minutes by taxi). From there you can take a Train or a Bus to Portimão, and then a taxi to your hotel.
Lisbon International Airport (LIS), (recommended; 2nd best option).
Lisbon International Airport (LIS) is the portuguese airport with the most air traffic, also the main airport. There are lots of air travel options with lots of Airlines.
Arriving to Lisbon, you have to take a transport to Portimão (about 3,5 hours drive).
Any competitor willing to choose other options, different from the above mentioned, may have more difficulties and/or longer way to travel.
Portuguese Train Company website
EVA Bus Company website
Renex Bus Company website
Rede Expressos Bus Company website
Lisbon Metro (subway) website
Driving in Portugal
Driving in Portugal is very similar to any other european country. Cars normally have manual gear shift. The speed limits are: 50 km/h on urban areas, 90 km/h on country roads and 120 km/h on motorways (Auto-estradas).
E-mail of the Operator: email@example.com
There are several hotels, aparthotels and gest houses on the surroundings of the Drop Zone (search for hotels, aparthotels, gest houses, etc. in Alvor, Portimão, Portugal). You may benefit from a protocol that provides special accommodation prices to parachutists; competitors must contact the Operator.