ISSA World Series 2019 - 1st Event

5th - 7th April 2019 - the event is over.

Alvor, Portimão, Portugal

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
    Alvor, Portimão
    8500-059 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

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.

Training jumps
  Can be done before the start of the competition.

  Dornier G92.

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.

Weather information

    Weather forecast between Portimão and Lagos

    Satellite weather image

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.

Useful links

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:

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.

      Invitation document

      ISSA 2019 World Series Rules

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