At the end of August, before the Independence Day of Ukraine, skydivers from 12 countries, including Australia, Germany, Romania, Sweden, Poland, France, Slovakia together with Ukrainian athletes, created a formation in the shape of tryzub (Trident in Ukrainian), the Ukrainian Coat of Arms. The event took place at Korotych airfield near Kharkiv.
The jump was performed from two AN-28 aircraft. The sportsmen created a 34-way formation in the shape of the Ukrainian symbol in free fall. In this way, oversees guests expressed their respect to the country as a whole and to Kharkiv in particular.
The Kharkiv Gryzodubova Air club held a number of International Skydivers’ Festivals, which are called camps, in July-August. The spectacular show was held on the last day of the festival at the initiative of the camps’ organizer, captain and formation producer Ilia Balashov.
On July 29 -August 2, the National Guard Air Force trained at an unpaved airstrip. An AN-72 aircraft was successfully used by the skydivers at the Sequential Games.
The International Big Way Camp 40-way took place on August 12 – August 15.
Skydivers from all over the world met at the Ukraine Invitational 100-way in the air club on August 19 – 23, 2019.
Text: Natalia Ivanova