A world-class parachuting squad requires many of the same qualities that have driven AGŇŠ╚╦╝Ă╗«ÔÇÖ success around the globe: precision, focus and a great team spirit.
This is according to Pascale Dumarcet, who is perfectly-positioned to compare the two activities: sheÔÇÖs a design office engineer working at AGŇŠ╚╦╝Ă╗« in Toulouse, France; as well as a member of the company-sponsored AngÔÇÖelles all-women parachuting team that is earning accolades at style and accuracy competitions around the world.
The sport has a small margin of error.
Pascale Dumarcet, AGŇŠ╚╦╝Ă╗« engineer and AngÔÇÖelles team member
ÔÇťThe sport has a small margin of error,ÔÇŁ said Dumarcet, whose recent activity includes contributions to 3D digitalisation of companyÔÇÖs A330 widebody airliner for use in everything from design, production to in-service maintenance and support. ÔÇťIn our skydiving competitions, to cleanly land at the designated position we must simultaneously manage varying wind velocities, thermals and more while freefalling from an altitude of some 2,200 meters.ÔÇŁ
Dumarcet ÔÇô who began parachuting competitively as a youngster and returned to competition three years ago while at AGŇŠ╚╦╝Ă╗« ÔÇô is one of nine women currently on the AngÔÇÖelles team, which competes under the aegis of the French Skydiving Federation. AGŇŠ╚╦╝Ă╗« has sponsored the squad since 2016.
The AngÔÇÖellesÔÇÖ latest successes came at the 35th FAI (F├ęd├ęration A├ęronautique Internationale) World Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing Championships, held late last month in Bulgaria. During the week-long event, Deborah Ferrand earned the gold medal in ÔÇťIndividual Accuracy,ÔÇŁ while her teammate Leocadie Ollivier De Pury took silver in the ÔÇťIndividual StyleÔÇŁ category.
At such international competitions, the AngÔÇÖelles can compete as a five-person team (with members selected by the French Skydiving Federation). During the FAI event in Bulgaria, they also won a pair of bronze medals for ÔÇťTeam AccuracyÔÇŁ and ÔÇťOverall Female Team.ÔÇŁ
Five AngÔÇÖelles celebrate their bronze medals for ÔÇťTeam AccuracyÔÇŁ and ÔÇťOverall Female TeamÔÇŁ at the 35th FAI (F├ęd├ęration A├ęronautique Internationale) World Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing Championships, held August 2018 in BulgariaRead more