Seaplanes and extreme skydiving will come together next month in “The Last Big Splash” at Fantasy of Flight.
“The Last Big Splash” is the last seaplane fly-in and competition to be held this year at Fantasy of Flight and the only place in Central Florida where spectators can witness the newest form of skydiving sweeping the extreme sports world, called “swooping.”
On Sat., Sept. 26, and Sun., Sept. 27, seaplane pilots from around the world, in conjunction with the Seaplane Pilots Association, will converge on the shores of Fantasy of Flight’s Lake Agnes. Fantasy of Flight officials expect close to 100 of all types of seaplanes to attend.
Meanwhile, extreme sport parachutists, also called canopy pilots, will be “swooping” down from approximately 5,000 feet. The professional parachutists, participating in an off-shoot of traditional skydiving, will compete for ranking in a Florida Canopy Pilots Association (FLCPA) sanctioned skydiving competition, using the large ponds lining Fantasy of Flight’s grass runways as a landing zone as they “swoop” down from the sky at extreme speeds and skid to a stop across the water.
Event pre-registration is now open and mandatory for seaplane pilots interested in competing or flying in The Last Big Splash, which will host water landings only. Participation in the skydiving portion of The Last Big Splash is by invitation only.
For more information: FantasyOfFlight.com/last-big-splash.