European Skydiving League

Das Finale der European Skydiving League, kurz: ESL, ist auch in diesem Jahr wieder zu Gast im FSZ Saar. Bereits 2016 und 2017 haben wir diesen schönen und spannenden Wettbewerb hier im Saarland austragen dürfen.


The Spirit

Bei der ESL geht es darum, dass viele europäische Länder ihre eigene nationale Fallschirmsport-Liga haben und während der Saison regelmäßig Wettbewerbe ausrichten. Dadurch ergeben sich Ergebnisse und Platzierungen der jeweiligen Mannschaften innerhalb der nationalen Ligen. Die jeweiligen nationalen Gewinner dürfen dann ihr Land beim Finale der European Skydiving League vertreten. Genau dieses System erzeugt auch dieses wunderbare Flair des ESL Finales: viele Mannschaften aus vielen Nationen treffen sich im schönen Saarland, um dort gemeinsam einen Wettbewerb im Fallschirmspringen auszutragen. Eine weitere Besonderheit des Wettbewerbs liegt darin, das nicht nur einzelne Teams die verschiedenen Klassen zu gewinnen versuchen, sondern dass es auch eine Nationenwertung gibt. In den Jahren 2016 und 2017 konnte übrigens Deutschland diese Nationenwertung für sich entscheiden. 

Im Jahr 2017 durften wir immerhin 22 Mannschaften aus 7 Nationen im FSZ Saar begrüßen. Das Ziel für das Finale 2018 lautet 30 Mannschaften aus 10 Nationen. Wir arbeiten daran, dieses Ziel zu erreichen.

Official Bulletin ESL Finals 2018




4-way Formation Skydiving Finals 2018

Rookie-, A-, AA- and AAA Class

20th of September until the 23rd of September 2018

organized by: Fallschirmsportzentrum (FSZ) Saar Event GbR
Flugplatz Saarlouis, D-66798 Wallerfangen (Germany)


European Skydiving League Finals


4-way Rookie-, A-, AA- and AAA Class (10 rounds)

* to determine Champions in all classes
* to determine the most successful Nation
* to promote and develop skydiving as a sport
* to exchange ideas and strengthen friendly relations between the skydivers,
judges and support personnel of all Nations
* to improve judging methods and technology
* to enjoy a good time together

Fallschirmsportzentrum (FSZ) Saar Event GbR
Address: Flugplatz Saarlouis; D-66798 Wallerfangen/Germany
Airfield: Saarlouis-DUEREN (ICAO-designator: EDRJ)


Meet Director: Mr. Mike Pennock
FS Judges: TBA
Chief Judge: Ms. Gundel Klement

The public airfield of Saarlouis-DUEREN (ICAO-designator: EDRJ) is located 10 km west of the city of Saarlouis, which has approx. 50,000 citizens and is lo-cated at the western border of Germany (very close to France and Luxem-burg).
The city is easily accessible via two highways (“Autobahn”) A 8 and A 620 and by train as well.
The dropzone elevation is 1,120 ft (= 341 m) MSL. It has a concrete runway of 800 m and separate taxiways. The operating time is daily from 09:00 to 20:00 hrs.
There are full time dropzone facilities available, including a full time rigging shop. The center has hosted the German Nationals 2015 and the FAI World Cup 2017 in all skydiving disciplines and has accomplished more than 25,000 jumps during the 2017 season.

Details of access:
Airports: (IATA-Code)
• (SCN) Saarbrücken (45 km = 40 min by car)
• (ETZ) Metz-Nancy-Lorraine (70 km = 1 h by car)
• (LUX) Luxemburg International (80 km = 1 h by car)
• (HHN) Frankfurt-Hahn (130 km = 1,5 h by car)
• (FRA) Frankfurt International (200 km = 2 h by car)

Train stations:
• Saarlouis (10 km = 15 min from DZ and 3 hrs from
Frankfurt Airport Station (€ 35 – 50 one way))
• Saarbrücken (30 km = 30 min) (ICE and TGV-Station:
travel time from Frankfurt = 2 h; from Paris = 2 h!)

AIRCRAFT (see detailed photos on website:

Type: 2-3 x CARAVAN C 208 (Standard and Grand):

Description: C 208: one engine, 15-20 jumpers

All A/C with left (inflight) door, with the following dimensions of doors:
(W) 124 cm x (H) 127 cm (50 inch x 51 inch); rear video step and handles in-side and outside (roof); Exit speed: all A/C 80 kts (+/- 5 kts)
Each aircraft: 3 – 4 loads per hour

The dropzone in Saarlouis operates every weekend from April on and will be open every day during specified weeks in June, July and August. For ar-rangements of your pre-training planning please contact the organizer at

Pre-competition training is also possible on Thursday, 20th September out of the competition aircraft.
Jump tickets for all training, competition, tie-break and re-jumps (5 slots):

125,- € 4way FS

Jump tickets can be paid either cash, by Maestro or credit card.

The use of an AAD is mandatory for jumping at dropzone Saarlouis.
Main parachute must be released at 800 m AGL (= 2,600 ft)
Use of head protection is mandatory.
Reserve parachutes must be packed according to the technical manual for the specific parachute and according to the rules of the home country of each competitor but reserve repack must not exceed 365 days on the last day of the competition.
Compliance with these conditions is in the responsibility of each individual, who will confirm this by signing a waiver on the day of arrival.
A valid National Sport Parachuting Licence and documents proving the air-worthiness of the used equipment must be provided by each participating in-dividual.


It is strongly recommended to all competitors to have insurance to cover for medical expenses and repatriation in the case of injury and for third party lia-bility (incl. damages to the aircraft).
If necessary, the Organizer can assist in this matter by providing a short-term third party liability through the German Parachuting Association. In case of questions please contact the organizer.


Thursday, 20th September 2018
Arrival of teams, registration open from 08:00 till 18:00 hrs., training jumps possible, competitors meet and draw at 19:00 hrs.
Friday, 21st September 2018
Competition from 09:00 till SS (approx. 19:30 hrs.).
Saturday, 22nd September 2018
Continuation of competition jumps from 09:00 till 18:00 hrs.
Competition ends at 18:00 hrs (last take-off)
Prize Giving and closing ceremony at 20:00 hrs.
Closing dinner at 21:00 hrs and party in the catering tent at the airfield.
Sunday, 23rd September 2018
Departure of teams


Registration can be made either through the website of the ESL ( or directly through the organizer FSZ Saar ( by sending attached registration forms with team name, individuals names, etc.

Registration closes on the 1st September 2018.

ENTRY FEE is €50.00 per person for the event.
This includes dinner on Saturday evening at the DZ, medals and awards, and the organsation fee.
Entry fee must be paid by bank wire transfer before 1st September 2018.

Payment must be made in EURO by wire transfer to the following bank ac-count. All bank fees have to be paid by the sender (OUR).

Account holder name: FSZ Saar Event GbR
Address: Flugplatz Saarlouis; D-66798 Wallerfangen
Name of Bank: Kreissparkasse Saarlouis
Bank address: Titzsstr.1; D-66740 Saarlouis
Account-number (IBAN): DE81 5935 0110 0370 0414 44
Remark/Transfer reason: Entry fee ESL 2018, name of team

* training and competition jumps, re-jumps and tie break jumps
* meals (besides closing dinner on Saturday evening)
* accommodation
* transportation

For all competitors, officials and accompanying persons one ****-Hotel, sev-eral B&B’s, apartments to rent, etc. are available in close vicinity of the com-petition site. Camping at the DZ is also an option.
Reservations for accommodation must be made exclusively through the participants themselves. However, should you have any questions and/or need assistance with making reservations we are happy to help. Please con-tact us.

For a general overview about accommodation options you can also check the local tourist agency for hotel reservations at website: (see: Tourismus/Über Nacht) and phone number: +49-6831-444449.

Please find also attached a list of accommodation options that are closest to the DZ.

Important: Any damage to the hotels etc. is in the responsibility of
the persons/teams involved. Personal items and equipment are under partici-pant’s responsibility.

Snacks will be served during the day at the DZ. In the evening a catering service will be provided after pre-registration only.

Organizer will use the INTIME judging and scoring system of Namespace company from RSA.

A speaker system will be used for announcements throughout the dropzone and a big screen will be provided to follow competition jumps and the overall standings by competitors and general audience.

Average temp. at DZ Saarlouis in September: Day 120 C and Night 090 C
Sunrise/Sunset (UTC): 5:20 / 17:30 (= local summertime 07:20 /19:30)

Sunshine: 75%; Rain: 25% (average number of rainy days in September: 10)
Average of cloud coverage in September: 5,0 octas
Average wind speed in September: 4,0 m/sec

20th February 2018

FSZ Saar Event GbR

ANNEX – 1: Official Entry Form
ANNEX – 2: Accommodation list


Download Bulletin in PDF

Official Registration ESL Finals 2018

Official Registration for the ESL Finals 2018
Dropzone Saarlouis-Düren

4-way discipline (please tick appropriate box):
4-way Rookie class4-way A class4-way AA class4-way AAA class

Please complete legibly

Member 1

Member 2

Member 3

Member 4



Acc. person 1

Acc. person 2

Accommodation: These information are urgently necessary for organisational reasons.
(But please do your own booking/make your own reservation (where applicable)!!)

tent mobile home/camper/caravan
Hotel Haus Scheidberg:
single room double room three bed room
any other Hotel
B&B/holiday flat

Training jumps on September-20 intended?:
Packers required for training and competition jumps?:

With this signature I declare that all team members hold (and carry with them) valid papers and documents thus allowing them to perform jump activity in Germany, specifically to mention are valid skydiving licence and third party liability insurance incl. damages to the aircraft. I also declare that all equipment intended to be used by the team is declared to be in airworthy condition by a certified person and is inspected according to the manufacturers instructions. The organizer is released from any liability that could arise from the use of skydiving equipment or the activity itself. All team members declare to comply to the regulations of the airfield Saarlouis-Dueren and to the regulations of the DZ FSZ Saar.

Download the Form

Fallschirmsportzentrum Saar
Am Flugplatz - 66798 Wallerfangen
Tel +49 (0) 6837-74136
Fax: +49 (0) 6837-7080116

Skydive Saar
Am Flugplatz - 66798 Wallerfangen
Tel +49 (0) 6837-74136
Fax: +49 (0) 6837-7080116

Fallschirmsportzentrum Saar
Am Flugplatz - 66798 Wallerfangen
Tel +49 (0) 6837-74136
Fax: +49 (0) 6837-7080116