09 Oct 2019

Inka Tiitto and Toms Ivans panelists for the Indoor Skydiving 2020 | First Global Summit by FAI

The organisers of Indoor Skydiving 2020 | First Global Summit by FAI (ISGS) are proud to announce that Inka Tiitto and Tom Ivans will be panelists for the event due to take place from 1 to 3 February 2020 in Empuriabrava and Roses, Spain.

Inka Tiitto

The FAI World and World Cup Champion of 2015 and 2016, respectively, is a pioneer of some of the most inspired aerial dancing. Inka Tiitto (top picture) has been dancing for most of her life and has always looked for new ways to express herself through music and motion. When she took up skydiving and indoor skydiving, this has suddenly become possible.

The 30-year old Inka made history by winning the first ever FAI World Indoor Freestyle Skydiving Championship in 2015. She doubled up on that by taking first in Freestyle at the 2016 FAI World Cup too. Always driving to create the most aesthetic and challenging flying choreography in the column of air, she was watched by millions as a contestant on America's Got Talent in 2017. All four judges voted for her to proceed to the next round.

As an ISGS panelist she will obviously speak for herself - but also on behalf of two projects she is prominently involved in: Laszlo Laki's Modern Aerial Dance Company and the ATMODANCE ACADEMY, where she is the head coach.

Tom Ivans

Toms Ivans from Latvia had been a standout in tunnel skydiving for several years by the time he won the 2018 FAI World Cup in Indoor Freestyle Skydiving in Bahrein, BRN, in October 2018. He had amassed victories in other top-level competitions prior to this event, but the first FAI title was definitely the pinnacle.

In fact, Toms had been the measure of things since 2012 and age 20, performing above all in open-air wind tunnels. He started working for the Latvian tunnel manufacturer AERODIUM after he had previously watched the company's best flyers put on a stunning show during the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.

Having spent much of his time with very similar sports like breaking, freerunning and parkour during his teens, Toms came with an excellent predisposition to the aerial exploits in a column of air accelerated to speeds of 200 km per hour or more.

That he was able to bring his skills from the outdoors to the indoors and a recirculating wind tunnel was an achievement in itself. But we better let Toms explain in the AERODIUM production "From Chef To Champion - Toms Ivans' Road To WCIS 2018.