Babylon, new ID, new Era, new Vision

The longest running most established, well-known Freefly skydiving collective in the world.

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About us

We are proud to present Babylon Freefly, one of the best skydiving teams in the sport, a collective that was created more than 20 years ago.

Our mission has always been to stay at the edge, be dynamic, remain creative and inject vitality into the sport and passion into our work. We truly live and breathe the skydiving life!

All members of Babylon staff

Babylon, new ID, new Era, new Vision...

Babylon is carving out a creative and dynamic shift, with a re-imagined, super beautiful version of our classic Babylon logo, we refreshed our ID to present Babylon's continuing commitment to the fast growing development of the art of body flying and the sport of Freefly skydiving.

Babylon logo

Babylon’s new Vision...Redefining our future.

One of our successes has been the introduction of a vital and dramatic schedule of events with an edge, aimed at all levels, designed to enlighten and entertain as well as train and inform. The Rebirth of Toys & Games events promise elements of an old style boogie fun vibe fused with a modern "Zen" approach to flying and skydiving community.

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Coaching

Babylon’s new Vision...Redefining our future.

One of our successes has been the introduction of a vital and dramatic schedule of events with an edge, aimed at all levels, designed to enlighten and entertain as well as train and inform. The Rebirth of Toys & Games events promise elements of an old style boogie fun vibe fused with a modern "Zen" approach to flying and skydiving community.

Winning numerous gold medals in Freefly, Freestyle, VFS, "2way & 4way Dynamic" Indoor Skydiving at World Class Level with the longest running school in the sport, Babylon have a range of training courses suited to the needs of novices and experts alike.

For individuals seeking to learn or improve their Freefly skills we provide One on One Coaching, for more experienced teams or individuals, Team Training and Big Way Workshops allow a rapid and cost effective way of improving awareness and skills in a safe environment.

Babylon also provides Wind Tunnel Coaching, which allow for rapid progression in a confined space, translating to maximum spacial awareness when in the air.
If you have any questions about our coaching programmes or are unsure which is the best method for you, get in touch!

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Production

Babylon has extensive experience in choreography and production of aerial media for mediums including TV, film, music videos, live events and printed media.

We have been involved in projects ranging from television adverts for El Corte Ingles, Peugeot or Nintendo, appearing for the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi annual air show or during the Red Bull Air races, creating inspiring photography for the Readers Digest magazine and shooting for big production film companies. Expertly skilled as body and canopy pilots, we can deliver results of the highest quality with minimal time or fuss, the results are simply stunning.

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The team

Stephane Fardel

Stephane Fardel

26'000+

Our new lineup includes original Babylon founder and owner, an icon of a Freeflyer, Stéphane Fardel... Some people are astonished at his continued motivation and commitment to Babylon and the sport, with 5 gold medals and a total of 10 podiums at World Class Competitions to claim to his name and 3 world class winning Freefly teams trained by him. Stéphane brings a broad wealth of experience and an artistic depth to the team. His sometimes-introverted nature belies an indestructible passion for Freefly and a creative heart.

Cathy Bouette

Cathy Bouette

23'000+

Long-term Babylon member and collaborator, assists and supports the team with her incredible energetic personality and totally individual flying style and abilities.
A fantastic and breathtakingly talented Free-flyer, and twice Freefly World Champion! The only woman to achieve this in the sport.
Cathy along Stéphane reshapes the new vision for Babylon and it’s continued dynamic future, nurturing up-and-coming future members and ripping it up at Babylon events and projects.

Théo Verry

Théo Verry

8'000+

Above all a flyer passionate for speed!
He has many teaching qualifications (instructor, trainer and examiner for Freefly, PAC (AFF) and tandem. This allows him to come and strengthen the Babylon team's field of action. Sharing the love of the sport with his teammates, as well as with the students of the school. In search of permanent progress, Théo is an athlete who thrives on smiles "and fresh water".

Mickael Lamy

Mickael Lamy

7'000+

Strong, daring, a grafter and he’s not afraid to engage a Pro-Ski-Freerider. He has the Babylon spirit - riding for pure pleasure not for the show. This is the new Freefly force of nature...
Training and proud to be in the team, motivated to be one of the best.

Eliot Pothet

Eliot Pothet

1'000+

Eliot join the team in 2015, he first focused on his Wind Tunnel flying skills. now member of the French National Team in 2 and 4 way Dynamic, he has already won several medals and he is World Champion in 4 way Dynamic. Hard worker, he is bringing new fresh ideas and concept to the Babylon spirit.

Competition

26gold medals 11silver medals 5bronze medals

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2013

  • Gold medal Freestyle World Cup, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Silver medal VFS World Cup, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Gold medal Freestyle Dubai International Parachuting Championship, UAE
  • Silver medal VFS Dubai International Parachuting Championship, UAE

2012

  • Gold medal Freefly French Nationals
  • Bronze medal Freefly World Championships, UAE

2009

  • Gold medal in the World Games, Taiwan

2008

  • Gold medal National Championship, France
  • Gold medal in the Freefly World Championships, France

2006

  • Gold medal National Championship, Franc
  • Gold medal in the Freefly World Championships, Germany

2005

  • Gold medal in the Freefly World Games, Germany
  • Gold medal in the Freefly World Cup, United States of America

2004

  • Gold medal in the Freefly World Championships, Brazil

2003

  • Silver medal in the Freefly World Championships, France
  • Silver medal in the Skysurf World Championships, France

2002

  • Gold medal Skysurf Red Bull Anti Gravity
  • Gold medal Freefly/Freestyle French Nationals
  • Silver medal Freestyle European Championships, Spain
  • Silver medal Skysurf World Cup, Austria
  • Silver medal Skysurf European Championships, Spain

2001

  • Gold medal Freefly Swiss Nationals
  • Silver medal Freestyle World Games, Japan
  • Bronze medal Freefly/Freestyle World Championships

2000

  • Gold medal Freefly World Cup, United States of America
  • Gold medal Freefly European Championships
  • Gold medal Freefly/Freestyle French Nationals
  • Silver medal Freestyle European Championships

1999

  • Bronze medal Freestyle World Championships, Australia
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Calendar

March 2022

12th to 26th

Babylon Camp AFF & Freefly
SD Djilor Pout Pout, Sénégal

more info ... 16th to 20th

French National Championship Indoor Skydiving
Zerogravity Poitiers, France

more info ...

April 2022

8th to 10th

National French H.D. Record Training Camp
SD Pamiers, France

more info ... 12th to 17th

Competition Team Training
SD Pamiers, France

more info ... 19th to 22nd

P.A.C. Training Course
SD Dijon, France

more info ... 23rd & 24th

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Dijon, France

more info ... 25th to 28th

P.A.C. Training Course
SD Chalon sur Saône

more info ... 29th to 1st of May

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Chalon sur Saône

more info ...

May 2022

2nd to 6th

P.A.C. Training Course
SD Strasbourg, France

more info ... 13th to 15th

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Brienne le Chateau, France

more info ... 16th to 20th

P.A.C. Training Course
SD Strasbourg, France

more info ... 21st & 22nd

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Chalon sur Saône

more info ...

23rd to 27th

Freefly Instructor course FFP
SD Dijon, France

more info...

June 2022

4th to 6th

JM Seurin Commemoration
SD Lens, France

more info ... 7th to 10th

P.A.C. Training Course
SD Dijon, France

more info ... 08th to 12th

Babylon Skill Camp
SD Empuriabrava, Spain

more info ... 11th & 12th

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Dijon, France

more info ... 13th to 17th

P.A.C. Training Course
SD Besançon, France

more info ... 16th to 19th

Big way Head Down Training Camp
Poland

more info ... 18th & 19th

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Besançon, France

more info ... 21st to 29th

Competition Team Training
SD Dijon, France

more info ...

July 2022

1st to 3rd

Freefly Skill Camp
Lille, France

more info... 7th to 10th

“InNiortFace” Freefly Boogie
SD Niort, France

more info... 11th to 17th

“Hellaherb Swiss Freefly Boogie”
SD Neudorf, Switzerland

more info ... 14th to 17th

Freefly Pigs
SD Brienne le Chateau, France

more info ... 22nd to 24th

Freefly Boogie
Lezignan, France

more info ... 25th to 31st

Freefly Boogie
Yverdon, Switzerland

more info ...

August 2022

1st to 5th

Le “WESC
SD Tallard, France

more info ... 8th to 11th

P.A.C. Training Course
SD Strasbourg, France

more info ... 12th to 15th

Mustard Boogie
SD Dijon, France

more info ... 17th to 25th

Competition Team Training
SD Dijon, France

more info ... 26th to 28th

French Championship
SD Dijon, France

more info ...

September 2022

1st to 4th

Nancy is Boogie
SD Nancy, France

more info ... 2nd to 4th

Fly for David
SD Lens, France

more info ... 9th to 11th

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Brienne le Chateau, France

more info ... 12th to 16th

P.A.C. Training Course
SD Besançon, France

more info ... 14th to 18th

Freefly Event
Arcachon, France

more info ... 17th & 18th

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Besançon, France

more info ... 19th to 22nd

P.A.C. Training Course
SD Strasbourg, France

more info ... 23rd to 25th

Saint- Michel
SD Tallard, France

more info ...

October 2022

5th to 9th

Babylon Skill Camp
SD Empuriabrava, Spain

more info ... 13th to 19th

Competition Team Training
Eloy, U.S.A.

more info ... 20th to 26th

World Championship
Eloy, U.S.A.

more info ...

November 2022

20th to 26th

Women World Record Head Down Formation
Eloy, U.S.A.

more info ...

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