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!

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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

25'000+

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

22'000+

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.

Mickael Lamy

Mickael Lamy

6'000+

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

900+

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.

Joshua O'Donoghue

Joshua O'Donoghue

700+

Our latest rookie, yet Josh has a huge experience in Tunnel Flying, a very competent instructor, examiner and competitor, with a mountain of medals in Dynamic competitions. Flying… It's his passion; always learning, watching the sport and it’s people grow, his motto. He brings his expertise to the sky with humility and style. The U.K. Touch bonus for Babylon.

Competition

24gold medals 10silver medals 5bronze medals

2020

2019

2018

2014

2013

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2012

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

2009

  • Gold medal in the World Games, Taiwan

2008

  • Gold medal in the Freefly World Championships, France

2006

  • 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 2021

22nd to 26th of March

Tunnel Camp French National Team Training
Aix, France

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April 2021

31st of March to 04th of April

Babylon Team Skill Camp
SD Empuriabrava, Spain

more info ... 09th to 11th

National French H.D. Record Training Camp
SD Empuriabrava, Spain

more info ... 16th to 22nd

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

more info ... 23rd to 25th

10 Way Vertical Training Camp
SD Brienne le Chateau, France

more info ... 26th to 30th

Tunnel Camp French National Team Training
Aix, France

more info ... 26th to 29th

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

more info ...

May 2021

30th of April to 02nd of May

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Fretoy le Chateau, France

more info ... 07th to 09th

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

more info ... 10th to 21st

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

more info ... 22nd to 24th

F.WESC
SD Brienne le Chateau, France

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28th to 30th

10 Way Vertical Training Camp
SD Brienne le Chateau, France

more info...

June 2021

31st of May to 04th of june

French Freefly B4 License Training Course
SD Frétoy le Chateau, France

more info ... 05th to 06th

Girl Freefly Event
SD Frétoy le Chateau, France

more info ... 11th to 13th

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Lille Bondue, France

more info ... 14th to 18th

Tunnel Camp French National Team Training
Aix, France

more info ... 18th to 20th

Solstice Boogie
SD Frétoy le Chateau, France

more info ... 19th to 21st

National French H.D. Record Training Camp
SD Brienne le Chateau, France

more info ... 22nd to 26th

Skill Camp Freefly Pigs
SD Brienne le Chateau, France

more info ... 27th of June to 04th of July

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

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July 2021

09th to 11th

10 Way Vertical Training Camp
SD Brienne le Chateau, France

more info... 12th to 16th

"Record de France” Freefly Head Down Record Attempt
SD Brienne le Chateau, France

more info... 21st to 25th

Orange is the new White
SD Le Blanc, France

more info ... 28th of July to 01st of August

InNiort Face
SD Niort, France

more info ...

August 2021

02nd to 06th

F.WESC
SD Tallard, France

more info ... 21st to 22nd

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Frétoy le Chateau, France

more info ... 27th to 29th

10 Way Vertical Training Camp
SD Brienne le Chateau, France

more info ...

September 2021

04th to 05th

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Lens, France

more info ... 13th to 19th

P.A.C. Training Course & Freefly Skill Camp
SD Besançon, France

more info ... 24th to 26th

10 Way Vertical Training Camp
SD Brienne le Chateau, France

more info ... 30th of September to 03rd of October

Babylon Team Skill Camp
SD Empuriabrava, Spain

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