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.

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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

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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

December 2019

25th to 1st January

Christmas Boogie
Empuriabrava, Spain

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July 2020

10th to 16th

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

more info ... 13th to 18th

Kuusiku Skill Camp
SD Rapla, Estonia

more info ... 17th to 19th

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

more info ... 20th to 24th

P.A.C. Training Course
Besançon, France

more info ... 25th to 26th

Freefly Skill Camp
Besançon, France

more info ... 31st July to 2nd August

Freefly Skill Camp
Frétoy le Chateau, France

more info ...

August 2020

3rd to 13th

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

more info ... 11th to 16th

Canopy Training Course
SD Brienne le Chateau, France/p> more info ... 14th to 16th

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

more info ... 17th to 23rd

Team Training Session
SD La Réole, France

more info ... 17th to 23rd

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

more info ... 24th to 28th

Tunnel Camp French National Team Training
Lyon, France

more info ... 24th to 27th

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

more info ... 28th to 30th

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Fretoy le Chateau, France

more info ...

September 2020

31st August to 6th September

"Hellaherb" Swiss Freefly Boogie
Neudorf, Switzerland

more info ... 5th to 6th

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

more info ... 11th to 13th

Summer Anthology
SD Pujaut, France

more info ... 12th to 13th

Freefly Skill Camp
SD Lyon Corbas, France

more info ... 18th to 21st

Tunnel Camp French National Team Training
Aix, France

more info ... 20th to 25th

Freefly Skill Camp
Pau, France

more info ... 25th to 27th

Saint Michel Boogie
Tallard, France

more info ...

October 2020

2nd to 4th

Sequential Head Down
SD Brienne le Chateau, France

more info ... 5th to 9th

Tunnel Camp French National Team Training
Aix, France

more info ... 9th to 11th

Freefly Skill Camp
Frétoy le Chateau, France

more info ... 27th & 28th

French National Detection Tunnel Camp
Aix, France

more info ...

November 2020

11th to 15th

Tunnel Camp French National Team Training
Aix, France

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June 2021

5th to 12th

Babylon Burning Spring Festival 2021
Empuriabrava, Spain

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