Five teams entered the first ever held Sit-Fly Competition held at Skydive Arizona in Eloy on October 17-19, 1994. The weather was beautiful for all three days of competition and the main focus of the meet was to have fun, skydive, and share information. A sit-flying open discussion was organized by Pat Works during the evening. (Pat Works is the author of the books "United We Fall" and "The Art of Freefall Relative Work.")
The random blocks were drawn from the dive pool during the morning of October 17 and were as follows:
Round 1: Blocks 15 & 9
Round 2: Blocks 16 & 8
Round 3: Blocks 10 & 4
Round 4: Blocks 2 & 12
Round 5: Blocks 7 & 11
Round 6: Blocks 5 & 6
Round 7: Blocks 3 & 1
Round 8: Blocks 13 & 14
Teams, each consisting of 2 sit-flyers and a camera flyer, completed each of the eight rounds in order at their own pace throughout the competition while jumping from Skydive Arizona's Super Twin Otters at 12,500ft. However, team "World Skydance" had other ideas. They entered the competition with 3 sit-flyers and a camera flyer. Pat Works and his team mates felt that it was important to express the potential and discoveries of sit-flying in groups larger than 2-ways.
For safety reasons, a modification to the existing rules was made--each team performed 2 blocks per dive and had 20 seconds working time for each block. (The original rule indicated that each team had 15 seconds for each block and each skydive would consist of 3 blocks.)
Tony Uragallo, Chifumi Sakakibara, and Tamara Koyn sat on the judges panel. Judging, in part, was a matter of counting the number of times a team performed the block within their 20 second working time for that block. The 20 second working time for each block started with the first formation of that block. Judges also awarded points for aesthetics and camera flying. In general, teams who maintained good level and proximity control received more points in these areas.
First Place winners received jumpsuits for sit-flying from Air-Time Designs, based in Zephyrhills, Florida.