The Performance Designs Factory Team began 15 years ago as a 4-way formation skydiving project composed primarily of PD employees. It later became a high-performance canopy piloting team. For 2019, PD is expanding the team to include classic accuracy. The PD Factory Team–Accuracy will showcase the Performance Designs ZERO accuracy canopy and act as ambassadors to the sport while waving the PD flag. The team will compete at the 2019 World Cup events in Europe.
The new team members are Stefano Corradini, Paolo Filippini, Vittorio Guarinelli, Ehab Mahmoud, Cheryl Stearns and Daniele Viel. The team members have more than 74,000 jumps, 174 podium finishes and 207 years of experience in the sport between them. PD Marketing Manager Albert Berchtold remarked, “The PD Factory Team has a long lineage of great skydivers and canopy pilots. We have no doubt that the new members of this accuracy team will continue to raise the bar for the PDFT. We are as proud to have them wearing PD blue as they are to be wearing it.”