Monday, 21 July 2008 16:33
It is with great sadness and deep regret that I have been informed that Richard was involved in an aviation accident on 14th July 2008 (French National Holiday). Richard was President of the Commission and an organiser of helicopter events including the World Championship in Chantilly, France. Richard was a highly experienced pilot not only of helicopters but fixed wing and microlights.
Monday, 12 November 2007 20:57
One Hundred years ago on 13th November 1907 Paul Cornu of France completed the first free flight in a helicopter. He built his helicopter using two counter rotating 6m rotors driven by a 24hp Antoinette engine. Paul reached an altitude of 0.3m and remained airborne for 20 seconds. Congratulations to our French predecessors.
Monday, 12 November 2007 20:31
CIG President David Hamilton congratulates Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill both of the UK for the ratification of their Speed over both earth's poles world record. The crew are to be heartily congratulated on this record.
Friday, 07 September 2007 18:20
2007 saw the completion of the revision of Championship Rules and the final adoption of Media Events within those Rules. Proposals to further improve slalom and postman events, running them as parallel events, was further refined and tested during the German Open Championship at Eisenach.
Thursday, 30 August 2007 18:16
The local press in Germany followed an invitation of CIG president Mr. David Hamilton and the German Helicopter Club to visit the event of the Open German Helicopter Championships in Eisenach, Germany. The German Helicopter Club, represented by Mr. Pit Schöffler, held a presentation about the upcoming event and gave an overview about the competition. After that, the reporters had the opportunity to ask questions about the event. Mainly they were interested in the special tasks like Fender Rigging, Slalom, Postman, Hover and Navigation flights.
Friday, 24 August 2007 00:26
The Open German Helicopter Championship 2007, will be held on August 30th to 2nd of September at Eisenach-Kindel Airport (EDGE) in Germany. The championship is organized by the German Helicopter Club. Please find more information obout the Open German Helicopter Championships 2007 at www.deutscher-hubschrauberlcub.de
Wednesday, 10 January 2007 21:22
Jennifer Murray (UK) and Colin Bodill have achieved the South Pole in the first stage of their ‘Round the World Pole to Pole’ flight and as at 7th January 2007 are shortly to cross back into South America. You can follow their progress at http://www.polarfirst.com/
Tuesday, 12 December 2006 00:16
FAI-CIG President David Hamilton, the Bureau and Delegates extend their best wishes and greetings to Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill who left on 5th December for an attempt to fly Around the World Pole to Pole.
Wednesday, 18 October 2006 00:03
During the Third Quarter of 2005, FAI Centenary Year, the last World Championship was held in Rouen, France. Consequent from that event together with input from a number of participating teams the Commission instructed its Rules Committee to continue its work. A number of trials have been held at National Championships and training camps. The result is that the use of Data loggers becomes mandatory with effect from the next Plenary Meeting. Thanks are given to individual technical experts from other Commissions for providing input and guidance. The Commission took on board, on an ongoing basis, a detailed assessment as to how to improve upon media events. This brought forward new ideas to make helicopter flying attractive both to the media and to the public. The results of this will be demonstrated during the General Conference.
Wednesday, 05 April 2006 23:44
CIG President David Hamilton supported by the entire Commission congratulates the FAI Secretary General, Max Bishop, on being elected Senior Vice President of the International World Games Association. CIG looks forward to hearing more of the contribution that Max will undoubtedly make to IWGA.