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Message from CIG President David Hamilton

Commission Funds The Commission’s Funds held by FAI are in US$. The Bureau has considered the depreciation in its funds due to the weakness of the dollar. Having taken financial advice, the Bureau has decided that the Commission Funds be held in Swiss Francs, a more stable currency. The existing funds have now been transferred. In future the Commission’s transactions will be in Swiss Francs (CHF). President's Report The CIG President's Report 2003/04 to the FAI General Conference in Madrid is available at President's Report 2003/04.

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FAI ratifies new Class E (Rotorcraft) record

FAI has ratified the following Class E (Rotorcraft) record : Claim number : 8285 Sub-class E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg) Group 2 : turbine General Category Type of record : Speed over a recognised course Course/location : Fresno, CA (USA) - Los Angeles, CA (USA) Performance : 182.26 km/h Pilot : David G. RIGGS (USA) Crew : Randy B. WALDMAN (USA) Helicopter : Bell OH-58 (1 x Allison 250, 317 shp) Date : 17.12.2003 Previous record : new

CIG meeting minutes published

The minutes from the last CIG meeting are now available online at http://www.fai.org/rotorcraft/meetings/2004 The list of current International judges is also available as a standalone document at http://www.fai.org/rotorcraft/judges

New Helicopter Speed record submitted

FAI has received the following Class E (Rotorcraft) record claim : Claim number : 9172 Sub-class E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg) Group 1 : piston engine General Category Type of record : Speed over a recognised course Course/location : Perth, WA (Australia) - Melbourne, VIC (Australia) Performance : 92.55 km/h Helicopter: Robinson R44 - Astro Pilot : Claude MEUNIER (Australia) Date: 08.04.2004 Current record : NEW The details shown are provisional. When all the evidence required has been received and checked, the exact figures will be established and the

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2004 British Open Helicopter Championships

The 2004 British Open Helicopter Championships will be held at Heythrop Park, near Chipping Norton, England on the weekend of 6-7-8th August. The hotel web site is: http://www.heythroppark.co.uk/ For full booking details and information please email Alan Norris: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The UK open championships will be run to World rules and a current set of these rules are available to download from the following site: http://www.fai.org/rotorcraft/documents

2004 CIG meeting

The next FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) meeting will take place in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 25 to 26 March 2004.

Class E (Rotorcraft) record claims ratified

Claim number 7928 :
Sub-class E-3a (Autogyros : take-off weight less than 500 kg)
Group 1 : piston engine
General Category
Type of record : Speed over a recognised course
Course/location : Kitty Hawk, NC (USA) - San Diego, CA (USA)
Performance : 16.45 km/h
Pilot : Andrew C. KEECH (USA)
Autogyro : Little Wing LW-5 (1 x Rotax 914, 115 bhp)
Date : 13.10.2003
Previous record : new


Claim number 7945 :
Sub-class E-3a (Autogyros : take-off weight less than 500 kg)
Group 1 : piston engine
General Category
Type of record : Speed over a recognised course
Course/location : San Diego, CA (USA) - Kitty Hawk, NC (USA)
Performance : 31.89 km/h
Pilot : Andrew C. KEECH (USA)
Autogyro : Little Wing LW-5 (1 x Rotax 914, 115 bhp)
Date : 22.10.2003
Previous record : new

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Austrian National Championships 2004

Please note that the dates of the Austrian Open National Helicopter Championships 2004 have been changed to: 2 August – 7 August 2004. The contest will be held at the site of the last World Championship, the military air base of AIGEN IM ENNSTAL.

National Championship dates published

A number of Countries have announced the dates for their National Championships including Austria in Aigen from 21st to 26th June and the German National Championships scheduled for 2nd to 5th September in Zweibrücken, Germany. Competing in any of the National events is a great opportunity to practice for the next World Championships scheduled for August 2005 in Great Britain. Please contact Wolf Taser if you’re interested in competing in the Austrian championships and Konrad Geissler regarding the German championships.

FAI has ratified the following Class E (Rotorcraft) records :

Claim number : 7639
Sub-class E-3a (Autogyros : take-off weight less than 500 kg)
Group 1 : piston engine
General Category
Type of record : Distance without landing
Course/location : Culdrose (UK) - Wick (UK)
Performance : 941.25 km
Pilot : Barry JONES (UK)
Autogyro : Magni M16 (1 x Rotax 921 ULS, 100 bhp)
Date : 24.02.2003
Previous record : 874.32 km (28.09.1975 - Kenneth H. WALLIS, UK)


Claim number 7947 :
Sub-class E-1c (Helicopters: take off weight 1000 to 1750 kg)
Group 1 : piston engine
General Category
Type of record : Speed over a recognised course
Course/location : Sydney, NSW (Australia) - Perth, WA (Australia)
Performance : 111.48 km/h
Pilot : Claude MEUNIER (Australia)
Helicopter : Robinson R44 Astro (1 x Lycoming O-540-F1B5, 210 hp)
Date : 24.10.2003
Previous record : 89.04 km/h (23.04.1994 - Eric Howard WHEATLEY, Australia)

2003 CIG Meeting

The 2003 meeting of the FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) took place in Lausanne on 27-28 March. The agenda and minutes for the meeting as well as the rotorcraft proposals for participation in the World Air Games 2005 are available for downloading on the meetings page.

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