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Latest CIG Bureau Meeting Minutes.

The Minutes of CIG Bureau Meeting held on the 2nd September 2004 at Zweibrucken, Germany are now published online at Http://www.fai.org/rotorcraft/meetings/2004/BureauMinutes .

German Open Helicopter Championships

The Championships took place at Zweibrucken, 2nd – 5th September. In very hot weather 26 teams from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Great Britain participated. The Senior Event was won by Holger Hoven and Michael Schaeff (Germany) with Dr. Peter Mennel and Martina Mennel (Austria) a very close second. The Junior Championship was won by Marcelle Stegmuller and Jens Scholpp (Germany), the runner up being Maximilian Stoschek and Hubert Gesang (Germany)

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Gold Medal for Wolf Dietrich Tesar

The Director of the recent Austrian National Open Helicopter Championships, Wolf Dietrich Tesar, has been awarded, by the Chancellor of Austria, the Gold Medal for Austrian National Championship Organisers.

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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.

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