Organising FAI Events


Guidelines for Organisers

Only competitions defined as International Sporting Events or Open National Championships (FAI General Section 3.1.3 & 4) and meeting the requirements below may be sanctioned as CIMA recognised Category 2 events.

A valid WLC event is one which:

  1. Has been registered with FAI and the sanction fee has been paid to FAI within the correct deadlines.
  2. Is open to pilots of all nations.
  3. The results have been provided to FAI within the correct deadline.

WLC class results in an event are valid when:

  1. The class includes a minimum of 15% of competing pilots from nations other than the host nation.
  2. The minimum number of competing pilots in each class is as follows:
    1. PF1: 7 pilots
    2. PF1f: 3 pilots
    3. PF2: 3 crews
    4. PL1: 5 pilots
    5. PL2: 3 crews
  3. Has a minimum of 1 task in each of the standard FAI categories: economy, navigation and precision

WLC events are by definition FAI category 2 events and therefore must have the approval of the National Aero Club (NAC) of the organiser (The Organizing NAC)

If the event is to be held in the territory of another NAC then the organiser must also obtain authorization from that NAC. (The controlling NAC)

For full information of the Rules and requirements for CIMA World League Cup Category 2 sanctioned events, please read Section 10 and World League Cup Rules.  www.fai.org/cima-documents

Sanctioning Procedure for Category 2 competitions

At least 45 days before the event, the organiser must ensure the following:

  1. A completed Application form for FAI/CIMA sanction as a Category 2 event is received by the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  This includes NAC Approval - the person who signs the application form must have obtained this, and, if the event is to be held in the territory of another NAC then written authorisation from that NAC
  2. The sanction fee EUR 50.00 must be received by the FAI (see payment methods below)

This will enable the event to appear on the FAI calendar and be publicised as a Category 2 event.

Postponements

Registered events may be postponed to a later date at any time up to 48 hours before the start of the event.

Validity

By registering a WLC event, the organizer agrees:

  1. That no competing pilot will be charged an entry fee greater than the maximum entry fee declared at registration. (Organizers may of course offer discounts for early or online payment etc).
  2. That the event is open to all pilots
  3. That all applications to compete will be treated on an equal, or a first-come / first-served basis.
  4. That the intention is to organize a number of tasks in each class of the style and proportions required for a WLC qualifying event. (Of course prevailing weather may disrupt this).
  5. That results will be provided to FAI in the required format within 14 days of the end of the event.

Results

Event organizers must provide class results within 14 days of the end of the event.

Class results must always be provided as single .csv files per class in the following format:

cima example results csv

Where:

P1NAME is the pilot name, given name first in normal case, family name last, in upper case.

P1SLID is the FAI Sporting Licence database unique ID for the pilot.
This is NOT the number given on the licence by the NAC which issued it, instead it is the 'FAI No' found by interrogating the FAI Sporting licence database and is a unique number identifying the pilot.
If the pilot does not have a current sporting licence, include the pilot's IOC three-letter nation code instead.

P2NAME is the co-pilot name, given name first in normal case, family name last, in upper case.
Leave blank in classes flown solo.

P2SLID is the FAI Sporting Licence database unique ID for the co-pilot.
This is NOT the number given on the licence by the NAC which issued it, instead it is the 'FAI No' found by interrogating the FAI Sporting licence database and is a unique number identifying the pilot.

If the pilot does not have a current sporting licence, include the pilot's IOC three-letter nation code instead.
Leave blank in classes flown solo.

ETEAM is the numerical ID of the Elective Team of the pilot or crew, or zero if no elective team.
ETEAM id's are at http://wiki.fai.org/x/EIB7

SCORE is the final class score of the pilot/crew in the event as calculated by the organizer's scoring system.

This is the score native to the organizer, NOT a score calculated to the WLC scoring system. WLC scoring is calculated by the WLC system.

Notes:

  1. csv files can be exported from all common spreadsheets. File - Save as - .csv format. Only single 'sheets' can be saved to a single .csv file so the results of each class must be saved to separate files.
  2. The 'header' line, P1NAME, P1SLID Etc. must be retained in each .csv file.
  3. Instructions as to where the results files should be loaded are at http://wiki.fai.org/x/ZYBb

WLC Individual, national and elective team scores

Dispute resolution

WLC Individual, national and elective team scores are calculated as a direct consequence of the results of FAI Category 2 events which are not in the direct control of CIMA and are run according to the rules published by the organizer. As such, any dispute a competitor may have concerning his results should be addressed to the organizer of the event or the organizing NAC.

The only grounds where FAI may get involved are:

  1. The validity of an event; did the class at an event meet the minimum criteria for participants and tasks?
  2. A mis-calculation in the WLC Individual, national or elective team scores.

In either case the complaint and detailed evidence to support it must be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within seven days of the disputed WLC scores being published. The complaint will be discussed by the WLC Working Group and either accepted or denied as soon as reasonably possible. If accepted, suitable adjustments will be made to the current standings. If denied, there is no appeal 

Category 2 Competition Sanctioning - Methods of Payment

The sanction fee must be paid in Euros exclusively directly to FAI.

The simplest and fastest method of payment is by Paypal. To use Paypal please go to Paypal Payments and follow the instructions. You do not need a Paypal account. Anyone with a credit card can make a payment using Paypal.