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Judges Elected by Bureau for Grand Prix in Russia

The CIVA Bureau completed its selection of judges and officials for the 2007 World Grand Prix event that is to take place in Russia this summer. John Gaillard (RSA) will be serving as Chief Judge of the event. Judges will be L-G. Arvidsson (SWE), Valentina Drokina (RUS), Quintin Hawthorne (RSA), and Graham Hill (GBR). Osmo Jalovaara will serve as CIVA's jury member at the event. The Grand Prix (number 25 on the circuit) will take place at Zhukovsky on 25-26 August and is under the direction of Jean-Louis Monnet. The WGPA series is an FAI First Category Championships.

CIVA Rules Proposals due on 1 June 2007

The deadline for proposed rules changes for 2008 is 1 June 2007. Proposals are to be forwarded directly to CIVA President Mike Heuer. His email address is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2007 Section 6 Now Available

The 2007 versions of FAI Sporting Code, Section 6 (for powered and glider aerobatics) are now available for download on this website under "Documents" or directly linking to www.fai.org/aerobatics/documents.

CIVA Summary and Minutes Available

The Minutes and Summary of Conclusions for the 2006 plenary meeting of CIVA in Krakow are now available. These can be found under "CIVA Meetings" or by going direct to http://www.fai.org/aerobatics/meetings/2006.

CIVA Plans for 2007

The FAI Aerobatics Commission met in Krakow, Poland on 3-5 November and laid plans for the 2007 FAI Aerobatic Championships season. Three "classical" Championships are planned next year as well as another World Grand Prix event in Motegi, Japan. The three Championships will include the World Aerobatic Championships (in Unlimited category) now set for 24 June through 4 July in Granada, Spain. Contest Director will be Antonio Quintana. This will be the third world event the Spanish have organized since 2001. The competition will take place at Armilla Military Base. In the Advanced category, the European Advanced Aerobatic Championships will be held in Joensuu, Finland. The Advanced has grown rapidly in recent years with the largest World Championships held in Radom, Poland this past summer. Advanced offers a category that is less expensive for pilots and with many more aircraft available that are competitive. The Joensuu contest will be held on 20-28 July 2007 and will be directed by Matti Peura.

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CIVA to Meet in Krakow, Poland

CIVA will hold its plenary meeting in Krakow, Poland on 4-5 November. The plenary will be preceded by informal discussions the day before the formal sessions begin. The Agenda for the meeting as well as the various documents which will be considered by Delegates can be found under "Meetings" on this page. Over 50 Delegates, Alternates, and Observers are expected to attend from 20 nations.

CIVA Bureau Names Judges for World Grand Prix in Japan

The results of the selection of Judges for the World Grand Prix of Aerobatics in Motegi, Japan was announced today by CIVA President Mike Heuer. Chief Judge for the event will be Graham Hill of Great Britain. The Judges will be Jiri Duras (CZE), Quintin Hawthorne (RSA), Pavol Kavka (SVK), and Jean Zumaglini (FRA). The event is to be held at the Motegi motor raceway on the first weekend in November.

Alexander Kurylev Named Advanced World Champion

Alexandre Kurylev of Russia was named the new World Advanced Aerobatic Champion at the conclusion of the VII. World Advanced Aerobatic Championships in Radom, Poland on Saturday, 12 August 2006. Russia also won the Team Championships followed by the USA in second and France in third. The competition was hampered by bad weather with rain and low clouds on many of the contest days but the Free Programme was finally completed on the last day and the contest declared complete by International Jury President Mike Heuer. Complete results can be found at under the "Championships Results" page on this website.

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AWAC Delayed due to Weather

Suffering from low clouds and rain all week, the VII. Advanced World Aerobatic Championships has been delayed with the Programme Q being the only flight programme now completed as of yesterday. Results of the competition so far can be found here: http://civaweb.mwebservices.net The scores are updated within minutes after the pilot flies as they are scanned at the judging line and transmitted to the scoring office. The Free Programme (Programme 1) is now underway with less than half the pilots completed. Flying will be attempted today if the weather cooperates. Weather minimums for competition flights are governed by FAI Sporting Code, Section 6.

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Advanced Championships Opens in Radom, Poland

The 7th Advanced World Aerobatic Championships opened yesterday, 3 August 2006, in Radom, Poland. 64 pilots from 20 countries registered for the event. Programme Q (the Known Compulsory) was to begin today but rain and bad weather have hampered the start of the contest. It appears that the day may be lost due to bad weather. Updates will be posted here on the CIVA website. Contest Director Marek Szufa conducted the General Briefing for all competitors and team managers yesterday. Chief Judge Pavol Kavka of the Slovak Republic heads up a panel of 6 Judges.

European Glider Aerobatic Championships Concludes

The European Glider Aerobatic Championships concluded over the weekend in Rybnik, Poland and Ferenc Toth of Hungary was named European Champion. Running a close second behind him was Jerzy Makula of Poland and in third place, Georgi Kaminsky of Russia. Team Champions were Hungary (first), Russia (second), and Germany (third). Complete results can be found at the following link: http://civaweb.mwebservices.net