CIVA approved championship scoring software employs specially developed statistical processing methodology known as the "FairPlay System" (FPS). FairPlay was introduced to accomplish several important objectives:
FairPlay was developed by Dr. Steve Green, Professor Derek Pike and Alan Cassidy in the UK during 2005, and introduced by CIVA for its 2006 championships. The clear and open style of contest results handling that has followed has encouraged a greatly improved ethos within the international aerobatic community, within which all pilots, judges, contest officials and observers from around the world now enjoy free access to all of the underlying data and the logical reasoning that guides FPS through all of its moves.
The explanation in the downloadable PDF below was written by Nick Buckenham, author of the widely used ACRO aerobatic scoring software, and draws on his considerable experience as a software developer using FPS together with his UK and international experience as a power, glider and CIVA chief judge.
The results from all these events will be found on the official CIVA Results web at:
Here is the document which explains FPS in detail: