Monday, 15 December 2014 18:34
The 14th FAI World Paragliding Championships, Roldanillo, Colombia, is less than a month away, with registration opening on 10th January. This is the first CIVL Category 1 paragliding event to mandate the use of CIVL Competition Class (CCC) gliders. The final list of CCC certified gliders allowed to fly at this event is available here.
Gliders with an aspect ratio (AR) higher than 7.0, previously certified to EN-D, must now be modified to meet CCC certification. Contact the manufacturer for information on whether you will need risers, riser limiters and/or new lines retrofitted.
All EN gliders with AR of 7.0 or less are eligible to fly.
Glider checking will be carried out in Roldanillo. CIVL has appointed Denis Cortella (FRA) to check gliders and other equipment. It is each pilot's responsibility to ensure that all his/her equipment complies with the rules in force.
If you are unsure whether your glider complies, you must check with the manufacturer. See also the equipment rules (glider, helmet, harness, reserve parachutes etc) set out in S7B of the Sporting Code.
Amendments to the Local Regulations have been approved. The latest version of these Local Regulations can be downloaded here.
At registration, all pilots will need to provide a completed and signed Pilot Experience Declaration. You can prepare in advance by downloading it from here. Blank forms will be available at HQ.
For further information on the event, see: https://airtribune.com/worlds2015/blog
Thursday, 04 December 2014 14:12
FAI officials gathered in Dubai this week to get to know the members of the Organising Committee, the host city and the competition venues of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. A series of meetings were held where the Executive Board and the FAI World Air Games Experts from the Sports Commissions discussed the key issues pertinent to FAI’s flagship event.
Monday, 29 September 2014 14:44
Alexandra Grillmayer from Hungary and Dejan Valek from Serbia won the 4th FAI European Paragliding Accuracy Championship in the women's and men's categories. The competition took place in Vrsac, Serbia, from 31 August to 7 September 2014.
Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:05
The FAI World Multi-Class Hang Gliding Championships have come to an end in Annecy, France. All results, photos, videos, comments and more are to be found on the competition website. The podiums…
Thursday, 26 June 2014 16:45
It started in Doussard, France, on the shore of Annecy Lake, with preparation, registration, opening ceremony and the first tasks.
On D Day+4 things are smokin'. Check it here on the organisers website. Results, comments, pictures, videos...
Friday, 06 June 2014 14:26
The FAI announced today that the 2015 edition of the FAI World Air Games has been awarded to the United Arab Emirates and will be held in Dubai. This multi-discipline event will be organised by the Emirates Aerosports Federation and will take place over a period of 12 days in December 2015. It is the only world competition that brings together the various different air sports.
Sunday, 06 April 2014 17:00
On this day, April 6, 113 pilots from 18 countries are selected and 7 pilots are on the waiting list. The pilots status is published here.
Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:42
In 2011, the qualification criteria for all Category 1 hang gliding events were modified by the Plenary. The idea was to make criteria harder, so safety would be improved. Unfortunately, the Plenary did not realize that the new requirements, if adapted to Class 1 championships, are just not working for Class 2, 5 and Sport, and for Women Class 1 specific championships.
Saturday, 18 January 2014 19:09
The Paragliding Pre-Worlds in Roldanillo, Colombia, came to a successful conclusion last week. Four tasks were flown in 6 days and 147 pilots had the opportunity to try out CIVL’s experimental ‘Final Glide Decelerator’ techniques, the conical end of speed section (CESS) and the arrival altitude time bonus (AATB).