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World Hang Gliding Class 1 Women, 2, 5 & Sport on the go!

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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...

FAI World Air Games 2015 to be Staged in Dubai

FAI-UAE-Signature-WAG 04 June 2014 9The 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.

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Annecy Hang Gliding World Teaser Online

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The 2014 World Hang Gliding teaser was shown for the 1st time during a one hour show dedicated to the championship on TV8 Mont Blanc, May the 19th. The teaser is now online here.

 

Annecy HG World: a first allocation, an extra registration

 

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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.

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Annecy World Hang Gliding: Qualification Criteria and Number of Pilots

 

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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.

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Paragliding Pre-worlds concludes successfully in Colombia

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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).

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Asian Beach Games Test event for Paragliding Accuracy, Thailand, Phuket

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2013 was a very active year for paragliding accuracy in Asia. In addition to numerous FAI Cat 2 sanctioned events, towards the end of 2013 two significant test competitions were organized: the first for 2nd FAI Asian Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Malaysia and the second, for the air sports events within the Asian Beach Games. 

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Local Regulations for Annecy World HG Championships published

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The local regulations for the 13th FAI Women's World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship, 1st FAI World Hang Gliding Class Sport Championship,19th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship and 6th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championship in Annecy, France, are now published.

Cat 1 in the Americas

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A Paragliding Pan-American Championship in 2014, a Paragliding and a Hang Gliding World Championships in 2015, go fly Central and South America!

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The Paragliding Accuracy World very best !

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The 7th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship took part in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovinia, from August 17th to 25th. The winners… !

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Practical Guidelines for Competition Organisers

 

 

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The latest completely revised edition of ‘Practical Guidelines for Organising CIVL/FAI Category 1 Championships’ can be found at: http://www.fai.org/civl-documents under Event Organisers/Practical Guidelines... You can also click on the links in the table of content under.

This comprehensive document covers the entire process of organising a CIVL Category 1 event from preparing the bid to post-championship tasks. It can be downloaded as a compete document or by chapters. 

 

The complete Guidelines

 

1      Introduction

1.1        Objectives of this Guidelines document

1.2        Summary of FAI structure and objectives

1.3        Summary of CIVL structure and objectives

 

2      Bid Preparation & Procedures

2.1        Introduction

2.2        Championships to be awarded

2.3        Bidding Procedures

2.4        Bid Preparation

2.5        Bid Documentation

  • 2.5.1     Annex A – Detailed Bid Information
  • 2.5.2     Annex B – Sample budget
  • 2.5.3     Letters of support

2.6        Bid fee & Sanction Fee

 

3      Role of the Competition Organiser (Event Director)

3.1        Introduction

3.2        Before the Practice Event and Championships

3.3        Finance

  • 3.3.1     Budgets
  • 3.3.2     Financial Administration
  • 3.3.3     Income
  • 3.3.4     Expenditure

3.4        Personnel

3.5        Administration & Information Technology

  • 3.5.1     Administration
  • 3.5.2     Information Technology

3.6        Liaison with External Authorities

  • 3.6.1     Local/Town Council
  • 3.6.2     Tourist Office
  • 3.6.3     Local medical & emergency services
  • 3.6.4     Airspace authorities
  • 3.6.5     NAC and/or Federation
  • 3.6.6     FAI/CIVL Officials
  • 3.7        Communication, Media & Public Relations

3.8        Ceremonies & Social Events

  • 3.8.1     Opening Ceremony
  • 3.8.2     Closing Ceremony
  • 3.8.3     Medals, Certificates, Flags & Anthems
  • 3.8.4     Social events

3.9        Venues & Logistics

3.10      Liaison with Meet Director

 

4      Role of the Meet Director

4.1        Introduction

4.2        Summary of the Role and Responsibilities of the Meet Director:

4.3        Liaison with the FAI-appointed Steward

4.4        Local Regulations

4.5        Launch preparations

  • 4.5.1     For Hang gliding
  • 4.5.2     For Paragliding
  • 4.5.3     Equipment
  • 4.5.4     Paperwork

4.6        Pre-Competition Task Schedule

4.7        First Team Leader Briefing

4.8        Mandatory Safety Briefing

4.9        Daily Briefings

4.10      Meteorological Briefing

4.11      Task Setting

4.12      Task Briefing

4.13      During the Task

4.14      After the Task

4.15      Dealing with Complaints and Protests

4.16      Documentation

 

5      Role of the Safety Director

5.1        Introduction

5.2        Summary of the role and responsibilities of the Safety Director:

5.3        Liaison with the FAI-appointed Steward

5.4        Local Regulations

5.5        Pre-Competition Task Schedule

5.6        Safety Committee

5.7        Mandatory Safety Briefing

5.8        Daily briefings

5.9        Meteorological briefing

5.10      Task Setting

5.11      Task Briefing

5.12      During the Task

5.13      After the Task

5.14      Dealing with complaints and protests

5.15      After the Event

 

6      Local Regulations, Entry Requirements, Registration

6.1        Introduction

6.2        Entry Requirements

6.3        Pilot Qualifications

6.4        Team Size & Allocation Procedures

6.5        Local Regulations

6.6        Online Registration Schedule

6.7        Documentation

6.8        Insurance

6.9        Physical Registration

  • 6.9.1     Preparation
  • 6.9.2     Setting up
  • 6.9.3     Registration process
  • 6.9.4     GPS upload/download
  • 6.9.5     Equipment checks

6.10      Post Registration

 

7      Operational Aspects – Venues & Logistics

7.1        Headquarters

7.2        Launches

7.3        Goalfields and Target Area

7.4        Accommodation

7.5        Transport & Retrieve

  • 7.5.1     Check in procedures

7.6        Parking

7.7        Equipment

7.8        Food, Beverages & Lunch packs

7.9        Event Programming

7.10      Flight Verification & Scoring

  • 7.10.1       Cross country
  • 7.10.2       Accuracy Events

7.11      Production & Publication of Results

7.12      Dealing with complaints and protests

  • 7.12.1       Accuracy Events

7.13      Post event duties

  • 7.13.1       Transmission of signed official results to FAI
  • 7.13.2       Return of FAI flag, unused medals etc
  • 7.13.3       Transmission of media archive & promotional material to FAI
  • 7.13.4       Confirmation and return of balance of Sanction Fee


8      Procedures in Case of Accident, Casualty & Emergency

8.1        Introduction

8.2        Planning and Preparation

8.3        Dealing with an Incident

  • 8.3.1     Incidents reported
  • 8.3.2     First actions

8.4        Aftermath of an Incident

  • 8.4.1     Incident Report Forms

8.5        Dealing with rumours

8.6        Releasing information

8.7        Next Actions

  • 8.7.1     Communication with other authorities


9      Press, PR and Marketing Communications

9.1        Introduction

9.2        Media Plan

  • 9.2.1     Media types
  • 9.2.2     Material ideas

9.3        Logos & Titles

9.4        Website & Social Media

9.5        Press Liaison

  • 9.5.1     Public Relations

9.6        Creating a Media/Spectator Friendly Event

  • 9.6.1     Media archive
  • 9.6.2     Media Rights & Sponsorship
  • 9.6.3     In case of an incident


10     The Practice Event

10.1      Purpose

10.2      Duration

10.3      Sanctioning

10.4      Rules

10.5      Personnel

10.6      Financial Implications

10.7      CIVL Steward

10.8      Steward’s Report

10.9      Local Regulations

10.10    Preparations

10.11    Following the Rules

10.12    Complaints and Protests

10.13    Pilot Feedback

 

 

 

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