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.
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 09:17
The 2nd Pan American Paragliding Championship started November 1st and last competition day is November 10th.
Saturday, 01 November 2014 11:08
When writing that the implementation of Conical End of Speed Section was suspended in Category 1 events until further notice (see previous News), the Bureau meant that all Final Glide Decelerators were suspended, including Arrival Altitude Time Bonus (see GAP 2014 point 5.6).
The altitude bonus in case of stopped task is not concerned by the suspension (CIVL GAP 2014, 12.3.6).
The Bureau apologizes for its imprecision.
Monday, 27 October 2014 12:25
The late Paragliding European championship was the first Category 1 event where the Conical End of Speed Section (CESS) was tested. The least that can be said is that it was not a success: imprecision of instruments, fairness issue, debatable flight strategy and more.
Sunday, 19 October 2014 18:50
Agust Gudmundsonn wrote to the Delegates: "At the FAI General Conference in Pattaya, Thailand, this weekend a new FAI Executive Board was elected. The fact I was elected as FAI Executive Board member is the reason for this message to you.
Sunday, 19 October 2014 15:01
CIVL Bureau decided to extend the deadline to submit bids for Category 1 competitions in 2017. The deadline is now the same as the deadline for Plenary Proposals, which is 60 days before the Plenary in Belgrad, Serbia, which is mid December.