"Every system is perfectly designed to achieve exactly the results it gets."
Donald Berwick

Former updates

The 2011 Plenary split Training out to create the Safety Subcommittee. Then the 2012 Autumn Bureau Meeting settled a Safety Officer, confirmed by the 2013 Plenary.


Projects in Stand Byrc noluck

  • Incident Database - SafePro / HG Aerotowing

CIVL 2016 Plenary


The CIVL 2016 Plenary will take place in Lausanne from February 18 to 21.


Bid for 2018 Championships!


The following 2018 events are open for bidding. The bidding deadline is December 1st, 2015 (per Bureau decision, instead of mid October as per Section 7).


How to Control Your CCC Paraglider


CIVL implemented this year the CIVL Competition Class for paragliders. Controls were done in Cat 1 competitions by Denis Cortella. Denis is showing us here (and below) how they are done, so YOU can do them at home. Control files that he used are available here, along with the certificate of compliance and measurement files.


Air Sports Personalities Distinguished at the 2015 FAI Awards Ceremony

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The 2015 FAI Awards Ceremony tonight celebrated the achievements of air sports men and women through the prestigious FAI Medals and Diploma, and the FAI-Breitling Awards. The event took place aboard the ship SS Rotterdam, docked in the harbour of her namesake city in The Netherlands, as part of the 109th FAI General Conference, which starts tomorrow.


Enter the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest and Show the World How Talented You Are!

pencil-1563761 copyAre you keen on painting or drawing? Have air sports always made you dream? Are you concerned about environmental issues? If so, then pick up your pens, pencils or brushes and enter the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest. The aim is to create a picture that illustrates this years’ theme “Air Sports in Harmony with Nature”, and to show the world just how talented you are.


New dates for 2016 Championships

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Dates for 2016 Hang gliding and Paragliding Category 1 events have been adjusted with CIVL Bureau agreement as follow...


Paragliding Accuracy: an Asian World


The 8th World Paragliding Championship was held in Puncak, Indonesia, 9th to 17th August 2015.


8th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship


The 8th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship took place in Puncak, Bogor (Indonesia).


4 August 1985: Larry Tudor, the “Part Bird”, who Flew a Record of a 4’343 Meters Gain in Altitude with a Hang Glider

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of an FAI Word Record made by an American pilot described as both “Part Bird” and “Skygod” and who is perhaps one of the finest Hang Glider pilot for tandem or solo flights: Larry Tudor. A fidgety Californian, he has been pushing the edges of how far hang gliders can go since the air sport's early days in the 1970s. During his long career, Tudor set a total of ten FAI World Records and the one we are commemorating today has not yet been broken.


Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up and Running

WAG2015-websiteFAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the host of the event, it offers quick and easy access to essential information about the Games.


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