What’s up in Roldanillo?



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

What's up this Autumn?

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Although not gloating about it, we never stop working! Since the last What’s up published in August, the Bureau…


What’s up this summer of 2014…


… beside this horrible European summer (according to a Swiss newspaper, the worst since 1965 – our picture)?


2014 Plenary: What else?


Seating around the diner table, from right to left, Ms Gudmundsson, Agust Gudmundsson (CIVL President), John Grubbstrom (FAI President), the Governor of Bali, the Chief of the Indonesian Air Force (also President of the NAC) and the Indonesian Olympic Committee President. Bali’s Governor invited all Delegates and friends to a very nice reception.


The 2014 CIVL Plenary: reports etc


Agenda and minutes are to be found in the Document chapter of this website (Document / Meeting / 2014 / Plenary)

What's up? have been published in the front page and in the News chapter.

A first report

What's up in Hang Gliding?

What's up in Paragliding?

What's up in Paragliding Accuracy?

What's up in Badges & Records?

New helmets allowed in PG & HG

What else?

CIVL Gap 2014

The minutes and annexes

2014 Plenary: What’s up in Records & Badges?


No Open meeting with the Records & Badges Officer, but agreement of the PG Accuracy and Aerobatic Committee, then of the Plenary on the following…


Plenary 2014: What's up in Hang Gliding?


The Hang Gliding Committee held its Open meeting for half a day. Over 20 people attended.


Plenary 2014: What's up in PG Accuracy?



The PG Accuracy Committee held an Open meeting for a two days. Almost 30 people attended.


2014 Plenary: What’s up in Paragliding?

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The PG Committee held an Open meeting for a full day. Over 40 people attended.


2014 Plenary: New Helmets Allowed in PG & HG



The aim was to allow pilots access to the most current technology, best selection and value in helmets by including standards that are broadly equivalent.


2014 Plenary: 1st report


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The 2014 CIVL Plenary ended in Bali this February 23rd. Some 40 delegates and alternate delegates representing 27 countries were present. Also many observers from Indonesia and Singapore were present. Four days of work and many decisions. Here is a quick sum-up. More later!


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