Monday, 15 July 2013 14:40
Well, here in Europe the sun is finally back and it looks like we might have a real Summer after a very long Winter and hardly any Spring! So pilots are looking up and feeling happy. The flying season is on and strong…
In Annecy, France, a test-event was run for the World Championships in Class 1 Women, 2, 5 and Sport (July 3 to 13).
In Gemona del Friuli, Italy, the first stop of the Paragliding Aerobatic World Cup (July 8 to 14) saw 31 pilots from 14 countries fly solo and synchro. A success.
In Sopot, Bulgaria, the 13th Paragliding World is on right now (July 13 to 26).
In Cali, Colombia, Paragliding accuracy is getting ready for the big one: the World Games (July 25 to August 4).
Even though the sun is shining, commissions have been busy on Basecamp:
The Bureau is following everything closely. Or trying to…
Cheers to all and happy safe flying!
(Photo: getting ready in Sopot)
Thursday, 23 May 2013 14:03
Guido Gerhmann passed away. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.Nicky Moss was chosen to be our Competition Coordinator Officer. Congratz Nicky!
The 2013 version of Section 7 for Hang gliding and Paragliding have been published and are available on the Document chapter of our website. Somehow the Paragliding Accuracy, Records and badges, Aerobatic S7 are still to be published.
Pilot selection for the coming Paragliding World championships in Sopot, Bulgaria, came to an end. 150 pilots from 39 countries should participate.
FAME, the FAI Sports Marketing and Events Company, FAME, the FAI Sports Marketing and Events Company, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CIVL. Both will to create project teams, with financial backing, to facilitate the creation and presentation of hang gliding and aerobatic events.
Important and successful lobbying was done for FAI to improve its financial organization. Commissions will have a much better access to their accounts, now separate, hence will know at anytime where they stand. CIVL will test/spearhead the new organisation.
Committee are exchanging extensively in our Basecamp working area…
(Our picture: Guido and Gold)
Friday, 05 April 2013 11:52
Right after the Plenary, the new CIVL Bureau met and defined a global organization and strategy for the coming months.
Three weeks were necessary to write the Plenary minutes plus annexes and published them on this website.
The Committees, Working Group and Officers positions were finalized and all started working on their own agenda. This work is done mainly on Basecamp, a project management tool. We switched from Basecamp Classic to a new and quite different version of the software.
The Local Regulations for the 7th World Paragliding Accuracy 2013 Championships were finalized and published.
The athletes for the Paragliding Accuracy event of the World Games 2013 were selected.
Last but not least, a memorandum of understanding was signed by CIVL and FAI Air Sports Marketing & Events SA (FAME) to promote aerobatic events.
(Our photo: working on Basecamp)
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 09:03
Everything you ever wanted to know about the 2013 Plenary... and more.
Thursday, 31 January 2013 17:25
Well, this IS a new year, so happy and merry to everyone! And specially to Molly and Bill Moyes, still going strong after more than 40 years of involvement in our sport!
January has been quiet on CIVL Bureau front. With the agenda published, we almost took a nap until the next Plenary. But…
The Plenary Agenda was adjusted twice, with a bid for a Hang Gliding World Championship in Mexico in 2015, and a bid to hold the Plenary in Bali, Indonesia in 2015. We refused to add awards nominations as they came too late.
There was a FAI Hang Gliding World Championship in Forbes, Australia, and a very successful one, with great Champions crowded. We had to adjust the Remote Jury, as one member was not available after all.
We worked on the next FAI Paragliding World Championship local regulations; on CIVL annual report for FAI annual report; on our financial situation, with difficulty as the FAI person in charge had a bad accident and was not available (get well fast, Cosette!).
We followed with attention on the CIVL Delegates mailing list the discussion on the new PG Competition Class glider proposals.
That's it, Folks! See you soon at the Plenary!
Monday, 31 December 2012 15:28
The Subcommittees, Working Groups and Officers worked hard so their reports, recommendations and proposals could be ready in time to be included in the agenda of our February Plenary. The Bureau discussed matters like: Forbes coming HG World; the accident/incident statistics; the mandatory second reserve; the bid procedures and the organiser agreements; CIVL voting procedures; the World XC Online results; Sopot local regulations… The bids for 2015 World championships were circulated and the Bureau voted to award the 2014 FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 - 5 - 1 Women to Annecy, France.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:10
What’s up? A lot of work during and after our Bureau meeting in very windy Iceland. We published the minutes on our website, so please check them out if you want to know what’s up.
An important decision: making a second reserve mandatory in paragliding XC Category 1 championships. A specific News was published.
The month summerized…
Monday, 22 October 2012 18:57
The CIVL Bureau and others Officers are getting ready for the Bureau Autumn meeting in a few days. A look on its agenda shows that it should not be too boring...
Jury and Steward
Review of Jury and Steward reports for 2012 championships
Review of Steward reports for 2012 pre-championships.
Selection of Jury and Stewards for the 2013 championships.
Selection of Stewards for the 2013 pre-championships.
Subcommittees and working groups
Review of reports.
Bids for cat1 competitions
2015 is a FAI World Championships year : HG, PG, PG Accuracy, HG and PG Aerobatic.
Review of Bids’ documents:
Practical guidelines for organisers of competition
PMA, EHPU and the future of PG Competition glider
CIVL Competition Coordinator, Secretary and PR
What is needed?
Section 7, CIVL Internal Regulation, Term of Reference
Other pending matters…
Go through the Bureau To Do list.
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:23
Summer is a busy time for leisure or competition pilots. CIVL Bureau though it was a good time for holidays, but, hey, no way!
John Dickenson, inventor of the modern hang glider, has been honoured with the highest FAI award: the Air Gold Medal. The glider that John Dickenson built in September 1963 proved to be unprecedently simple, unprecedently user friendly, unprecedently easily copied. It became the template for almost all hang-gliders, giving access to the sky to thousands of people, opening the doors to a new sport.
Paragliding aerobatics is a relatively young discipline, recognised by CIVL from 2005. One of the difficulties that potential organisers encounter, is the lack of qualified PG Aerobatics Judges available to work at competitions. CIVL is asking the Federations and NACs who have PG Aerobatics Judges in training, or who have candidates they would like trained, or indeed, those who have aerobatics pilots they wish to encourage, to help provide some financial support for these trainees and pilots.
The 3rd FAI European Paragliding Accuracy Championship was run in Orhid (FYR Macedonia) last July. Report and links are published on our website.
The Paragliding pre-World was run in Sopot (Bulgaria) last July. The Steward report was carefully read and the Bureau will make sure that all recommendations made will be implemented.
Paragliding Accuracy is one of the discipline of the 2014 World Games in Cali (Colombia). The pre-World was run earlier this month. Reports are published on our website.
The letter we sent to EHPU and PMA to re-state CIVL position on the evolution of competition gliders and the answers we got show that we are still far from a consensus on what these gliders should be. So CIVL has invited EHPU and PMA to a top level meeting in St-André-les-Alpes (France) on September 15th, closing day of the European Paragliding championship.
The Competition Structure Working Group will also hold a meeting in St-André-les-Alpes, on September 16th. It’s intermediary report published on our website did not get many comments. It’s still time people! The way CIVL chooses between bids for Category 1 events has been added to the Working Group agenda.
Finally, we published our analysis on selection criteria and nation size for the next FAI European Paragliding Championship.
Wednesday, 04 July 2012 12:32
Two Asian Championships have been run in June. The 3rd Paragliding XC in Linzhou (China) had Japan win in the 3 categories: Overall, Female and Nation. The 1st Paragliding Accuracy in Wai-ao (Chinese Taipei) had Japan win in Overall and Female, and Indonesia in Nation.
Registration is open for the 2013 World Games test event in Cali (Colombia). The World Games takes place every four years, and is the second largest international multi-discipline sports event. Of 33 non-Olympic sports participating in the 2013 event, only Paragliding Accuracy and Parachuting Canopy Piloting have been selected to represent airsports.
A letter has been sent to EHPU and PMA to re-state CIVL position on the evolution of competition gliders.
The Competition Structure Working Group has published an intermediary report. The CSWG hopes to get comments and suggestions from delegates and pilots.