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).


No Hang gliding Euro this summer


When the CIVL made the difficult decision to cancel the European Championships in Spain this summer, we made it a high priority to look for an alternated location/organizer for this event.  We know that the European Championships is an important event for pilots in Europe as well as other nations that often bring visiting pilots.


FAI names Susanne Schödel as new Secretary General

Susanne SchoedelThe FAI is pleased to announce the appointment of Susanne Schödel as its new Secretary General, starting on 1 March 2014. Schödel, a 41 year old German native, combines experience in airsports, management of non-profit making organisations and political matters.


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



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. 


Local Regulations for Annecy World HG Championships published


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.

What was up late last year 2013?




As you will read it in the Bureau activity report for the Plenary, soon to be published...


19th FAI European Hang gliding Class 1 canceled

ArangoitiAfter talks between CIVL, FAI and the organisers of the 19th FAI European Hang gliding Class 1 Championship in Monte Arangoiti, Sierra Leire, Spain, it has been decided to cancel the Championship.


2014 Plenary: venue and deadlines



The next annual Plenary meeting of the FAI Hang Gliding & Paragliding Commission (CIVL) will be held

from 19 to 23 February 2014 in Bali, Indonesia.

The deadline for NACs’ proposal to the Plenary is December 22nd, 2013. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Autumn Bureau meeting: minutes published


Goran, Hamish, Jamie, Igor, Agust, Zeljko and Stephane are happy to announce the publication of the Autumn Bureau minutes.

Doping: out-of-competition testing for CIVL pilots



The World Anti-Doping Code was adopted in Copenhagen in March 2003. It was drafted by WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) in consultation with governments, national sports bodies, international sports federations and the International Olympic Committee.


New PG Competition Class definition and requirements


Since the 2013 Plenary, the CIVL Paragliding Committee worked hard to implement the Plenary decision on the new CIVL EN Competition Class for paragliders and define realistic requirements. By now our work has progressed to a stage where we feel the definition is sound and complete. But before presenting it to the CIVL delegates to vote on it, we are now seeking feedback from anybody who cares outside of CIVL.