PG CIVL Competition Class requirement: last revision


Over the past few weeks, the Paragliding Committee created the final (we hope) revision of our CIVL Competition Class document. The changes to the version published early January are clearly marked. In short, this is what changes:


Annecy World Hang Gliding: Qualification Criteria and Number of Pilots



In 2011, the qualification criteria for all Category 1 hang gliding events were modified by the Plenary. The idea was to make criteria harder, so safety would be improved. Unfortunately, the Plenary did not realize that the new requirements, if adapted to Class 1 championships, are just not working for Class 2, 5 and Sport, and for Women Class 1 specific championships.


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. Please send them to CIVL President, Agust Gudmundsson.


Autumn Bureau meeting: minutes published


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