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Minutes of the November 2006 CIVL Bureau Meeting

The minutes of the November 2006 CIVL Bureau Meeting have now been published on the website. You will find them in the 'meetings' section.

Report on November 2006 CIVL Bureau Meeting

Long agenda and lively discussion The CIVL Bureau met from 9 to 12 November 2006 at the home of honorary CIVL President, Olivier Burghelle in Pléguien, France. A busy competition calendar both for the year just ending and the year ahead, generated a lengthy agenda and stimulated some lively discussion.

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WPRS Formula updated

The link to the WPRS formula has been updated and a detailed explanation of it can be found for each discipline from http://civlrankings.fai.org/?a=304&

1st Aerobatic World Championship – Podiums And Champions

On the ground or in flight, these are the best !

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(All photos from Denis Balibouse/Red Bull Vertigo ? Check them at http://www.redbull-vertigo.com/gallery-dyn.php?lang=en )

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1st Aerobatic World Championship – And The Winners Are…

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(Photo: Denis Balibouse/Red Bull Vertigo)

August the 27th – The podiums

Paragliding Synchro

1. Raul Rodriguez / Felix Rodriguez (Spain) 2. Christian Maurer / Peter Neuenschwander (Switzerland) 3. Bernd Hornboeck / Alexander Meschuh (Austria)

Hang Gliding

1. Jon Gjerde (Norway) 2. Guido Gehrmann (Germany) 3. John Heiney (USA)

Paragliding Solo

1. Raul Rodriguez (Spain) 2. Antoine Montant (France) 3. Felix Rodriguez (Spain)

Best women in Paragliding Solo (Women Championship not validated)

1. Judith Zweifel (Switzerland) 2. Seiko Fukuoka (Japan) 3. Maeva Giacommetti (France)

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1st Aerobatic World Championship – Day 9

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(Photo: Denis Balibouse/Red Bull Vertigo)

August the 26th - Big Day

Saturday was the big day of the first FAI World Aerobatic hang gliding and paragliding Championship. Years of work were focussed on the moment when the first ever world champions would be crowned.

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1st Aerobatic World Championship – Day 8

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(Rehearsing a synchro run - Photo: Denis Balibouse/Red Bull Vertigo)

August the 25th - It's more than hard manœuvres

In paragliding solo or synchro and in hang gliding, the free programs showed that originality and choregraphy play a big part…

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1st Aerobatic World Championship – Day 7

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(On a better day - Photo: Denis Balibouse/Red Bull Vertigo)

August the 24th - And on the Seventh Day it rained

On Thursday, the seventh day of this first ever Aerobatic World Championship, the sky belonged to the rain…

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1st Aerobatic World Championship – Day 6

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(Photo: Stéphane Malbos)

August the 23rd -The Battle for the Podium

The place de l'Ouchettanz was well packed with people enjoying the sunshine when the pilots took off from Sonchaux…

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1st Aerobatic World Championship – Day 5

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(The judges… Photo: Stéphane Malbos)

August the 22nd - Restricted program, unlimited fun

The paragliders competing in the solo category today were allowed to compose their individual program out of a limited number of manœuvres…

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1st Aerobatic World Championship – Day 4

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(Photo: Christophe Margot/Red Bull Vertigo)

August the 21st - Smoke on the water

No, this is not about Deep Purple or the burning casino in Montreux. At this World Championship, it's the pilots who bring the smoke on the water…

More stories and full results at http://www.redbull-vertigo.com/content.php?haupt_id_nav=16&lang=en

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