Sunday, 06 November 2005 22:41
Thomas Sénac, from France, was appointed to chair a new Environment Affairs Working Group. Some first proposals were agreed upon, and Thomas will start to implement them. He will also contact the FAI Environmental Commission chairman, Michael Goth, to find out what is expected from the new Working Group and how he can contribute to the Commission. Contact Thomas Sénac
Sunday, 06 November 2005 01:49
The Plenary Meeting of the CIVL will be held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February 2006 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Subcommittees and Working Groups will meet on Friday the 10th. The hang gliding and paragliding federations of the FAI member countries, in the CIVL Plenary Meeting represented by their delegates, can send in proposals that will be put on the agenda no later than the 12th December 2005.
Sunday, 06 November 2005 01:47
Bids will be awarded in February by the 2006 Plenary for the following championships to be held in 2008: - European Hang gliding - European Paragliding - European Accuracy Paragliding - World Hang gliding class 2, class 5 and women class 1 - Asian Oceania Paragliding - Pan American Paragliding - Hang gliding World Aerobatics - Paragliding World Aerobatics No bids have been received so far. Find more about presenting a bid at http://www.fai.org/hang_gliding/documents/bid_guidelines
Monday, 31 October 2005 15:57
The CIVL Bureau held its traditional – and mandatory – mid-term meeting in Pleguien, France, on 27th-29th October 2005. The minutes of this meeting will be available on this website as soon as they are finalized. Today, a preliminary report…
Saturday, 22 October 2005 18:54
One of the roles of FAI is to give recognition to great performances by pilots of all kinds and to exceptional efforts made by individuals to promote and develop sporting aviation. The Centennial Conference in Paris, this October, celebrated the achievement of hang gliding and paragliding pilots Carlos Izquierdo, Philippe Broers and Manfred Ruhmer. Gin Song, who was not present, will receive his award later.
Sunday, 02 October 2005 12:16
The World Pilot Ranking has been updated again in Paragliding, Paragliding Accuracy, Hang Gliding and Rigid Wings. Note that the date on the rankings shows December 1st because the ladders are recalculated every 3 months (quarterly) to even out the effects of the Northern and Southern hemisphere competition circuit. Competitions between now and December will be added and the rankings calculated, but older competitions won’t be devalued every month.
Thursday, 15 September 2005 01:40
The next Bureau meeting will take place in Pleguien (France), from October 27th to the 30th. NACs and delegates are welcomed to put forward their suggestions to the Bureau members.
Sunday, 11 September 2005 09:23
The World Pilot Ranking has been updated again in Paragliding, Paragliding Accuracy, Hang Gliding and Rigid Wings. Note that the date on the rankings shows September 1st because the ladders are recalculated every 3 months (quarterly) to even out the effects of the Northern and Southern hemisphere competition circuit. Now you can sort by country, separate the Women's PG ranking, see who is scoring for a nations ranking and a "last updated" feature. Hopefully soon there will be a list of competitions that have been added to make life even easier.
Wednesday, 24 August 2005 18:35
Fifty-one pilots pilots 10 nations participated in the 3rd Paragliding Accuracy World Championships in Niska Banja, Serbia and Montenegro, from August the 7th to the 14th.
Tuesday, 16 August 2005 03:30
A pilot who moves to another country and wants to represent it in any international competition must respect a 3 year delay before he can do it. Or does he? The matter was discussed at length at the last Plenary, a proposition made and followed. Here is where we stand today…