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Competitions 2008

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

October 2005 Bureau meeting: a first report

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…

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FAI Centennial : Carlos Izquierdo, Philippe Broers, Manfred Ruhmer and Gin Song honoured

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.

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Jin and Broers honoured

AwardBroers AwardJin The FAI General Conference, starting October the 12th in Paris, will honour Song Jin Seok (South Korea) and Philippe Broers (Belgium) and award them respectively the Hang gliding Diploma and the Pepe Lopez Medal.

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WPRS Update 1st October 05

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.

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The Bureau will meet in October

Bureau04The 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.

WPRS Update September 05

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.

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Paragliding Accuracy: Jaka Gorenc and Slovenia are World Champions!

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.

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More on the 3 year rule

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…

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WPRS Update 1st August

The World Pilot Ranking has been updated for 1st August in Paragliding, Hang Gliding and Rigid Wings. Note that the date on the rankings shows September 1st because the ladders are recalculated every 3 months to even out the effects of the Northern and Southern hemisphere competition circuit. There are several useful additions due to be added to the rankings soon, including the ability to sort by country, to separate the Women’s PG ranking, see who is scoring for a nations ranking, and a “last updated” feature. Paragliding Accuracy rankings have also been published.

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The Aerobatic calendar

A lot of work this year for the Aerobatic Working Group. It needs to organize a convincing calendar, stabilize the regulations and train new judges. Its aim? A great 2005 year, so the 2006 first official World Championship can be awesome! This year calendar…

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