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…
Wednesday, 03 August 2005 21:04
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.
Friday, 15 July 2005 17:02
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…
Monday, 04 July 2005 19:39
A bid to host a continental or world championship is an important matter for any organizer or NACs. The stakes are high, as are the investments in time, energy and money. Just as important is the task, for the Plenary, to rightfully choose who will get the next championships. But who REALLY decides who the winners are?
Friday, 01 July 2005 19:49
A bid to a continental or world championship is an important matter for any organizer or NACs. The stakes are high, as are the investments in time, energy and money. Just as important is the task, for the Plenary, to rightfully choose who will get the next championships.
Monday, 20 June 2005 05:09
Life in CIVL Bureau is fun, and we sometimes have to answer very seriously some weird question. Remember the last Plenary when we had to decide if pilots flying tandem could compete in an individual world championship? Today we have to determine if a paraglider pilot can finish his competition or record flight under his reserve parachute and not be penalized…
Tuesday, 07 June 2005 04:34
The Online Contest (OLC) registers pilots carrying out distance soaring flights. Participation is growing fast, with currently 12,000+ registered Gliding, Hang gliding and Paragliding pilots. Its organizer, Reiner Rose, and the FAI are studying the possibilities of a larger and more universal OLC. In the CIVL Bureau, Scott Torkelsen is in charge of this portofolio.