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Life is fun

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…

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Revamping

We are revamping our web pages! The News pages have already been improved. They are now organised in 28 (!) different categories, matching the future CIVL site general sections.

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How do we communicate?

FAI News, CIVL News, CIVL Info… How do we communicate? We cannot say that communication has been the top notched priority of the latest Bureaux. Well, the new Bureau has decided to spend more time on it.

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What future for the On Line Contest?

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.

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What future for the World Air Games?

The World Air Games (WAG) projects for 2005 or 2006 have been cancelled. BJ Worth, from the USA, FAI executive board member, is now working on the future WAG. Here is his vision on the future of the WAG, followed by our comments. In the CIVL Bureau, Agust Gudmundsson is in charge of this portfolio.

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How to organize Category 2 events

A hang gliding or paragliding competition can be registered in the FAI Sporting Calendar as a Category 2 event provided it is an international Sporting event and it is declared as such. Here is what needs to be done…

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Tracing our free flying history

And the World Could Fly

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Competitions' philosophy

You can play with the air, you can fly for pure pleasure. You can also fly to compete against the best – both pilots and gliders. FAI Championships in hang gliding and paragliding are held regularly, both as individual and team events. In which spirit do they take part?…

Why a FAI licence?

Most international Federations have implemented a mandatory international licence for their competitors. FAI has done the same. This is why…

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The 2 year rule

The current situation is that every pilot entering an international competition (FAI Category 1 or 2) must show his Sporting Licence. The country issuing the Licence is considered to be the country that pilot is flying for in Category 1 events. If a pilot wants to fly for another country, he will have to observe a 2 calendar year delay without flying in any Category 1 events before he can switch his allegiance. However he can fly in Category 2 events during this period. This is why……

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IPPI card update

To all National Hang Gliding/Paragliding Associations Following the introduction of the IPPI card in 1992, national associations and pilots throughout the world have benefited from the internationally recognised standards of the IPPI card. However a lot of pilots are still not using it. To encourage more pilots to use the IPPI card we would like all national hang gliding and paragliding associations to promote this card using the information found on CIVL web site. Some of those information badly need to be updated.

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