US Paragliding Aerobatics pilot to unveil new tricks at FAI World Air Games

Max-Marien-JPGIt's rare to find competitors from the US in Paragliding Aerobatics competitions. The sport of paragliding has a relatively small following there, and there are few pilots who embark on the niche daredevil discipline of performing aerobatic manoeuvres in the sky.

One American who does compete is relative newcomer Max Marien, 27. He has come all the way from San Diego in California to Dubai to compete with what he says is a trio of new stunts he's developed. "They've never been seen in a competition before," he said ahead of the contest in the United Arab Emirates.


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Good morning from Dubai, where the skies are clear and the temperature is warm – it’s a beautiful place to be in December.

Today, Tuesday December 1, 2015, we’ve got a whole host of athletes, competitors and pilots setting up and getting to grips with what is to come: two weeks of the best air sports event in the world. 


FAI Asian PG Accuracy Local Regulations Published



The local regulations for the 3rd FAI Asian Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan, from 27th May to 3rd June, 2016, are now published here.

Autum Bureau Meeting Minutes Published


The CIVL Autumn Bureau meeting took part in Belgrade, Serbia, from November 6th to 8th. The minutes are now published in the Document pages of our website, along  with the Bureau activity report.

Left to right: Stéphane Malbos, Igor Erzen, Jamie Shelden, Goran Dimikovski, Adrian Thomas and Zeljko Ovuka.

World XC Online Contest : the 2015 Winners


Since 2010, the CIVL/FAI World XC Online Contest has hang-gliding and paragliding pilots of the world participating.

In 2015, the big winners are:


Bidding Open for 2019 Hang Gliding World



CIVL has been presented with a unique proposal for the organization of the Hang Gliding World Championships in 2019.


2016 Plenary: the clock is ticking


NACs and federations, deadlines are approaching for 2018 Category 1 events bidding and proposals to the 2016 Plenary, including nominations for awards.

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"Every system is perfectly designed to achieve exactly the results it gets."
Donald Berwick


CIVL 2016 Plenary


The CIVL 2016 Plenary will take place in Lausanne from February 18 to 21.


Bid for 2018 Championships!


The following 2018 events are open for bidding. The bidding deadline is December 1st, 2015 (per Bureau decision, instead of mid October as per Section 7).


How to Control Your CCC Paraglider


CIVL implemented this year the CIVL Competition Class for paragliders. Controls were done in Cat 1 competitions by Denis Cortella. Denis is showing us here (and below) how they are done, so YOU can do them at home. Control files that he used are available here, along with the certificate of compliance and measurement files.