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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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WPRS Update June 2005

On 1st May CIVL moved to the new ranking system for Paragliding. There are considerable changes and pilots are urged to check their name and ranking. Hang Gliding and Paragliding Accuracy are also updated.

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European Airspace

During the last CIVL meeting there was a report on the work done on a European level in the field of aviation regulation and safety.

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Section 7 FAI Sporting code

The 2005 edition of Section 7 of the FAI Sporting Code (Hang Gliding & Paragliding), effective 01 May 2005, has now been published on the FAI website at http://www.fai.org/hang_gliding/documents/sc7

CIVL Plenary Minutes, Guatemala 2005

The full minutes of the CIVL Plenary Meeting in Guatemala, 2005 have been published at http://www.fai.org/hang_gliding/meetings/

CIVL Plenary, Guatemala Feb 2005

There follows an unoffical summary of the CIVL Plenary Panajachel, Guatemala – February 19th - 20th 2006. The full minutes will be published as soon as they are approved.

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WPRS Update February 2005

PARAGLIDING The only competition added was the Pre PG World Cup in Colombia. Competitions deleted were the British PG Piedrahita, Nordic 0pen, PG World Cup La Clusaz, Russian Open (Austria), World PG Champs 03. Results not received so not added are: 3rd Monaco Open, La Palma Open, Korean Presidents Cup, Argentine Loma Bola, Polish Cornizzolo Cup, Norwegian Open, French Alps/Annecy, 3rd Porto de Espada, British Open Long Mynd, Finnish Nationals and Finnish League, Piedrahita Open, Swiss PG Champs, Korean League, Gianni Cerroni Trophy, X Copa Pirineus, Slovak Nationals, Hungarian Nationals.

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January 2005 Paragliding Rankings

PARAGLIDING Competitions added are the Manilla Open, Andes Open, Porterville Serial Challenge, Chile Vizcachas, All Africa and the New Zealand Nationals. Deleted were the Alpen Open, British PG Open St Andre, Croatian PG Open, French PG Champs, HVS Finnish PG Open, Lithuanian Open, Portuguese Douro Superior, Veltins Schmitten Pokal, Yu Open Sicevo. Results no received so not added are: La Palma Open, Korean Presidents Cup, Argentine Loma Bola, 2nd Brazil nationals, Norwegian Open, French Alps/Annecy 3rd Porto de Espada, British Open Long Mynd, Finnish Nationals and Finnish League, Piedrahita Open, Swiss PG Champs, Korean League, Gianni Cerroni Trophy, X Copa Pirineus, Slovak Nationals, Hungarian Nationals.

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Agenda for the 2005 CIVL meeting published

The agenda and annexes for the February 2005 CIVL Meeting have now been published on the "meetings" page of the CIVL web pages at http://www.fai.org/hang_gliding/meetings/