FAI Seminar for Event Directors

In April 2006, a FAI Seminar for Event Directors will be held in order to share knowledge gathered in all air sports, and evaluate how FAI can help event directors to add value to their events, especially in universal matters such as media-coverage, sports marketing, environmental and safety issues.


Bureau 2005: The Minutes

The CIVL Bureau held its traditional – and mandatory – mid-term meeting in Pleguien, France, on 27th-29th October 2005. The minutes of this meeting are now available at http://www.fai.org/hang_gliding/meetings/bureau/2005.

Building an environmental network

The CIVL bureau has just reactivated its Working Group for Environmental Affairs. Its Chairman, Thomas Senac, is looking for concerned people to build a dedicated network.


WPRS Update Nov 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.


Awards for 2005

Nominations for FAI awards - Hang gliding and Paragliding Diploma and the Pepe Lopez Medal - shall be sent to the FAI Secretariat together with citations not exceeding 100 words, and other supporting information required in “the By-Laws to the FAI Statutes”, chapter 12, (http://www.fai.org/documents/constitution), to arrive no later than the 12th December 2005.

Environmental Affairs : a new Working Group

Thomas Sénac, from France, was appointed to chair a new Environment Affairs Working Group. Some first proposals were agreed upon, and Thomas will start to implement them. He will also contact the FAI Environmental Commission chairman, Michael Goth, to find out what is expected from the new Working Group and how he can contribute to the Commission. Contact Thomas Sénac


Plenary 2006

The Plenary Meeting of the CIVL will be held on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February 2006 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Subcommittees and Working Groups will meet on Friday the 10th. The hang gliding and paragliding federations of the FAI member countries, in the CIVL Plenary Meeting represented by their delegates, can send in proposals that will be put on the agenda no later than the 12th December 2005.


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…


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.


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.