Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:55
“Bill Moyes developed the sport from a local phenomena to a worldwide thing of staggering proportion, and thousands and thousands of people are now flying because of what he’s been doing." So declared John Dickenson, inventor of the Modern Hang Glider and also a FAI Air Gold Medal recipient. The CIVL nomination continues…
Thursday, 10 July 2014 10:05
The FAI World Multi-Class Hang Gliding Championships have come to an end in Annecy, France. All results, photos, videos, comments and more are to be found on the competition website. The podiums…
Thursday, 26 June 2014 16:45
It started in Doussard, France, on the shore of Annecy Lake, with preparation, registration, opening ceremony and the first tasks.
On D Day+4 things are smokin'. Check it here on the organisers website. Results, comments, pictures, videos...
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:05
The FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the Federation. The 3-minute film succinctly presents the FAI sports and includes footage of FAI international records from Charles Lindbergh to Felix Baumgartner.
Sunday, 22 June 2014 11:34
Thanks to a great effort by Andreas, the CIVL server with all its services is back online: WPRS, WXC, VALI.
We experienced a double hard drive failure, fortunately slightly staged, which gave Andreas the chance of salvaging all the data off the second disk before that one died. The probability for such a double failure is extremely low, but as Mr. Murphy and Mr. Pratchett discovered, things with a million-to-one chance come true nine times out of ten.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 06:55
The server for civlrankings.fai.org, our World Pilot Ranking System,
Monday, 16 June 2014 15:52
The last Plenary decided that glider controls would be carried out at the coming European and Pan-American championships.
The CIVL Bureau has given full power to Denis Cortella to implement these controls at the Kopaonic (Serbia) Euro.
Monday, 16 June 2014 15:12
The CIVL Bureau reminds all pilots in 2014 Paragliding Category 1 events that their gliders must be certified 90 days prior to the start of the competition (Section 7 126.96.36.199).
The proof of airworthiness is demonstrated by the certificate incorporated into the glider (Section 7 188.8.131.52).
The 90 days rule refers to the date shown on this certificate.
Friday, 06 June 2014 14:26
The FAI announced today that the 2015 edition of the FAI World Air Games has been awarded to the United Arab Emirates and will be held in Dubai. This multi-discipline event will be organised by the Emirates Aerosports Federation and will take place over a period of 12 days in December 2015. It is the only world competition that brings together the various different air sports.
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 16:54
Last February, the Plenary approved the new CIVL Competition Class (CCC) requirements for paragliders. The Plenary also agreed that “at all times, CIVL Bureau has the power to adjust the requirements. The Paragliding Committee (PG-C) will be consulted before such adjustments are made.”