Sunday, 23 February 2014 13:13
The 2014 CIVL Plenary ended in Bali this February 23rd. Some 40 delegates and alternate delegates representing 27 countries were present. Also many observers from Indonesia and Singapore were present. Four days of work and many decisions. Here is a quick sum-up. More later!
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:51
The FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) has established the Angelo d’Arrigo Diploma, a new FAI environmental award which aims at recognising and promoting major contributions in the field of environmental and sustainable development, in accordance with the development of a philosophy and a vision of sport aviation that increasingly wants to be respectful of the environment that surrounds it.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 00:26
Just like the PG Competition Class requirements were adjusted, here is the final version of CIVL GAP to be presented to the Plenary as amendment to the version published with the agenda.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 00:15
Over the past few weeks, the Paragliding Committee created the final (we hope) revision of our CIVL Competition Class document. The changes to the version published early January are clearly marked. In short, this is what changes:
Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:42
In 2011, the qualification criteria for all Category 1 hang gliding events were modified by the Plenary. The idea was to make criteria harder, so safety would be improved. Unfortunately, the Plenary did not realize that the new requirements, if adapted to Class 1 championships, are just not working for Class 2, 5 and Sport, and for Women Class 1 specific championships.
Saturday, 18 January 2014 19:09
The Paragliding Pre-Worlds in Roldanillo, Colombia, came to a successful conclusion last week. Four tasks were flown in 6 days and 147 pilots had the opportunity to try out CIVL’s experimental ‘Final Glide Decelerator’ techniques, the conical end of speed section (CESS) and the arrival altitude time bonus (AATB).
Saturday, 18 January 2014 19:01
When the CIVL made the difficult decision to cancel the European Championships in Spain this summer, we made it a high priority to look for an alternated location/organizer for this event. We know that the European Championships is an important event for pilots in Europe as well as other nations that often bring visiting pilots.
Friday, 17 January 2014 13:56
The FAI is pleased to announce the appointment of Susanne Schödel as its new Secretary General, starting on 1 March 2014. Schödel, a 41 year old German native, combines experience in airsports, management of non-profit making organisations and political matters.
Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:18
2013 was a very active year for paragliding accuracy in Asia. In addition to numerous FAI Cat 2 sanctioned events, towards the end of 2013 two significant test competitions were organized: the first for 2nd FAI Asian Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Malaysia and the second, for the air sports events within the Asian Beach Games.
Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:58
The local regulations for the 13th FAI Women's World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship, 1st FAI World Hang Gliding Class Sport Championship,19th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship and 6th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championship in Annecy, France, are now published.