Friday, 25 October 2013 18:34
The Bureau held its annual Autumn meeting near Grenoble, in the home of one of its member. 4 days of intensive work and homemade cuisine, toil, fun and bonding in the French Indian Summer. The minutes will be published asap. A few headlines…
Saturday, 14 September 2013 11:16
On September 7th 2013, took part on the Clarence River, in Grafton, NSW, Australia, an enactment of the first fight of the modern day hang glider the 'Dickenson Wing'. The glider was designed by John Dickenson and flown by Rod Fuller 50 years earlier while the boat was piloted by Pat Crowe.
Friday, 06 September 2013 10:29
Monday, 19 August 2013 16:41
Published today is the latest completely revised edition of ‘Practical Guidelines for Organising CIVL/FAI Category 1 Championships’. It can be found at: http://www.fai.org/civl-documents under Event Organisers/Practical Guidelines...
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:03
Following problems with pilots having been fined by the police at landing after free-flying, FAI and CIVL have been in contact with the Austrian Aero-club.
The Austrian Aero-club is working for solutions to what seems to be a local problem for some free-flyers.
For official competitions there is no problem as the current law allows pilots with foreign licence to fly.
(Flying in the Tannheimer Valley. Photo found on the web here)
Sunday, 11 August 2013 09:06
Until this summer, the IPPI Card was tolerated. Not any more. CIVL received reports of pilots being arrested by the police and charged a 300-400 euros fine for not having a proper licence. The Austrian federation is aware of the problem. At the time being, it is collecting data from several countries, to find out which licences are acceptable for the Ministry of Transport. The new rules should be published in October 2013, showing the accepted licences.
Up to now, are collected samples licences/rating cards from following countries:
BEL, CZE, DEN, FRA, GBR, GER, HUN, ITA, NED, NOR, POR, ROM, SLO, SUI, SWE, AUS, CAN, NZL, USA.
The only one that might be accepted by the Ministry of Transport seems to be: CZE, GER, ROM, SLO, SUI.