The 13th European Paragliding Championship has started!



We are in Serbia, in the Kopaonik mountain range, near Raska.


Bids, proposals, awards…


The clock is ticking and it’s already time for NACs and federations to think about deadlines for Category 1 events bidding, proposals to the 2015 Plenary, including nominations for awards.  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



What’s up this summer of 2014…


… beside this horrible European summer (according to a Swiss newspaper, the worst since 1965 – our picture)?


FAI Gold Air Medal for Bill Moyes!



“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…


World Champions Crowned in Hang Gliding Class 1, 2, 5 & Sport


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…


World Hang Gliding Class 1 Women, 2, 5 & Sport on the go!


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...

Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

glider-aero landscapeThe 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.


WPRS Server OK Again


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.

WPRS server problem


The server for civlrankings.fai.org, our World Pilot Ranking System,
experienced a hardware failure. We are in the process of bringing it back
online, but for now the service is not available. Fortunately, all the data
could be saved, but recovery takes some time. We will inform you here once
the server is online again.

Denis Cortella to control gliders at the coming Paragliding Euro



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.

Paraglider certificates in Cat 1 events



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
The proof of airworthiness is demonstrated by the certificate incorporated into the glider (Section 7
The 90 days rule refers to the date shown on this certificate.