Thursday, 29 October 2015 09:26
NACs and federations, deadlines are approaching for 2018 Category 1 events bidding and proposals to the 2016 Plenary, including nominations for awards.
Bids for Category 1 Continental Championships must reach CIVL President before December 1, 2015.
Bids for proposals to the Plenary must reach CIVL President before December 23, 2015.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 17:31
CIVL implemented this year the CIVL Competition Class for paragliders. Controls were done in Cat 1 competitions by Denis Cortella. Denis is showing us here (and below) how they are done, so YOU can do them at home. Control files that he used are available here, along with the certificate of compliance and measurement files.
Thursday, 24 September 2015 23:55
The 2015 FAI Awards Ceremony tonight celebrated the achievements of air sports men and women through the prestigious FAI Medals and Diploma, and the FAI-Breitling Awards. The event took place aboard the ship SS Rotterdam, docked in the harbour of her namesake city in The Netherlands, as part of the 109th FAI General Conference, which starts tomorrow.
Friday, 11 September 2015 14:08
Are you keen on painting or drawing? Have air sports always made you dream? Are you concerned about environmental issues? If so, then pick up your pens, pencils or brushes and enter the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest. The aim is to create a picture that illustrates this years’ theme “Air Sports in Harmony with Nature”, and to show the world just how talented you are.
4 August 1985: Larry Tudor, the “Part Bird”, who Flew a Record of a 4’343 Meters Gain in Altitude with a Hang Glider
Tuesday, 04 August 2015 09:00
Today marks the 30th anniversary of an FAI Word Record made by an American pilot described as both “Part Bird” and “Skygod” and who is perhaps one of the finest Hang Glider pilot for tandem or solo flights: Larry Tudor. A fidgety Californian, he has been pushing the edges of how far hang gliders can go since the air sport's early days in the 1970s. During his long career, Tudor set a total of ten FAI World Records and the one we are commemorating today has not yet been broken.