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Main decisions taken at the FAI General Aviation Commission 2011 Annual Meeting

logo gac 01 cmyk-ptThe 2011 Annual Meeting of the FAI General Aviation Commission (GAC) was held on 18 and 19 November 2011 in Salzburg (Austria).

Amongst the subjects discussed during the meeting were:

  • The new and user-friendly ANR software allowing the preparation, display and scoring of Air Navigation Race (ANR) events that will be made available on the FAI website along with a user manual;
  • The progressive introduction of the Air Navigation Race (ANR) in traditional competitions, starting with the 18th FAI World Rally Flying Championship in 2012;
  • The study of the implementation of electrically-powered aircraft records within the Sporting Code Section 2;
  • The improvement of the decision-making process and the better use of information technology tools provided by the FAI to ease the communication and exchanges between GAC members all year round.


Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the meeting:

Future competitions

2012

  • 18th FAI World Rally Flying Championship
    Awarded to Castellòn (ESP) / 2 to 9 September 2012


To be awarded at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the FAI General Aviation Commission

  • 21st FAI World Precision Flying Championship, 2013
    Bid from Brand (GER) / 9 to 15 September 2013 (TBC)
  • 19th FAI World Rally Flying Championship, 2014
    Bid from Torun (POL) / Dates : TBC

Sporting Code Changes

Amendments will be included in the 2012 Version of Sporting Code Section 2.

Award

The Charles Lindbergh General Aviation Diploma was awarded to Edward BOLEN (USA).

Bureau Elections   

New President : Jean-Pierre DELMAS (FRA)
Vice President - Secretary : Hans SCHWEBEL (RSA)
New Vice President - Treasurer : János BENEDEK (HUN)
New GAC President of Honour : Vagn JENSEN (DEN)

Subcommittee Chairmen   

New SC Precision Flying : Rodney BLOIS (GBR)
SC Rally Flying : Andrzej OSOWSKI (POL)
SC Air Navigation Race : Maurice DUCRET (SUI)
SC Records : Art GREENFIELD (USA)

Technical Representatives

CASI: Jean Birgen (LUX)
Environmental Commission: Henry Lindholm (SWE)
Webmaster: Chris Booysen (RSA)
World Air Games: Heinrich Schawalder (SUI)
New Technical Adviser GNSS: Ralf Grunwald (GER)
New Technical Adviser Long Range Air Racing: Jean Birgen (LUX)

Next meeting

The next FAI General Aviation Commission annual meeting will take place on 1 to 4 November 2012 in Larnaca, Cyprus.

Photos

ent’s pin handed over)

Vice President - Secretary : Hans SCHWEBEL (RSA)

New / Vice President - Treasurer : János BENEDEK (HUN)

New / GAC President of Honour : Vagn JENSEN (DEN)

Subcommittee Chair(wo)men

New / SC Precision Flying : Rodney BLOIS (GBR)

SC Rally Flying : Andrzej OSOWSKI (POL)

SC Air Navigation Race : Maurice DUCRET (SUI)

SC Records : Art GREENFIELD (USA)