Main decisions taken at the FAI General Aviation Commission 2012 Annual Meeting

logo gac 01 cmyk-ptThe 2012 Annual Meeting of the FAI General Aviation Commission (GAC) was held on 2 and 3 November 2012 in Larnaca (Cyprus).

Here are the main decisions that were taken during the meeting:

Future competitions



Summer 2015:
Preliminary bid by Portugal : 10th FAI European Rally Flying Championship, Santa Cruz
Declaration of interest by Croatia to organise the 22nd FAI World Precision Flying Championship in Zagreb, Croatia

In 2013 ANR discovery flights for participants to FAI Championships.

Sporting Code Changes

  1. For Rally Flying: shortage of navigations and a second competition category created to attract younger and new crews
  2. Electrically-powered aircraft now included in Sporting Code 2
  3. Tilt-Rotor records : removed from SC Section 2 (GAC) as they are covered by CIG Section and CIG accepted keep current records valid.
  4. New model of lighter and cheaper Flight recorders


The Charles Lindbergh General Aviation Diploma was awarded to Jiri DODAL (CZE).

Bureau Elections

President : Jean-Pierre DELMAS (FRA)
1st Vice President / Secretary : Hans SCHWEBEL (RSA)
New 2nd Vice President / Treasurer : Jiri DODAL (CZE)

Subcommittee Chairmen

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

Technical Representatives & Special Duties

New CASI : Jean-Pierre DELMAS (FRA)
New Webmaster : Michel FRERE (FRA)
World Air Games Liaison Officer : Heinrich SCHAWALDER (SUI)
Long Range Air Racing : Jean BIRGEN (LUX)

Next Meeting

1-3 November 2013 in Cordoba, Spain.