Lausanne 4-5 March 2005
31 delegates from national gliding federations and in total around 75 persons took part in the meeting of the International Gliding Commission held in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne 4-5 March 2005.
These are the highlights. A full report of the meeting will be circulated later. The agenda and all documents can be downloaded from the FAI web site. http://www.fai.org/gliding/meetings.
The Southern Hemisphere period was 29 January to 13 February 2005. The Northern Hemisphere period will take place 9-24 July 2005. The Southern Hemisphere period produce some 60,000km of cross-country flights.
The following Year One proposals were adopted by the meeting. (A Year One proposal means that the principles of the proposal were adopted. The IGC Bureau or the appropriate Committee will continue working with the detailed proposal to be presented at the next meeting.)
FAI Sporting Code Chapter 3D, General Section:
FAI Sporting Code Chapter 3D, Annex A:
The following Year Two proposals were adopted (these are now final and will have effect from 31 October 2005):
FAI Sporting Code Chapter 3D, Annex B:
No bid for the 2nd World Sailplane Grand Prix has been received so far. It was agreed to extend the bidding time until October 2005 and to empower the Bureau to receive the bids and to make the decision.
The manufacturers now have 12 months to respond to this decision to introduce the required changes in their flight recorders. It was noted that this only applies to world records, not other activities such as national records, competitions and badges.
This decision applies to the Cambridge 10, 20, 25, Print Technic, and Zander 940.
Mr. Klaus Ohlmann gave a presentation “Soaring on the Edge” where he told about his 2100 km straight flight in Argentina, and the preparations for the flight.
Mr. Olivier Rennert gave a presentation about the German On-line Competition, which is also used to manage the FAI/IGC Centenary Gliding Weeks.
The Pirat Gerigher Diploma was awarded to Gillian Bryce-Smith, United Kingdom
President: Mr. Bob Henderson, New Zealand
1st Vice-president: Mr. Eric Mozer, USA
Vice-presidents: Mr. Vladimir Foltin, Slovak Republic, Mr. Axel Reich, Germany, Mr. Arild Solbakken, Norway, Mr. Brian Spreckley, UK, Mr. Roland Stuck, France
Secretary: Mr. Peter Eriksen, Denmark.
Mr. Dick Bradley, South Africa, was confirmed as Treasurer
Proposals and reports from Committees requiring voting shall be with the secretary Thursday 15 December 2005, reports not requiring voting Sunday 5 January 2006.
All material will be made available to delegates Monday 16 January 2006, 45 days Tabela before the meeting in accordance with the FAI by-laws.