Monday, 02 December 2013 13:44
In addition to its excellent work in government relations, the European Gliding Union (EGU) engages in analysis and outreach on a variety of gliding topics.
At this year's Workshop on Club Development, authors Alison Randle, Arne Wangsholm, Claus Nedergaard Jacobsen, and Robert Danewid presented their analyses and views regarding the challenges gliding clubs face in attracting, serving, and keeping members.
Their conclusions make interesting reading for glider pilots everywhere, not just in Europe!
Friday, 11 October 2013 15:23
The 5th Sailplane Grand Prix series was completed in July this year with the successful event at Zar in Poland, all the results and news of the events can be seen on the new Sailplane Grand Prix web site at www.sgp.aero.
The new SGP web site has been developed during the last SGP series and all future events can be found on this site. The SGP team is now turning its full attention to the 5th SGP final to be held at Sisteron in France in May 2014 a full list of the qualifying pilots can be found on the SGP web site.
The FAI Sailplane Grand Prix qualifying competitions for the 6th FAI SGP series will be held between the 1st of June 2014 and the 31st of May 2015and the 6th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix final will be held in the latter half of 2015.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 17:48
Section 3 (Gliding) of the Sporting Code has been published for 2013.
The effective date of the main section is October 1, 2013.
The effective date of Annex A is December 5, 2013
Here are links to the current versions of Section 3 and its annexes:
Friday, 06 September 2013 10:29
Friday, 09 August 2013 09:53
In April, pioneering woman pilot Helen Georgeson passed away. A successful pilot, both in partnership with her ex-husband Dick and in her own right, she was an inspiration to friends, family and women pilots who came after her. Her nephew Nigel Ackroyd has put some words together in memory of an extraordinary woman.
Friday, 14 June 2013 17:25
Updated: July 6, 2013
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:25
Updated June 3, 2013: Version 4 of Part 1
Monday, 22 April 2013 13:16
The FAI has released a new publication, the 2012 FAI Annual Report, designed to present the most notable achievements, developments, facts and challenges of the past year. It is meant to be a reference book for all those who are interested in air sports events and the FAI.
It includes an overview of each air sport, lists of competition results, awards and records, photographs and a lot of other useful information.
Friday, 19 April 2013 14:04
At the 2013 IGC Plenary Meeting in Papendal the Sporting Code Committee put forward a discussion paper suggesting that it was time to make a radical revision of the Sporting Code for Gliding. This was accepted and the Committee has now begun the work to achieve this.
Monday, 08 April 2013 13:39
FAME, the marketing arm of FAI, the World Air Sports Federation has signed Memorandums of Understanding with the FAI Gliding Commission (IGC) and the FAI Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Commission (CIVL).