Tuesday, 29 July 2014 22:15
IGC Journalist Angela Sheard is attending the 33rd FAI World Gliding Championships in the Open, 18 Meter, and 15 Meter Classes in Leszno, Poland. She is planning to write a series of reports from the competition. This one is from July 28, 2014.
The best place on Leszno airfield today is the huge fan cooling the dining room in the Airport Hotel. Red and dripping crew members are staggering in from the airfield after seeing their pilots off, to stand luxuriating in the only cool breeze for miles around. Yes, the heavy, hot and humid weather goes on.
Thursday, 26 June 2014 15:00
The Italy Qualifying Sailplane Grand Prix took place in Varese from 14 to 21 June with 18 the competitors from 6 countries : Argentina, Austria, Chech Republic, Germany, Italy, Slovenia.
The opening ceremony was held in the wonderful location of Villa Recalcati , headquarter of the Province of Varese, where thecompetitors enjoyed a nice party at the end of the official briefing.
After a beginning with difficult weather conditions, the meteo has turned to be very good, I would say exceptional for the month of June , and pilots were able to fly even quite long tasks and always at very high speed average.
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:05
The FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the Federation. The 3-minute film succinctly presents the FAI sports and includes footage of FAI international records from Charles Lindbergh to Felix Baumgartner.
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 17:12
The minimum performances required for Continental Records have been published in the Documents section, with an effective date of 14 May 2014.
Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:08
The 2014 Annual Meeting of the FAI Gliding Commission (IGC) was held on 7 and 8 March 2014 in Varese, Italy.
The Commission presented the improvements that were made to the training of the IGC Stewards: new training guides and documents, new communication platform, overall improved support.
Famous Italian glider pilot and current FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Champion Giorgio Galetto gave a speech to the Delegates about his views on the future of gliding competitions in IGC competitions such as World Championships and the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series.
Here are the main decisions that were taken during the meeting:
Friday, 28 February 2014 16:28
The Aero Club of Poland is very active in promoting the idea of "olympic gliding". The Polish foundation "Smyki na start" whose main goal is promoting engineering and technology among youngsters together with Aero Club of Poland and Warsaw University of Technology are co-operting in order to convince the organisers of the IWG in Wroclaw to include gliding in the World games.
They are collecting words of support from all around the world on dedicated webpage: http://www.smykinastart.pl/in-english/41.html
If you can spread this info among gliding enthusiasts in your countries it will surely help the idea.
Don't delay send your support today.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 11:51
The FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) has established the Angelo d’Arrigo Diploma, a new FAI environmental award which aims at recognising and promoting major contributions in the field of environmental and sustainable development, in accordance with the development of a philosophy and a vision of sport aviation that increasingly wants to be respectful of the environment that surrounds it.
Saturday, 18 January 2014 03:51
The agenda and annexes for the March 7-8 2014 Plenary meeting of the FAI Gliding Commission (IGC) in Varese, Italy, has been published in the Documents section. Updated February 10, 2014.
Friday, 17 January 2014 13:56
The FAI is pleased to announce the appointment of Susanne Schödel as its new Secretary General, starting on 1 March 2014. Schödel, a 41 year old German native, combines experience in airsports, management of non-profit making organisations and political matters.
Thursday, 16 January 2014 14:11
The period for acceptance of bids to hold a qualifying FAI Sailplane Grand Prix expired on the 31st of December 2013. The last qualifying event to be approved is in the Czech Republic at Frydland which will be held in May 2015 in the Club class.
The list of qualifying events is now complete and can be found at http://www.sgp.aero/