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/
Thursday, 19 December 2013 16:18
The FAI and Breitling are pleased to announce the FAI World Championships events selected for full Breitling branding and support for 2014.
This year the focus is on a smaller number of events and an increased emphasis on supporting the events and creating a great image of these events which will benefit the events themselves, the FAI and Breitling.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 08:48
Section 3 (Gliding) of the Sporting Code has been published for 2013.
The effective date of the main section is 1 October 2013.
The effective date of Annex A is 5 December 2013
The effective date of Annex C is 1 October 2013
Here are links to the current versions of Section 3 and its annexes:
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!