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Minutes of the 2005 IGC Plenary meeting

The minutes of the last plenary meeting of the IGC, which took place on March 4 and 5, 2005, are now available on this site. There are two versions:

  • an HTML version, for on-line browsing, and
  • a PDF version, suitable for downloading and printing.

    Note: since the minutes were published, a small correction was made to item 13.1.5. If you have downloaded the PDF version before 09.00 UTC on April 8, 2005, please download the new version, see link above.

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Keynote Speech by Wolfgang Weinreich (IGC Plenary, Lausanne, 4.3.2005)

Mr. President,
Dear IGC delegates,
Dear friends of the gliding family!

When your president, Bob Henderson, asked me some weeks ago if I would be ready for some keynote words at the IGC plenary meeting I felt very honoured indeed. Certainly it is with great pleasure for me to address you and I feel very privileged to speak to you. During my time as FAI president, also as president of Europe Air Sports and as president of the German Aeroclub before, I had the opportunity to gather much information about air sports in general and about our sport gliding in detail.

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Key decisions and highlights from the IGC 2005 Plenary meeting

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.

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The FAI Centenary Contest

To celebrate the FAI centenary in 2005, glider pilots all over the world are invited to compete in a one-week contest. The southern hemisphere contest has already finished; you can see the results here.

The dates for the northern hemisphere are July 9 to 24. How to enter? Simply submit your flight to the OLC in the usual way to the national contest of the country where the flight takes place. All flights within the given period will automatically be included in the centenary contest. If you have n OLC experience, go to this page and follow the instructions.

The results of the northern hemisphere contest will be published here.

Gliding Membership Report

John Roake, Chairman of the IGC Membership Subcommittee, has submitted his report on the development of gliding members worldwide up to the end of 2004.

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