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CCC CERTIFIED GLIDERS

None yet.

Niviuk, Ozone and Gin new gliders have passed the in-flight test successfully and in time. Some have passed the load test. None have produced the other necessary documents (Certificate of Compliance, Measurement File...)

 

DOCUMENTATION

CCC requirements plus Annex B - Revision 3.5 approved September 8, 2014

Detailed requirements in this document called "CIVL Competition Class (CCC) - Paragliders permitted in FAI Category 1 Cross Country events".

Annex B defines controls and procedures.

CCC Test Template - Published October 12, 2014

  • What and when: a sum-up of the most important points of what has to be done and when.
  • Publication: Test Laboratories and CIVL responsibilities.
  • Blank Measurement File Template: the required mandatory measurements.
  • Measurement File Example: how the Measurements File should look like.
  • Measurement Process Example: how measurements could be done in competition.

To be read in conjunction with the CCC requirement document and Annex B. In case of conflict between documents, specially concerning measurements and deadlines, the CCC-Test-Template document is the rule.

 

THIS AND THAT

To implement the new CIVL Competition Class (CCC) paragliders is indeed a very complex task.

Unfortunately, the coming Category 1 event (World in Colombia) is only a few months after the last one (European in Serbia, flown on EN gliders only), which is not giving much time to everyone to be CCC ready. CIVL apologize for the changes brought to CCC requirements and process so late in the game. CIVL trust all concerned parties to understand that these changes are needed if CCC implementation is to be a success.

All information concerning CCC requirements and process, including the list of CCC certified gliders, is now available here.

The CIVL Bureau, in agreement with the Paragliding Committee, has published a document (Excel format) called CCC-Test-Template-Oct2014. This document includes the following sheets:

  • What and when: a sum-up of the most important points of what has to be done and when.
  • Publication: Test Laboratories and CIVL responsibilities.
  • Blank Measurement File Template: the required mandatory measurements.
  • Measurement File Example: how the Measurements File should look like.
  • Measurement Process Example: how measurements could be done in competition. 

What and when

Deadlines are:

  • October 14, 2014: in-flight test.
  • November 14, 2014: other tests and Certificate of Compliance sent to CIVL.
  • December 14, 2014: Certificate of Compliance for EN gliders sent to CIVL.

Publication

  • The list of CCC certified gliders is published on CIVL website.
  • If a glider is not on this list, it cannot be flown in Category 1 events: World and Continental championships.
  • Each glider is linked to its Certification of compliance and Measurement File.

Blank Measurement File Template

  • Measurements others than included in the Measurement File are not required.
  • The measurements given by the manufacturer in whatever format are imported by the test laboratory in the CCC-Test-Template. 
  • The test laboratory check if manufacturer measurements are within the tolerances of the CCC tested glider.
  • Inside the tolerances: the test laboratory confirms the data of the CCC-Test-Template.
  • Outside the tolerances: the test laboratory informs the manufacturer. They check together the differences, modify them or not, agree on the new data and add them in the CCC-Test-Template.
  • The CCC-Test-Template is published for anyone to check the wings.

Measurement File Example

No comment.

Measurement Process example

This sheet describes how controls are done in competition. It will evolved asap in a kind of handbook, so everyone can measure and control following the same technic.

EN Gliders

All EN A, B and C gliders are accepted as they are.

All EN D gliders with flat aspect ratio under 7.0 are accepted as they are.

EN gliders EN certified in time for the 2014 European championship with flat aspect ratio higher than 7.0 (Axis Mercury Sport, Gin Boomerang 9, Niviuk Icepeak 7 Pro, Ozone Enzo 1 & 2, Swing Core 3…) have to comply with the following CCC requirements:

  • Lines have to be CCC compliant.
  • Risers limiters are installed.
  • In the Measurement File are filled only: line and riser length, drawing of riser, table of lines quality.
  • Users’ Manual is updated and includes the Measurement File.
  • Test Laboratories send to CIVL the Certification of Compliance and Measurement File.

The  Test-Lab-Template document is to be read in conjunction with the CCC requirement document V-3.5, including Annex B.

In case of conflict between documents, specially concerning measurements and deadlines, the CCC-Test-Template document is the rule.

CIVL has no time to update the CCC requirement document right now. This will be done in time for the coming Plenary.

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