News of Records
Sunday, 25 January 2015 14:36
« Good morning from Roldanillo for the final time of these Worlds. It's been a blast. » reports Ed Ewing, editor of XC Magazine, in his daily report on the championship website.The winners of the blast and new World Champions: Honorin Hamard and Seiko Fukuoka-Naville from France, and the German team.
Thursday, 15 January 2015 08:57
The 14th FAI World Paragliding Championship has started on January 10th in Roldanillo, Colombia, with 148 pilots and 38 nations.
Sunday, the opening ceremony turned into a town festival with a Carneval floats parade and thousands of spectators.
Monday was a practice task day, neccesary for organization and pilots to iron out small issues that can ruin a good task day.
Tuesday and Task 1 saw 138 pilots at goal, 86km away.
Task 2 was set at 106km and 85 pilots made goal.
The championship is on a roll and can be followed in many ways, like…
Monday, 01 September 2014 11:14
CCC CERTIFIED GLIDERS
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.
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.
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
Blank Measurement File Template
Measurement File Example
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.
All EN A, B and C gliders are accepted as they are.
All EN D gliders with flat aspect ratio of 7.0 or less 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:
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.
Sunday, 06 April 2014 17:00
On this day, April 6, 113 pilots from 18 countries are selected and 7 pilots are on the waiting list. The pilots status is published here.
Monday, 03 March 2014 10:45
Seating around the diner table, from right to left, Ms Gudmundsson, Agust Gudmundsson (CIVL President), John Grubbstrom (FAI President), the Governor of Bali, the Chief of the Indonesian Air Force (also President of the NAC) and the Indonesian Olympic Committee President. Bali’s Governor invited all Delegates and friends to a very nice reception.
Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:42
In 2011, the qualification criteria for all Category 1 hang gliding events were modified by the Plenary. The idea was to make criteria harder, so safety would be improved. Unfortunately, the Plenary did not realize that the new requirements, if adapted to Class 1 championships, are just not working for Class 2, 5 and Sport, and for Women Class 1 specific championships.
Saturday, 18 January 2014 19:09
The Paragliding Pre-Worlds in Roldanillo, Colombia, came to a successful conclusion last week. Four tasks were flown in 6 days and 147 pilots had the opportunity to try out CIVL’s experimental ‘Final Glide Decelerator’ techniques, the conical end of speed section (CESS) and the arrival altitude time bonus (AATB).
Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:18
2013 was a very active year for paragliding accuracy in Asia. In addition to numerous FAI Cat 2 sanctioned events, towards the end of 2013 two significant test competitions were organized: the first for 2nd FAI Asian Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Malaysia and the second, for the air sports events within the Asian Beach Games.
Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:58
The local regulations for the 13th FAI Women's World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship, 1st FAI World Hang Gliding Class Sport Championship,19th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship and 6th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 5 Championship in Annecy, France, are now published.