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Dear Delegates,
 

Registration for the FAI Aerobatics Commission (CIVA) Plenary Meeting 2013 is now closed.

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for last minute availability and booking and for any additional information

 

Meeting schedule in short

Thursday 7 November
17h45   Departure from Stockholm harbour
Dinner & Overnight onboard M/S Victoria

Friday 8 November
10h00 Arrival in Tallinn
Transfer to the Hotel
Plenary Meeting
Dinner & Overnight in Tallinn

Saturday 9 November
Plenary Meeting
18h00    Departure from Tallinn harbour
Overnight onboard M/S Baltic Queen

Sunday 10 November
10h00   Arrival Stockholm harbour

 

Detailed programme and payment information

 

Information on how to get to Stockholm harbour

 

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Aerobatics Records

There are no records for Aerobatics.

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CIVA Representatives

Officials and Experts

Here is the current CIVA 2013-2014 List of International Judges for Aerobatics.

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Our Sport

FAI Aerobatic Championships have been held since 1960, when the 1st World Aerobatic Championships was organised in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Competition has now evolved into several categories including Advanced and Unlimited in Power and Glider, YAK-52 World Championships, and a new FAI Elite Series. The sport is governed by the FAI Sporting Code, General Section and Section 6 (Aerobatics).  These rules can be found under "Documents". 

What is Aerobatics?

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Aerobatics has been performed in aircraft almost since the first flight of a powered aircraft. In the early years before World War I, aerobatics served as entertainment for crowds fascinated by these new aerial machines. Later, it became an essential part of a military pilot’s training and utilized in combat. In more recent decades, it has been recognized as an important part in a pilot’s training in order to make him or her more proficient in controlling their aircraft in all flight attitudes.Klaus_in_Air_4

The challenge of performing aerobatic figures precisely led to the development of aerobatic competition. The first competitions were held in the early 1930’s, at the Olympics in Berlin in 1936, and at various national competitions after World War II. FAI recognized the need for a sanctioned World Championships which led to that first post-war competition in 1960 (1st World Aerobatic Champion Ladislav Bezak shown right).

World Championships in Power are held every two years and in Gliders every year. Continental Championships are held in the off years. Pilots who compete in World and Continental Championships are selected by their FAI member organizations and compete both individually and as teams.

Browse the Calendar for upcoming FAI Aerobatic Championships.

Aerobatic Competitions

Aresti_cupAn aerobatic competitions are a highly demanding test of a pilot’s ability to fly a high-performance aircraft, whether it is powered or a glider, very precisely in a programme of figures. These programmes are flown in a very small “box” which is a one-kilometer cube. Excursions from the box incur heavy penalties. These “sequences” are physically demanding and require expert control and situational awareness.

Aircraft used for competition are highly specialized and though specially built for this purpose, require superb handling and energy management in order to win. Pilots are judged by a panel of seven to ten judges who grade each figure on a range of 0 to 10. “Freestyle” programmes are also included in competitions which are flown to different criteria. Scores are processed using a statistical system called “FairPlay”.Ladislav_Bezak_-_1960_World_Aerobatic_Champion

While several FAI Aerobatic Championships are held each year, local, regional, and national competitions number in the hundreds throughout the world. To achieve a slot on a National Team can take many years of practice and preparation and hundreds of hours in the air under the watchful eyes of an experienced trainer.

Bidding for Championships

Bids to organize and host FAI Aerobatic Championships are welcome. Deadline for submission of bids is the 1st of October every year. Bids will then be considered by the CIVA Bureau with final selections being made by the plenary in November. Bids are encouraged as far in advance as possible.

The President of CIVA should be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details on organizing a Championship.  "Guidelines for Bidding" are also found in the "Documents" section of this website.

Organisation

Bureau and Delegates

Subcommittees and Working groups

Representation on other Bodies by CIVA Members

CIVA Subcommittees and Working Groups

CIVA Catalogue Sub-Committee
 
Alan C. Cassidy Chairman United Kingdom
 
Brian Howard Member USA
 
Pierre Varloteaux Member France
 
Madelyne Delcroix Member France
 
Anatoly Belov Member
 
Manfred Echter Member Germany
CIVA Contest Organization Working Group
 
Nicholas Harold Buckenham Chairman United Kingdom
 
Madelyne Delcroix Member France
 
Elena Klimovich Member Russia
 
Vladimir Machula Member Czech Rep.
CIVA FPS Development Working Group
 
Nicholas Harold Buckenham Chairman United Kingdom
 
Doug Lovell Member USA
 
Gilles Guillemard Member France
 
Mikhail Mamistov Member Russia
 
Vladimir Machula Member Czech Rep.
CIVA Glider Aerobatics Sub-Committee
 
Manfred Echter Chair Germany
 
Klein Gilhousen Member USA
 
Madelyne Delcroix Member France
 
Erik Houtman Member Netherlands
 
Pekka Havbrandt Member Sweden
 
Georgi Kaminski Member Russia
 
Jerzy Makula Member Poland
 
Karl Berger Member Austria
 
Miyako Kanao Member Japan
 
Jyrki Viitasaari Member Finland
 
Philippe Küchler Member Switzerland
 
Ferenc Toth Member Hungary
 
Chris Cain Member United Kingdom
 
Lis Arneberg Member Denmark
 
Sasha Marvin Member Italy
 
Premysl Vavra Member Czech Rep.
CIVA Judging Sub-Committee
 
John Louis Gaillard Chairman South Africa
 
Brian Howard Member USA
 
Mikhail Mamistov Member Russia
 
Matti Mecklin Member Finland
 
Philippe Küchler Member Switzerland
 
Vladimir Machula Member Czech Rep.
CIVA Known Programme Analysis Working Group
 
Robert Holland Member USA
 
Claude Bessiere Member France
 
Alan C. Cassidy Member United Kingdom
 
Mikhail Mamistov Member Russia
 
Nigel Hopkins Member South Africa
 
Martin Vecko Member Czech Rep.
CIVA Rules Sub-committee
 
Michael R. Heuer Chairman USA
 
Matthieu Roulet Member France
 
Alan C. Cassidy Member United Kingdom
 
Jürgen Leukefeld Member
 
Philippe Küchler Member Switzerland
 
Vladimir Machula Member Czech Rep.
CIVA Strategic Planning Group
 
Nicholas Harold Buckenham Chairman United Kingdom
 
Michael R. Heuer Member USA
 
Matthieu Roulet Member France
 
Alan C. Cassidy Member United Kingdom
 
Lars - Göran Arvidsson Member Sweden
 
Elena Klimovich Member Russia

FAI Aerobatics Commission Bureau

 

Lars - Göran Arvidsson President
 
James M. K. Black President of Honour United Kingdom
 
Michael R. Heuer President of Honour USA
 
Nicholas Harold Buckenham Vice-President
 
John Louis Gaillard Vice-President
 
Elena Klimovich Vice-President
 
Matthieu Roulet Vice-President
 
Madelyne Delcroix Secretary
 
Hanna Raiha Secretary

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