FAI News 13/05

CIVA Plenary Meeting Pages of Links / Pages de liens New World Record Claims / Competition Update

CIVA Plenary Meeting

The FAI Aerobatics Commission (CIVA) held its Annual Plenary Meeting on 5 and 6 November 2005 in Munich (GER), at the aviation museum in Oberschleissheim, one of the oldest still active airfields in Germany.

Mr Mike HEUER (USA) was re-elected as the CIVA President. Mr John Louis GAILLARD (RSA), Jiri KOBRLE (CZE) and Osmo JALOVAARA (FIN) were re-elected as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice-Presidents, and Mr Karl BERGER as Vice-President (Gliders).
(Updated list of CIVA Officials)

Future Championships
CIVA decided to award the organization of the following competitions to the countries shown :
7th FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championship, Radom (POL), 2006
8th FAI European Glider Aerobatic Championship, Rybnik (POL), 2006
5th FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Championship, Joensuu (FIN), 2007
12th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championship, Niederöblarn (AUT), 2007

The Leon Biancotto Diploma was awarded for the year 2005 to Mr Jiri KOBRLE (CZE) in recognition of his long and distinguished services to aerobatics.

Next Meeting
Krakow (POL), 3 to 5 November 2006

Pages of Links / Pages de liens

Did you know that the FAI Internet site contained a page of links to numerous other air sports and aviation web sites ?

To access this page and select the category of links you wish to consult, please click on the word "Link" located in the upper right corner of the FAI Homepage.

New sections entitled "Films & Photography" and "Aviation History" have recently been opened; you will find there sites showing photos of the "FAI Centenary Airshow" in Lausanne (JPAP Association), as well as a new site on aviation history in Geneva (SUI), which opened on 14 October, the day of the FAI centenary (Pionnair-GE - In French only).
Enjoy browsing.

Saviez-vous que le site Internet de la FAI contient une page de liens vers de nombreux autres sites traitant des sports aériens et de l'aviation en général ?

Pour accéder à cette page et sélectionner la catégorie de liens que vous souhaitez consulter, il vous suffit de cliquer sur le mot ""Link"" situé tout en haut à droite de la page d'accueil de la FAI.

Les rubriques "Films & Photos" et "Histoire de l'Aviation" ont été ajoutées récemment; vous y trouverez notamment un site contenant des images du "Meeting du Centenaire FAI" de Lausanne (Association JPAP), ainsi qu'un site sur l'histoire de l'aviation à Genève (SUI) inauguré le 14 octobre dernier, le jour du centenaire de la FAI (Pionnair-GE).
Nous vous souhaitons d'agréables et intéressantes découvertes.

New World Record Claims

Some of the new World Record Claims recently received by FAI :

Class S - Space models / Claim number : 12009
Sub-class : S9C (Maximum weight 150 g)
Category : S-9 - Gyrocopter duration
Type of record : N°134 - Total impulse 5.01 to 10.00 N/sec
Course/location : 27th Ljubljana Cup for Space Models, Kamnik (SLO)
Performance : 1 min 20 sec
Pilot : Stuart LODGE (GBR)
Date: 15.10.2005
Current record : 1 min 5 sec (29.09.2002 - Andrija DUCAK, Yugoslavia)

Class S - Space models / Claim number : 12011
Sub-class : S3C (Maximum weight 200 g)
Category : S-3 - Parachute duration
Type of record : N°110 - Total impulse 5.01 to 10.00 N/sec
Course/location : 27th Ljubljana Cup for Space Models, Kamnik (SLO)
Performance : 11 min 23 sec
Pilot : Elena KURKOVA (RUS)
Date: 16.10.2005
Current record : 3 min 58 sec (17.10.2004 - Zoran KATANIC, SCG)

Class D - Gliders / Claim number : 12016
Sub-class : DW (World Class Gliders)
General Category
Type of record : Speed over a triangular course of 500 km
Course/location : Formosa (BRA)
Performance : 96.95 km/h
Pilot : Claudio Blois DUARTE (BRA)
Glider : Piwi PW-5
Date: 18.10.2005
Current record : 82.00 km/h (21.06.2001 - Axel REICH (GER) and Thomas WARTHA (GER), joint flight)

The details shown above are provisional. When all the evidence required has been received and checked, the exact figures will be established and the record ratified (if appropriate).

For further information on World Records, please consult the latest news, including all claims pending ratification, at FAI World Records.

Competition Update

Coming soon :

13.-15.01.06 : 23rd FAI World Grand Prix, Al Ain (UAE)

18.-24.11.05 / 2005 Motegi International Championship, Motegi (JPN)