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FAI Champions of the past: Hang Gliding Class 2 and 5

Lining up for take off in Florida

 

FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 and 5

 

(Until 1999, the 2 classes were 1)


1976 Kössen (Austria)

1st: K Battle (Australia) - 2nd: S Price (USA) - 3rd: O Hofstetter (Switzerland)


1979 Grenoble (France)

Rex Miller 1979

1st: Rex Miller (USA) - 2nd: W Hartl (Austria) - 3rd: Hans Olschewsky (Germany)

Team - 1st: Switzerland - 2nd: USA - 3rd: Germany


1981 Beppu (Japon)

1st: G Bird (New Zeland) - 2nd: W Lussi (Switzerland) - 3rd: H Poscher (Austria)

Team - 1st: Germany


1995 Ager (Spain)

1st: Brian Porter (USA) - 2nd: Noël Bertrand (France) - 3rd: André Hediger (Switzerland)

 

1999 Monte Cucco (Italy)

Christof-Kratzner

1st: Christof Kratzner (Germany) - 2nd: Johnny Carr (Great Britain) - 3rd: Hansjoerg Truttmann (Switzerland)


2001 Algodonales-Cadiz (Spain)

Class 5

1st: Alessandro Ploner (Italy) – 2nd: Christian Ciech (Italy) – 3rd: Manfred Trimmel (Austria)


2002 Chelan Butte (USA)

Christian Ciech 2002  Manfred Ruhmer 2002

Class 5

1st: Christian Ciech (Italy) – 2nd: Alessandro Ploner (Italy) - 3rd: David Chaumet (France)

Class 2

1st: Manfred Ruhmer (Austria) – 2nd: Robin Hamilton (Great Britain) – 3rd: Brian Porter (USA)


2004 Greifenburg-Berg (Austria)

Class 5

1st: Christian Ciech (Italy) – 2nd: Alessandro Ploner (Italy) - 3rd: David Chaumet (France)

Team – 1st: Italy - 2nd: Austria - 3rd: France

Class 2

1st: Manfred Ruhmer (Austria) – 2nd: Brian Porter (USA) – 3rd: Bob Baier (Germany)


2006 Groveland, Florida (USA)

Robert Reisinger 2006  Manfred Ruhmer 2006

Class 5

1st: Robert Reisinger (Austria) – 2nd: David Chaumet (France) - 3rd: Alessandro Ploner (Italy)

Team – 1st: France - 2nd: Italy - 3rd: Austria

Class 2

1st: Manfred Ruhmer (Austria) – 2nd: Robin Hamilton (Great Britain) – 3rd: Brian Porter (USA)


2008 Sigilio (Italia)

Class 5

1st: Alessandro Ploner (Italy)– 2nd: Christian Ciech (Italy) - 3rd: Robert Reisinger (Austria)

Class 2

1st: Manfred Ruhmer (Austria) – 2nd: Steve Cox (Switzerland) – 3rd: Brian Porter (USA)

 

2010 Tegelberg (Germany)

Class 2

1st: Manfred Ruhmer (Austria) – 2nd: Steve Cox (Switzerland) – 3rd: Bob Baier (Germany)

 

2014 Annecy (France)

Ruhmer2  Grabowski2

Class 2

 

1st: Manfred Ruhmer (Austria) – 2nd: Andy Hediger (Argentina) - 3rd: Steve Cox (Switzerland)

Class 5 

1st: Tim Grabowski (Germany); 2nd: Norbert Kirchner (Germany); 3rd: Christopher Friedl (Austria)

 
FAI European Hang Gliding Class 2 and 5

(until 1994, running in the same championships)


1978 Kössen (Austria)

1st: Hans Olschewsky (Germany) - 2nd: Evans (Great Britain) - 3rd: Loferer (Austria)


1980 Kössen (Austria)

1st: Mike De Glanville (France) - 2nd: Shuttle R (New Zeland) - 3rd: Johny Carr (Great Britain)


1982 Millau (France)

1st: W Hartl (Austria) - 2nd: J Kocsis (Hungary) - 3rd: G Mandozzi (Italia)


1994 Laragne (France)

1st: Brian Porter (USA) - 2nd: Donat Bösch (Lichenstein) - 3rd: Noël Bertrand (France)