Category: News

Power Free Known figure proposals for 2021

The CIVA KAWG (Known Assessment Working Group) has now assembled all the proposals that have been submitted, and these are available for download from the Documents menu via the item ‘Free Known figures for 2021′. The final selection in each of the three categories – Intermediate / Yak-52, Advanced and Unlimited – will be made during the CIVA plenary conference early in November. Be sure to discuss and review this excellent set of proposals with your colleagues, and let your…

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Rules Proposals Package for 2021

The CIVA Rules Committee and the Glider Aerobatic Committee have now finalised the package of proposals submitted by delegates, and this document is available to read here . Despite the major reduction in competitive flying this year due to international Covid-19 restrictions, no less than twenty-six proposals have been assembled from seven countries. As usual these will be formally reviewed at a joint Rules, Judging and Glider Committee meeting, almost certainly to be a ‘virtual’ affair in August at a…

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ALL CIVA 2020 CHAMPIONSHIPS NOW DEFERRED TO 2021

The CIVA Bureau has now been advised by the Polish WGAC / WAGAC organisers that this event will also be deferred into 2021, the national and international Covid-19 restrictions in place making it effectively impossible to stage this dual-category event as expected. As revised information and the updated calendar for 2021 and the following years becomes available it will be posted on the CIVA News Approved Forward Championship List.

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Advice on the Coronavirus from CIVA

As the effects of this extraordinary virus continue to spread throughout the world and impact all our lives, the CIVA Bureau has issued an advisory statement that you can read on the Approved Forward Championships page. We urge you to develop and adopt the safest health and working practices that you can, and of course look forward to seeing you all again when this crisis has reached a concluding stage. Stay safe, Nick Buckenham

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The Covid-19 Coronavirus

The CIVA bureau is continuing to monitor the news and government advice from around the world, and of course would recommend that you all do the same. A central resource of valuable advice on this subject is being maintained by FAI at https://www.fai.org/news/fai-statement-coronavirus-covid-19-situation and we recommend that you use this as a reliable point of information.

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Section-6 Parts 1 and 2 for 2020 Published

CIVA Regulations Part-1 (power) and Part-2 (glider) are now available in the Document Store here and also on the Documents page of the FAI / CIVA website. As usual Matthieu Roulet and Manfred Echter have been the busy authors, and both documents embody all the updates and changes that were voted through at the Duxford plenary conference last November. If you are a pilot, Team Manager or championship organiser these are the vital documents to guide you through the event…

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Ringo Massa awarded FAI Air Sport Medal

Following discussions between CIVA bureau members earlier this year, we are pleased to announce that Ringo Massa has been awarded an FAI Air Sport medal for his outstanding development work with the aerobatic sequence design software OpenAero, universally used now to create sequences in every category. Based originally on the OLAN 'One Letter Aerobatic Notation' project launched by Michael Golan many years ago, OpenAero is an open-source application available from OpenAero.net that runs in your browser. This makes it available on…

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WIAC start date delayed by two days

The organizer of 2nd FAI World Intermediate Aerobatic Championship has unfortunately decided to shorten the duration of the event due to the lower than expected number of competitors who submitted Entry forms and paid an Entry Fee. The reasons given have been purely economic, in their view the only other option was to cancel event. Their solution has been to delay the start date by two days, from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July. The following dates all remain as approved…

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Ladislav Bezák

Ladislav Bezák – World Aerobatic Champion #1 1932 – 2018 News has reached us that Czechoslovakian champion aerobatic pilot Ladislav Bezák sadly passed away in November last year, 2018. Ladislav was the gold medal winner at the very first FAI World Aerobatic Championship which was held at Bratislava in August 1960, narrowly beating his team colleagues Jirí  Bláha and Frantisek Skácelík into the second and third medal winning places respectively. All of them flew Zlin 226 aircraft, in fact pilots…

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Orlowski is 2018 European Champion

Alexandre Orlowski beat off a strong challenge from fellow French pilots Louis Vanel and Mikael Brageot to take the European Champion’s title after an excellent unlimited championship at Jindřiuchuv Hradec airfield (LKJH) in the south of the Czech Republic during early September. Inevitably the French Team took the team title by a little over 4 percent, chased by the Russian Team in second and the Hungarian Team in third place. The event was somewhat affected by poor weather, and ultimately the third Free Unknown was…

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