Category: News

John Gaillard

I am very sorry to tell you that on Sunday 7th August our friend and colleague John Gaillard passed away peacefully at home. John had been strongly involved in the aerobatic sports movement in South Africa for a great many years, where his passing will be deeply mourned. He was also currently a CIVA Vice President, had previously chaired our Judging Committee for some years, was Chief Judge at a good number of CIVA aerobatic championships at all levels, and…

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WAC-2022 Bulletin 2 published

The organisers of the 2022 World Aerobatic Championships at Leszno in Poland have now published Bulletin 2 for this event. The new Bulletin is now available from the WAC-2022 championship page on this website.

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CIVA Proposals for 2023

The package of proposals submitted by Delegates for review at the 2022 plenary conference in Switzerland is now available in the CIVA Document Store. These proposals will be reviewed by the Rules, Judging and Glider Aerobatic Committees at their meeting in Poland on August 3rd, during which a live-stream broadcast to the CIVA News YouTube page is planned to enable remote viewers to follow the debates.

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Mid-year Free Discussion Reports

Since 2021 CIVA has held two mid-year Free Discussion sessions for delegates, these being established to provide an open environment where all participants can present and debate ad-hoc topics of general interest away from the formal structure of the agenda-driven Plenary Conferences held by CIVA toward the end of each year. As requested during the first session in May 2022 a record of the points debated during each session is now prepared and published below the archived collection of formal…

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Free Known Power and Glider master figure submissions for 2023

All NACs and aerobatic delegates are now requested to discuss the submission of new Free Known Master Figure sets with their pilots, for Program-1 use in 2023. Submission of OpenAero .seq files for the three Power categories and two Glider categories should be made to either of the dedicated email forwarding addresses established for this purpose. Please visit this page for full details. Master set proposals complying with Section 6 versatility requirements will be published for open review on this…

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WIAC OK, WY52AC cancelled

WIAC The World Intermediate Aerobatic Championship is due to run at Toruń in Poland from June 3rd to 11th. The organisers website at yak52wiac2022.eu currently shows a good number of entries, and they confirm that this championship will definitely go ahead as planned. WY52AC The number of entries for the 2022 World Yak-52 Aerobatic Championships has been disappointingly low, a total of only 10 pilots from 6 nations being received by the organisers. This unfortunately does not meet CIVA Section…

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WGAC / WAGAC Bulletin #2 published

A supplementary Bulletin #2 with some additional information has been published for the WGAC / WAGAC at Issoudun and can be reached from the championship page for either category – see https://www.civanews.com/civa-championships/

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Judge Selection Process Update

The lengthy process that the Judging Committee works through each year to select the judging panels for all CIVA championships has been developed and refined over many years. The International Judge Selection page on this website that explains the process in detail has been reviewed and updated by Judging Committee chairman Pierre Varloteaux, to show more clearly how this crucial system works and to encourage more applications for judge and assistant posts at our events.

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Section 6 Parts 1 and 2 for 2022 Published

The CIVA Section-6 Part-1 (power) and Part-2 (glider) regulations for 2022 are at last now available from the Document Store here.

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WAAC 2023 schedule revision approved

Following a request from the organisers of this championship and subsequent approval by delegates, the schedule for this event has now been delayed by two weeks. The revised dates are – Training days: 20th to 24th October 2023 Contest days: October 24 to November 4, 2023 For further information please see the championship page here

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