Category: News

Update for WAAC and EAC

We regret to confirm that the situation regarding WAAC and EAC in the Czech Republic this year remains unresolved. Despite a long series of exchanges over many months between FAI, the CIVA Bureau and the President of the Czech Aero Club, the NAC has so far failed to sign the FAI Organiser Agreements and together we have not reached a final solution. In parallel with this complex situation the Bureau of CIVA has been vigorously pursuing alternative solutions, among them…

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Start date for EIAC 2021 revised

Following an online survey of all CIVA delegates and based on that response a formal vote, it has now been decided that – The IEAC start date will be deferred by two months from July 4th to September 4th The WGAC/WAGAC start date will remain at July 28th as previously scheduled The EIAC organisers will shortly complete their revised Bulletin for this event, and this will be published here in our championship calendar pages and of course on the FAI…

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Covid Update #3

Links to potentially useful Covid related travel info resources This list of internet links is provided unchecked and without any implied warranty from FAI resources, to facilitate members’ international travel plans during 2021. Please contact the CIVA President to impart useful related information or updates. IATA https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php Australia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-international-travellers#quarantine-for-incoming-travellers Brazil https://www.in.gov.br/en/web/dou/-/portaria-n-652-de-25-de-janeiro-de-2021-300740786 http://sofia.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/News.xml Canada https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/isolation Czech Republic https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/docDetail.aspx?docid=22239932&doctype=ART France https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Certificate-of-international-travel Germany https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html Italy http://www.viaggiaresicuri.it/country/MKD  https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/doc/2021/04/annex_to_self-declaration_form_justifying_travel_to_italy_27-4.pdf Japan https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html#section5 New Zealand https://covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/travel-to-new-zealand/managed-isolation-and-quarantine/#safely-welcoming-new-zealanders-home Slovenia https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/border-crossing/ Spain https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual/nCov/spth.htm Switzerland https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/empfehlungen-fuer-reisende/quarantaene-einreisende.html UK https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-declaration-form-for-international-travel#permitted-reasons-for-international-travel https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control USA…

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Championship Covid Update #2

Update – 16 May The bureau of CIVA has now agreed that, due to the increased complications resulting from the 2021 Covid pandemic, the International Jury at each of this year’s championships will now comprise solely the Jury President on-site. The other two jury members will not travel to the event, but must be available throughout by telephone for consultations – including uploaded video reviews etc. where necessary. This change has been approved for 2021 only, to enable organisers to…

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Rule Proposals & Known Figure Sets Deadlines

Two important dates have recently been announced that you should diarise – Rules Proposals The deadline for submission of rule proposals is 23:59 CET on July 1st 2021.    Proposals for Section 6 Part 1 (power) should be sent to Matthieu Roulet    Proposals for Section 6 Part 2 (glider) should be sent to Manfred Echter ●  All proposals will be assembled into one document, posted on the CIVA websites (FAI as well as CIVA-News) shortly thereafter, and circulated to…

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Championship Covid Update #1

2021 Championship entry process developments We are very pleased to say that during an extremely constructive discussion held via Zoom with the 2021 organisers on April 23rd, some positive changes were agreed that are now being implemented through revised Bulletins on their websites. The aim has been to de-risk the financial commitment that entering a championship naturally entails by revising the entry procedure to the following position – A new Deadline Date 4 to 6 weeks prior to the start…

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CIVA’s new “Open Tour Series”

Following discussions earlier this year among Bureau members, CIVA has developed a new concept in regional aerobatic competitions to be known as the CIVA Open Tour Series or COTS. The aim is to run a linked set of national contests, initially only for Unlimited Power pilots, where a simpler set of programmes than usual at FAI aerobatic championships will be run for a limited field of competitors so that the overall event duration can be reduced to a little over…

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Section 6 Regulations for 2021

Both of these key documents are now published and available from the Document Store here, and from the CIVA Documents page of the FAI / CIVA website.

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CIVA 2020 Plenary Minutes are published

After the usual period for careful reflection and collection of the necessary information, the CIVA 2020 Plenary Minutes are now available for download from the Plenary Archive page. This year’s online version of our annual gathering was a considerable success, and our growing experience with Zoom will, as promised, lead to some interim meetings in virtual space during the year, probably a few weeks before the championships start and then a similar period after they are all done, on dates…

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The History of Aerobatics

Developed from scripts by Manfred Echter for gliders and Dave Farley for power pilots, we now have two excellent pages explaining how aerobatic flying has developed into such an astonishing sport during the century since mankind became properly airborne after the early hot-air balloon stage. Take a moment to visit our new Power and Glider Aerobatics pages on the Championships menu and tell us what you think of them.

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