Submission of Free Known power and glider master figure sets for 2023

The process of submitting new master sets of 5 Free Known figures for the three POWER and the two GLIDER categories is described here. Selection of one new master set for each category will be made during the plenary conference later in 2022 to provide the basis for Program 1 sequence designs in 2023.

There is no limit to the number of proposals that a NAC may submit in each category. Please be sure to cooperate with your Teams/pilots and submit your proposals in time. Don’t forget that your pilots must be able to design and fly Free Known sequences using the sets you propose!

Free Known master figure sets for all categories in 2023 should be submitted by NACs using the email addresses below at the latest by Friday 16 September 2022. The POWER figure sets will be assessed by the Known Assessment Working Group (KAWG) and the GLIDER sets by the Glider Aerobatics Committee (GAC).

Your proposed figures must not conflict with the Versatility requirements for Program 1 as specified here -

  • For power: Section 6 Part 1 paragraphs 2.2.1.2, 2.2.1.3, 2.2.1.4 and 2.2.1.8
  • For glider: Section 6 Part 2 paragraphs 2.2.1.2, 2.2.1.3, 2.2.1.4, 2.2.1.6 and 2.2.1.7. If you include a rolling turn in a glider Unlimited proposal please ensure that it has one full roll to satisfy 2.2.1.6.a)

In OpenAero be sure to set the Team to your country, the Class to Power or Glider, and use the correct Category for each of your CIVA Programme 1 .seq files to clearly identify your submissions.

To send your submissions to CIVA please use these email links:

Your OpenAero proposals must be individual .seq files using the GRID layout system when creating your sets of master figures, for example like this 2022 Intermediate Power set -

OA FreeKnown figures in grid

Compliant master set proposals will be published for open review on this website.

Delegates should review the published figure sets and notify the KAWG or the GAC using the above power and glider email addresses if their proposals are not seen or may have been published incorrectly. They should also consult their pilots and express any doubts they may have concerning safety or other issues, e.g. too much of an advantage for high-powered aircraft, too high G-loadings in figures or too much overall height gain or loss etc.