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Section-6 Parts 1 & 2 published

CIVA’s primary championship Section-6 Regulations for power (Part-1) and glider (Part-2) events are now available for download from the Document Store in this website, and also from the CIVA Documents page on the FAI > CIVA website. Significant changes for 2023 include removal of the Perception Zero (PZ) as a valid judging grade, Yak-52 references are gone too, wind-speed measurement using a light aeroplane in the box is added, the Chief Judges’ entitlement to apply the CHZ in unresolved cases…

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Guide to Championship Organisation updated

We all know that running an FAI aerobatic championship is a major task, so having a “How to do it” textbook must be an enormous help. In 2014 we introduced the first CIVA Guide to Championship Organisation (the “GCO”) to provide an extensive record of experience and best-practice from all events since the very first in 1960 at Bratislava – a date now 63 years back in our history. The GCO is now at issue 5, with over 60 pages…

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WGAC/WAGAC 2023 Bulletin #1 published

The first championship bulletin for 2023 events has now been received and published, this being for the World Glider Aerobatic Championships due to take place at Toruń in Poland from July 26th to August 6th. The bulletin can be reviewed and downloaded from

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All 2023 Championships Fully Approved

As a result of an online voting session for all Delegates on Sunday December 11th, all four CIVA Championships for 2023 operation are now fully approved. Complete details can be found here from the Championships listing on this website. Thank you all for your attention and input in quickly reaching valid conclusions for each of these events. The CIVA web pages have now been updated with full details for all of the 2023 championships, including of course the previously approved…

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The CIVA 2023 Championship Schedule

The plan for CIVAs 2023 championships is developing as follows – Draft bids: 2nd FAI EIAC+ (Open) at Deva, Romania Provisional dates – July 2 to 8 25th FAI WGAC and 13th FAI WAGAC at Torun, Poland Provisional dates – July 26 to August 5, 2023 22nd FAI EAC+ (Open) at Pavullo nel Frignano, Italy Provisional dates – September 8 to 16 Already approved for 2023 5th FAI WAAC at Jean Airport, Las Vegas, USA October 24 to November 4,…

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Plenary 2022 Conclusions

The CIVA Plenary Conference this year at the Hotel IIbis Crissier near Lausanne drew together 32 participants from 19 countries plus a total of 6 proxy votes, by common agreement this physical gathering providing an extremely welcome change for the better after two years of virtual meetings online. A full agenda of items to work through at this central European venue with two full days of debate to exchange opinions and reach the best possible solutions for our sport led…

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