CIVA Championship Schedule Finalised

The Forward Championships Calendar Following a period to allow delegates to review and comment on the proposed new schedule of events that take…

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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’ or you can get to the page directly using this link 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…

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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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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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