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KAWG Power and Glider submissions for 2024

The Known Advisory Working Group can now publish pdf’s of the 5-figure sets of Free Known figures submitted by various NACs for use in all power and glider categories during 2024. The KAWG Experts will now review these submissions and publish their recommendations in due course. The final selection in each category will be made at the forthcoming plenary meeting to be held this year in Krakow from November 17-19. Glider – Advanced  Glider – Unlimited (version-2) Power – Intermediate,…

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CIVA Plenary Conference 2023

The annual plenary conference of CIVA will take place this year at the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow from Friday 17 November (arrivals and Extended Bureau meeting), with the conference itself from 09:00 on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19. Rooms have been reserved for participants at the Ibis Styles Kraków Centrum, 53 Mogilska Street, 31-545 Kraków. Full details of the conference are provided at this page.

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CIVA 2023 RC/JC/GAC Proposals Package available

The package of submitted proposals for assessment during 2023 by the joint Rules and Judging Committees and the Glider Aerobatic Committee is now available from the CIVA Document Store. These proposals will be reviewed by RC/JC members during a forthcoming Zoom meeting, while glider-specific aspects are due to be evaluated while GAC members are together at the WGAC/WAGAC event in Torun. The outcome from these discussions together with any relevant notes and revisions will be published here and via the…

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EIAC in Romania Cancelled

Unfortunately the number of entries for this Intermediate power championship at Deva in Romania has finally reached only 16 pilots from 4 nations, insufficient to meet CIVA Part-1 regulation 1.2.5.2 which stipulates that a minimum of 15 pilots from 5 countries is required to maintain FAI Category-1 status. At this late stage therefore the organisers only option has been to cancel the CIVA event and revise it to become the 1st Romanian National Open Intermediate Aerobatic Championships instead. The schedule…

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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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