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CIVL responds to ‘Bikinigate’

“We are in fact making constant efforts to promote and encourage women in air sports…” Jamie Shelden, CIVL Secretary, posted this message to her Facebook page. It is CIVL’s ‘official response’ to the social media sexism row at the FAI European Paragliding Championships. Jamie has agreed to its publication here I am a female pilot […]

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‘Section 7’ revised and updated – out now

Section 7, the rules that govern hang gliding and paragliding competition, has been revised and updated. It has been published on the CIVL website and will be current from 1 May 2016. CIVL say it has taken two years to revise. Notorious for its complexity the rules in Section 7 are there to help organisers […]

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FAI 2015 Annual Report released

The FAI have released their annual report for 2015. It features news and statistics on competitions and records on all the FAI airsports, including paramotoring, paragliding and hang gliding. Available to download as a pdf or to view online as a flipbook from the FAI site.

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‘Desanctioned’ comps to stand, says CIVL

CIVL has released a statement about ‘desanctioned’ competitions. It reads in full: Dear Delegates and Friends, 2015 and 2016 have seen a number of Category 2 competitions appearing on the FAI calendar and then disappearing, sometimes just before the competition takes part, because they are ‘de-sanctioned’ on the request of the organizing NAC or by […]

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CIVL seek competition coordinator

CIVL are looking to recruit a new competitions coordinator. Applications to be received by 23 April 2016. The press release from CIVL is as follows: The Hang Gliding and Paragliding Commission of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (CIVL) is seeking a suitable person to act as Competitions Coordinator Officer. The successful applicant will have some knowledge […]

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Italy to host Paragliding World Championships 2017

Italy’s Monte Avena will host the 2017 Paragliding World Championships following a vote at the CIVL annual general meeting last week. Delegates from 41 countries met over two days to make decisions about free flight competition, including where to host various events. The 2016 European Hang Gliding Championship will be in Macedonia. The 2016 Paragliding […]

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Stephane Malbos elected new CIVL chairman

Stephane Malbos has been elected new president of the CIVL Bureau, according to an update on the CIVL website. He replaces outgoing president Agust Gudmundsson who resigned to take a position on the FAI Executive Board. Stephane Malbos is a well-known figure in free flight bureaucracy and has been involved in free flight for 20 […]

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CIVL switch from GPS to barometric altitude

A report on the Naviter website says that CIVL has decided to use pressure altitude for scoring FAI Cat 1 paragliding competitions from May 2015. CIVL, the body responsible for sanctioning high level paragliding and hang gliding competitions, had its annual general meeting last week. Delegates from 41 countries attended the two-day meeting in Belgrade, […]

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European Paragliding Championships 2014: 3-16 August

What the drone sees … a view of the main take off in Kopaonik during the Paragliding World Cup in 2013. Video: Nobojsa Rosic The European Paragliding Championships kicks off in Serbia on Sunday 3 August for two weeks of high-level competition. The comp is being held in Kopaonik from 3-16 August 2014 and will […]

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CIVL release final CCC document

  CIVL have approved and released the new CIVL Competition Class (CCC) requirements for paragliders. Final revisions were made to the document which has been under development for the past year. CIVL’s Stephane Malbos thanked all those involved in the project and wished it “a successful life”. The full document can be downloaded here. • […]

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CIVL Plenary 2014 minutes published

  CIVL have published the minutes from their annual meeting. The CIVL plenary was held in Bali in February and discussed the rules surrounding competition paragliding and hang gliding. Twenty-two nations were represented, with five voting by proxy. Subjects under discussion included the adoption of new helmets for competition, and the introduction of CCC class […]

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GAP 2014 scoring formula released

  The latest version of the GAP scoring formula for hang gliding and paragliding competition has been released. GAP 2014 includes updates and significant changes for paragliding, with a few changes applicable to hang gliding too. The majority of those changes originate from the Paragliding World Cup Association (PWCA). The report says that 2014 will […]

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FAI Report 2013 released

  The 2013 FAI Annual Report, which gives an overview of the FAI’s activities in 2013, has been released. It features chapters on all air sports, including hang gliding and paragliding. In paragliding it highlights the development of the CIVL Competition Class as a major achievement, while in hang gliding pitch stability is top of […]

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‘World Championship HG pilots must register’

  CIVL have called for all pilots who plan to fly in the multi-class Hang Gliding World Championships in Annecy in June to register. With two days to go until registration closes they say that pilots need to register properly, through their national aero club (NAC), to be accepted. Only 41 out of 111 pilots […]

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CIVL Plenary 2014: Follow the action with Adrian Thomas on Twitter

  The 2014 CIVL Plenary kicks off later this week at the Grand Istana Rama Hotel, Kuta Bali, Indonesia. The five day meeting starts on Wednesday 19 February and will see dozens of delegates attend from across the world of free flight to discuss CIVL business. Top of the agenda in paragliding will be discussion […]

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CIVL Votes for new Competition Class from 2015

A new competition class of paraglider is to be introduced from 2015, following a meeting of CIVL over the weekend of 16-17 February.

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CIVL Bureau Minutes released: Autumn 2012 meeting

Harnesses with two reserves were made mandatory for Cat 1 paragliding comps at the recent CIVL Bureau meeting

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Competition Paragliders ‘Distorting the EN System’ say CIVL

Competition paragliders in the EN system are “distorting” it, according to CIVL and the European Hang and Paragliding Union

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European Paragliding Championships 2012: CIVL clarifies team sizes

CIVL have published a clarification of the rules concerning the number of pilots each country can enter for the upcoming European Paragliding Championships.

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CIVL plenary 2012: CIVL supports new competition class paraglider initiative

CIVL supports a new competition class paraglider initiative

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