News from the CIVA 2016 Plenary Conference


At CIVA's annual plenary conference in Bucharest over the November 5-6 weekend, attended by 22 delegates with 5 further proxy votes from other countries, I am pleased to confirm that approval was secured for a full house of international aerobatic championships in 2017 together with agreement on a wide range of airborne and ground based matters which continue to reinforce CIVA's position as the world's premier sport aerobatic authority.

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The international aerobatic championship position for 2017 is now:

  • The 5th FAI World Yak-52 Aerobatic Championships
    Tula Region, Russia - 9th to 16th July 2017
  • The 20th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships
    The 8th FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships
    Torun, Poland - 27th July to 5th August 2017
  • The 10th FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Championships
    Chotebor, Czech Republic - 3rd to 13th August (but will probably move 1 week to 10th to 19th August)
  • The 29th FAI World Aerobatic Championships
    Malelane, South Africa - 9th to 17th September 2017

In addition there will be:

  • The 1st FAI Formation Aerobatic Challenge (FAC)
    Zhengzhou, China - 29th April to 1st May 2017
  • The World Games (WG), including Unlimited Glider Aerobatic programmes
    Wroclaw, Poland - 20th to 30th July 2017

This year the CIVA Bureau met in Bucharest on Thursday November 3rd in order to clear the whole of Friday 4th for a comprehensive Strategy meeting, during which a broad review was conducted to clarify how CIVA should plan and work forward over the next few years. During the ensuing plenary meeting a wide range of administrative and organisational matters were resolved, the 2017 championship officials, committee and working group members were nominated and selected, and Hungarian delegate Tamás Ábrányi joined the CIVA Bureau for a two-year term.

CIVA secretaries Hanna Räihä and Zuzana Danihelová are right now working to get the plenary minutes drafted for review, and these will be released for publication along with a Summary of Conclusions on the Documents page here as soon as possible. Both this and CIVA's own News website will shortly carry the key items required to underpin next year's events, together with an increasing range of general / aerobatic information and updates that are so important to keep everyone up-to-speed.

On behalf of the Bureau of CIVA we all look forward to meeting you at an event somewhere next year.

Nick Buckenham
CIVA President