Main decisions taken at the FAI Aerobatics Commission 2011 Annual Meeting

logo civa 01 cmyk mThe 2011 Annual Meeting of the FAI Aerobatics Commission (CIVA) was held on 5 and 6 November 2011 in Krakow (POL), perfectly hosted in the new building of the Polish Aviation Museum. During the welcome ceremony held on Friday evening at the Museum, CIVA President Mike Heuer received the FAI Silver Medal awarded in 2010 (lien vers la page General Awards) from the hands of FAI Secretary General Jean-Marc Badan.

Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the meeting:

Future competitions



Sporting Code Changes

The new FAI Sporting Code Section 6 – Part 4 relating to the FAI Elite Aerobatic Contests has been approved.


The Leon Biancotto Aerobatics Diploma was awarded posthumously to Mr. José Luis Aresti Aguirre (ESP).

Bureau Elections

President : Mike HEUER (USA)
Vice President (Finance) : Lars-Göran ARVIDSSON (SWE)
Vice President : John GAILLARD (RSA)
New / Vice President : Nick BUCKENHAM (GBR)
New / Vice President : Matthieu ROULET (FRA)
Secretary : Madelyne DELCROIX (FRA)
Secretary : Carol J. HOLYK (CAN)
Alan CASSIDY (GBR) and Robert CHOMONO (FRA) have been appointed “CIVA Vice-Presidents of Honour”

Subcommittee Chairs

Rules SC : Mike HEUER (USA)
Judging SC : John GAILLARD (RSA)
Catalog SC : Alan CASSIDY (GBR)
Glider Aerobatic SC : Jerzy MAKULA (POL)

Next Meeting

The next FAI Aerobatics Commission annual meeting will take place on 2-4 November 2012 (location to be advised).