What’s Up at CIVL in April 2016?



A brief account of what has been done since the Plenary…

February 2016

  • Updated Common Section 7: 2.5.2 – Defined when the composition of a national team must be declared / 2.5.3 – Defined results published in competition with non-Continental pilots / 6.4.1 – Modified agreement process when local regulations are changed during a competition.
  • Decided that Common Section 3.1 Sanction fees/Amount of fees would not apply for 2016 Continental Championships as it may have consequences on budgets voted earlier with little time to adapt.
  • Updated WPRS formula to implement the new number of minimum tasks needed to validate a Cat. 2 event in XC and Accuracy.
  • Decided to modify WPRS formula so Ta, which is used to devalue the number of points awarded to a competition depending on the number of tasks/rounds, is the same in Accuracy and XC (3 tasks for maximum validity).
  • Implemented a ‘Women Dynamic’ Working Group.

March 2016

  • Agreed to suspend Note 2 of Point 6 of the CCC requirements document: the weight range for paraglider models will be the same in 2016 than in 2015.
  • Published the local regulations for the 2nd FAI World Paragliding Aerobatic championship in Lac d’Annecy, France.
  • Approved change of Chief Judge for the 3rd FAI Asian Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan.
  • Agreed on CIVL transgender policy. The pilot is of the gender shown on his/her identification papers.
  • Worked on software strategy.
  • Asked our Safety Officers to review Safro Pro Delta and Para.
  • Discussed conditions in which the IPPI Card can be issued by NACs and other entities.
  • Approved and published minutes of the Plenary.
  • Discussed with the competition organizers the selection criteria for the test-event of the 2017 World Paragliding Championship in Pedavena, Italy.

April 2016

  • Reviewed again Common Section 7 and specific Section 7A-B-C and D. Made cosmetic changes in agreement with the concerned Committees.
  • Reviewed Section 7B with the Aerobatic Committee and made suggested changes as allowed by the 2016 Plenary.
  • Updated the Local Regulations of all 2016 championships so they would be in line with the decisions of the 2016 Plenary, including the restructured Section 7.
  • Suspended the implementation of two decisions from the 2015 Plenary concerning WPRS: yearly winners and classification per age group. The first one because it is analysed that we have first to better promote current WPRS winners before inventing new ones; the second because we know the date of birth of too few pilots.
  • Took part in a Workshop “FAI World Air Games lesson learned”.
  • Published Section 7, Common and A-B-C-D.