Simplifying the Sporting Code for Gliding: Discussion Papers

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The Sporting Code Committee have issued Part 1 (minimum course distances) and Part 2 (single OZ) of the Committee's thoughts on Simplifying the Sporting Code. We appreciate the responses we have been getting, and look forward to further feedback.  Please send your ideas to igc-sporting-code@fai.org.

Updated June 3, 2013: Version 4 of Part 1



New 2012 FAI Annual Report just out !

2012 FAI Annual Report coverThe FAI has released a new publication, the 2012 FAI Annual Report, designed to present the most notable achievements, developments, facts and challenges of the past year. It is meant to be a reference book for all those who are interested in air sports events and the FAI.

It includes an overview of each air sport, lists of competition results, awards and records, photographs and a lot of other useful information.


Simplifying the Sporting Code for Giding: Introduction

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At the 2013 IGC Plenary Meeting in Papendal the Sporting Code Committee put forward a discussion paper suggesting that it was time to make a radical revision of the Sporting Code for Gliding. This was accepted and the Committee has now begun the work to achieve this.

The Committee will publish a series of several papers each dealing with a segment of the Code, to avoid confusion. The papers are not, and should not be taken, as official proposals. It is intended that a number of Year 1 proposals should come from the responses to these papers. Your assistance will be gratefully received by the Subcommittee: igc-sporting-code@fai.org



Agreements signed to promote aviation sports

fame-slideFAME, the marketing arm of FAI, the World Air Sports Federation has signed Memorandums of Understanding with the FAI Gliding Commission (IGC) and the FAI Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Commission (CIVL).


Sporting Code subcommittee requests feedback

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At the IGC Plenary meeting the Sporting Code committee put forward a discussion paper looking for suggestions to radically modernise and simplify the Sporting Code for gliding.

Discussion paper

Galetto awarded with the Lilienthal Gliding Medal

Galetto-2012Giorgio Galetto from Italy was yesterday awarded with the Lilienthal Gliding Medal at the 2012 FAI Awards Ceremony.

When asked about his reaction to the award, Giorgio said:


“Flying start”, British Army Gliding Team!

Three of the British Army Gliding Team’s pilots have made a flying start to the 2012 season in Sisteron, France. Veteran of three tours in Afghanistan, Cpl Lee Davidson, while yet to complete his 50km distance flight towards his FAI Silver Badge, flew a number of 300km and a 500km flight in the French Alps, a steep learning curve as he did up to 50% of the flying in the DG1000, mentored by both Lt. Col. Jamie Sage and Major Allan Tribe.


The first two gliding international competitions in Europe !

 8057-troffeo-torino-gliderThe gliding season is nearly to start in Europe with the first two international events that will take place in the same period, in Germany with the 2012 Teutorace and in Italy with the Trofeo Città di Torino, now in its fortieth edition.

Follow these two exciting competitions that will start on Easter Sunday (April 7th) !

Main decisions taken at the FAI Gliding Commission 2012 Annual Meeting

logo igc 01 cmyk moyenThe 2012 Annual Meeting of the FAI Gliding Commission (IGC) was held on 2 and 3 March 2012 in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

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


Congratulations to Rieti's newest glider pilots

Italy's mythical Rieti airfield, home of the World Championships 1985 and 2008 and the annual Mediterranean Cup competition, is working hard training a new generation of glider pilots, some as young as 17.

27th and 28th December saw the final group of Rieti's 2011 entry of 19 new pilots achieve their Italian "brevetto", a gliding licence awarded only after tough flying tests and examination by ENAC (government aviation) inspectors. Several more student pilots hope to receive the coveted brevetto in the next few weeks. So congratulations to Stefano Bianchetti, chief instructor at the Aeroclub di Rieti "Alberto Bianchetti"(his renowned father), his dedicated and highly experienced volunteer instructors, and to all their fledglings, wishing them a long, successful and safe flying career in Italy's glorious skies. Three pilots have also successfully completed PPL training.

Rietis newest glider pilotsPictured from left: Examiner Commandante Ermanno Ronchetti, Examiner Commandante Stefano Bianchetti, successful students Roberta Silveri, Alessandro Crociani and Paolo Marveggio.