FAI News 12/06

FAI President at the 9th European Paragliding Championship
Le Président FAI au Championnat d'Europe de Parapente
CIMP Plenary Meeting / New World Record Claims / Competition Update


On Saturday 1st July 2006, the FAI President Pierre PORTMANN attended the Opening Ceremony of the 9th FAI European Paragliding Championship.

Opening Ceremony 1
FAI President Pierre PORTMANN welcomed the 140 pilots who had arrived from 28 countries to compete in Morzine-Avoriaz under brilliant sunshine. He especially thanked the organizing committee for their excellent work in setting up this Championship, and wished all participants a successful competition.

The first task was held on Sunday 2 July, and was won by the current European Champion Christian MAURER (SUI).

For further information : Official Website / Results


Le samedi 1er juillet 2006, le Président de la FAI Pierre PORTMANN a participé à la cérémonie d'ouverture du 9ème Championnat d'Europe FAI de parapente.

Opening Ceremony 2
Sous un soleil éclatant, le Président Pierre PORTMANN a souhaité la bienvenue aux 140 pilotes accourus à Morzine-Avoriaz de 28 pays différents. Il a tout particulièrement remercié le comité d'organisation de l'excellent travail réalisé pendant la préparation de ce championnat, et a souhaité plein succès à tous les concurrents.

La première épreuve de vol s'est déroulée le dimanche 2 juillet et fut remportée par le champion d'Europe en titre, Christian MAURER (SUI).

Pour de plus amples informations : Site Web officiel / Résultats


The FAI Medico-Physiological Commission (CIMP) held its Annual Plenary Meeting on 17 and 18 June 2006 in Lausanne (SUI).

Delegates from 13 countries discussed a wide range of medical topics affecting fitness to fly. A major part of the meeting was devoted to case studies. There were wide divergences in the way that particular medical conditions were treated for licensing purposes in different countries. CIMP agreed that the role of medical practitioners should be to enable as many people as possible to fly safely.

Dr R. Peter SAUNDBY (GBR) was re-elected as CIMP President, Dr Phivos CHRISTOPHIDES (CYP), Dr Bernhard SCHOBER (AUT) and Dr Kazuhito SHIMADA (JPN) as Vice Presidents, and Dr Jürgen KNÜPPEL (GER) as Secretary. (Click here for the full List of CIMP Officers and Delegates).

Next Plenary Meeting
15.-16 September 2007, Vienna (AUT)


Some of the new World Record Claims recently received by FAI :

Class R (Microlights) / Claim number : 13914
Sub-class : RPF1 (Microlights : Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown with one person)
Type of record : Distance in a straight line without landing
Course/location : Aldea la Bella, Lepe (ESP) - Roquefort (FRA)
Performance : 951 km
Powered Paraglider : Aircraft type to be advised
Date: 08.06.2006
Current record : 710.4 km (23.06.2005 - Vladimir MAKURIN, RUS)

Class R (Microlights) / Claim number : 13943
Sub-class : RPF1 (Microlights : Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown with one person)
Type of record : Speed over a closed circuit of 50 km without landing
Course/location : Kazanlak (BUL)
Performance : 51.67 km/h
Pilot : Venelin S. STAIKOV (BUL)
Powered Paraglider : Kenig / Trust Other
Date: 10.06.2006
Current record : 43.92 km/h (04.09.2004 - Thomas KELLER, GER)

Class F (Model Aircraft) / Claim number : 13917
Sub-class : F1D (Indoor models, extensible motor)
Category : F1 - Free flight
Type of record : N°125-a - Duration (ceiling less than 8 m)
Course/location : Dillingen (GER)
Performance : 31 min 13 sec
Pilot : Lutz SCHRAMM (GER)
Date: 11.06.2006
Current record : 26 min 45 sec (20.05.2002 - Oleg KORNIYCHUK, UKR)

Class F (Model Aircraft) / Claim number : 13973
Sub-class : F3 Open (Seaplane, piston motor)
Category3 : F3 - Radio controlled flight
Type of record : N°151 - Distance to goal and return
Course/location : Maardu (EST) - Loobu (EST)
Performance : 111.01 km
Pilot : Toomas MARDNA (EST)
Crew : Jüri LAIDNA
Date: 17.06.2006
Current record : 74.92 km (27.06.2004 - Toomas MARDNA, EST)

Class F (Model Aircraft) / Claim number : 14000
Sub-class : F5 Open (Aeroplane, Electric motor S, rechargeable sources of current)
Category : F5 - Radio Controlled Flight
Type of record : N°171 - Duration
Course/location : Stillwater, OK (USA)
Performance : 12h 21min 40s
Team : Andrew ARENA (USA), Dustin GAMBLE, Thomas HAYS, Dan BIERLY
Date: 24.06.2006
Current record : 10h 38min 30s (21.06.1998 - Emil HILBER, SUI)

Class O (Hang Gliders) / Claim number : 13941
Sub-class : O-3 (Paragliders), General Category
Type of record : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km
Course/location : Julijske Alpe, Sorica (SLO)
Performance : 25.54 km/h
Pilot : Primoz SUSA (SLO)
Paraglider : Gradient Avax RS
Date: 12.06.2006
Current record : 19.47 km/h (28.07.2001 - Burkhard MARTENS, GER)

The details shown above are provisional. When all the evidence required has been received and checked, the exact figures will be established and the record ratified (if appropriate).

For further information on World Records, please consult the latest news, including all claims pending ratification, at FAI World Records.

COMPETITION UPDATE (1st Category Events)

FAI recently received the following Championship results :

29th FAI World Gliding Championship
Sport : Gliding
Date : 5 to 17 June 2006
Location : Eskilstuna (SWE)
Official Webpage & Results

FAI European Aeromodelling Championship F1E
Sport : Aeromodelling (F1E - Gliders with automatic steering)
Date : 19 to 24 June 2006
Location : Turda (ROM)
Official Webpage & Results

15th FAI European Hang Gliding Championship
Sport : Hang Gliding
Date : 16 to 29 June 2006
Location : Kvarner-Istra (CRO)
Official Webpage & Results


19.-29.07.06 : 8th FAI European Glider Aerobatic Championship (POL)
03.-13.08.06 : 7th FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championship (POL)
29.08.-10.09.06 : 15th FAI European Aerobatic Championship (SUI)

13.-27.07.06 : 19th FAI World Flying Scale Models Aeromodelling Championship (SWE)
16.-24.07.06 : 2006 FAI World Control Line Aeromodelling Championship (ESP)
16.-23.07.06 : 2006 FAI European Aeromodelling Championship, F1A, F1B, F1C (UKR)
30.07.-06.08.06 : 5th FAI World Aeromodelling Championship F3J (SLO)
05.-13.08.06 : 11th FAI European Aeromodelling Championship F3C (GBR)
17.-26.08.06 : 11th FAI World Electric Flight Aeromodelling Championship (ROM)
21.-25.08.06 : 2006 FAI Junior World Free Flight Aeromodelling Championship (GER)
26.08.-02.09.06 : 13th FAI European Aeromodelling Championship F3A (SUI)

26.-30.07.06 : 2006 LuxGSM Trophy (LUX)
16.-20.08.06 : 14è Coupe d'Europe de Montgolfières / 17th Ladies World Cup (FRA)
16.-20.08.06 : 18th Ladies World Cup, 23rd Polish Champ. 7th Polish Cup of the Wloclawek's and Anvil's Presidents (POL)

General Aviation
21.-31.07.06 : 17th FAI World Precision Flying Championship (FRA)
26.-31.07.06 : 15th FAI World Rally Flying Championship(FRA)

14.-29.07.06 : 4th FAI World Club Class Gliding Championship (FRA)
14.-29.07.06 : 5th FAI World Class World Gliding Championship (FRA)

Hang Gliding
16.-27.08.06 : 1st FAI World Hang Gliding Aerobatic Championship (SUI)

16.-27.08.06 : 1st FAI World Paragliding Aerobatic Championship (SUI)

27.07.-05.08.06 : 9th FAI European Microlight Classic Classes Championship (GER)
15.-26.08.06 : 2006 FAI European Microlight Paramotor Championship (ESP)

19.-30.07.06 : 32nd CISM World Military Parachuting Championship (RUS)
05.-11.08.06 : 17th FAI World Formation Skydiving Championship (GER)
05.-11.08.06 : 6th FAI World Freestyle Skydiving & Skysurfing Championship (GER)
05.-11.08.06 : 4th FAI World Freeflying Parachuting Championship (GER)
05.-11.08.06 : 4th FAI Women's World Formation Skydiving Championship (GER)
12.-20.08.06 : 4th IPC Anton Malevsky Memorial International Cup (RUS)
12.-20.08.06 : 29th FAI World Style and Accuracy Parachuting Championship (RUS)
12.-20.08.06 : 12th FAI World Canopy Formation Parachuting Championship (RUS)
23.-27.08.06 : 1st FAI World Canopy Piloting Parachuting Championship (AUT)