News Category Judging
The complete set of CIVA Judging Seminar reference documents and PowerPoint files has now been fully updated to 2017 standard, and is freely available to anyone wishing to stage a lecture or teach-in to international standards on "How to Judge Aerobatics".
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 14:45
News Category Regulations
The full CIVA Section 6 Parts 1 and 2 Aerobatic Championship Regulations have now been finalised for 2017 and published here in the Document Store. Changes from the 2016 versions are as usual highlighted in the margins by a vertical line. We all look forward to seeing you at a championship this year. NHB
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 11:03
News Category sequences
All the sets of five 'Free Known' figures that have been selected for each category are now available, and the Free Known sequence explained page has a full description of how to start designing your 2017 Free Known sequence. From the Document Store you can also download a zip file with the 2017 figure sets, in both OpenAero and Visio Aresti formats. NHB01-12-16
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 11:23
News Category Plenary meetings
At CIVA's annual plenary conference in Bucharest last 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.  
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 11:33
News Category technical
A new range of CIVA Technical Data Sheets (TDS) has been added o this website, to provide easy access for pilots and event officials to software and hardware systems that are approved for use at all CIVA championships. See the "Technical Data Sheet (TDS)" section in the Document Store at
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 12:39
News Category Events
The 2017 Championships Calendar is now set to offer a full series of classic events for both glider and power aerobatics, depending of course on how the voting approvals go at the plenary conference during the November 5/6 weekend. We now have a bid from Russia for the 5th Yak-52 WAC, and it seems pretty certain that the WGAC will be approved for Torun in Poland. The full calendar can be found at
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:54
News Category CIVA Trophies
At all CIVA 2016 championships the competitors, other team members and CIVA officials are invited to vote for the quality of each event, in order to discover who gets the highest vote and therefore which organiser should receive the CIVA Organiser of the Year Trophy for 2016.  
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 16:28
News Category FAI Special Events
Many months of negotiations between CIVA President Nick Buckenham and British and Chinese executives from World Air Carnival Ltd., a UK based company dedicated to mounting a new series of aerobatic "World Air Master" (WAM) and "World Formation Aerobatic Championship" (WFAC) tournaments in China,
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 12:03
News Category CIVA Documents
Following the July 1st deadline for rules proposals from delegates to be presented and discussed at the 2016 plenary conference in Romania later this year, CIVA Rules Committee chairman Matthieu Roulet has assembled the proposals received and this document is now available for download from the Documents page on the FAI / CIVA website.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:38
News Category CIVA Documents
The CIVA FairPlay System (FPS) has changed remarkably little since first introduced in 2005, and is well respected as the most relaible way yet to catch 'unusual' marks and resolve bias among our panels of international judges. Revisions to FPS have so far been strictly limited to the judging analysis, which from CIVA's ACRO scoring software are now linked to every online single-sequence results report.  
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:03



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