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.  
News Category: CIVA Trophies
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 16:28 by nhb
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,
News Category: FAI Special Events
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 12:03 by nhb
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 Document Store on this website.
News Category: CIVA Documents
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:38 by nhb
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.  
News Category: CIVA Documents
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 10:03 by nhb
The 2016 Sky Grand Prix FAI Special Aerobatic Event was held in brilliant sunny conditions right in Durban's city centre at Greyville Racecourse, South Africa on Saturday 28th May, and after an absorbing contest the classic combination was won with a margin less than 0.2% by local man Patrick Davidson in his Sukhoi-31 from Rob Holland (MX2, USA) and Nigel Hopkins (Extra-330SC, RSA). In the Freestyle programme US ace Rob Holland was as usual...
News Category: FAI Special Events
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 10:30 by nhb
The 2016 CIVA Section-6 Part-1 Regulations are now available for download from the Document Store. These have undergone an extensive revision to the structure this year aimed at collecting together 'like' subjects in a simpler arrangement, and now incorporate the 'new' Free Known Programme-1 information for the first time.
News Category: CIVA Documents
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 15:24 by nhb
The changes to the CIVA Regulations confirmed at the 2015 Plenary Conference in Budapest centred mostly upon the introduction of the Free Known programme in place of the previous Known (Q) and Free sequences, though in Aresti judging terms nothing new is required. One significant revision however relates to unwanted lines that Pilots draw between rolls and half-loops, and now we have clear instruction regarding how these should be downgraded....
News Category: Judging
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 09:33 by nhb
News Category: WAG
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 15:33 by nhb
From 2016 all CIVA championships will adopt a new Programme-1 format called the "Free Known" in place of the existing P1 Known and P2 Free sequences for both power and glider categories. Here is a complete explanation to introduce the new Free Known format for the 2016 season. Design guidance for Power and Glider Free Known sequences is available in the Document Store.   
News Category: Programmes
Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 11:56 by nhb
News Category: Plenary
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 13:09 by nhb



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