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
Update - November 1st  
News Category: World Air Games
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 11:50 by nhb
Voting has now closed for the first running of this new CIVA trophy for the Championship Organiser of the Year, donated by the British Aerobatic Association.
News Category: CIVA Trophies
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 12:59 by nhb
The CIVA 2015 Plenary Meeting date is rapidly approaching, the venue this year being the Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget hotel in Budapest and the dates Friday October 23rd to Sunday 25th.
News Category: Plenary meetings
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 17:28 by nhb

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