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Committees and Working Groups

Rules Committee (RC)
The RC is responsible for the development of Section-6 Part-1 regulations and all associated documents, and manages the mid-year RC & JC meeting to assess the suitability of proposed regulatory changes in advance of their detailed review and adoption / rejection by the CIVA plenary each year.
 
Matthieu Roulet - RC Chairman    Email
Elena Klimovich
Vladimir Machula
Pierre Varloteaux
Nick Buckenham
Philippe Küchler
 
Judging Committee (JC)
The JC appoints international judges for all CIVA championships, monitors judging standards, reviews and develops aerobatic judging regulations for best practice, and reports to the CIVA plenary each year.
 
John Gaillard - JC Chairman    Email
Philippe Küchler
Vladimir Machula
Mikhail Mamistov
Pierre Varloteaux
Nick Buckenham
 
Catalogue Committee (CC)
The CC monitors the power and glider Aresti Aerobatic Catalogues for appropriate content, reviews and assesses proposals for new figures, and provides its recommendations to the CIVA plenary each year.
 
Manfred Echter - CC Chairman    Email
Anatoly Belov
Madelyne Delcroix
Pekka Havbrandt
Brian Howard
Pierre Varloteaux
 
Glider Aerobatic Committee (GAC)
The GAC is responsible for all aspects of CIVA's glider aerobatic regulations, including review and submission of glider Free Known figure master sets as described for the KAWG below, and provides its recommendations to the CIVA plenary each year.
 
Manfred Echter - GAC Chairman    Email
Madelyne Delcroix
Pekka Havbrandt
Philippe Küchler
Jerzy Makula
Ferenc Toth
 
 
Information and Communication Technology Committee (ICTC)
The ICTC monitors and reviews all IT and communication systems operated at CIVA championships, and provides its recommendations to the CIVA plenary each year.
 
Vladimir Machula - ICTC Chairman    Email
Nick Buckenham
Peter Rounce
Philippe Küchler
Bernhard Drummer
Ringo Massa
 
Known Figures Analysis Working Group (KAWG)
The KAWG (for power) and the GAC (for gliders) take the Free Known 5-figure master sets submitted by NAC’s each year as the basis for their considerations. Changes are allowed and additional sets may be created to meet annual requirements. Each body submits its proposal to the annual plenary conference with 5 (five) sets of master figures per category, with critical assessments and sample sequences that illustrate their scope and suitability in order to provide guidance to delegates in their selection of one master set per category for the following year.
 
Alan Cassidy - KAWG Chairman    Email
Rob Holland
Nigel Hopkins
Mikhail Mamistov
Coco Bessiere
 
Strategic Planning Group (SPG)
The SPG reviews, develops and reports on matters of strategic value to CIVA's operational status at all international aerobatic championships, and provides its recommendations to the plenary each year.
 
Nick Buckenham - SPG Chairman    Email
Alan Cassidy
Mike Heuer
Elena Klimovich
Matthieu Roulet
Castor Fantoba
 
FairPlay System Working Group (FPWG)
Development of the FairPlay System as operated by CIVA's championship results calculation software is controlled by this working group, which reports its recommendations to the plenary each year.
 
Nick Buckenham - FPWG Chairman    Email
Gilles Guillemard
Doug Lovell
Mikhail Mamistov
Vladimir Machula
 
 
Contest Organisation Working Group (COWG)
The COWG monitors the operational use and correctness of working practices carried out by Contest Organisers and CIVA officers at CIVA championships in accordance with Section-6 and other regulations, and reports upon their effectiveness to the plenary each year.
 
Nick Buckenham - COWG Chairman    Email
Madelyne Delcroix
Elena Klimovich
Vladimir Machula
 


Each year at the CIVA Plenary Conference, delegates and other attendees are encouraged to put their names forward for consideration as members of the committees and working groups that have been established to manage many of CIVA's core responsibilities. In each case there is a chairman supported by a fixed number of members, who will act together to provide solutions in the specific areas that their duties cover.

Clearly it is an honour to be appointed to one of these positions. Candidates should always remember however that they are expected to work on behalf of their plenary colleagues and the world aerobatic community in support of the committee or working group that they wish to join. While their chairman may ask them to respond to specific tasks, it is their own responsibility to seek out areas where improvements or developments could be of benefit to the operation of aerobatic championships and lesser events, and to make a positive effort to move the subject forward.

Everything that happens within the CIVA environment is a direct result of the inspiration and effort made by the dedicated people whose names you see above in one or more of these management teams. This list also provides direct access to each chairman, to whom all enquiries and suggestions should in the first place be directed.

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