First Category Events
FAI World Championship
An international sporting event organised under the Sporting Code rules
for Championships in one or more disciplines of FAI recognised activities,
open to participants from all FAI Members and in which the winner is
awarded the title of World Champion.
FAI Continental Championship
An international sporting event open to participants from all FAI Members
within a specific region defined in the General Section and in which
the winner is awarded the title of Regional Champion.
World Air Games
An international sporting event organized by one NAC involving several
FAI air sports at the same time and open to all FAI members
Second Category Events
Other international sporting events organised by or under the authorisation
of NACs. (example Pre?Worlds)
International Sporting Event
A sporting event in which entry is open to citizens of more than one
National Sporting Event
A sporting event open only to citizens and residents of one country.
Canadian National Open Championship
(The HPAC encourages event organizers to utilize the FAI† Sporting
Code and CIVL Rules and to include CIVL Record category tasks wherever
- Is open to citizens of other countries.
- to be held on a date and site selected by the HPAC.
- Location to be selected from qualifying bidders.
- Site to alternate between eastern and western Canada each year.
- Alternatives to the present structure of selecting the National
champion in alternating East / West National Championships is be
sent to the competition committee. (1988-3 AGM)
- must be sanctioned by the Provincial Association
- sponsored by local clubs or groups of flyers
- minimum of 15 competitors (of a provincial Association), Maximum
of 50 pilots unless authorized by the Competition Chairperson.
- Each province will be able to send a minimum of 5 provincial representatives
regardless of points accumulated.
- the remaining 30 positions will be awarded on a pilotís competition
point accumulations in his best 3 finishes regardless of his home
- 50% of competition spaces to be assigned according to the pilotís
date of entry, competition record and any remainder may be decided
by a fly-off.
- Safety requirements of HPAC must be met.
- 50% of competition spaces to be assigned according to pilotís
competition record for the year, remainder to be decided by a fly-off
the day before competition begins.
- Sponsored by Provincial Association, time and site to be chosen
- must be held at least 2 weeks prior to the Canadian Nationals.
- Maximum of 100 competitors, minimum of 25. Competition space to
be assigned based on the yearís competition record;
- Provincial Team to be selected after completion of Provincial
Championships as an option of the Provincial Association. Number
on team is optional. Winner of the provincial championship is automatically
selected. Others selected on overall yearís performance.
To be held between Jan 1st of each year and before the the Provincial
Championships (1977 AGM).
Moved 1990-12 AGM: To promote a National Fly-In Weekend to promote sociability
Fly-Ins are hosted as a low key competition to attract upcoming pilots
who are reluctant to attend top calibre competitions. It features seminars
on safety, competition strategy and racing, soaring and† cross
country skills. It is intended to encourage the attending pilots to
enter future competitions and to being one of the best avenues for them†
to improve skills