19 May 2021

Not all events advertising they are cat 2 are cat 2

CIVL has noticed that some events have published on their websites that they have Category 2 status (i.e. they will get scored in the WPRS) while they still do not have the right to state so.

Only events that are published on FAI calendar can be ranked.

The link to the calendar is here:  https://www.fai.org/page/civl-events?upcoming=1&f%5B0%5D=fai_event_year%3A2021&display=list

Getting Cat 2 status implies the payment of a sanction fee and getting approvals of the NAC in due time. In our experience, the first takes only a few minutes, the second can take weeks. This is why we suggest to the organisers to apply as early as possible.

During the current pandemic, facilities have been offered to make the life of everyone easier: easier postponements, a full refund of the sanction fees… Still, some organisers wait the last minute to apply for Cat 2 status while advertising that they secured the said status. This is questionable, misleading and risky because if the application is not submitted in time, pilots will not be ranked although they thought they would be.

On May 19 we had 22 events that were not in line with what should be done. These numbers don’t look like exceptions, but like a new way of life and this is bothering. Organisers, please respect the pilots and anticipate.


Update from May 31, 2021. 

Since we published the article with the list of the events, some of them are either corrected the website info or are now published on FAI calendar and will be ranked. We will update the list as the problems are solved.

However, the events below still do not have Category 2 status and have not corrected the website info. Those marked with * have started the sanctioning process but we cannot guarantee they will finish it in time.

I Open FAI 2 Sierra del Pobo-Escorihuela, Teruel 2021*

17 - 20 Jun, 2021

El Pobo, Teruel, Spain

GIN Wide Open 2021

3 - 10 Jul, 2021

Ager, Spain


22 - 25 Jul, 2021

Fellering, France

2021 Adventure in Siberia. Rus. Open. Kuray *

23 - 30 Jul, 2021

Altay, Kuray, Russia

2021 Carpathian Cup - "BORZHAVA FOREVER" *

08 - 14 Aug, 2021

Pilipets, Ukraine

Okolchitza Open 2021

15 - 22 Aug, 2021

Vratsa, Bulgaria

Tennessee Paragliding Open 2021

04 - 11 Sep, 2021

Whitwell, United States

Canungra Cup 2021

09 - 16 Oct, 2021

CANUNGRA, Australia

Canungra Hang Gliding Classic 2021

23 - 30 Oct, 2021

CANUNGRA, Australia

[정밀착륙] 2021 Korean Accuracy Championship - Pyeongchang

23 - 24 Oct, 2021

Pyeongchang, South Korea

Liga Nacional Open Taucho

04 - 07 Dec, 2021

Adeje, Spain