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CCC gliders

Delegates vote for 90kg

It looks like at the CIVL Plenary meeting, delegates have passed their vote on a number of important subjects, notably the manufacturing and testing of the CC class or “CCC”.

It has been agreed that CCC gliders will be scaled using the XS size and maximum take-off weight of 90kg in order to pass certification. All other sizes will use linear scaling from this XS size to produce other gliders in this class.

Existing gliders are not affected by the new standard and their configuration will stay the same, and it is unlikely that there will be further scaling down from the mandatory XS size, however in the event that a manufacturer wishes to do so, this will now be possible.

The new certification standard will open doors for other paraglider manufacturers to produce competition wings, as well as enable lighter, smaller competition pilots to fly CCC class gliders.  In the past the lighter pilots and indeed female competititors have been deprived from flying a comp wing because of sometimes having to carry up to 33kg of ballast.

There will be many happy faces amongst the manufacturers and the competition pilot community. CIVL will be no doubt be releasing a full report soon.

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After Enzogate the Gingate, as noticeable non compliance with CCC certification is brought to attention at the PWC Ager

There are problems with the GIN Boom 10 which seems to have issues with the CCC certifiation rules.  After the Ozonegate could this be the Gingate? It would appear that Gin Gliders or indeed the DHV has not complied to the test certification process for Gin’s comp glider, the Boomerang 10.  Ozone test pilots recently handed over their video to the PWCA organisation, who are currently running a competition in Ager, Spain, clearly outlining the failed attempt to apply 25% brake pressure whilst on full bar during a testing session.

CIVL, DHV and Gin Gliders are yet to release an official statement.

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