Richard Meredith-Hardy, CIMA President
Language on FAI medals
New text, Option a
S10 4.7.7 The text engraved on each FAI medal shall be in either French or English according to the preference of the organizers.
New text, Option b
S10 4.7.7 The text engraved on each FAI medal shall be in either French or English according to the preference of the organizers and shall include the class name (S10 1.5.1).
It is something of an enduring mystery why the 'caption' engraved on FAI medals awarded at CIMA Sanctioned Cat. 1 events is always in French. Indeed this has led more than once to confusion when medals have actually been distributed at medals ceremonies where the hosts have not been familiar with that language.
It therefore seems reasonable that the host nation should have a small choice of language it best understands (option 1), or alternatively (and additionally), the class names as used in S10 are used where possible as well (option 2).
There seems to be nothing about the text or language to be used on FAI medals in FAI Statutes, Bylaws or the Sporting Code, this proposal is therefore not contradicting any other text.
| Option 1
(Only current option)
| Option 1
| Option 2
| Option 2
|12ème Championnat d'Europe de Micro-Aviation||12th European Microlight Championships||12ème Championnat d'Europe de Micro-Aviation||12th European Microlight Championships|
|Pendulaire Biplace||Weight-shift flown with two people||RWL2||RWL2|
|Pendulaire Monoplace||Weight-shift flown solo||RWL1||RWL1|
|Multiaxe Monoplace||Three-axis flown solo||RAL1||RAL1|
|Multiaxe Biplace||Three-axis flown with two people||RAL2||RAL2|
|Autogyre Monoplace||Autogyro flown solo||RGL1||RGL1|
|Autogyre Biplace||Autogyro flown with two people||RGL2||RGL2|
|Pendulaire / Multiaxe Equipe||Microlight team||Equipe ULM||Microlight team|
|6ème Championnat d'Europe de Paramoteur||6th European Paramotor Championships||6ème Championnat d'Europe de Paramoteur||6th European Paramotor Championships|
|Décollage à pied Monoplace||Foot-launched flown solo||RPF1||RPF1|
|Décollage à pied Monoplace Femme||Foot-launched flown solo (women)||RPF1f||RPF1f|
|Décollage à pied Biplace||Foot-launched flown with two people||RPF2||RPF2|
|Décollage chariot Monoplace||Trike flown solo||RPL1||RPL1|
|Décollage chariot Biplace||Trike flown with two people||RPL2||RPL2|
|Décollage à pied Monoplace Equipe||Foot-launched flown solo Team||RPF1 Equipe||RPF1 Team|
|Décollage à pied Biplace Equipe||Foot-launched flown with two people Team||RPF2 Equipe||RPF2 Team|
|Décollage chariot Monoplace Equipe||Trike flown solo Team||RPL1 Equipe||RPL1 Team|
|Décollage chariot Biplace Equipe||Trike flown with two people Team||RPL2 Equipe||RPL2 Team|
Note Refer to [CASI 2012 meeting agenda, annexes 6 & 7] for more proposals regarding medals which may be in place by the time of the 2012 CIMA Plenary.