The OSTIV Congress
The OSTIV Congress is held simultaneously with the World Gliding Championships at the same site and addresses all scientific and technical aspects of soaring flight including motorgliding, hanggliding, paragliding, ultralight sailplanes and aeromodeling.
Opportunity for presentation and discussion of papers is given in the following categories:
- Scientific Sessions: Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics as related to soaring flight.
- Technical Sessions: Aerodynamics, Structures, Materials, Design, Maintenance and Sailplane development.
- Training and Safety Sessions: Training and Safety, Coaching, Health and Physiology.
Joint Sessions: Scientific and technical topics, reviews or news, presented in an informative and entertaining way for the broader interest of the World Gliding Championships and OSTIV.
Topics on instrumentation, electronics, safety, statistics and other system technologies will be included in the sessions for which the application of the technology is most relevant.
A most important decision which FAI laid down in its rules was the acceptance of offers for world soaring championships only under the condition, that they assure simultaneously the organization of OSTIV-Congresses at the same time and place as the championships.
Since the foundation of OSTIV in Paris, France on 27 July 1948 we have had the following OSTIV-Congresses:
|I||OSTIV-Congress, Samedan, CH||27 July 1948|
|II||OSTIV-Congress, Paris, F||3 - 7 May 1949|
|III||OSTIV-Congress, Örebro, S||3 - 6 July 1950|
|IV||OSTIV-Congress, Madrid, E||3 - 13 July 1952|
|V||OSTIV-Congress, Buxton, GB||22 July - 4 August 1954|
|VI||OSTIV-Congress, St. Yan, F||6 - 13 July 1956|
|VII||OSTIV-Congress, Osieczna, PL||19 - 29 June 1958|
|VIII||OSTIV-Congress, Cologne, D||4 - 18 June 1960|
|IX||OSTIV-Congress, Junin, RA||11 - 21 February 1963|
|X||OSTIV-Congress, South Cerney, GB||4 - 12 June 1965|
|XI||OSTIV-Congress, Leszno, PL||12 - 23 June 1968|
|XII||OSTIV-Congress, Alpine,Texas, USA||27 June - 4 July 1970|
|XIII||OSTIV-Congress, Vrsac, YU||13 - 22 July 1972|
|XIV||OSTIV-Congress, Waikerie, AUS||21 - 27 January 1974|
|XV||OSTIV-Congress, Räyskälä, FIN||18 - 27 June 1976|
|XVI||OSTIV-Congress, Chateauroux, F||18 - 30 July 1978|
|XVII||OSTIV-Congress, Paderborn, D||27 May - 6 June 1981|
|29 June - 9 July 1983|
|XIX||OSTIV-Congress, Rieti, I||2 - 10 August 1985|
|XX||OSTIV-Congress, Benalla, AUS||21 - 30 January 1987|
|XXI||OSTIV-Congress, Wiener Neustadt, A||18 - 26 May 1989|
|XXII||OSTIV-Congress, Uvalde, Texas, USA||1 - 9 August 1991|
|XXIII||OSTIV-Congress, Borlänge, S||17 - 24 June 1993|
|XXIV||OSTIV-Congress, Omarama, NZ||12 - 19 January 1995|
|XXV||OSTIV-Congress, Saint-Auban, F||3 - 11 July 1997|
|XXVI||OSTIV-Congress, Bayreuth, D||6 - 13 August 1999|
|-||OSTIV-Seminar, Mafikeng, ZA||15 - 18 December 2001|
|XXVII||OSTIV-Congress, Leszno, PL||30 July - 6 August 2003|
|XXVIII||OSTIV-Congress, Eskilstuna, S||8 - 15 June 2006|
|XXIX||OSTIV-Congress, Lüsse-Berlin, D||6 - 13 August 2008|
|XXX||OSTIV-Congress, Szged, HU||21 - 28 July 2010|
|XXXI||OSTIV-Congress, Uvalde, Texas, USA||8 - 15 August 2012|
|XXXII||OSTIV-Congress, Leszno, Poland||30 July - 6 August 2014|
|XXXIII||OSTIV-Congress, Benalla, Australia||8 - 13 January 2017|