2005 Japanese report to FAI CIMP (Warsaw)
Kaz Shimada (Japan)
1. Japanese regulations
Japanese CAB began its hearing for (ICAO compatible) pilot physical standard revision. They say they revise it every 5 years. General Aviation community would like them to revive ‘third class’’ for domestic flights.
Japanese CAB is to apply ‘ICAO English Test.’
2. Doping Control
Domestically nothing remarkable. We are waiting for government budget plan to the new ‘UNESCO Convention On Anti-Doping’ scheme. Japanese 2005 contribution to WADA is US$1,502,800, but Japanese government does not have budget for doping control tests.
Soaring community here had 3 fatal accidents so far in 2005, which is far more frequent than average. Possible heat exhaustion is hinted in one case.
At last, civilian hypobaric chamber became available to Japanese pilots. Budget issue is not solved yet.
4. Notable air sports 2005 events in Japan
Hot Air Balloon
Honda Grand Prix series (5 competitions) in progress
FAI World Grand Prix Aerobatics Japan 2005 (Honda) – cancelled
Aerobatic Japan at Kakuda (regional + invited international) October
5. 2005 World Records by Japanese pilot
DO (Open Class Gliders) Feminine Free distance using up to 3 turn points : 1 270.5 km 11/01/2005 Reiko MORINAKA (Japan) Chapelco (Argentina)
Sub-class DO (Open Class Gliders) Feminine Out-and-return distance : 1 187 km
30/12/2004 Reiko MORINAKA (Japan) Chapelco (Argentina)
Class D - Gliders / Claim number : 11812 DO (Open Class Gliders) Feminine Category
Distance using up to 3 turn points: Serres (FRA): 1 240 km: Reiko MORINAKA (JPN)
Glider : Glaser-Dirks DG-400 M17: 04.08.2005
Current record : none Minimum achievement for the first record : 1 044 km
Sub-class F1N (Indoor Glider): Duration (ceiling 15m - 30m) : 1 min 11.4 sec 04/06/2005
Pilot: Mitsuru ISHII (Japan) Course/place: Saitama (Japan)
6. Miscellaneous – for fun
(STS-114 Flight Surgeons: Effenhauser, Bauer, Koike, Shimada, et.al.)
Class Astronautics - Space records / Claim number : 11813
Type of record : Assembled mass of spaceships linked in flight
Course/location : NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL (USA)
Performance : 294 850 kg
Crews : STS-114 and ISS crews members (International)
Spacecraft : Space Shuttle Orbiter "Discovery" & International Space Station
Current record : 264 432.8 kg (18.10.2002 - STS-112 and ISS crews)