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The 2016 FAI World Championships for Space Models in Lviv (UKR) were a full success!

The 2016 FAI World Championships for Space Models in Lviv, Ukraine, concluded on Sunday with Jan Seb...

Alex Mateos adds to medal haul with Gold at Popham

France’s Alex Mateos continued his domination of the international paramotoring competition scene wi...

Ten Years Ago Today: Steve Fossett set a gliding world record by flying to above 15,000m

Ten years ago today famous aviator Steve Fossett set a gliding world record that still stands toda...

Final results of the 2016 FAI S World Championship for Space Models

Jan Sebesta from the Czech Republic (CZE) has won the scale (S7) model competition in the 2016  ...

How to build a winning S3A rocket

How to build a winning S3A rocket The S3A category tests rocket’s ability to stay in the air for as...

On This Day in History: Otto Lilienthal’s legacy lives on

On This Day in History: Otto Lilienthal’s legacy lives on

Otto Lilienthal, the 'Glider King' who was an inspirational 19th-century aviation pioneer died 120-years ago on 10 August 1896. We remember his legacy today…

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A legend in Space: Meeting Gennady Padalka

A legend in Space: Meeting Gennady Padalka

The Olympic movement and Space exploration may not seem an obvious mix – but in fact the two came together in a sporting union in the heart of Moscow earlier this year.

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FAI to develop innovative IT solutions for Air Sport Discipl....

FAI to develop innovative IT solutions for Air Sport Discipl....

The FAI Commissions and Head Office have started working on the development of new IT solutions to support the management of the three disciplines taking part in the The World Games 2017 as well as fo....

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Done!  Solar Impulse 2 completes  First Round-The-World Sola....

Done! Solar Impulse 2 completes First Round-The-World Sola....

They did it! After over 12 years of research and design, Swiss pioneers Dr. Bertrand Piccard (Initiator, Chairman and Pilot) and André Borschberg (Co-founder and CEO and Pilot) finished the first rou....

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Join the celebrations for the 125th Anniversary of Otto Lili....

Join the celebrations for the 125th Anniversary of Otto Lili....

It was spring time in 1891 when aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal finally made it and took off with his self constructed "Derwitzer" glider. His flight attempts at the "Mühlenberg" area, near Derwitz ....

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11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

11 August 1986: A modified factory demonstration Westland Lynx AH.1 Helicopter piloted by Chief Test Pilot John Trevor Egginton set an FAI Absolute Record for Speed for helicopters over a straight 15 ....

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Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Ferenc Toth has been at the top of his game since the turn of the century. The FAI Glider Aerobatics World Champion won his first major competition in 2000, aged 32. That was the FAI European Aerobati....

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It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

“I have four sons, Jan is the youngest. But you know, when he was very little he was afraid of flying, he would not even touch the glider.” Jerzy Makula is a legend in glider aerobatics, often cal....

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Fedor Konyukhov Solo Around-The-World in a Balloon –  Official World....

Fedor Konyukhov Solo Around-The-World in a Balloon – Official World....

The FAI received the following records claims from the Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov, 64, who completed his circumnavigation on Saturday 23 July 2016 by landing near Bonnie Rock (AUS) in a Rozier....

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Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Forty years ago on 28 July 1976 Major General Eldon W. Joersz flew into the FAI record books by setting a world air speed record that still stands today.

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FAI World Paragliding Aerobatic Championship

Event ID

: 10519    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Solo Aerobatics
Synchro Aerobatics

Place

: Montmin - La Forclaz / Doussard (France)

Date(s)

: 26 Aug to 04 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.chamoisvolants.fr


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Brasilia Hang Gliding Pre-Worlds

Event ID

: 10761    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
class 1 Cross country (Women)

Place

: Brasilia (Brazil)

Date(s)

: 27 Aug to 03 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.brasilia2017.com


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Campeonato de España Open Algodonales

Event ID

: 11434    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Algodanales (Spain)

Date(s)

: 28 Aug to 03 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.parapentectnp.com


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Paragliding Trip of Indonesia (TRoI) 3rd Series

Event ID

: 11463    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Desa Mantar, West of Sumbawa (Indonesia)

Date(s)

: 01 Sep to 04 Sep 2016


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Copa EquinoXio -

Event ID

: 11508    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: 24 de Mayo, Portoviejo (Ecuador)

Date(s)

: 01 Sep to 04 Sep 2016


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Open CIS Cup -

Event ID

: 11512    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Ushkonyr (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 29 Aug to 03 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.livetrack24.com/events/OpenCIS2016


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Cup of Pyatigoriya -

Event ID

: 11523    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
class 1 - sport class Cross Country

Place

: Yutsa (Russia)

Date(s)

: 01 Sep to 10 Sep 2016

Website

:http://yutsa.ru


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Upcoming Events

02 September 2016 2016 MAI Cup Memory P.Grushin - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Khimki (Russia)
02 September 2016 2016 Santomeri - Greek League (PG) Santomeri (Greece)
02 September 2016 2016 Pernik Open - Pernik (Bulgaria)
03 September 2016 2016 Coupe des Alpes - 43 Internationales F3A - Freundschaftsfliegen - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Eglisau, Zürich (Switzerland)
03 September 2016 2016 EUROTOUR - Israel Open - Israel F3K Championship - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Rishon le zion (Israel)
03 September 2016 4th MB Cup F3B - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Mlada Boleslav (Czech Rep.)
03 September 2016 2016 Kietrz Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Kietrz (Poland)
03 September 2016 2016 Litteam F3J - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Tekovsky Hradok (Slovakia)
03 September 2016 3rd Int.Pannonia Cup (Sonnenlandcup) - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Oberpullendorf (Austria)
03 September 2016 53rd Coppa d'Oro - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Lugo (Ravenna) (Italy)
03 September 2016 2016 Lausitzring - Red Bull Air Race World Championship Lausitz (Germany)
03 September 2016 2016 Paragliding World Cup - France Saint Andre Les Alpes (France)
03 September 2016 2016 Araxa Open - Brazilian National Paraglider Araxá (Brazil)
03 September 2016 2016 Estonian Open Championships on Paragliding Accuracy - Nurmsi Airfield (Estonia)
04 September 2016 20th Santa Cruz (Portugal)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

08 September 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Distance in a straight line: 156 : 301,4 km John A. Ellias (USA)
30 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Greatest mass carried to height of 2 000 m : 86 kg Paul A Salmon (USA)
30 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 22 min 35 sec Paul A Salmon (USA)
30 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Altitude with 200 kg payload : 2'755,00 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
30 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Greatest mass carried to height of 2 000 m : 145,00 kg Paul A Salmon (USA)
14 August 2016 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 1 000 km : 153.00 km/h Alan M. Polinsky (USA)
13 August 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 255.00 km/h Francis Roman (USA)
12 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Altitude with 95 kg payload : 4'764 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
12 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Altitude with 95 kg payload : 4'207 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
11 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Highest take-off : 3'025 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
11 August 2016 Rotorcraft : Highest take-off : 3'025 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
06 August 2016 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 168.00 km Alan M. Polinsky (USA)
06 August 2016 Parachuting : Highest Time : 88.1 sec Tanya Barkhuus (DEN)
06 August 2016 Parachuting : Highest Time : 88.1 sec Tanya Barkhuus (DEN)
28 July 2016 Parachuting : 4 formations : 6 skydivers
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2016 FAI Young Artists Contest

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This year's theme is "Air Sports in Harmony with Nature". Give free rein to your imagination – you might earn one of the Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals!

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Clean sport

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Find out more about the FAI Anti-Doping Programme.

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