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Mamistov strikes gold for a third time

Russia’s Mikhail Mamistov has been crowned FAI World Aerobatic Champion for an incredible third ti...

Muroya wins in Germany’s Lausitzring

Yoshihide Muroya won the penultimate round of the Red Bull Air Race 2017 season on Sunday 17 Septemb...

France takes the gold at the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017

The winners of the 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017 said they were “overjoyed” to be awar...

Matt Hall wins Qualifying in Germany

Australia’s Matt Hall flew the best time in Qualifying for the Red Bull Air Race stop at Germany’s L...

French pair win world’s most prestigious gas-balloon race

French balloon pilots Vincent Leys and Christophe Houver won the 61st Gordon Bennett Cup over the we...

Drones at the cutting edge

Drones at the cutting edge

The sun came out for the third and final day of the FAI International Drones Conference and Expo in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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The Game of Drones: Racing and Sports

The Game of Drones: Racing and Sports

People playing with models in the air is not new, but the scale of Drone Sports is like nothing the world has ever seen before, was the take-away message from the final session at the first FAI Intern....

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Drone Control? Rules and regulations for drones

Drone Control? Rules and regulations for drones

  “Be aware, this is a paradigm shift. Airspace is a commodity that is suddenly open to everyone, and this is a major, major shift.”

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Preparing for the Drone Invasion

Preparing for the Drone Invasion

The message from the first day at the first FAI International Drones Conference could not have been clearer: The drones are coming, and they are coming fast. Not only that, they are arriving en masse ....

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Exploring the new Global Drone Ecosystem - Lausanne, Switzer....

Exploring the new Global Drone Ecosystem - Lausanne, Switzer....

A unique Drone conference and expo that will bring together the world's "global Drone ecosystem" is taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland over three days from 1-3 September 2017.

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Five years ago on this day: A Microlight and Paramotor World Record st....

Five years ago on this day: A Microlight and Paramotor World Record st....

Today, five years ago on 17 February 2012, Indian pilot Parmjit Singh, used a special harness, the Aeros Discus 14 with a Radne Motor AB Raket 120, to fly a record distance in a straight line without....

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Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Two years ago on this day, Tijl Schmelzer and his father Bert were the very first to pass the 200 km/h barrier using thermals rather than mountain waves.

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Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded  FAI - Breitling Pilot of t....

Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded FAI - Breitling Pilot of t....

A Russian priest who circumnavigated the world in a balloon in record time has been presented the inaugural FAI - Breitling Pilot of the Year Award at a ceremony in Switzerland yesterday, Thursday 17 ....

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 PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

Christian Ciech is one of the most successful pilots in competition hang gliding, and was FAI European and World Champion at the same time in 2016. We spoke to him…

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NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

Charles Bolden, who has been awarded the prestigious FAI Gold Space Medal for 2016, knows about space. Not only has he been in orbit four times, but for the last seven years he has been at the head of....

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Korkyt-Ata Cup -

Event ID

: 11598    

Bid:

279

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S4B (Boost Glider Duration Models - 2.51 to 5.00 NS)
S6B (Streamer Duration Models - 2.51 to 5.00 NS)
S8E/P (Rocket Glider Duration and Precision Landing Models)
S9B (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 2.51 to 5.00 NS)

Place

: Baikonur (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 26 Sep 2017

Alternate dates

: 19 Sep to 22 Sep 2017

Website

:http://www.aeromodelling.kz


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Tatry cup -

Event ID

: 11653    

Bid:

294

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS)
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S7 (Scale)
S8E/P (Rocket Glider Duration and Precision Landing Models)
S8D (Rocket Glider Duration - 10.01 to 20.00 NS)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)

Place

: Nowy Targ (Poland)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 24 Sep 2017


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Baikonur Cup of Juniors -

Event ID

: 11699    

Bid:

612

Event classification

: Open International - Non World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S3A (Parachute Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS)
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S7 (Scale)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S12A/P (Time Duration Triathlon Tournament - 0,00 - 2,50 NS)

Place

: Baikonur (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 18 Sep to 26 Sep 2017

Alternate dates

: 12 Sep to 22 Sep 2017


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Cupa Aripile Somesului memorial Ilyes Csaba -

Event ID

: 11836    

Bid:

641

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2C (Team Racing Model Aircraft)
F2F (Diesel Profile Racing Model Aircraft)

Place

: Dej (Romania)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 24 Sep 2017


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Internationaler Oktoberfestpokal Wettbewerb -

Event ID

: 11859    

Bid:

266

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3B (Thermal Soaring Gliders)

Place

: Salmdorf near Munich (Germany)

Date(s)

: 22 Sep to 24 Sep 2017

Website

:http://www.mcm-muenchen.de


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Pyrénées cup -

Event ID

: 11887    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3F (Slope Soaring Gliders)

Place

: St Ferriol / Esceuillens (France)

Date(s)

: 22 Sep to 24 Sep 2017

Website

:http://pyreneescup.blogspot.fr


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Pre-Europeans & PGAWC Slovenia -

Event ID

: 11944    

Bid:

301

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Kobarid (Slovenia)

Date(s)

: 21 Sep to 24 Sep 2017

Website

:http://pgaeuro2018.lzs-zveza.si/index.php/en/


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Telomoyo Cup -

Event ID

: 12278    

Bid:

273

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Mt Telomoyo (Indonesia)

Date(s)

: 17 Sep to 24 Sep 2017

Website

:http://www.facebook.com/events/1661206854175284/


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Noosphere Race Cup -

Event ID

: 12279    

Bid:

308

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3U (RC Multi-Rotor FPV Racing)

Place

: Dnipro (Ukraine)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 24 Sep 2017

Alternate dates

: 30 Sep to 01 Oct 2017

Website

:http://noosphereglobal.com


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Verano Europeo Roldanillo -

Event ID

: 12291    

Bid:

255

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Roldanillo (Colombia)

Date(s)

: 22 Sep to 30 Sep 2017

Alternate dates

: 30 Sep to 07 Oct 2017

Website

:http://airtribune.com/verano-europeo-roldanillo-2017


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Open Kazakhstan Accuracy cup Stage IV -

Event ID

: 12292    

Bid:

279

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 24 Sep 2017

Alternate dates

: 25 Sep to 26 Sep 2017

Website

:http://www.samuryk.kz


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Rallye Toulouse - St-Louis du Sénégal -

Event ID

: 12296    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Rally Flying

Place

: Toulouse - Saint Louis du Sénégal - Toulouse (France)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 06 Oct 2017

Website

:http://www.rtsl.fr


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Upcoming Events

24 September 2017 2017 Kalich Cup 2 - Rana near Louny (Czech Rep.)
24 September 2017 2017 Zabrokreky Cup - Zabokreky nad Nitrou (Slovakia)
24 September 2017 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro de Asa Delta 2da Etapa - Brazilian HG Open 2nd round - Cambuquira (Brazil)
25 September 2017 2017 Russia Championship Accuracy - Kabardino - Balkar rep. Eltyby (Russia)
25 September 2017 2017 Russia Cup - Kabardino - Balkar rep. Eltyby (Russia)
27 September 2017 2017 Open La Paz - La Paz (Bolivia)
29 September 2017 2017 Carpatian Cup - Golden Autumn - Mizhhirya (Ukraine)
29 September 2017 2017 Air Masters World Cup - Spielberg (Austria)
29 September 2017 2017 Turkish Paragliding Accuracy 2nd League / Kyrenia Open - Mersin (Turkey)
30 September 2017 2017 Jihocesky Pohar - Vsechov (Czech Rep.)
30 September 2017 2017 Macedonia World Cup - Prilep (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)
30 September 2017 2017 Anatolian Free Flight Cup - Gölbasi / Ankara (Turkey)
30 September 2017 16th Belgrade Cup - 5. Memorial Desimira Kacavende - Aradac - Zrenjanin (Serbia)
30 September 2017 2017 F3U Bulgaria Cup - Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
30 September 2017 2017 German Open F3F - Kap Arkona, Rügen (Germany)
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2018 FAI Young Artists Contest

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

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