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Competitors for 6th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix World Final

  The countdown to one of the most exciting and competitive sporting events this fall has st...

Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up and Running

FAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by th...

Winners rewarded at the Prize Giving Ceremony of the 22nd FAI World Precision Flying Championship

The 22nd FAI World Precision Flying Championship competition ended on Thursday in Skive, Denmark, bu...

Solar Impulse to Continue its Round-The-World Mission in April 2016 Due to Damage to the Aircraft

The Solar Impulse team has today announced that irreversible damage to the batteries of the experime...

Two Eagles Balloon's Duration and Distance World Records Ratified by FAI

FAI has ratified two world records following the Two Eagle Balloon's fantastic flight across the P...

Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015  Now Up....

Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up....

FAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the host of the event, it offers quick and easy access to ....

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FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - Bulletins Available for Dow....

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - Bulletins Available for Dow....

The following bulletins for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 are now online:                    ....

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Dream of Seeing Air Sports at Olympic Games Postponed

Dream of Seeing Air Sports at Olympic Games Postponed

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organising Committee has announced that eight International Federations have been shortlisted for potential inclusion in the programme of the Games and will participate in....

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Paragliding : An Olympic Sport ?

Paragliding : An Olympic Sport ?

Following the invitation from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organising Committee to 35 International Federations, the FAI has selected Paragliding as a potential additional sport. FAI, the FAI Hang G....

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2015 FAI Active Members’ Presidents Meeting in Alicante

2015 FAI Active Members’ Presidents Meeting in Alicante

The representatives of 18 FAI Members, the Executive Board and Head Office staff members gathered in Alicante, Spain, on Saturday for the 2015 FAI Active Members’ Presidents Meeting.

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8 July 2010: Borschberg Breaks  the First Solar-Powered Aeroplane Reco....

8 July 2010: Borschberg Breaks the First Solar-Powered Aeroplane Reco....

Five years ago today, Swiss pilot André Borschberg landed the zero-fuel aircraft Solar Impulse HB-SIA after a 26h 10m 19s flight from and to Payerne, Switzerland. A normal duration for a jet, but an ....

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23 June 2005: The Paramotoring Journey  of Alexander Bogdanov through ....

23 June 2005: The Paramotoring Journey of Alexander Bogdanov through ....

With an outstanding pilot in paramotoring, we would like to carry on with the series of FAI World Record anniversaries: Ten years ago on 23 June 2005, the three Russian pilots Vladimir Makurin, Nikola....

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21 May 2000: The Story of Lindsay Muir's Hot Air Balloon World Record

21 May 2000: The Story of Lindsay Muir's Hot Air Balloon World Record

Balloon World Record not broken since We are pleased to continue our series of world record celebrations with an exceptional woman in ballooning sports: British Lindsay Muir. She established a fema....

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Interview with Alexey Leonov, the First Man to Walk in Outer Space

Interview with Alexey Leonov, the First Man to Walk in Outer Space

On 18 March 1965, FAI celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first space-walk. Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov achieved this feat during the Voshkod 2 mission. He stayed out in space for 12 min 9 sec,....

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18 March 1965: Leonov Successfully Made the First Spacewalk

18 March 1965: Leonov Successfully Made the First Spacewalk

Today is a special day in the history of space exploration. It is the day, 50 years ago, that Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov became the first person to walk in space.

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until 06 August 2015 2015 Swiss Open Fiesch Fiesch, Valais (Switzerland)
until 02 August 2015 2015 Azay Le Brulé Inter - Category F1 - Free Flight Beauvoir-sur-Niort (France)
until 02 August 2015 9th FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Championships Deva (Romania)
until 02 August 2015 19th Coupe d'Europe de Montgolfières et 24 ème Coupe du Monde des Dames Mainfonds (Angoulême), Charente (France)
until 15 August 2015 1st FAI World 13.5m Class Gliding Championship Pociunai, Kaunas (Lithuania)
until 15 August 2015 2015 Lithuanian National Championship Pociunai, Kaunas (Lithuania)
until 07 September 2015 2015 ASIANIA "EMAX" video competition Location to be advised (To be advised)
until 02 August 2015 2015 Petzen Open Petzen (Austria)
until 14 August 2015 8th FAI Women's World Gliding Championship Arnborg (Denmark)
until 02 August 2015 2015 Leti Svobodno Shumen - PG Accuracy League 2nd round Shumen (Bulgaria)
until 02 August 2015 2015 Transilvania XC Balea (Romania)
until 02 August 2015 2015 FAI F3J European Championship for Model Gliders Dupnitsa (Bulgaria)
until 12 August 2015 2015 Serbia Open National Champs Zrenjanin (Serbia)
until 03 August 2015 2015 FAI F1 World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)
until 09 August 2015 2015 Ukraine Open Pylypets (Ukraine)
until 03 August 2015 2015 Kazakhstan Open Paragliding Championship Bolshenarym (Kazakhstan)
until 09 August 2015 1st southern Alps big tasks open Aspres sur Buech (France)
until 08 August 2015 2015 Klippeneck-Segelflug-Wettbewerb Klippeneck (Germany)
until 02 August 2015 3rd Cameli XC Open - Paragliding Cross Contry Competition Cameli (Turkey)
until 02 August 2015 2015 Challenge Feminin Lans en Vercors Lans en Vercors (France)
until 02 August 2015 2015 Honer Ratchaburi Paragliding Championship Open Khao Son, Ratchaburi (Thailand)
until 02 August 2015 2015 Klochkov Cup - Category S - Space Models Kaliningrad (Russia)
until 08 August 2015 2015 Czech Regional championship Hodkovice (Czech Rep.)
until 02 August 2015 2015 East Taiwan Valley Paragliding Accuracy National Open Championship & Pre-PGAWC event Luye Gaotai, Taitung County (Chinese Taipei)

Upcoming Events

02 August 2015 18th FAI European Gliding Championships Rieti (Italy)
02 August 2015 2015 Big Spring Nationals Big Spring, Texas (USA)
02 August 2015 2015 Trofeo Internazionale Monte Cucco Monte Cucco (Italy)
03 August 2015 2015 International German Open Hanggliding Altes Lager (Germany)
03 August 2015 2015 Kobala open Tolmin (Slovenia)
03 August 2015 2015 Frittelement Selbu (Norway)
05 August 2015 18th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships Zbraslavice (Czech Rep.)
05 August 2015 6th FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships Zbraslavice (Czech Rep.)
05 August 2015 11th Copa Atmoxfera Piedechinche Colombia Piedechinche (Colombia)
06 August 2015 2015 FAI F3A World Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft Dübendorf (Switzerland)
06 August 2015 2015 Poitou Moncontour 2MN - Category F1 - Free Flight St Jean de Sauves (France)
06 August 2015 2015 Acromax Udine (Italy)
07 August 2015 2015 Poitou - Category F1 - Free Flight Noizé (Thouars) (France)
07 August 2015 2015 Kraljevo Open, 5.round Serbian league, Memorial Aleksandar Lepir Kraljevo (Serbia)
07 August 2015 2015 XC Greda Cup Greda (Croatia)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

26 July 2015 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 4,6 km/h Norman Frank Surplus (GBR)
26 July 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed: 175 : 481,56 km/h Fabian Wunderlich (GER)
26 July 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed: 196 : 474,95 km/h Maximilian von Prondzinski (GER)
25 July 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 325.00 km/h John E. Shavinsky (USA)
24 July 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Duration (ceiling less than 8 m): 125-a : 20 min 35 sec Akihiro Danjo (JPN)
24 July 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Distance in a closed circuit: 146 : 95 km Vladimir Kiselev (RUS)
24 July 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed: 203 : 282 km/h Miles Dunkel (GER)
24 July 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Distance to goal and return: 188 : 1'140 m Holger Lambertus (GER)
23 July 2015 Gliding : Free distance using up to 3 turn points : 490,38 km Ghislaine Facon (FRA)
22 July 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 15,02 km/h Michael Smith (AUS)
22 July 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 14,93 km/ Michael Smith (AUS)
22 July 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 215.00 km/h John E. Shavinsky (USA)
21 July 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 200 km : 30,97 km/h Seiko Fukuoka Naville (FRA)
20 July 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a Commercial Airline Route : 666.63 km/h Jason Ryder (AUS)
16 July 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 193.00 km/h Sibylle Andresen (GER)
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2015 FAI Young Artists Contest

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This year's theme is "Create a poster for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015". 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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