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Solar Impulse Entered into the Second Night of its Flight across the Pacific Ocean

The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse, with André Borschberg at the controls, is currently flying...

Opening Ceremony of the 2nd FAI World Paramotor Slalom Championships

The 2nd FAI World Paramotor Slalom Championships were officially declared open by CIMA Vice Presiden...

Solar Impulse Begins the Crossing of the Pacific Ocean in Attempt to Break World Records

Technical hurdles have been overcome and a favourable weather window has finally been found. At 18...

2015 Andritz Space Cup in Humenne, Slovakia

Check out the pictures of this World Cup event on Flickr !

Solar Impulse Team Cancel Take-Off from Nagoya

Sadly, the Solar Impulse team had to cancel the take-off from Nagoya due to worsening weather cond...

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - General Bulletin Now Online

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - General Bulletin Now Online

The General Bulletin N. 1 of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 is now published and available for download.

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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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Handover of FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame  Marks Star....

Handover of FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame Marks Star....

In a symbolic gesture, today the torch of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 was lit and handed over today by FAI to the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the Games Organising Committee. The cer....

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Interview with Pierre Duval, President of the FAI Environmental Commis....

Interview with Pierre Duval, President of the FAI Environmental Commis....

Frenchman Pierre Duval, 50, is the new President of the FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) since his election by the Delegates during the last annual meeting of the Commission in February 2013. He ....

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Tony Iberler, youngest pilot ever to participate in a world helicopter....

Tony Iberler, youngest pilot ever to participate in a world helicopter....

Tony Iberler qualified as an Helicopter Pilot in Germany on his 17th birthday, one year before he can legally drive a car. In 2012, still aged 17, he was selected as a member of the German National T....

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Interview with John Dickenson, recipient of the FAI Gold Air Medal

Interview with John Dickenson, recipient of the FAI Gold Air Medal

At the 2012 FAI Awards Ceremony held yesterday in Antalya, Turkey, John Dickenson was presented with the FAI Gold Air Medal by FAI President John Grubbström for his great contribution to the developm....

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Maxim Sotnikov (RUS): Helicopter Pilot

Maxim Sotnikov (RUS): Helicopter Pilot

Although Maxim Sotnikov learned to fly helicopters only 6 years ago, he is already one of the world’s best pilots and will be one to watch at the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship that will t....

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Pál Tákats (HUN): Paragliding Aerobatics Champion

Pál Tákats (HUN): Paragliding Aerobatics Champion

At 16 years old, Pál knew that paragliding was going to be more than just the next new hobby sport for him. Dedicating his time to flying from the day he left school, he and his young and talented Hu....

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Current Events

until 05 July 2015 2nd FAI World Paramotor Slalom Championships Legnica (Poland)
until 04 July 2015 2015 Canadian Hang Gliding National Championships Lumby, BC (Canada)
until 04 July 2015 2015 Barberton Open Paragliding Competition Barberton (South Africa)
until 04 July 2015 2015 Paragliding Pre European Event - Hungarian and FYR of Macedonian Nationals Krushevo (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)
until 01 July 2015 2015 Liga Nacional de Parapente - Castelo de Vide Castelo de Vide (Portugal)
until 07 September 2015 2015 ASIANIA "EMAX" video competition Location to be advised (To be advised)

Upcoming Events

01 July 2015 2015 Swiss Open Juniors National Gliding Championship Schänis (Switzerland)
01 July 2015 2015 RM Schänis Schänis (Switzerland)
01 July 2015 10th Liga Adrenalin Kobarid (Slovenia)
02 July 2015 2015 FAI F3 World Championships for Model Helicopters Klopeinersee, Carinthia (Austria)
02 July 2015 2015 EUROTOUR F5J Martin Cup - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Martin (Slovakia)
03 July 2015 2015 Russian Open Cup Aparan (Armenia)
03 July 2015 2015 Open Lithuanian national championship 15m. Rivanazzano (Italy)
03 July 2015 2015 Vilnius Cup Klabiniai (Lithuania)
03 July 2015 2015 UP Krkonose Open Vrchlabi (Czech Rep.)
03 July 2015 8th Trofeo dellOltrepo Rivanazzano (Italy)
04 July 2015 2015 EUROTOUR - BMFA UK F5J International - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Ashurst (United Kingdom)
04 July 2015 49th Internationales Freundschaftsfliegen - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Bendern (Liechtenstein)
04 July 2015 2015 Nakotne Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Ropazi (Latvia)
04 July 2015 23rd Summer Soaring Criterium - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Anthisnes (Belgium)
04 July 2015 2015 Santa Iria Race - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Lisboa (Portugal)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

30 June 2015 Microlights and paramotors : Speed over a straight course : 303.00 km/h Eric De Barberin-Barberini (FRA)
27 June 2015 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 37.5 km/h Sergey Ananov (RUS)
26 June 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 163.00 km/h Alan M. Polinsky (USA)
26 June 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 500 km : 163.00 km/h Alan M. Polinsky (USA)
22 June 2015 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 758.89 km Takeshi Saito (JPN)
18 June 2015 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 56.00 km/h Sergey Ananov (RUS)
18 June 2015 Parachuting : - : 42 skydivers
18 June 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance : 200.35 km Norbert Varga (HUN)
18 June 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Free distance using up to 3 turn points : 200.35 km Norbert Varga (HUN)
17 June 2015 Parachuting : - : 33 skydivers
16 June 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 333.00 km/h Justin Gillen (USA)
16 June 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 407.00 km/h Elliot D. Seguin (USA)
15 June 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 735.00 km/h Judith A. Rice (USA)
13 June 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 159.00 km/h Alan M. Polinsky (USA)
11 June 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a closed circuit : 11.57 km/h Michael Smith (AUS)
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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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FAI Awards

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Browse the list of the FAI Awards recipients.

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