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28th FAI World Aerobatic Championships in France in August 2015

From August 20 to August 29, 2015, the 60 best aerobatic pilots in the world will gather in Châteaur...

49th Internationales Freundschaftsfliegen Bendern, Liechtenstein

 Stefan Kaiser from Liechtenstein won this 2015 F3A World Cup event.

The 2nd FAI World Paramotor Slalom Championships Come to an End

The 2nd FAI World Paramotor Slalom Championships in Legnica, Poland, ended on Saturday 4 July 2015...

Arch Grabs Second Straight Win with Thrilling Victory in Budapest

Austria’s Hannes Arch won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship stop in the heart of Budapest on ...

He Made It ! Borschberg Flies Solar Impulse Across the Pacific Ocean

To have flown the zero-fuel aircraft, Solar Impulse, for five days and five nights alone across the ...

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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until 12 July 2015 2015 PG Khakasia Championship Khakasia (Russia)
until 12 July 2015 2015 FAI F3 World Championships for Model Helicopters Klopeinersee, Carinthia (Austria)
until 12 July 2015 2015 Campionato Italiano Deltaplano Falzes (Italy)
until 12 July 2015 2015 Open Lithuanian national championship 15m. Rivanazzano (Italy)
until 12 July 2015 8th Trofeo dellOltrepo Rivanazzano (Italy)
until 11 July 2015 2015 Open Ibérico Piedrahita Piedrahita (Spain)
until 11 July 2015 2015 Vågå Open and Norwegian National Championship Vaaga (Norway)
until 11 July 2015 2015 Gin Wide Open Tolmin (Slovenia)
until 11 July 2015 2015 FAI F3D World Championship for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft Olomouc (Czech Rep.)
until 11 July 2015 2015 Campeonato Nacional de Parapente Montalegre (Portugal)
until 12 July 2015 2015 Russian Open Cup Aparan (Armenia)
until 07 September 2015 2015 ASIANIA "EMAX" video competition Location to be advised (To be advised)

Upcoming Events

09 July 2015 2015 Dutch Grand Prix - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Landres (France)
09 July 2015 2015 Black Cat Cup - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Riga (Latvia)
09 July 2015 2015 Lithuanian European Paragliding Accuracy Pre-Event Paluknys (Lithuania)
10 July 2015 15th Memorial William Terenzi - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Torraccia (San Marino)
10 July 2015 2015 Tui Cup of New Zealand - Category F1 - Free Flight Denver (USA)
10 July 2015 2015 Aerobatic Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Romilly -sur- Seine (France)
10 July 2015 35th Antonov Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Chernigiv (Ukraine)
10 July 2015 2015 Vitoria Open F3F - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Pico del Fraile (Spain)
10 July 2015 2015 Centennial Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Denver (USA)
10 July 2015 2015 German Midlands Paragliding Trophy - Deutscher Mittellandpokal im Gleitsegeln Erfurt at Crawinkel (Germany)
11 July 2015 2015 EUROTOUR - Woodchurch F5B - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Woodchurch, Kent (United Kingdom)
11 July 2015 2015 Loire Valley Trophy - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Angers (France)
11 July 2015 31st Grand Prix of France - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Landres (France)
11 July 2015 31st Grand Prix of France - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Landres (France)
11 July 2015 2015 Vangazi Cup - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Vangazi (Latvia)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

05 July 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Out-and-return distance : 229.8 km Kathleen Rigg (GBR)
05 July 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Out-and-return distance : 229.8 km Kathleen Rigg (GBR)
04 July 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 750 km : 129.46 km/h Laszlo Hegedüs (HUN)
04 July 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Duration (ceiling 8m - 15m): 125-b : 26 min 40 sec Zoltan Sukosd (HUN)
01 July 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Distance over a triangular course : 200.8 km Kathleen Rigg (GBR)
01 July 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Distance over a triangular course : 200.08 km Kathleen Rigg (GBR)
01 July 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 200 km : 27.08 km/h Kathleen Rigg (GBR)
01 July 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 200 km : 27.08 km/h Kathleen Rigg (GBR)
30 June 2015 Microlights and paramotors : Speed over a straight course : 303.00 km/h Eric De Barberin-Barberini (FRA)
29 June 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance : 428 km Bogdan Bazyuk (UKR)
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)
25 June 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 191 km/h Sibylle Andresen (GER)
22 June 2015 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 758.89 km Takeshi Saito (JPN)
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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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