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Ferenc Toth wins Gold in Glider Aerobatics

Ferenc Toth (HUN) has won the Glider Aerobatics competition at The World Games following Saturday ni...

Wojciech Bogdal wins Gold in Paramotoring

Poland’s Wojciech Bogdal has won the Paramotoring competition at The World Games. After flying 9 tas...

Nick Batsch wins Gold in Canopy Piloting

Nick Batsch (USA) has won the Canopy Piloting competition at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland.

Kirby Chambliss wins in Russia

The USA’s Kirby Chambliss is back – back-to-back, in fact. Just three weeks after winning his first ...

One year ago today: Russian Fedor Konyukhov completes around the world tour

Exactly one year ago, Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov broke the record for the fastest circumnavi...

The World Games 2017, 20-23 July - A triumph for air sports!

The World Games 2017, 20-23 July - A triumph for air sports!

Sixty-six international air sports athletes competed in three different air sports at the World Games in Poland from 20 ot 23 July 2017.

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Helmut Schlecht awarded FAI Bronze Medal at CISM Military Wo....

Helmut Schlecht awarded FAI Bronze Medal at CISM Military Wo....

Respected parachutist Helmut Schlecht was awarded the FAI Bronze Medal at the 41st CISM Military World Parachuting Championship in Bad Sassendorf, Germany in July.

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'Hackathon' engineers target new e-markers for balloon compe....

'Hackathon' engineers target new e-markers for balloon compe....

Hot air balloon competitions look set to be revolutionised if three science teams from the Ukraine get their way.

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Registration opens  for the 1st FAI International Drones Con....

Registration opens for the 1st FAI International Drones Con....

FAI has issued an invitation to attend the 1st FAI International Drones Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 1 - 3 September 2017 about Innovation, Safety and Sports.

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Drones: Opportunities and Challenges for Air Sports

Drones: Opportunities and Challenges for Air Sports

On 19 - 20 May 2017 the FAI Executive Board and the FAI Active Member in Germany, the Deutscher Aero Club (DAeC), met in Frankfurt. The main topic during the meetings: What does the fast development o....

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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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FAI European Gliding Championships -

Event ID

: 9747    

Bid:

259

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Standard Class
20 meter Multi-seat Class

Place

: Moravská Třebová (Czech Rep.)

Date(s)

: 20 Jul to 06 Aug 2017


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FAI Junior World Gliding Championships -

Event ID

: 9751    

Bid:

284

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Standard Class

Place

: Pociunai, Kaunas (Lithuania)

Date(s)

: 27 Jul to 13 Aug 2017

Website

:http://www.jwgc2017.lt


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The World Games - The World Games

Event ID

: 9933    

Bid:

1631

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: The World Games

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Canopy Piloting

Place

: Wroclaw (Poland)

Date(s)

: 20 Jul to 30 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.theworldgames2017.com/


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The World Games - The World Games

Event ID

: 9934    

Bid:

1631

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: The World Games

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Unlimited Aerobatics (Glider)

Place

: Wroclaw (Poland)

Date(s)

: 20 Jul to 30 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.wroclaw.pl/the-world-games-2017


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The World Games - The World Games

Event ID

: 9935    

Bid:

1631

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: The World Games

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paramotor classes

Place

: Wroclaw (Poland)

Date(s)

: 20 Jul to 30 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.theworldgames2017.com/


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FAI F3 World Championships for Model Helicopters -

Event ID

: 10641    

Bid:

294

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3C (Helicopters) - seniors
F3N (Helicopters Freestyle) - seniors
F3C (Helicopters) - juniors
F3N (Helicopters Freestyle) - juniors

Place

: Wloclawek (Poland)

Date(s)

: 22 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.rcheli-wchs2017.pl


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FAI F1 Junior European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft -

Event ID

: 10646    

Bid:

264

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1A (Gliders) - juniors
F1B (Model Aircraft with Extensible Motors Wakefield) - juniors
F1P (Power Model Aircraft) - juniors

Place

: Prilep (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)

Date(s)

: 25 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.eujchamp2017.prilepcup.info


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FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship -

Event ID

: 11279    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 2 Cross country

Place

: Aspres sur Buech (France)

Date(s)

: 26 Jul to 06 Aug 2017

Website

:http://www.mondialdepul2017.com/en/


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FAI F3D World Championship for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft -

Event ID

: 11399    

Bid:

759

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3D (Pylon Racers) - seniors
F3D (Pylon Racers) - juniors

Place

: Dala-Järna (Sweden)

Date(s)

: 25 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.wc-f3d2017.se


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FAI F3K World Championship for Model Gliders -

Event ID

: 11400    

Bid:

308

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3K (Hand Launch Gliders) - seniors
F3K (Hand Launch Gliders) - juniors

Place

: Lviv (Ukraine)

Date(s)

: 23 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://wch2017.f3k.in.ua


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Yangel Cup -

Event ID

: 11715    

Bid:

308

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)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)

Place

: Dnipropetrovs'k (Ukraine)

Date(s)

: 27 Jul to 30 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.frms.ua


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FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships -

Event ID

: 11931    

Bid:

294

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Unlimited Aerobatics (Glider)

Place

: Torun (Poland)

Date(s)

: 27 Jul to 05 Aug 2017


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FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships -

Event ID

: 11932    

Bid:

294

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Advanced Aerobatics (Glider)

Place

: Torun (Poland)

Date(s)

: 27 Jul to 05 Aug 2017


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Hungarian, Lithuanian & Slovenian Open -

Event ID

: 11945    

Bid:

301

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Zelezniki (Slovenia)

Date(s)

: 23 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.klub-krokar.si


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Belarusian Open Helicopter Championship and World Cup stage 4 -

Event ID

: 12006    

Bid:

247

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Rotorcraft

Place

: Minsk (Belarus)

Date(s)

: 28 Jul to 30 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.bohc2017.bfas.by/


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Pré-European 2018 / Portuguese National Championship -

Event ID

: 12037    

Bid:

1662

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Montalegre (Portugal)

Date(s)

: 22 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://events.fpvl.pt/pre-euro2018


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Ali Dagi Cup XC Open -

Event ID

: 12069    

Bid:

307

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Kayseri (Turkey)

Date(s)

: 25 Jul to 30 Jul 2017


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Сup of Yutsa-MAI -

Event ID

: 12121    

Bid:

612

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Yutsa (Russia)

Date(s)

: 24 Jul to 04 Aug 2017

Website

:http://yutsa.ru


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Klippeneck-Segelflug-Wettbewerb -

Event ID

: 12141    

Bid:

266

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Standard Class
20 meter Multi-seat Class
15 meter Class
18 meter Class
Open Class

Place

: Klippeneck (Germany)

Date(s)

: 28 Jul to 05 Aug 2017

Website

:http://www.klippeneck-wb.de


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Palz - Alsace - Open -

Event ID

: 12152    

Bid:

266

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Le Treh, Fellering (France)

Date(s)

: 27 Jul to 30 Jul 2017

Website

:http://airtribune.com/palz-alsace-open-2017


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Spanish Paragliding Open Ager -

Event ID

: 12161    

Bid:

669

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Ager (Spain)

Date(s)

: 27 Jul to 30 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.parapentectnp.com/competiciones


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Finnish OPen XC League Round 3 -

Event ID

: 12190    

Bid:

263

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Oripaa (Finland)

Date(s)

: 28 Jul to 30 Jul 2017

Website

:http://airtribune.com/finnish-open-cup17-round-3/info


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Junior Qualification Competition -

Event ID

: 12201    

Bid:

266

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Standard Class

Place

: Stölln /Rhinow (Germany)

Date(s)

: 27 Jul to 03 Aug 2017

Website

:http://www.edor.org


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British Open UK -

Event ID

: 12221    

Bid:

309

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Malverns (United Kingdom)

Date(s)

: 23 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://pgcomps.org.uk


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Ozrenaline XC Doboj -

Event ID

: 12222    

Bid:

848

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Gostilj (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Date(s)

: 27 Jul to 30 Jul 2017


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Turkish Paragliding Accuracy League - Erzincan - Turkey -

Event ID

: 12234    

Bid:

307

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Erzincan (Turkey)

Date(s)

: 26 Jul to 20 Aug 2017

Website

:http://www.thk.org.tr


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Canadian Paragliding Nationals -

Event ID

: 12241    

Bid:

251

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Pemberton (Canada)

Date(s)

: 23 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://s2spg.com/nationals


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Czech and FYR of Macedonia Open -

Event ID

: 12248    

Bid:

264

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Krusevo (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)

Date(s)

: 23 Jul to 29 Jul 2017


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Upcoming Events

29 July 2017 23rd FAI World Precision Flying Championship - Spitzerberg (Austria)
29 July 2017 2017 Wild Man's Trophy - Lappeenranta (Finland)
29 July 2017 2017 Setubal Drone Race - Setubal (Portugal)
29 July 2017 2017 Slovenia Cup - Vipava (Slovenia)
29 July 2017 2017 F3A World Cup Böheimkirchen - Böheimkirchen (Austria)
29 July 2017 2017 CanAm Cup - Muskegon, Michigan (USA)
29 July 2017 2017 CanAm Cup - Muskegon, Michigan (USA)
29 July 2017 2017 EUROTOUR F5F Bad Kissingen - Bad Kissingen (Germany)
29 July 2017 10th Sonnenwendpokal - Nardt (Germany)
29 July 2017 2017 Campeonato Brasileiro de Parapente 2da Etapa - Brazilian Open 2nd round - Pico do Gaviao (Brazil)
29 July 2017 2017 Covdin Open, Serbian league - 2nd round - Petrovac (Serbia)
29 July 2017 2017 Petzen Open - St Michael / Bleiburg (Austria)
29 July 2017 2017 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP - Partizanske (Slovakia)
29 July 2017 2017 BHPA National Open Paragliding Accuracy Championship - Woldingham (United Kingdom)
30 July 2017 2017 Krushevo Open - Krushevo (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

25 July 2017 Parachuting : 3 formations : 111 skydivers
23 July 2017 Parachuting : Max Distance : 175,77 m Cornelia Mihai (UAE)
22 July 2017 Parachuting : Max Distance : 133,08 m Mateo Pagani (RSA)
22 July 2017 Parachuting : Max Distance : 172,34 m Paul Ropdriguez (USA)
22 July 2017 Parachuting : Max Distance : 134,62 m Jeannine Bartholomew (USA)
22 July 2017 Parachuting : Max Distance : 137,94 m Paulo Marquès (BRA)
21 July 2017 Parachuting : Carved Speed 70m : 2,197 sec Cédric Veiga Rios (FRA)
21 July 2017 Parachuting : Carved Speed 70m : 2,289 sec Cornelia Mihai (UAE)
21 July 2017 Parachuting : Max Distance : 196,52 m Cédric Veiga Rios (FRA)
21 July 2017 Parachuting : Carved Speed 70m : 2,479 sec Jeannine Bartholomew (USA)
21 July 2017 Parachuting : Carved Speed 70m : 2,536 sec Paulo Marquès (BRA)
16 July 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 1 000 km : 157,00 km/h Keith Essex (NZL)
14 July 2017 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1 149,6 km Gilles Navas (FRA)
14 July 2017 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1 149,6 km Gilles Navas (FRA)
03 July 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 750 km : 156,00 km/h Sibylle Andresen (GER)
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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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FAI International Drones Conference and Expo

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