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59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett – Preparations in Full Swing !

7 hours to go until the take-off of the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship. The launch...

Follow the 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett online - Launch of the gas balloons on Friday !

The Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship, is the ...

CIAM Flyer (4-2015) - Aerobatics with Remote Controlled Model Aircraft

The desire to freely move around in the third dimension of the airspace around us is probably as old...

Châteauroux Welcomes the Pilots of the 28th FAI World Aerobatic Championship

Coming from all parts of the globe, the participants in the 28th FAI World Aerobatic Championship re...

19th FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship

Stefan Zeberli from Switzerland won the Gold medal in Debrecen, Hungary - Check out the pictures !

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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4 August 1985: Larry Tudor, the “Part Bird”,  who Flew a Record of....

4 August 1985: Larry Tudor, the “Part Bird”, who Flew a Record of....

Today marks the 30th anniversary of an FAI Word Record made by an American pilot described as both “Part Bird” and “Skygod” and who is perhaps one of the finest Hang Glider pilot for tandem ....

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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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until 30 August 2015 2015 Hawaiian Open International F5B Contest - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Kahului, Hawaii (USA)
until 29 August 2015 2015 British Open St Andre Saint Andre Les Alpes (France)
until 04 September 2015 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett Pau (France)
until 29 August 2015 28th FAI World Aerobatic Championships Châteauroux-Déols (France)
until 30 August 2015 2015 French Aerobatics Open Doussard (France)
until 30 August 2015 2015 RC Network Open - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Linthal (France)
until 30 August 2015 46th Internationaler Eifelpokal - Category F1 - Free Flight Zülpich (Germany)
until 29 August 2015 2015 Elbrus Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Nalchik (Russia)
until 30 August 2015 2015 Bartini Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Taganrog, Rostov-on-Don reg. (Russia)
until 29 August 2015 2015 Paragliding - Spanish Nationals Ager (Spain)
until 29 August 2015 8th FAI World Cup of Canopy Piloting Farnham (Canada)
until 29 August 2015 4th FAI European Canopy Piloting Championships Farnham (Canada)
until 29 August 2015 2015 Greek Servia Open (HG) MT Titaros & Mt Olympus (Greece)
until 29 August 2015 2015 FAI F2 European Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft Pazardzik (Bulgaria)
until 29 August 2015 8th FAI European Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing Championships Erden, Montana (Bulgaria)
until 29 August 2015 5th FAI Junior European Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing Championships Erden, Montana (Bulgaria)
until 30 August 2015 2nd Friendship Cup Varadero, Matanzas (Cuba)
until 30 August 2015 2015 Kazakhstan HG Open Championship Ushkonyr (Kazakhstan)
until 01 September 2015 2015 Open CIS Cup Ushkonyr (Kazakhstan)
until 30 August 2015 2015 Hanggliding Turkey Open Kayseri (Turkey)
until 07 September 2015 2015 ASIANIA "EMAX" video competition Location to be advised (To be advised)
until 29 August 2015 2015 FAI F1E World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft Zlatibor (Serbia)

Upcoming Events

29 August 2015 2015 Hohenstoffelnpokal - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Binningen (Switzerland)
29 August 2015 2015 SFTC (Sedish Fast Track Challenge) - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Palsboda (Sweden)
29 August 2015 2015 German F3A Worldcup Hamburg - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Kaltenkirchen (Germany)
29 August 2015 2015 EUROTOUR F5J City cup holic - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Holic (Slovakia)
29 August 2015 2015 Adlin Cup Ranau (Malaysia)
29 August 2015 2015 Turkish Paragliding League 6th round - Yoszgat Yozgat (Turkey)
29 August 2015 2015 Russia Cup (final) Pyatigorsk (Russia)
29 August 2015 2015 Russia HG Open Cup Pyatigorsk (Russia)
30 August 2015 37th RAID Gliders International - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Borgo Maggiore (San Marino)
30 August 2015 2015 Dinosaur Cliff Ridge (USA)
30 August 2015 2015 Paragliding World Cup Ager (Spain)
30 August 2015 2015 Pico do Gavião International HG Open Andradas (Brazil)
31 August 2015 2015 Serial Cup Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
03 September 2015 2015 MAI Cup Memory P.Grushin - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Khimki (Russia)
03 September 2015 2015 Kopaonik Raska Open, 6.round Serbian league Kopaonik (Serbia)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

29 August 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Race Time in Competition (100 laps): 136 : 3 min 11,3 sec
24 August 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a closed circuit of 5 000 km without payload : 293,77 km/h Raymond Pearson (AUS)
24 August 2015 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 110,00 km/h Paul Salmon (USA)
23 August 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km without payload : 493,74 km/h Gunar Armin Holboth (BRA)
22 August 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a 3 km course : 521,08 km Gunar Armin Holboth (BRA)
22 August 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 2 min 26 sec Gúnar Armin Halboth (BRA)
22 August 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a closed circuit of 100 km without payload : 490,14 km/h Gunar Armin Holboth (BRA)
21 August 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a 15 km course : 511,19 km/h Gunar Armin Holboth (BRA)
18 August 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Distance over a triangular course : 208.00 km Konrad Albert Lapierre Heilmann (BRA)
18 August 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 200 km : 36,00 km/h Konrad Albert Lapierre Heilmann (BRA)
15 August 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Duration (ceiling less than 8 m): 125-a : 22 min 50 sec Yuan Kang Lee (USA)
14 August 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Distance in a closed circuit: 153 : 76,5 km Vladimir Kiselev (RUS)
12 August 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Distance over a triangular course : 257,2 km Alexander Robé (AUT)
12 August 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Distance over a triangular course : 257,2 km Alexander Robé (AUT)
11 August 2015 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 5,3 km/h Norman Frank Surplus (GBR)
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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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Find out more about the FAI Anti-Doping Programme.

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