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FAI World Microlight and Paramotor Championships: 20-27 August 2016

More than 100 microlight and paramotor pilots are in England this week, 20-27 August 2016, competing...

Flying the Extra 330SC Aerobatic Plane

What’s so extra about the Extra? The Extra 330SC is the most popular plane here at the FAI European ...

France Sweeps Krushevo Paragliding Euro

On the final day of the 14th Paragliding European Championship in Krushevo, Macedonia (FRY), Honor...

20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships: 20-27 August 2016

Forty of Europe’s best aerobatic pilots gathered in the small town of Moravska Trebova in eastern Cz...

Red Bull Air Race 2016: Matt Hall wins in Ascot

  Australia’s Matt Hall won the Ascot leg of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunda...

On This Day in History: Otto Lilienthal’s legacy lives on

On This Day in History: Otto Lilienthal’s legacy lives on

Otto Lilienthal, the 'Glider King' who was an inspirational 19th-century aviation pioneer died 120-years ago on 10 August 1896. We remember his legacy today…

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A legend in Space: Meeting Gennady Padalka

A legend in Space: Meeting Gennady Padalka

The Olympic movement and Space exploration may not seem an obvious mix – but in fact the two came together in a sporting union in the heart of Moscow earlier this year.

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FAI to develop innovative IT solutions for Air Sport Discipl....

FAI to develop innovative IT solutions for Air Sport Discipl....

The FAI Commissions and Head Office have started working on the development of new IT solutions to support the management of the three disciplines taking part in the The World Games 2017 as well as fo....

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Done!  Solar Impulse 2 completes  First Round-The-World Sola....

Done! Solar Impulse 2 completes First Round-The-World Sola....

They did it! After over 12 years of research and design, Swiss pioneers Dr. Bertrand Piccard (Initiator, Chairman and Pilot) and André Borschberg (Co-founder and CEO and Pilot) finished the first rou....

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Join the celebrations for the 125th Anniversary of Otto Lili....

Join the celebrations for the 125th Anniversary of Otto Lili....

It was spring time in 1891 when aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal finally made it and took off with his self constructed "Derwitzer" glider. His flight attempts at the "Mühlenberg" area, near Derwitz ....

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11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

11 August 1986: A modified factory demonstration Westland Lynx AH.1 Helicopter piloted by Chief Test Pilot John Trevor Egginton set an FAI Absolute Record for Speed for helicopters over a straight 15 ....

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Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Ferenc Toth has been at the top of his game since the turn of the century. The FAI Glider Aerobatics World Champion won his first major competition in 2000, aged 32. That was the FAI European Aerobati....

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It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

“I have four sons, Jan is the youngest. But you know, when he was very little he was afraid of flying, he would not even touch the glider.” Jerzy Makula is a legend in glider aerobatics, often cal....

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Fedor Konyukhov Solo Around-The-World in a Balloon –  Official World....

Fedor Konyukhov Solo Around-The-World in a Balloon – Official World....

The FAI received the following records claims from the Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov, 64, who completed his circumnavigation on Saturday 23 July 2016 by landing near Bonnie Rock (AUS) in a Rozier....

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Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Forty years ago on 28 July 1976 Major General Eldon W. Joersz flew into the FAI record books by setting a world air speed record that still stands today.

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Current Events

FAI F4 World Championships for Scale Model Aircraft

Event ID

: 9880    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F4C (Radio Controlled Flying Scale Model Aircraft) - seniors
F4H (Scale Model Aircraft - Stand-off scale weight) - seniors
F4C (Radio Controlled Flying Scale Model Aircraft) - juniors
F4H (Scale Model Aircraft - Stand-off scale weight) - juniors

Place

: Ploiesti (Romania)

Date(s)

: 20 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.frmd.ro


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

FAI S World Championships for Space Models

Event ID

: 9881    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S1B (Altitude Models - 2.51 to 5.00 NS) - seniors
S3A (Parachute Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - seniors
S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS) - seniors
S5C (Scale Altitude Models) - seniors
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - seniors
S7 (Scale) - seniors
S8E/P (Rocket Glider Duration and Precision Landing Models) - seniors
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - seniors
S1A (Altitude Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - juniors
S3A (Parachute Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - juniors
S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS) - juniors
S5B (Scale Altitude Models - 2.51 to 5.00 NS) - juniors
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - juniors
S7 (Scale) - juniors
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS) - juniors
S8D (Rocket Glider Duration - 10.01 to 20.00 NS) - juniors

Place

: Lviv (Ukraine)

Date(s)

: 22 Aug to 30 Aug 2016

Alternate dates

: 01 Sep to 09 Sep 2015

Website

:http://frms.ua/


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

FAI World Canopy Piloting Championships

Event ID

: 10551    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Distance
Speed
Accuracy

Place

: Farnham (Canada)

Date(s)

: 20 Aug to 26 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.nouvelair.ca


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

FAI European Aerobatic Championships

Event ID

: 10814    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Unlimited Aerobatics (Power)

Place

: Moravská Třebová (Czech Rep.)

Date(s)

: 20 Aug to 27 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.eac2016.cz


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

Women Open Challenge féminin

Event ID

: 11250    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Laragne-Monteglin (France)

Date(s)

: 21 Aug to 26 Aug 2016

Alternate dates

: 27 Aug 2016

Website

:http://parapente.ffvl.fr/compet/2902


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

Zlatitsa Aerobattle

Event ID

: 11261    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Zlatitsa (Bulgaria)

Date(s)

: 23 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://airtribune.com/aerobattle2016


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

FAI World Paramotor Championships

Event ID

: 11339    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

RPF 1 T (Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo) (Men)
RPF 1 T (Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown solo) (Women)
RPF 2 T (Paraglider Control / Foot-launched / Flown with two persons)
RPL 1 T (Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown solo)
RPL 2 T (Paraglider Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons)

Place

: Popham (United Kingdom)

Date(s)

: 20 Aug to 27 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.wmpc2016.com


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

FAI World Microlight Championships

Event ID

: 11340    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

RWL 1 T (Weight-shift Control / Landplane / Flown solo)
RWL 2 T (Weight-shift Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons)
RAL 1 T (Movable Aerodynamic Control / Landplane / Flown solo)
RAL 2 T (Movable Aerodynamic Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons)
RGL 1 T (Autogyro / Landplane / Flown solo)
RGL 2 T (Autogyro / Landplane / Flown with two persons)

Place

: Popham (United Kingdom)

Date(s)

: 20 Aug to 27 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.wmpc2016.com


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

Turkish Pre-World cup - Hasan Dagi - Aksaray

Event ID

: 11430    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Aksaray (Turkey)

Date(s)

: 22 Aug to 28 Aug 2016


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

Russia HG Open Championship

Event ID

: 11438    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
class 1 - sport class Cross Country

Place

: Ushkonyr (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 21 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://deltaplan.kz/news


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

Open Kazakhstan Championship -

Event ID

: 11470    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 22 Aug to 28 Aug 2016

Website

:http://www.livetrack24.com/events/OpenKaz2016/en


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

Upcoming Events

25 August 2016 2016 Tre Pizzi Trophy Esanatoglia (Italy)
26 August 2016 2nd FAI World Paragliding Aerobatic Championship Montmin - La Forclaz / Doussard (France)
26 August 2016 2016 Asturias F3F Open - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Gijon - Asturias (Spain)
26 August 2016 17th Governor's Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Raçibórz (Poland)
26 August 2016 47th Eifelpokal - Category F1 - Free Flight Zülpich (Germany)
26 August 2016 2016 Transilvania Accuracy Landing - Siria (Romania)
26 August 2016 11th Honor Ratchaburi Paragliding Championship Open - Khao Son, Ratchaburi (Thailand)
26 August 2016 2016 World Cup Series in Thalgau - Thalgau, Salzburg (Austria)
27 August 2016 2016 Brasilia Hang Gliding Pre-Worlds Brasilia (Brazil)
27 August 2016 2016 Hohenstoffelnpokal - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Binningen (Switzerland)
27 August 2016 2016 Friendship Cup of Ukraine - Category F1 - Free Flight Gliwice (Poland)
27 August 2016 2016 F3K Open International Competition Herentals - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Herentals (Belgium)
27 August 2016 2016 Martin Cup - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Martin (Slovakia)
27 August 2016 2016 Hessenpokal F5F - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Wolfhagen (Germany)
27 August 2016 2016 Moscow Cup - Category F4 - Scale Models Moscow (Russia)
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2016 FAI Young Artists Contest

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This year's theme is "Air Sports in Harmony with Nature". 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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