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Enter the FAI Young Artists Contest and have your share in the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 !

Are you a young artist aged from 6 to 17 ? Would you like to have your share in the greatest and mos...

33rd FAI World Gliding Championships in Räyskälä, Finland

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2014 F3A Radio Control Aerobatics World Cup

Mario Del Valle from Spain won the 2014 Open International WC F3A Cerceda

2014 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP in Varese - Race report

The Italy Qualifying Sailplane Grand Prix took place in Varese from 14 to 21 June with 18 the compet...

Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

The FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the Feder...

Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

The FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the Federation. The 3-minute film succinctly presents the FAI sports and includes footage of FAI internationa....

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FAI President and Secretary General meet IOC President to di....

FAI President and Secretary General meet IOC President to di....

FAI President Dr. John Grubbström and FAI Secretary General Susanne Schödel were recently invited to meet International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (pictured in middle) at the IOC headqu....

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2014 FAI Active Members’ Presidents Meeting

2014 FAI Active Members’ Presidents Meeting

Coming from all around the world, 24 Executive Representatives from 21 FAI Member organisations met in the Swedish capital of Stockholm on Saturday 7 June for the 2014 FAI Active Members’ Presiden....

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FAI World Air Games 2015 to be Staged in Dubai

FAI World Air Games 2015 to be Staged in Dubai

The FAI announced today that the 2015 edition of the FAI World Air Games has been awarded to the United Arab Emirates and will be held in Dubai. This multi-discipline event will be organised by the Em....

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Passing of FAI Past President Clifton Von Kann

Passing of FAI Past President Clifton Von Kann

FAI President of Honour General Clifton Von Kann died peacefully on 15 January 2014 in Washington D.C., USA, at the age of 98. He held high positions in the US military and civilian aviation and pre....

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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 27 July 2014 2014 Portuguese Paragliding League - Castelo de Vide Castelo de Vide (Portugal)
until 27 July 2014 2014 Best of Diedams Schoppernau (Austria)
until 31 July 2014 2014 XC HG Siberian Cup Kurai, Altai (Russia)
until 28 July 2014 2014 All-Russian Competition in individual accuracy landing for the award of the Ingushetia Republic's President Nazran (Russia)
until 27 July 2014 2014 Burgas Burgas (Bulgaria)
until 27 July 2014 2014 Russian Open Championship Kurai, Altai (Russia)
until 27 July 2014 2014 Paragliding Accuracy Japan Championship in Shishiku Shishikukougen (Japan)
until 27 July 2014 2014 Polster Pokal Präbichi, Styria (Austria)
until 10 August 2014 33rd FAI World Gliding Championships Leszno (Poland)
until 27 July 2014 21st FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship Rio Claro, SP (Brazil)
until 27 July 2014 2014 World Cup Open Magnitogorsk - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Magnitogorsk (Russia)
until 27 July 2014 2014 Speedracer cup - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Vilnius (Lithuania)
until 27 July 2014 2014 French Alpine Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Briançon (France)
until 27 July 2014 2014 A Caniza F3B World Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight A Caniza, Pontevedra (Spain)
until 27 July 2014 2014 Euskal Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Itxassou (France)
until 27 July 2014 2014 EUROTOUR - Rhönflug Cup - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Oberleichtersbach (Germany)
until 29 July 2014 2014 Yangel Cup - Category S - Space Models Dniepropetrovsk (Ukraine)
until 29 July 2014 2014 Yangel Cup - Category S - Space Models Dniepropetrovsk (Ukraine)
until 02 August 2014 17th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships Torun (Poland)
until 27 July 2014 2014 Gdynia - Red Bull Air Race World Championship Gdynia (Poland)
until 02 August 2014 5th FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships Torun (Poland)
until 27 July 2014 1st FAI European Paramotor Slalom Championships Couhé (France)
until 28 July 2014 2014 FAI Asian-Oceanic Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia)

Upcoming Events

27 July 2014 2014 Championnat Régional Champagne Ardennes Joinville Mussey (France)
27 July 2014 2014 Czech Regional Championship Tabor (Czech Rep.)
28 July 2014 2014 FAI Junior World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft Salonta (Romania)
28 July 2014 2014 International German Flatlands Hanggliding Altes Lager (Germany)
28 July 2014 2014 Slovenia, Croatia, B&H, Serbia Paragliding Open National Championship Kopaonik (Serbia)
29 July 2014 2014 Concours International de Bailleau Bailleau (France)
29 July 2014 2014 Concours Amical de Bailleau Bailleau (France)
29 July 2014 2014 Mercimektepe XC Open Tokat (Turkey)
30 July 2014 2014 Shumen-XC Open Shumen (Bulgaria)
31 July 2014 6th Open Borgava Cup 2014 Borgava (Ukraine)
01 August 2014 2014 Azay Le Brule Inter - Category F1 - Free Flight Beauvoir-sur-Niort (France)
01 August 2014 2014 Austrian Open - Internationale Österreichische Meisterschaft im Hängegleiten Aflenz Land (Austria)
01 August 2014 2014 Klippeneck-Segelflug-Wettbewerb Klippeneck (Germany)
01 August 2014 9th Ratchaburi Paragliding Princess’s Cups Open 2014 Khao Son, Ratchaburi (Thailand)
02 August 2014 2014 Anatolian Free Flight Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Ankara (Turkey)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

19 July 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Altitude : 6376 m Klaus Ohlmann (GER)
19 July 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Altitude in horizontal flight : 6350 m Klaus Ohlmann (GER)
19 July 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a 15 km course : 229.7 km/h Klaus Ohlmann (GER)
19 July 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Time to climb to a height of 6 000 m : 1h 53 min 41 sec Klaus Ohlmann (GER)
19 July 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 480.00 km/h Travis P. Holland (USA)
18 July 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over 500 km : 93.03 km/h Klaus Ohlmann (GER)
18 July 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Distance : 504.4 km Klaus Ohlmann (GER)
18 July 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 785 km/h Johnathan D. Ricks (USA)
17 July 2014 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Free triangle distance : 302.2 km Jacques Fournier (FRA)
16 July 2014 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Duration: 185 : 4 h 55 min Roger Thierry (FRA)
16 July 2014 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Distance in a closed circuit: 190 : 130.00 km Roger Thierry (FRA)
16 July 2014 Microlights and paramotors : Speed over a closed circuit of 500 km : 162 km/h François Denis (FRA)
15 July 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over 100 km : 178.1 km/h Klaus Ohlmann (GER)
15 July 2014 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Out-and-return distance : 205.5 km Françoise Dieuzeide - Banet (FRA)
15 July 2014 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 200 km : 200 km/h Françoise Dieuzeide - Banet (FRA)
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2014 FAI Young Artists Contest

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This year's theme is "Flying to save lives". 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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3h 54m 59s = World Record manpowered aircraft

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Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth

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There are 150 pilots in Paragliding Worlds