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15th World Para Ski Championships - Award and Closing Ceremony

Cracking the whip at the Award and Closing Ceremony !   21st February 201...

Aviation and Space World Records Anniversaries to Celebrate in 2015

The first space-walk by Alexey Leonov in 1965, the first solo flight across the Pacific Ocean by S...

Bonhomme triumphs in Abu Dhabi at Red Bull Air Race season opener

Hitting top speeds of 370 km/h while flying just above the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf, Bon...

World XC Online Contest: the 2014 winners

Since 2010, the CIVL/FAI World XC Online Contest has hang-gliding and paragliding pilots of the wo...

CIAM Flyer (1-2015) - They can’t stop enjoy flying

Catapult Gliders is a brilliant class to start a flying career with and the class can also give the ...

Aviation and Space World Records Anniversaries to Celebrate ....

Aviation and Space World Records Anniversaries to Celebrate ....

The first space-walk by Alexey Leonov in 1965, the first solo flight across the Pacific Ocean by Steve Fossett in 1995, the highest ballooning flight by Vijaypat Singhania in 2005, to name only a fe....

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1985-2014 : The Two Stories of the Exceptional Pilots Who Fl....

1985-2014 : The Two Stories of the Exceptional Pilots Who Fl....

The Himalaya and its vast territories, gigantic mountains, spiritual people and wild beauty have long exerted extraordinary fascination - which is far from fading. Ever since the 19th century when Eu....

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Eric Bertin Hired to Support FAI Sports Team ahead of the FA....

Eric Bertin Hired to Support FAI Sports Team ahead of the FA....

The FAI is pleased to announce that Eric Bertin has joined the Federation as Sports and Events Manager on 15 December 2014. His focus is on the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 and he is the prime conta....

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Strategic Roadmap for the Future of the Olympic Movement Mad....

Strategic Roadmap for the Future of the Olympic Movement Mad....

The IOC has unveiled the final draft recommendations for Olympic Agenda 2020, which is the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The FAI, which bears the status of IOC-Recognised ....

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UN Recognises the Autonomy of IOC and Sport

UN Recognises the Autonomy of IOC and Sport

The United Nations General Assembly recently adopted a Resolution on sport entitled "Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace”. It is the first time in its history that t....

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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 28 February 2015 2015 WA State Hang Gliding Championship Leon's tow paddock, Westonia (Australia)
until 06 March 2015 2015 Pre World Cup Nepal Pokhara (Nepal)

Upcoming Events

28 February 2015 20th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship Valle de Bravo (Mexico)
28 February 2015 2015 Skydive Dubai - DISL Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
28 February 2015 12th Philippe Lepage - Rubber Days - Category F1 - Free Flight Viabon (France)
04 March 2015 2015 Paragliding Winter Cup Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
05 March 2015 2015 Swedish Moose Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Säkylän Pyhhäjärvi (Finland)
07 March 2015 2015 Australian Masters (F3A) - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Sydney (Australia)
07 March 2015 2015 Bear cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Säkylä, Pori (Finland)
07 March 2015 2015 Winter Cup I - Category F1 - Free Flight Hranice (Czech Rep.)
08 March 2015 2015 Winter Cup II - Category F1 - Free Flight Hranice (Czech Rep.)
11 March 2015 2015 Aeros Winter Race Ajdovscina (Slovenia)
14 March 2015 2015 FAI F3P World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model Aircraft Pruszków (Poland)
14 March 2015 2015 Holiday on Ice - Category F1 - Free Flight Gjovik (Norway)
14 March 2015 7th Trofeo Petirrojo - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Valdemorillo (Spain)
14 March 2015 2015 Paragliding Kuala Kubu Bharu Open (PGAKKB Open 2015) Selangor (Malaysia)
19 March 2015 2015 Mt Itajiki Spring Flight Itajiki (Japan)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

15 November 2015 Parachuting : Longest sequence : 23 formations
21 February 2015 Parachuting : Para-Ski : 18 points Matej Becan (SLO)
21 February 2015 Parachuting : Para-Ski : 38 points Magdalena Schwertl (AUT)
21 February 2015 Parachuting : Para-Ski : 70 points Sebastien Graser (AUT)
15 February 2015 Parachuting : Large freefall formation : 24 parachutists
07 February 2015 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1039.52 km Peter Rudi Temple (AUS)
07 February 2015 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1032.0 km Peter Rudi Temple (AUS)
06 February 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 315.00 km/h James T. Claire (USA)
06 February 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 980.00 km/h Michael Jarret (USA)
04 February 2015 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1063.12 km Gerrit Kurstjens (AUS)
04 February 2015 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1054.91 km Gerrit Kurstjens (AUS)
04 February 2015 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 904.04 km Pamela Kurstjens-Hawkins (AUS)
02 February 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 820.00 km/h Michael R. Jarrett (USA)
31 January 2015 Ballooning : Distance : 10 710.00 km Troy Bradley (USA)
31 January 2015 Ballooning : Duration : 160 h 43 min Troy Bradley (USA)
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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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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