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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...

2014 F3K Hand Launch Gliders World Cup

The 2nd World Cup F3K Zielona Góra took place in Poland - watch all the pictures !

33rd FAI World Gliding Championships in Räyskälä, Finland

Follow the competition on the official website !

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 12 July 2014 2014 Chelan Flats Nationals Chelan Butte, WA (USA)
until 13 July 2014 17th Internationale Rhön Open Wasserkuppe (Germany)
until 13 July 2014 2014 Aerobatic Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Romilly -sur- Seine (France)
until 19 July 2014 2014 FAI European Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft Bendern (Liechtenstein)
until 13 July 2014 2014 Championnat de France Féminin Issoudun (France)
until 13 July 2014 2014 Greifenburg Open Greifenburg (Austria)
until 13 July 2014 2014 F3J Martin Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Martin (Slovakia)
until 14 July 2014 2014 Women open Annecy - Grand Bornand Annecy (France)
until 12 July 2014 2014 Paragliding Finnish Open Kiikala (Finland)
until 18 July 2014 2014 Spanish Nationals & International HG Championshi Lumbier (Spain)
until 12 July 2014 2014 Portuguese Paragliding Championship / Iberian Open - Montalegre Montalegre (Portugal)
until 17 July 2014 2014 Ukrainian - Hungarian open Krushevo (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)
until 13 July 2014 2014 Livno Adria Cup Livno (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
until 13 July 2014 2014 Altay HG Cup Kurai, Altai (Russia)
until 18 July 2014 2014 Altay Cup Kurai, Altai (Russia)
until 15 July 2014 2014 Elbrus Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Nalchik (Russia)
until 13 July 2014 2014 Nordic Paragliding Open Pedro Bernardo (Spain)
until 14 July 2014 2014 Cup of Belarus "White Stork" - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Minsk (Belarus)
until 12 July 2014 34th Antonov Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Chernigiv (Ukraine)
until 12 July 2014 2014 Centennial Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Denver (USA)
until 13 July 2014 2014 Tui Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Denver (USA)
until 13 July 2014 2014 Polish Paragliding Open Championships, Beskidy Round Szczyrk (Poland)
until 13 July 2014 2014 Trofeo Parco del 100 Laghi - Campionati Italiani Parma (Italy)

Upcoming Events

12 July 2014 2014 The Commonwealth Cup of Belarus - Category F1 - Free Flight Chernigiv (Ukraine)
12 July 2014 30th Grand Prix de France - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Landres (France)
12 July 2014 12th F3K Fizir Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Ludbreg (Croatia)
12 July 2014 50th Mostar Kup - Category F1 - Free Flight Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
12 July 2014 2014 Mostar Kup - Category F1 - Free Flight Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
12 July 2014 2014 Grand Prix de France - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Landres (France)
12 July 2014 2014 EUROTOUR - Woodchurch F5B - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Woodchurch, Kent (United Kingdom)
12 July 2014 2014 Hungarian Nationals Ocseny Airfield (Hungary)
12 July 2014 2014 Loire Valley Trophy - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Angers (France)
12 July 2014 2014 Best of Diedams Schoppernau (Austria)
13 July 2014 2014 FAI World Championship for Duration Gliders Martin (Slovakia)
13 July 2014 2014 Disentis Open Disentis (Switzerland)
13 July 2014 16th EUROTOUR - Kup Zapresica - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Ludbreg (Croatia)
13 July 2014 2014 Zomerwedstrijden Malden (Netherlands)
13 July 2014 2014 Hang Gliding Nationals Golden - British Columbia (Canada)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

07 July 2014 Gliding : Free triangle distance : 772.4 km Morgan Sandercock (AUS)
05 July 2014 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Total impulse 0.00 to 2.50 N sec:232 : 3min 31 sec Antonio Mazzaracchio (ITA)
03 July 2014 Gliding : Triangle Distance : 738.6 km Morgan Sandercock (AUS)
03 July 2014 Gliding : Free triangle distance : 772.4 km Morgan Sandercock (AUS)
03 July 2014 Gliding : Triangle Distance : 738.6 km Morgan Sandercock (AUS)
01 July 2014 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 764 km Cornelia Schaich (GER)
01 July 2014 Gliding : Free triangle distance : 756.00 km Cornelia Schaich (GER)
30 June 2014 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 102.09 km/h Morgan Sandercock (AUS)
30 June 2014 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 102.09 km/h Morgan Sandercock (AUS)
29 June 2014 Parachuting : Accuracy Landing with 0.02 metre disc : 10 Dmitry Maximov (RUS)
28 June 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 210 km/h Christopher R. Isler (USA)
28 June 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 210 km/h Jason N. Harmon (USA)
28 June 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 210 km/h Douglas Cairns (USA)
22 June 2014 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 200 km : 40.37 km/h Ross Hunter (CAN)
21 June 2014 Microlights and paramotors : Altitude : 1420 m Gary C. Davis (USA)
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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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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