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On this day in history: 110 years of the world’s most prestigious balloon race

One hundred and ten years ago on 30 September 1906 US aviator Lieutenant Frank Purdy Lahm won the fi...

Paragliding included into the Asian Games 2018!

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has agreed to include Paragliding into the 18th Asian Games 2018. ...

To the victors the spoils! Swiss pilots reign at Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2016

Switzerland’s Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpraechtiger (Team SUI 1) were crowned champions of the 60th...

How to survive 48 hours - or more - in a 1m2 gas balloon basket

Gas balloon racing teams often spend days in the air - sharing a tiny space and sometimes dealing wi...

CIAM Flyer (5-2016) - Flying the little machine, of course by hand

Competing in F2B is difficult Imagine manually controlling a flying object travelling at 23 metres p...

Hello IWGA The World Games: Meet the pilots

Hello IWGA The World Games: Meet the pilots

Hello IWGA The World Games: Meet Jeannie and Curt Bartholomew from the USA, the first married couple who will represent Canopy Piloting in The World Games!

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FAI announces DHL as new Official Logistics Partner

FAI announces DHL as new Official Logistics Partner

The FAI and DHL signed a four-year agreement today, naming DHL as the Official Logistics Partner of the FAI.

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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 World Games 2017 – as well as fo....

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A life in aerobatics: Mikhail Mamistov

A life in aerobatics: Mikhail Mamistov

From learning to fly in 1983 in the then Soviet Union, Mikhail Mamistov has become one of the most decorated pilots in the history of Aerobatics competition. We meet the legend…

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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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FAI F3A Asian-Oceanic Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft

Event ID

: 9889    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3A (Aerobatic Power Model Aircraft) - seniors
F3A (Aerobatic Power Model Aircraft) - juniors

Place

: Taichung (Chinese Taipei)

Date(s)

: 01 Oct to 08 Oct 2016

Website

:http://www.f3a2016taiwan.com


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Paragliding World Cup

Event ID

: 10797    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: ST Leu - La Réunion (France)

Date(s)

: 01 Oct to 08 Oct 2016

Website

:http://www.pwca.org/node/24494


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Carpatian Cup - Golden Autumn - World Cup - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight

Event ID

: 10897    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2D (Combat Model Aircraft)

Place

: Mizhhirya (Ukraine)

Date(s)

: 30 Sep to 03 Oct 2016

Website

:http://www.ikar-f2d.in.ua


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Beograd Kup - Category S - Space Models

Event ID

: 10952    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S3A (Parachute Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS)
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S7 (Scale)
S8E/P (Rocket Glider Duration and Precision Landing Models)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)

Place

: Aradac - Zrenjanin (Serbia)

Date(s)

: 01 Oct to 02 Oct 2016

Alternate dates

: 08 Oct to 09 Oct 2016


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Kotuku Cup of New Zealand - Category F1 - Free Flight

Event ID

: 11120    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1A (Gliders)
F1B (Model Aircraft with Extensible Motors Wakefield)
F1C (Power Model Aircraft)
F1Q (Electric Power Model Aircraft)
F1P (Power Model Aircraft)

Place

: Lost Hills, California (USA)

Date(s)

: 01 Oct to 02 Oct 2016

Alternate dates

: 04 Oct 2016


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Open Internacional World Cup Ciudad de Valladolid - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight

Event ID

: 11126    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2A (Speed Model Aircraft)
F2B (Aerobatic Model Aircraft)
F2C (Team Racing Model Aircraft)
F2D (Combat Model Aircraft)

Place

: Valladolid (Spain)

Date(s)

: 01 Oct to 02 Oct 2016

Website

:http://www.facebook.com/aerovall/´fref=ts


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Indianapolis - Red Bull Air Race World Championship

Event ID

: 11157    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Air Racing

Place

: Indianapolis (USA)

Date(s)

: 01 Oct to 02 Oct 2016

Website

:http://www.redbullairrace.com/en_INT/tour-stops


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"Nis Open", 1.round Serbian ACC league

Event ID

: 11184    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Niska Banja (Serbia)

Date(s)

: 01 Oct to 02 Oct 2016

Alternate dates

: 08 Oct to 09 Oct 2016

Website

:http://www.acc2016.vss.rs


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FPV Bulgaria Cup -

Event ID

: 11496    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3U (RC Multi-Rotor FPV Racing)

Place

: Plovdiv (Bulgaria)

Date(s)

: 01 Oct to 02 Oct 2016

Website

:http://www.pamcup.com


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French National Canopy Piloting Championship -

Event ID

: 11503    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Canopy Piloting

Place

: Saint Denis de l'Hotel, Orléans (France)

Date(s)

: 30 Sep to 02 Oct 2016

Website

:http://parachutisme-orleans.net/


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Kazakhstan PAragliding Accuracy Championship -

Event ID

: 11537    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: ekpendi, Taldykorgan, Almaty Region (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 01 Oct to 02 Oct 2016

Alternate dates

: 08 Oct to 09 Oct 2016

Website

:http://wings.kz


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Upcoming Events

02 October 2016 2016 FAI F3 World Championship for Model Gliders Hanstholm (Denmark)
02 October 2016 2016 Sierra Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Lost Hills, California (USA)
02 October 2016 2016 Niksic Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Prilep (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)
07 October 2016 38th Ljubijana Cup - Category S - Space Models Ljubljana (Slovenia)
07 October 2016 38th Ljubljana Cup - Category S - Space Models Ljubljana (Slovenia)
07 October 2016 2016 Romanian Paragliding Accuracy League CUP. Tusnad PG.Ed: XI Baile Tusnad (Romania)
08 October 2016 2016 Anatolian Free Flight Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Gölbasi / Ankara (Turkey)
08 October 2016 10th Trofeo Citta di Capannori 2016 - Category F1 - Free Flight Padule di Bientina (Italy)
08 October 2016 2016 Cap La Rioja La Rioja (Argentina)
09 October 2016 2016 Memorijalni kup “Slavko Scekic” – Berane Open - Berane (Montenegro)
11 October 2016 2nd FAI World Cup of Indoor Skydiving Warsaw (Poland)
14 October 2016 2016 Bulgaria Cup F1E - Category F1 - Free Flight Polski Trambesh region (Bulgaria)
14 October 2016 4th Korea Open League Round - Mungyeong (Korea)
14 October 2016 2016 Paragliding Trip of Indonesia (TROI) 4th Series - Megasari, East Java (Indonesia)
14 October 2016 2016 Belarusian Open Accuracy Championship«Polesskiy Desant - Zyabrovka (Belarus)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

28 September 2016 Rotorcraft : Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 6 min 36 sec Paul A Salmon (USA)
28 September 2016 Rotorcraft : Greatest mass carried to height of 2 000 m : 100.00 kg Paul A Salmon (USA)
28 September 2016 Rotorcraft : Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 9 min 43 sec Paul A Salmon (USA)
28 September 2016 Rotorcraft : Altitude with 200 kg payload : 4,115 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
28 September 2016 Rotorcraft : Altitude with 100 kg payload : 4,295 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
28 September 2016 Rotorcraft : Greatest mass carried to height of 2 000 m : 258.00 kg Paul A Salmon (USA)
27 September 2016 Rotorcraft : Altitude with 100 kg payload : 4'580.00 m Paul A Salmon (USA)
23 September 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Duration (ceiling 15m - 30m): 117-c : 22 min 41 sec Akihiro Danjo (JPN)
20 September 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 435.00 km/h Travis P. Holland (USA)
19 September 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Duration: 192 : 12 h 46 min 29 sec Andre Mellin (USA)
19 September 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 730.00 km/h Jonathan N. Headley (USA)
17 September 2016 Parachuting : Lowest Score after 5 rounds : 36.00 sec Olga Lepezina (RUS)
17 September 2016 Parachuting : Lowest Score after 5 rounds : 36.00 sec Olga Lepezina (RUS)
17 September 2016 Parachuting : Lowest Single Round Score : 7,07 sec Olga Lepezina (RUS)
16 September 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed: 203 : 288,538 km/h Robert Sixt (GER)
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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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Clean sport

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Find out more about the FAI Anti-Doping Programme.

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