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André Borschberg Successfully Lands in Nagoya, Japan

What a day for Borschberg and the Solar Impulse team ! After taking off from Nanjing, China, on Satu...

50th Int. Igo Etrich Wanderpokalfliegen 2015 in Kraiwiesen / Eugendorf, Austria

 Markus Zeiner from Austria won this F3A world cup competition

Solar Impulse Forced to Land in Nagoya Due to Deteriorating Weather

The weather conditions toward Hawaii have unfortunately deteriorated, and the Solar Impulse team hav...

Arch Wins Thrilling Red Bull Air Race Battle in Rovinj

Austria’s Hannes Arch won the Red Bull Air Race in Rovinj for the second year in a row in the most c...

Solar Impulse Has Started Its Extraordinary Journey Across the Pacific Ocean

Solar Impulse took to the air today at 2.39am local time (6.39pm UTC) from Nanjing, China, and start...

Handover of FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame  Marks Star....

Handover of FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame Marks Star....

In a symbolic gesture, today the torch of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 was lit and handed over today by FAI to the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the Games Organising Committee. The cer....

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FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame Handover Ceremony and A....

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame Handover Ceremony and A....

The FAI will stage an exceptional ceremony at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday 28 May 2015: the FAI World Air Games Flame will be lit and handed over to the representatives of ....

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FAI Announces Winners of the 2015 FAI Young Artists Contest

FAI Announces Winners of the 2015 FAI Young Artists Contest

The FAI is pleased to announce the list of the winners for the 2015 FAI Young Artists Contest. An international jury selected the three best paintings for each of the categories: Junior (ages 6-9), In....

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 A Series of Fruitful Meetings Ahead of the FAI World Air Ga....

A Series of Fruitful Meetings Ahead of the FAI World Air Ga....

As the 200-day mark to the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 approaches, everyone, from the Event Organisers to the Executive Board, the FAI Head Office, the Air Sports Commissions and experts, is in ful....

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FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

We are thrilled to share the new 2014 FAI Annual Report. In these pages you will be taken on a journey through the various events and activities of the Federation. View online Flipbook Download P....

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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 06 June 2015 2015 East Coast Hang Gliding Championship Ridgely (USA)
until 07 June 2015 2015 Campionato Italiano Classe Unica Ferrara (Italy)
until 06 June 2015 2015 Open el Yelmo - Copa Federación - Spanish National Leage El Yelmo, Andalucía (Spain)
until 06 June 2015 2015 Italian Paragliding Open - Pre World Cup - XXXII Guarnieri International Pedavena (Italy)

 

Latest FAI World Record Claims

01 June 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 795.00 km/h Eric S Parker (USA)
30 May 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a Commercial Airline Route : 730.00 km/h David E. Gurney (USA)
28 May 2015 Parachuting : Greatest Speed : 312,8 km/h Spike Harper (GBR)
28 May 2015 Parachuting : Greatest Speed : 225.00 km/h Satyendra Verma (IND)
28 May 2015 Parachuting : Greatest Speed : 312,8 km/h Spike Harper (GBR)
28 May 2015 Parachuting : Greatest Speed : 300,5 km/h Steve Holden (AUS)
28 May 2015 Parachuting : Greatest Speed : 300,3 km/h Jacques Bresson (USA)
28 May 2015 Parachuting : Greatest Speed : 286 km/h Marcelo Zoni (BRA)
28 May 2015 Parachuting : Greatest Speed : 271,5 km/h Jackie Harper (GBR)
28 May 2015 Parachuting : Greatest Speed : 271,5 km/h Jackie Harper (GBR)
27 May 2015 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 402.00 km Ghislaine Facon (FRA)
27 May 2015 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 405.00 km Ghislaine Facon (FRA)
27 May 2015 Parachuting : Greatest Distance : 4,501 km Espen Fadnes (NOR)
27 May 2015 Parachuting : Greatest Distance : 2,4 km Satyendra Verma (IND)
27 May 2015 Parachuting : Greatest Distance : 4,501 km Espen Fadnes (NOR)
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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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Find out more about the FAI Anti-Doping Programme.

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