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FAI Head Office closed on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 May 2017

FAI Head Office closed on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 May 2017

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FAI Young Artists Contest 2018: 'Flight into the Future'

FAI Young Artists Contest 2018: 'Flight into the Future'

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New FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships announced

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2017 FAI Young Artists Contest: Winners announced

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 PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

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FAI Women's World Gliding Championship -

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: 9748    

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259

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: World Championship

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Club Class
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: Zbraslavice (Czech Rep.)

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: 17 May to 04 Jun 2017


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Control Line Jura Cup -

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: 11572    

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305

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F2A (Speed Model Aircraft)
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EUROTOUR - F5J -

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259

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F5J (Thermal Gliders with electric motor and altimeter/motor run timer)

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F3A Criterium International du Hainaut - Belgium -

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248

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F3A (Aerobatic Power Model Aircraft)

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: Grandrieu (Belgium)

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Srem Cup -

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792

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: Nova Pazova (Serbia)

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Korolev Cup -

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Rainbow cup -

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612

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Khimki Cup -

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612

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F2A (Speed Model Aircraft)
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: Khimki (Russia)

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Almenlandrace -

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: 11762    

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246

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F3F (Slope Soaring Gliders)

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: Sommeralm (Austria)

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: 26 May to 28 May 2017


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Militky Cup - 41th Internat. Elektroflug Meeting Switzerland -

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305

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F5B (Motor Gliders)
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: Pfäffikon (Switzerland)

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: 26 May to 28 May 2017


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Trofeo VST F5B-F5F -

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: 11817    

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277

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F5B (Motor Gliders)
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: Rivalta Torinese (Italy)

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: 06 May to 07 Jun 2017

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EUROTOUR Coppa Citta di Carisio -

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: 11819    

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277

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: Other

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F5J (Thermal Gliders with electric motor and altimeter/motor run timer)

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: San Damiano, Carisio (Italy)

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: 29 Apr to 30 May 2017

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: 06 May to 07 May 2017

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:http://www.asdvoli.it


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EUROTOUR Riesa Cup -

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: 11841    

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266

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F3J (Thermal Duration Gliders)

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: Riesa (Germany)

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: 27 May to 28 May 2017

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:http://www.segelwiese-canitz.de


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Karlskoga World Cup -

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759

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F2A (Speed Model Aircraft)
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: Karlskoga (Sweden)

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: 27 May to 28 May 2017

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:http://www.kmfk.org


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Dannstadter Vergleichsfliegen -

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: 11956    

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266

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: Second Category Event

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Club Class
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: Ludwigshafen - Dannstadt (Germany)

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: 25 May to 05 Jun 2017

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:http://www.vergleichsfliegen.de


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BOS Round 2 -

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309

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: Leyburn, Yorkshire (United Kingdom)

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: 26 May to 30 May 2017

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:http://www.bos.bhgcomps.uk/content/bos-2017-0


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Internationale Hessische Landesmeisterschaft -

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: 11996    

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266

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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Cross Country

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: Emberger Alm (Austria)

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: 25 May to 28 May 2017

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:http://gleitfliegen.hlb-info.de


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Internationale Hessische Landesmeisterschaft -

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: 11997    

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266

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: Other

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class 1 Cross country
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: Emberger Alm (Austria)

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: 25 May to 28 May 2017

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:http://gleitfliegen.hlb-info.de


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Open Belgian Gliding Nationals -

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: 12009    

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248

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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Open Class
Club Class

Place

: Saint Hubert (Belgium)

Date(s)

: 20 May to 28 May 2017

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:http://www.obgn.cnvv.be


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Almaty Cup -

Event ID

: 12022    

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279

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: Open International - World Cup Event

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: Other

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:

F1A (Gliders)
F1B (Model Aircraft with Extensible Motors Wakefield)
F1C (Power Model Aircraft)
F1H (Gliders)
F1G (Model Aircraft with Extensible Motors Coupe d'Hiver)
F1P (Power Model Aircraft)

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: Samara (Russia)

Date(s)

: 26 May to 29 May 2017

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:http://www.aviasamara.ru/


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EAC Czech -

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: 12041    

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259

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: International Series Contest

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F3M (Radio Controlled Aerobatic for Large Model Aircraft)

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: Suche (Czech Rep.)

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: 26 May to 28 May 2017

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Pre-event 1st Asian-Oceanic Paragliding Accuracy Championships OPen -

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: 12059    

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784

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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Paragliding Accuracy

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: Khao Praya Doenthong, Pattananikom, Lopburi province (Thailand)

Date(s)

: 22 May to 28 May 2017

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:http://www.1stfaopac.com


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SA Open – FH memorial -

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: 12060    

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265

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class 1 Cross country
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: Saint Andre Les Alpes (France)

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: 25 May to 28 May 2017

Website

:http://delta.ffvl.fr/compet/52


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Slovenian Gliding Championship -

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: 12061    

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301

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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:

Club Class
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: Prievidza (Slovakia)

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: 27 May to 04 Jun 2017

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:http://www.gremovluft.si/en


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China Linzhou Paragliding Open -

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: 12071    

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253

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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Cross Country

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: Linzhou (China (People's Republic of))

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: 26 May to 30 May 2017

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:http://www.linzhouclub.com


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Trofeo dell'Oltrepo -

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277

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handicapped

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: Rivanazzano (Italy)

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: 26 May to 04 Jun 2017

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Norwegian Cup 4 -

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: 12097    

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292

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: Second Category Event

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Cross Country

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: Saltdal (Norway)

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: 25 May to 28 May 2017

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:http://www.kkpgxc.no


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Hungarian Paragliding Accuracy Landing National Championship -

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: 12112    

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270

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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:

Paragliding Accuracy

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: Ocseny Airfield (Hungary)

Date(s)

: 27 May to 28 May 2017

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: 29 Apr to 30 Apr 2017

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:http://www.facebook.com/events/1718152415112131/


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FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP -

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: 12146    

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294

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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:

18 meter Class

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: Wroclaw, Szymanow (Poland)

Date(s)

: 27 May to 03 Jun 2017


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Swiss Delta Championships -

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: 12175    

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305

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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class 1 Cross country
class 5 Cross country

Place

: Turtmann (Switzerland)

Date(s)

: 25 May to 28 May 2017

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: 26 Aug to 27 Aug 2017

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:http://www.vole.ch


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Copa Nacional de Parapente Accuracy Tinjaca Boyaca -

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: 12178    

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255

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: Second Category Event

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: Other

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Cross Country

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: Tinjaca (Colombia)

Date(s)

: 27 May to 29 May 2017


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28 May 2017 2017 Open Kazakhstan Accuracy cup Stage III - Almaty (Kazakhstan)
29 May 2017 2017 Belarus Cup - Yaropolets (Russia)
29 May 2017 2017 Belgian Hang Gliding Open - Laragne-Monteglin (France)
30 May 2017 2017 Swiss Open Engelberg - Engelberg (Switzerland)
31 May 2017 2017 Skytribe XC - Clopotiva (Romania)
01 June 2017 2017 International Erzgebirge Cup for Rigids - Hartenstein (Germany)
01 June 2017 2017 Heli UK Expo Cup and World Cup Stage 2 - Marlow (United Kingdom)
02 June 2017 40th Grand Prix CR - Olomouc (Czech Rep.)
02 June 2017 2017 Istanbul Free Flight Cup - Vize - Kirklareli (Turkey)
02 June 2017 25th Valerio Albrizio Trophy - Laveno (Italy)
02 June 2017 20th Int. Schmittenpokal, Austrian Championship - Piesendorf - Zell am See (Austria)
02 June 2017 2017 Ludesch Open - Ludesch (Austria)
02 June 2017 2017 Pernik Open - Pernik (Bulgaria)
02 June 2017 2017 Korea Open Paragliding Accuracy Cup - GagokMyeon, DanyangEub, DanyangGun (Korea)
02 June 2017 1st Subcarpatian Paragliding Accuracy Championships in Krosno - Krosno (Poland)
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22 May 2017 Parachuting : Exit altitude : 10'823 m Fraser Corsan (GBR)
22 May 2017 Parachuting : Distance of Fall without a Drogue : 9'741 m Fraser Corsan (GBR)
19 May 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 518,6 km/h Michael Finbow (GBR)
17 May 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 905,00 km/h
17 May 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 920,00 km/h
07 May 2017 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Number of consecutive accuracy landing with a score of 0 : 4 rounds Anton Svoljšak (SLO)
07 May 2017 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Number of consecutive accuracy landing with a score of 0 : 4 rounds Anton Svoljšak (SLO)
04 May 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 545,0 km/h John DeLawyer (USA)
04 May 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 590.0 km/h Raymond Lewallen (USA)
28 April 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 795,00 km/h Jason Baird (USA)
26 April 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 26.04.2017
19 April 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 960.00 km/h Thomas E. Maurer (USA)
17 April 2017 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 227,9 km/h Maxim Sotnikov (RUS)
12 April 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course, round trip : 140.00 km/h Patrick R. Lahiff (USA)
11 April 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Greatest payload carried to a height of 2 000 m : 3'202.00 kg Serhii Tarasiuk (UKR)
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12th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett - Brussels (BEL) 1923

Start: Brussels, September 23rd, 4 p.m.        

From the Book: Die Gordon Bennett Ballon Rennen
(The Gordon Bennett Races) by Ulrich Hohmann Sr

This will be the race, in which the attendant circumstances were to be more reported than about the flight itself. If this would have been the third victory in a series for Belgium (without the interruption by Switzerland in 1921), the 1923 Gordon Bennett Race could have been the last one. Who would have tried to set it up again, if five competitors had met death in the previous race?

Until 1998 no Gordon-Bennett-Race was cancelled or even postponed because of weather conditions. Snowstorms and rain often have struck the pilots with a lot of stress. It also often took days, until the first signs of life reached the championship organisation after landing and, let's remember 1908, sometimes it was believed, that some competitors had not survived the flight. But it had always ended well. 1923 became the most tragic of all competitions.

21 balloons were inflated in bright sunshine on the already known Solbosch plain near Bruxelles. The stands and places for spectators were well crowded, it is told, more than 100.000 people had been there. The wind wasn't very strong in the beginning, but quite gusty. Launch preparations were on the run, when the sky darkened and a heavy thunderstorm came up. Lightening flashed through the clouds, soon rain clattered down in heavy drops, followed by hail. Three teams from Italy and one from Poland (entered for the first time) declared, not to launch under these circumstances. Looking back, they made the right decision.

At about 4 p.m. PICARDIE launched first, flown by the Belgium Veenstra, who had been the second man in the basket of Demuyter the year before. It was the same balloon that had won the race for France with Bienaime in 1912. The Spanish balloon DURO followed with Guillen/Sierra. At the take-off of the third balloon, the first misfortune happened. U.S. ARMY S.6 was not exactly balanced, did not get enough altitude at the right time and hit VILLE DE BRUXELLES with its basket. The basket got caught in the net and tore it from the equator up to the vent. So the Belgium Labrousse also stayed on the ground, the year before he had been fourth. But that was not all of the mishaps at the launch. The balloon of the "eternal second" Honeywell, US ARMY was obviously filled too full. At about 5 p.m., a gust of wind shook the balloon so strongly, that it burst still on the ground. Honeywell, already in the basket, said afterwards: "This should have been my sixth Gordon Bennett Race, but fate said no".

With this wind it might have been very difficult for the launch crews to level out the balloons. Overall, all lifted only slowly and then had to dump a lot of ballast immediately to prevent them from crashing against the nearby houses. In the rush, whole sandbags flew overboard. It is a miracle, that no spectator, who stayed there in spite of the thunderstorm, got hurt. They did not see anything from the disasters that followed now for the balloons had already gone out of sight. First it met the Spanish balloon POLAR. After half an hour of flight he was above Heist op den Berg, when a flash of lightening struck its envelope, set the gas on fire and sent him burning back to earth. Co-pilot Penaranda did not survive the fall, Gomez was lucky, he survived, both legs broken. 40 minutes later a flash of lightening struck the Swiss balloon GENF with the pilots von Grüningen and Wehren. Both met death when the burning balloon sank to earth at Moll. The same happened to the Americans Olmstead and Choptaw, killed by lightening near Moerdyck.

There was no radio on board in those days. The other competitors got no news of the tragic occurrences if they had not seen them by themselves. They had to deal with the awful weather alone and landed very soon after short flights between 50 and 300 kilometres, mostly in the Netherlands, where the Spanish Magdalena/Baselga destroyed a high tension power line, but stood unhurt. Only four balloons reached longer distances. The Englishmen Spencer and Berry with their balloon MARGARET were pulled out of the sea 20 miles north of Skagen/Denmark. Swiss Armbruster with Dr.Bachmann in the basket of HELVETIA landed at Flensburg, close to the Baltic Sea. The Belgian balloons PICARDIE and BELGICA crossed the Sund flew deep into Sweden. Demuyter and his co-pilot Coeckelbergh still 150 kilometres more than Veenstra and Quersin. Demuyter had gained his third victory! Let us read his report:

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