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Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live fr...

2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More ...

Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

The FAI international jury selected the winning paintings of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest, a c...

11 October 2005: Russian Cosmonaut Krikalev becomes the Absolute Record Holder in Accumulated Space Flight Time

Ten years ago, on October 11th 2005 at 01:10:00 (UTC), the manned transport space vehicle “Soyuz T...

Air Sports Personalities Distinguished at the 2015 FAI Awards Ceremony

The 2015 FAI Awards Ceremony tonight celebrated the achievements of air sports men and women throu...

Enter the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest and Show the World How Talented You Are!

Are you keen on painting or drawing? Have air sports always made you dream? Are you concerned about ...

Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live from the International Space Station (ISS), the British Astronaut Tim Peake congratulated Scott Ke....

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2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More compact than the previous editions, it includes the competitions, records, awards, our sponsor Breit....

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11 October 2005: Russian Cosmonaut Krikalev becomes the Absolute Recor....

11 October 2005: Russian Cosmonaut Krikalev becomes the Absolute Recor....

Ten years ago, on October 11th 2005 at 01:10:00 (UTC), the manned transport space vehicle “Soyuz TM - 6” landed in the north of Kazakhstan. Hours before, the eleventh expedition to the Internati....

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Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015  Now Up and Runni....

Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up and Runni....

FAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the host of the event, it offers quick and easy access to ....

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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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Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live from the International Space Station (ISS), the British Astronaut Tim Peake congratulated Scott Ke....

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11 October 2005: Russian Cosmonaut Krikalev becomes the Absolute Recor....

11 October 2005: Russian Cosmonaut Krikalev becomes the Absolute Recor....

Ten years ago, on October 11th 2005 at 01:10:00 (UTC), the manned transport space vehicle “Soyuz TM - 6” landed in the north of Kazakhstan. Hours before, the eleventh expedition to the Internati....

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Interview with Alexey Leonov, the First Man to Walk in Outer Space

Interview with Alexey Leonov, the First Man to Walk in Outer Space

On 18 March 1965, FAI celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first space-walk. Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov achieved this feat during the Voshkod 2 mission. He stayed out in space for 12 min 9 sec,....

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18 March 1965: Leonov Successfully Made the First Spacewalk

18 March 1965: Leonov Successfully Made the First Spacewalk

Today is a special day in the history of space exploration. It is the day, 50 years ago, that Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov became the first person to walk in space.

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Current Events

until 28 May 2016 2016 Polish Paragliding open Championships Tolmin (Slovenia)
until 04 June 2016 2016 Czech Gliding Championship Moravská Třebová (Czech Rep.)
until 29 May 2016 2016 Skytribe Open Clopotiva (Romania)
until 28 May 2016 2016 Cornizzolo Cup - ltalian Paragliding Open Suello (Italy)

Upcoming Events

26 May 2016 2016 International Ludesch Open Ludesch (Austria)
26 May 2016 2016 Austrian Championships & German Open Werfenweg (Austria)
27 May 2016 3rd FAI Asian Paragliding Accuracy Championship Taldykorgan (Kazakhstan)
27 May 2016 2016 Sloping Denmark - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Hanstholm (Denmark)
27 May 2016 2016 Worldcup - Almenlandrace - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Sommeralm (Austria)
27 May 2016 2016 Rainbow Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Saransk (Russia)
27 May 2016 2016 Norwegian Cup 3 Hvittingfoss (Norway)
27 May 2016 2016 Korea Open League Round 2nd Hadong (Korea)
27 May 2016 2016 Cerdagne Perpignan (France)
28 May 2016 2016 EUROTOUR - F5J Lanskroun - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Lanskroun (Czech Rep.)

 

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Astronautic records

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Astronautic Medals and Diplomas

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The FAI is awarding every year a number of prestigious Astronautic Medals and Diplomas.

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History of Manned Spaceflight

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3h 54m 59s = World Record manpowered aircraft

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