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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 ...

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

FAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by th...

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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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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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 01 May 2016 2016 Pyrenees cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight St Ferriol / Laurac Open (France)
until 03 May 2016 2016 BOS Round 1 and British Open Crickhowell (United Kingdom)
until 01 May 2016 23rd IKR Pokal - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Bitterfeld (Germany)
until 01 May 2016 9th Vest Pokal - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Herten (Germany)
until 06 May 2016 2016 KLIX - international gliding cup Klix (Germany)
until 07 May 2016 2016 Eskilstuna International Open Eskilstuna FK (Sweden)
until 01 May 2016 2016 Swedish Cup heat 1 Are (Sweden)
until 01 May 2016 2016 Elbrus Cup - Category S - Space Models Nalchik (Russia)
until 05 May 2016 4th Open Cup Turan Tuva, Turan (Russia)
until 01 May 2016 2016 Staufen-Cup Andelsbuch (Austria)
until 01 May 2016 2016 OÖ-Open - Open Upper Austrian Championships in Hanggliding Windischgarsten (Austria)
until 02 May 2016 5th Open Internacional de Ala delta Pedro Bernardo 2016 Pedro Bernardo (Spain)
until 02 May 2016 2016 Norwegian Cup 1 Voss, Bergen (Norway)
until 08 May 2016 2016 Ukrainian HG Championship open Pyriatyn (Ukraine)
until 01 May 2016 2016 Prievidza Cup - Category S - Space Models Prievidza (Slovakia)
until 01 May 2016 2016 Prievidza Cup - Category S - Space Models Prievidza (Slovakia)
until 01 May 2016 2016 Soca Open Valley Cup Tolmin (Slovenia)
until 07 May 2016 2016 Pico do Gavião International HG Open Andradas (Brazil)
until 07 May 2016 2016 Jeseniky Spring Cup Sumperk (Czech Rep.)
until 01 May 2016 2016 F3J Bulgaria Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Dupnitsa (Bulgaria)
until 05 May 2016 2016 Open Karasay Batyr Cup Almaty (Kazakhstan)
until 01 May 2016 2016 Siria Open Siria (Romania)

Upcoming Events

01 May 2016 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Usman (Russia)
01 May 2016 2016 Far East Cup Lazareva (Russia)
01 May 2016 19th Dnister Cup Open Mogiliv - Podilsky (Ukraine)
03 May 2016 2016 International German Open Hanggliding Greifenburg (Austria)
04 May 2016 2016 Graeme Wilson Memorial World Cup of Australia - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Perth (Australia)
04 May 2016 2016 Wilga Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Lviv (Ukraine)
04 May 2016 2016 Stranik Cup Stranik (Slovakia)
04 May 2016 2016 Korea Open Championship - Gochang GoChang (Korea)
05 May 2016 2016 St Andre Open - Fabien H. Memorial Saint Andre Les Alpes (France)
05 May 2016 2016 PGAWC Montenegro 1st series Berane (Montenegro)

 

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Astronautic records

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Browse the list of 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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Read the extraordinary story of manned spaceflight.

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