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Executive Board and Liaison Officers in Dubai to Discuss the FAI World Air Games

FAI officials gathered in Dubai this week to get to know the members of the Organising Committee, th...

2014 Tochigi Hot Air Balloon International Championship

American pilot Joe Heartsill won the event, followed Yudai Jukita (JPN) and Rhett Heartsill (USA)

Winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award Announced

The FAI has announced the winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award, celebrating the ou...

1st FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Leszno, Poland

Nicola Scaife from Australia is the new Champion !

Eimers and Zenge Steal Gold at the 58th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

The suspense was kept right up to the very end of the 58th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, as t...

21st FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Rio Claro, Brazil

Watch all the competition in pictures on Flickr !

Executive Board and Liaison Officers in Dubai  to Discuss the FAI World Air....

Executive Board and Liaison Officers in Dubai to Discuss the FAI World Air....

FAI officials gathered in Dubai this week to get to know the members of the Organising Committee, the host city and the competition venues of the FAI ....

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Winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award Announced

Winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award Announced

The FAI has announced the winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award, celebrating the outstanding dedication and contribution to air sport....

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Eimers and Zenge Steal Gold  at the 58th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

Eimers and Zenge Steal Gold at the 58th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

The suspense was kept right up to the very end of the 58th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, as three gas balloons were still flying on Monday 1 S....

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Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

The FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the Federation. The 3-minute film succinctly presents the F....

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Main decisions taken at the FAI Ballooning Commission 2014 Annual Meeting

Main decisions taken at the FAI Ballooning Commission 2014 Annual Meeting

The 2014 Annual Meeting of the FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA) was held on 21 and 22 March 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland.  Here are the main dec....

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Upcoming Events

11 August 2015 19th FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship Debrecen (Hungary)
31 August 2015 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett Pau (France)
15 September 2015 3rd FAI Women's European Hot Air Balloon Championship Drenthe (Netherlands)
01 December 2015 2015 FAI World Air Games Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
05 July 2016 2nd FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship Birstonas (Lithuania)
30 October 2016 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship Saga (Japan)
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Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

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The Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett is the most prestigious event in aviation and the ultimate challenge for the balloon pilots and their equipment.

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Hall of Fame

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Where Legends meet.

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CIA 2013 Newsletter

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The CIA 2013 Newsletter is now available for downloading.

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