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USA Tops the Final Medal Table of the FAI World Air Games

The United States has finished at the top of the medal table at the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015, ...

Lift off for the 2015 World Air Games!

Excitement is mounting in Dubai, where the stars of the air sports world have touched down for the ...

Ready for take off

Good morning from Dubai, where the skies are clear and the temperature is warm – it’s a beautiful ...

Record-breaking balloon pilot discovers aeromodelling...

Record-breaking, trans-Pacific hot air balloon pilot Troy Bradley was in the crowd cheering on the c...

Early birds and airships

No one gets up earlier than the airship teams - there are four of them here in Dubai. Today, Decembe...

An unforgettable start to the FAI World Air Games

The FAI World Air Games officially kicked off with a bang last night, as the 3,000-strong audience a...

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015

From 1 to 12 December, the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 celebrated air sports from around the world. 875 athletes from 55 countries competed in the....

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Ready for take off

Ready for take off

Good morning from Dubai, where the skies are clear and the temperature is warm – it’s a beautiful place to be in December. Today, Tuesday Decem....

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59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett: Victory for Swiss Team SUI 01 Frie....

59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett: Victory for Swiss Team SUI 01 Frie....

Swiss Team SUI 01 Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witprächtiger (left) won the 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long Distance Gas Ballo....

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59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett – Preparations in Full Swing !

59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett – Preparations in Full Swing !

7 hours to go until the take-off of the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship. The launch of the 17 Teams representing 8 Nations is schedul....

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Follow the 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett online - Launch of the g....

Follow the 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett online - Launch of the g....

The Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship, is the oldest and most prestigious event in aviation and....

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21 May 2000: The Story of Lindsay Muir's Hot Air Balloon World Record

21 May 2000: The Story of Lindsay Muir's Hot Air Balloon World Record

Balloon World Record not broken since We are pleased to continue our series of world record celebrations with an exceptional woman in ballooning sports: British Lindsay Muir. She established a fema....

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Upcoming Events

24 February 2016 3rd FAI European Hot Air Airship Championship Rottach-Egern (Germany)
29 June 2016 3rd FAI Junior World Hot Air Balloon Championship Marijampole (Lithuania)
05 July 2016 2nd FAI Women's World Hot Air Balloon Championship Birstonas (Lithuania)
15 September 2016 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett Gladbeck (Germany)
30 October 2016 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship Saga (Japan)
04 September 2017 4th FAI Women's European Hot Air Balloon Championship Leszno (Poland)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

24 January 2016 Ballooning : Duration : 32h 12min 47 sec Ivan Menyaylo (RUS)
10 January 2016 Ballooning : Duration : 9h 26 min Gregory J. Winker (USA)
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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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CIA 2013 Newsletter

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The CIA 2013 Newsletter is now available for downloading.

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