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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 !

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 Feder...

FAI World Air Games 2015 to be Staged in Dubai

The FAI announced today that the 2015 edition of the FAI World Air Games has been awarded to the Uni...

2014 FAI Young Artists Contest winners revealed

Youngsters from China, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and USA are among the winners...

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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2013 FAI Annual Report available now !

2013 FAI Annual Report available now !

The 2013 FAI Annual Report, which gives an overview of last year’s activities and achievements of the Federation, has been released.   ....

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Green airsports honoured with new environmental award

Green airsports honoured with new environmental award

The FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) has established the Angelo d’Arrigo Diploma, a new FAI environmental award which aims at recognising and pro....

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Upcoming Events

20 November 2014 2014 Tochigi Hot Air Balloon International Championship Tochigi (Japan)
11 August 2015 19th FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship Debrecen (Hungary)
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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CIA 2013 Newsletter

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The CIA 2013 Newsletter is now available for downloading.

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