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Main decisions taken at the FAI Ballooning Commission 2014 Annual Meeting

logo cia 01 cmyk -ptThe 2014 Annual Meeting of the FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA) was held on 21 and 22 March 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Here are the main decisions that were taken during the meeting:

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2013 FAI Annual Report available now !

2013FAI-Annual-Report Capture CoverThe 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

Angelo d ArrigoThe FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) has established the Angelo d’Arrigo Diploma, a new FAI environmental award which aims at recognising and promoting major contributions in the field of environmental and sustainable development, in accordance with the development of a philosophy and a vision of sport aviation that increasingly wants to be respectful of the environment that surrounds it.

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FAI names Susanne Schödel as new Secretary General

Susanne SchoedelThe FAI is pleased to announce the appointment of Susanne Schödel as its new Secretary General, starting on 1 March 2014. Schödel, a 41 year old German native, combines experience in airsports, management of non-profit making organisations and political matters.

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FAI World Championships events selected for full Breitling branding and support for 2014

4-events-breitling-2014 ptThe FAI and Breitling are pleased to announce the FAI World Championships events selected for full Breitling branding and support for 2014.

This year the focus is on a smaller number of events and an increased emphasis on supporting the events and creating a great image of these events which will benefit the events themselves, the FAI and Breitling.

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CIA 2013 Newsletter

CIA-Newsletter-graphicThe CIA 2013 Newsletter is now available for downloading.

The newsletter is formated for letter size paper.

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FAI Secretary General Badan to step down from his position - Search for his replacement underway

Jean-Marc_BadanThe FAI has announced that Jean-Marc Badan is to step down as FAI Secretary General, effective 30 November 2013. The FAI Executive Board has created a high priority working group to search for his replacement. Candidates are invited to submit their written application and CV by Wednesday 25 September 2013 (12.00 CET) at the latest by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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2013 CIA World Hot Air Balloon Ranking List released: Petrehn, Donner and Zeberli at the top

John-Petrehn 01 by Cindy PetrehnThe FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA) has updated the CIA World Hot Air Balloon Ranking List ahead of the start of the 2013 competition season. John Petrehn, Nick Donner and Stefan Zeberli lead the rankings which count 918 pilots (of which about 7% per cent are female) from 39 nations in total.

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13th International Youth Camp is underway !

2013 CIA Youth Camp30 young people from all around the world are participating in the 13th International Youth Camp in Bruckberg, Germany, which started on Saturday and will last for a week.

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CIA List of Notable Performances and Achievements now updated

ballon David-StrasmannSeveral hundred new entries have just been added to the CIA List of Notable Performances and Achievements, and many old entries have been updated.

Since 1996, the Records Subcommittee of the FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA) maintains and publishes a register of notable flights and achievements, with the aim of saving for the future reliable references to flights or activities that for historical reasons are regarded as significant achievements and of avoiding claims for an achievement that has already been accomplished.

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You can buy a CIA Competition Logger now!

CIA logger by Nienke BosThe FAI Ballooning Commission is pleased to announce that

You can buy a CIA Competition Logger now !

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