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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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New 2012 FAI Annual Report just out !

2012 FAI Annual Report coverThe FAI has released a new publication, the 2012 FAI Annual Report, designed to present the most notable achievements, developments, facts and challenges of the past year. It is meant to be a reference book for all those who are interested in air sports events and the FAI.

It includes an overview of each air sport, lists of competition results, awards and records, photographs and a lot of other useful information.

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Main decisions taken at the FAI Ballooning Commission 2013 Annual Meeting

logo cia 01 cmyk -ptThe 2013 Annual Meeting of the FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA) was held from 20 to 23 March 2013 in Rio, Brazil.

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

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Duvoisin explains his new Eco-Balloon concept to the FAI Executive Board

duvoisin-eco-balloon 2Following their meeting this weekend in Lausanne, the FAI Executive Board members visited Château d'Oex and the annual International Balloon Festival.

During their visit, the Board were fortunate enough to meet Pierrick Duvoisin, a passionate balloon pilot and holder of four FAI World Records. Pierrick explained his latest 'Eco-Balloon' project, which he believes will change the nature of ballooning in the future thanks to the dramatic energy-saving design and performance.

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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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2012 CIA Plenary Minutes

CIA-2012-Plenary-mtgThe Minutes of the 2012 CIA Plenary meeting in Birstonas, Lithuania are now available on the CIA Web site in the DOCUMENTS web page under Meeting.  The Plenary minutes are a PDF file and all the appendices in a separate compressed file.   So please download both for the complete set.

Also the 2012 Sporting Code - Section 1 - Aerostats is now also available for downloading from the Sporting Code area of DOCUMENTS.

Main decisions taken at the FAI Ballooning Commission 2012 Annual Meeting

logo cia 01 cmyk -ptThe 2012 Annual Meeting of the FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA) was held on 23 and 24 March 2012 in Birstonas, Lithuania. 

Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the meeting:

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17th FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship

logo_Lleida_2011The 17th FAI European Hot air Balloon Championship will take place in Lleida, from September 15th to September 23rd 2011.

83 pilots from all European Countries are going to compete in the 17th FAI European Hot air Balloon Championship.

The Official list includes 8 Scorer, 7 Target team chief, 16 Target team members.

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55th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

The launch of the 55th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennettwill take place in Gap-Tallard in the Hautes Alpes on September 10th or 11th 2011.

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105 years after the first race which took off from the Tuileries Gardens in front of 100 000 spectators, Gap-Tallard will, for the first time ever, host the oldest air race in the world, the famous Gordon Bennett Cup in Ballooning.

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