Monday, 04 February 2013 10:51
Following 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.
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 21:54
The 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.
Friday, 30 March 2012 09:14
The 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:
Friday, 16 September 2011 09:30
The 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.
Friday, 02 September 2011 11:35
The launch of the 55th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennettwill take place in Gap-Tallard in the Hautes Alpes on September 10th or 11th 2011.
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 15:11
Jean-Marc Badan, the previous FAI Sports Director and Deputy to the Secretary General, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the FAI – the International Air Sports Federation. He will formally take up his appointment in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1st October 2011.
Friday, 29 July 2011 21:19
The first flight took place in the afternoon of 28th with JDG and HWZ at the 2011 LUXGSM - World Balloon Trophy. The ANG was also expected to be flown but it was cancelled as the pilots had to wait a long time for the unstable atmosphere to disappear from the flight area. The results for these tasks are already on the results web page.
Friday, 29 July 2011 00:00
The General Briefing took place yesterday afternoon but it was raining very hard outside. All 31 pilots from 12 countries arrived and are ready to compete. Some are new and some came back after some years. There are some new faces around, which is very nice. The weather doesn't look very good but hopefully there will better weather for the weekend.
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 16:24
The Echternach city will host from July 27th to 31st the 2011 LUXGSM - World Balloon Trophy sponsorized by Shell Gas (LPG). 31 pilots from Switzerland , Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg , Denmark, France ,Germany, Czek Republic, Lithuania, UK and Netherlands are going to compete in the 2011 LUXGSM - World Balloon Trophy.
Thursday, 12 May 2011 16:20
The Commission Internationale d’Aérostation (CIA), part of FAI, has published the World Pilot Ranking List taking into account the results of the 2 world championships for hot air airships (Russia, France). Airship competitions determine the most performing pilots in a combination of speed races navigational perfection and precision flying. Organisers favours such events generally attracting crowds of 20000 to 30000 spectators.
The Ranking List is led by 4 time world champion J.-A.Besnard from Switzerland.