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Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live fr...

Solar Brothers meet the Wright Brothers in Dayton, Ohio!

Solar Impulse 2, with Swiss pilot and co-founder André Borschberg in the cockpit, touched down in ...

12 May 2011: First Human-Powered Rotorcraft Record Celebrates 5 Years Anniversary!

On 12 May 2011, biology student and female pilot Judith Wexler flew the human-powered helicopter “Ga...

2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More ...

Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

The FAI international jury selected the winning paintings of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest, a c...

FAI at the International Military Sports Council

FAI at the International Military Sports Council

FAI President Dr. John Grubbström and FAI Secretary General Susanne Schödel attended the 2016 CISM (International Military Sports Council) Annual Congress in Tartu, Estonia, to further develop the l....

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2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More compact than the previous editions, it includes the competitions, records, awards, our sponsor Breit....

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Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

The FAI international jury selected the winning paintings of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest, a competition which every year honours the best paintings from youngsters in three age categories from ....

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FAI at the Red Bull Air Race

FAI at the Red Bull Air Race

FAI President Dr. John Grubbström was in Abu Dhabi at the Red Bull Air Race on Saturday 12 March 2016 – and met up with the General Manager of the Red Bull Air Race Erich Wolf.

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Bidding Process for the Next FAI World Air Games Open

Bidding Process for the Next FAI World Air Games Open

The FAI World Air Games is the biggest air sports event in the world. This multi-disciplinary event is the only world competition that brings together the various different air sports and their very b....

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Olympic ski jumper swaps skis for helicopter skids

Olympic ski jumper swaps skis for helicopter skids

Helicopter pilot Thomas Morgenstern has finished in bronze medal position in the FAI World Air Games Parallel Slalom and Fender competition here in Dubai. The final to decide the gold and silver medal....

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Seven steps to success: an acrobatic paragliding masterclass with FAI ....

Seven steps to success: an acrobatic paragliding masterclass with FAI ....

French paraglider Tim Alongi, 24, is the new FAI World Air Games Paragliding Aerobatics Champion. Alongi also won the silver medal in the Sychronised Paragliding Aerobatics competition, along with hi....

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British air sports legend helicopters in

British air sports legend helicopters in

Even among the large crowds at the FAI World Air Games, it's hard to miss Quentin Smith. The flamboyant British helicopter pilot wears a Union Jack jacket, and has been flying, he says, since the age ....

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Gege is here to win

Gege is here to win

You'd be forgiven for thinking 15-year-old Janejira Chuynoey is here to support a family member in the paramotoring competition. At just 53kg, the petite Thai girl looks like she can barely lift the ....

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Nicole Schmidt sorts the men from the boys

Nicole Schmidt sorts the men from the boys

Nicole Schmidt from Germany, has been flying paragliders for 11 years. For the last six she's been performing aerobatic tricks, or "acro". It's a discipline very few women attempt, and this year Schmi....

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27 May 2016 2016 Worldcup - Almenlandrace - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Sommeralm (Austria)
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27 May 2016 2016 Cerdagne Perpignan (France)
28 May 2016 2016 EUROTOUR - F5J Lanskroun - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Lanskroun (Czech Rep.)
28 May 2016 2016 Criterium International du Hainaut - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Grandrieu (Belgium)
28 May 2016 33rd Srem Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Aradac - Zrenjanin (Serbia)
28 May 2016 2016 F2B Styria Cup - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Liezen (Austria)
28 May 2016 2016 BOS Round 2 Hawes (United Kingdom)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

13 May 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Race Time in Competition (200 laps): 137 : 6min 22,8 sec Robert Fitzgerald (AUS)
13 May 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Altitude : 7'315 m Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
13 May 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Distance : 1'537.5 km Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
13 May 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 84 km/h Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
11 May 2016 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance to a declared goal : 121,9 km Hermanni Keinänen (FIN)
09 May 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Race Time in Competition (100 laps): 136 : 3min 03 sec Volodymyr Makarenko (UKR)
08 May 2016 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 1002.6 km Daniel Sazhin (USA)
08 May 2016 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 1002.6 km Daniel Sazhin (USA)
07 May 2016 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 200 km : 40,85 km/h Matthias Kurzthaler (AUT)
28 April 2016 Rotorcraft : Distance over a closed circuit without landing : 1'427 km Paul A Salmon (USA)
24 April 2016 Experimental / New Technologies : Absolute altitude : 9'420,00 m Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
24 April 2016 Experimental / New Technologies : Gain of height : 8'919 m Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
24 April 2016 Experimental / New Technologies : Distance along a course, pre-declared waypoints : 3'927,00 km Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
23 April 2016 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance to a declared goal : 264.99 km Carl Wallbank (GBR)
22 April 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Distance to goal and return: 202 : 50,08 km John A. McNeil (USA)
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2013 FAI Young Artists Contest: "My Favourite Airsports"

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Like every year, the 2013 Young Artists Contest gives the opportunity for budding artists to express themselves artistically about a subject related to aviation. The contest is divided in three age categories (6-9, 10-13, 14-17 years old).

This year, the theme for the contest is "My Favourite Airsports".

Interpretation of the 2013 theme

The Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) was established in 1905 to promote Air Sports. Since that time, many new categories of Air Sports have been added to the list of competitions as they were developed around the world. Currently there are eleven categories of Air Sports competitions:

  •     Aerobatics
  •     Aeromodelling
  •     Amateur Built and Experimental Aircraft
  •     Astronautic Records
  •     Ballooning
  •     General Aviation
  •     Gliding
  •     Hang Gliding and Paragliding
  •     Microlight and Paramotor
  •     Parachuting
  •     Rotorcraft

Research each of the Air Sports listed above and pick out the one that you would most like to try out.  Which Air Sport will you choose?

Think about what it would be like to fly upside down or cartwheel across the sky in an aerobatic plane.  Perhaps you would enjoy building a model plane or even a real one!  Would you like to pilot a balloon, a plane, a helicopter, a glider, or even a space ship?  Where will they take you and what would you see?  Imagine launching off the side of a hill or mountain, suspended below a hang glider or a paraglider, and silently gliding to earth.  If you wish to take off from level ground instead, you might prefer to fly a microlight or a paramotor!   Maybe you'll choose to step out of an aircraft, into thin air, and drift down to the ground under a parachute!

Think about where you would do "Your Favorite Air Sport."  What will your air or space craft look like?  Ah, before you decide, imagine all of the possibilities, then pick up your favorite colored pens, pencils, or paint and create a poster of "Your Favorite Air Sport!"

What should you do to enter ?

The FAI Member in your country will proceed to the selection of the three best artworks in each category and send the chosen artworks to the FAI by 16 April 2013. Entries will be judged by an International Jury at the end of April.


To know more about the Young Artists Contest:

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This year's theme is "Air Sports in Harmony with Nature". Give free rein to your imagination – you might earn one of the Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals!

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