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FAI Confirms that Borschberg’s Solo Flight Is the Longest Ever Achieved in an Airplane

FAI confirms that at 22:48 UTC Swiss Pilot André Borschberg superseded Steve Fossett’s 2005 duration...

4th F3A Lowland Cup in Deelen, Netherlands

 Marco Mazzucchelli from Italy is the winner of this 2015 F3A World Cup event. Andre Bracht fro...

Solar Impulse Entered into the Second Night of its Flight across the Pacific Ocean

The solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse, with André Borschberg at the controls, is currently flying...

Opening Ceremony of the 2nd FAI World Paramotor Slalom Championships

The 2nd FAI World Paramotor Slalom Championships were officially declared open by CIMA Vice Presiden...

Solar Impulse Begins the Crossing of the Pacific Ocean in Attempt to Break World Records

Technical hurdles have been overcome and a favourable weather window has finally been found. At 18...

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - General Bulletin Now Online

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - General Bulletin Now Online

The General Bulletin N. 1 of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 is now published and available for download.

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Dream of Seeing Air Sports at Olympic Games Postponed

Dream of Seeing Air Sports at Olympic Games Postponed

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organising Committee has announced that eight International Federations have been shortlisted for potential inclusion in the programme of the Games and will participate in....

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Paragliding : An Olympic Sport ?

Paragliding : An Olympic Sport ?

Following the invitation from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organising Committee to 35 International Federations, the FAI has selected Paragliding as a potential additional sport. FAI, the FAI Hang G....

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2015 FAI Active Members’ Presidents Meeting in Alicante

2015 FAI Active Members’ Presidents Meeting in Alicante

The representatives of 18 FAI Members, the Executive Board and Head Office staff members gathered in Alicante, Spain, on Saturday for the 2015 FAI Active Members’ Presidents Meeting.

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Handover of FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame  Marks Star....

Handover of FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame Marks Star....

In a symbolic gesture, today the torch of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 was lit and handed over today by FAI to the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the Games Organising Committee. The cer....

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Interview with Pierre Duval, President of the FAI Environmental Commis....

Interview with Pierre Duval, President of the FAI Environmental Commis....

Frenchman Pierre Duval, 50, is the new President of the FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) since his election by the Delegates during the last annual meeting of the Commission in February 2013. He ....

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Tony Iberler, youngest pilot ever to participate in a world helicopter....

Tony Iberler, youngest pilot ever to participate in a world helicopter....

Tony Iberler qualified as an Helicopter Pilot in Germany on his 17th birthday, one year before he can legally drive a car. In 2012, still aged 17, he was selected as a member of the German National T....

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Interview with John Dickenson, recipient of the FAI Gold Air Medal

Interview with John Dickenson, recipient of the FAI Gold Air Medal

At the 2012 FAI Awards Ceremony held yesterday in Antalya, Turkey, John Dickenson was presented with the FAI Gold Air Medal by FAI President John Grubbström for his great contribution to the developm....

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Maxim Sotnikov (RUS): Helicopter Pilot

Maxim Sotnikov (RUS): Helicopter Pilot

Although Maxim Sotnikov learned to fly helicopters only 6 years ago, he is already one of the world’s best pilots and will be one to watch at the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship that will t....

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Pál Tákats (HUN): Paragliding Aerobatics Champion

Pál Tákats (HUN): Paragliding Aerobatics Champion

At 16 years old, Pál knew that paragliding was going to be more than just the next new hobby sport for him. Dedicating his time to flying from the day he left school, he and his young and talented Hu....

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Latest FAI World Record Claims

01 July 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Distance over a triangular course : 200.8 km Kathleen Rigg (GBR)
01 July 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Distance over a triangular course : 200.08 km Kathleen Rigg (GBR)
01 July 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 200 km : 27.08 km/h Kathleen Rigg (GBR)
01 July 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 200 km : 27.08 km/h Kathleen Rigg (GBR)
30 June 2015 Microlights and paramotors : Speed over a straight course : 303.00 km/h Eric De Barberin-Barberini (FRA)
29 June 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance : 428 km Bogdan Bazyuk (UKR)
27 June 2015 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 37.5 km/h Sergey Ananov (RUS)
26 June 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 163.00 km/h Alan M. Polinsky (USA)
26 June 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 500 km : 163.00 km/h Alan M. Polinsky (USA)
25 June 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 191 km/h Sibylle Andresen (GER)
22 June 2015 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 758.89 km Takeshi Saito (JPN)
18 June 2015 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 56.00 km/h Sergey Ananov (RUS)
18 June 2015 Parachuting : - : 42 skydivers
18 June 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance : 200.35 km Norbert Varga (HUN)
18 June 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Free distance using up to 3 turn points : 200.35 km Norbert Varga (HUN)
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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:

2015 FAI Young Artists Contest

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This year's theme is "Create a poster for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015". Give free rein to your imagination – you might earn one of the Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals!

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