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How to survive 48 hours - or more - in a 1m2 gas balloon basket

Gas balloon racing teams often spend days in the air - sharing a tiny space and sometimes dealing wi...

Victory for Switzerland’s Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpraechtiger

It’s official! After flying 1,803.40 kilometres from Gladbeck in northwest Germany to Stavros in c...

CIAM Flyer (5-2016) - Flying the little machine, of course by hand

Competing in F2B is difficult Imagine manually controlling a flying object travelling at 23 metres p...

22 September 1936: The FAI World Record of Maurice Claisse

The Bréguet Dorand aircraft was an experimental helicopter which was built in the Gyroplane Laborato...

Red Bull Air Race 2016: Cristian Bolton poised to become first Chilean in the Red Bull Air Race Master Class

After making history for his nation and Latin America across three seasons of Air Racing in the ...

FAI announces DHL as new Official Logistics Partner

FAI announces DHL as new Official Logistics Partner

The FAI and DHL signed a four-year agreement today, naming DHL as the Official Logistics Partner of the FAI.

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On This Day in History: Otto Lilienthal’s legacy lives on

On This Day in History: Otto Lilienthal’s legacy lives on

Otto Lilienthal, the 'Glider King' who was an inspirational 19th-century aviation pioneer died 120-years ago on 10 August 1896. We remember his legacy today…

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A legend in Space: Meeting Gennady Padalka

A legend in Space: Meeting Gennady Padalka

The Olympic movement and Space exploration may not seem an obvious mix – but in fact the two came together in a sporting union in the heart of Moscow earlier this year.

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FAI to develop innovative IT solutions for Air Sport Discipl....

FAI to develop innovative IT solutions for Air Sport Discipl....

The FAI Commissions and Head Office have started working on the development of new IT solutions to support the management of the three disciplines taking part in The World Games 2017 – as well as fo....

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Done!  Solar Impulse 2 completes  First Round-The-World Sola....

Done! Solar Impulse 2 completes First Round-The-World Sola....

They did it! After over 12 years of research and design, Swiss pioneers Dr. Bertrand Piccard (Initiator, Chairman and Pilot) and André Borschberg (Co-founder and CEO and Pilot) finished the first rou....

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A life in aerobatics: Mikhail Mamistov

A life in aerobatics: Mikhail Mamistov

From learning to fly in 1983 in the then Soviet Union, Mikhail Mamistov has become one of the most decorated pilots in the history of Aerobatics competition. We meet the legend…

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11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

11 August 1986: A modified factory demonstration Westland Lynx AH.1 Helicopter piloted by Chief Test Pilot John Trevor Egginton set an FAI Absolute Record for Speed for helicopters over a straight 15 ....

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Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Ferenc Toth has been at the top of his game since the turn of the century. The FAI Glider Aerobatics World Champion won his first major competition in 2000, aged 32. That was the FAI European Aerobati....

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It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

“I have four sons, Jan is the youngest. But you know, when he was very little he was afraid of flying, he would not even touch the glider.” Jerzy Makula is a legend in glider aerobatics, often cal....

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Fedor Konyukhov Solo Around-The-World in a Balloon –  Official World....

Fedor Konyukhov Solo Around-The-World in a Balloon – Official World....

The FAI received the following records claims from the Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov, 64, who completed his circumnavigation on Saturday 23 July 2016 by landing near Bonnie Rock (AUS) in a Rozier....

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Almaty Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight

Event ID

: 10826    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1A (Gliders)
F1B (Model Aircraft with Extensible Motors Wakefield)
F1C (Power Model Aircraft)
F1P (Power Model Aircraft)

Place

: Samara (Russia)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 26 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.aviasamara.ru/


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Almaty Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight

Event ID

: 10827    

Event classification

: Open International - Non World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1H (Gliders)
F1Q (Electric Power Model Aircraft)

Place

: Samara (Russia)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 26 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.aviasamara.ru/


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Korkyt-Ata Cup - Category S - Space Models

Event ID

: 10828    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS)
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S7 (Scale)
S8E/P (Rocket Glider Duration and Precision Landing Models)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)

Place

: Baikonur (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 26 Sep 2016

Alternate dates

: 27 Sep to 30 Sep 2016


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Open F2 Control Line Swiss Nationals - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight

Event ID

: 10846    

Event classification

: Open National contest

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F2A (Speed Model Aircraft)
F2B (Aerobatic Model Aircraft)
F2C (Team Racing Model Aircraft)
F2G (Electric Speed)
F2F (Diesel Profile Racing Model Aircraft)

Place

: Breitenbach (Switzerland)

Date(s)

: 24 Sep to 25 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.fesselflug.ch


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Tatry World Cup - Category S - Space Models

Event ID

: 10912    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS)
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S7 (Scale)
S8E (Rocket Glider Duration - 20.00 to 40.00 NS)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)

Place

: Nowy Targ (Poland)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 25 Sep 2016


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Bulgaria Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight

Event ID

: 10964    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F1A (Gliders) - seniors
F1B (Model Aircraft with Extensible Motors Wakefield) - seniors
F1C (Power Model Aircraft)
F1P (Power Model Aircraft)
F1A (Gliders) - juniors
F1H (Gliders)
F1B (Model Aircraft with Extensible Motors Wakefield) - juniors

Place

: Levski (Bulgaria)

Date(s)

: 24 Sep to 25 Sep 2016

Alternate dates

: 17 Sep to 18 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.f1abc.com


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Oktoberfestpokal - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight

Event ID

: 11007    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3B (Thermal Soaring Gliders)

Place

: München (Germany)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 25 Sep 2016


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Zerbst Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight

Event ID

: 11011    

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3K (Hand Launch Gliders)

Place

: Zerbst (Germany)

Date(s)

: 24 Sep to 25 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.modellbau-zerbst.de


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Baikonur Cup of Juniors - Category S - Space Models

Event ID

: 11113    

Event classification

: Open International - Non World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

S3A (Parachute Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS)
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S7 (Scale)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S12A/P (Time Duration Triathlon Tournament - 0,00 - 2,50 NS)

Place

: Baikonur (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 20 Sep to 26 Sep 2016

Alternate dates

: 30 Sep to 06 Oct 2016


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Rallye Toulouse - St-Louis du Sénégal - Toulouse

Event ID

: 11305    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Rally Flying

Place

: Toulouse - Saint Louis du Sénégal - Toulouse (France)

Date(s)

: 17 Sep to 30 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.rtsl.fr


Event Organiser


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BHPA National Open Paragliding Accuracy Championship -

Event ID

: 11471    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Great Fransham (United Kingdom)

Date(s)

: 24 Sep to 25 Sep 2016

Alternate dates

: 08 Oct to 09 Oct 2016

Website

:http://www.bhpa-accuracy.org


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Segunda Valida Liga y Ranking Ecuador -

Event ID

: 11479    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Guayaquil (Ecuador)

Date(s)

: 24 Sep to 25 Sep 2016

Alternate dates

: 15 Jun 2016

Website

:http://www.fevl.net


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F3C France -

Event ID

: 11492    

Event classification

: Open International - Non World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3C (Helicopters)

Place

: Mery sur Marne (France)

Date(s)

: 24 Sep to 25 Sep 2016


Event Organiser


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East Japan Championship -

Event ID

: 11527    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Ashio (Japan)

Date(s)

: 22 Sep to 25 Sep 2016


Event Organiser


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Turkish Paragliding Accuracy LEague 4th Round - Inonu/Eskisehir -

Event ID

: 11533    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paragliding Accuracy

Place

: Eskisehir (Turkey)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 25 Sep 2016

Alternate dates

: 26 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.thk.org.tr


Event Organiser


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Korea Open League Round -

Event ID

: 11535    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: PyeongChang (Korea)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 25 Sep 2016

Website

:http://www.khpga.org


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Upcoming Events

25 September 2016 2016 Equinox Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Andover (United Kingdom)
25 September 2016 2016 Jumbo Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Rajany - Partizánske (Slovakia)
30 September 2016 2016 Carpatian Cup - Golden Autumn - World Cup - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Mizhhirya (Ukraine)
30 September 2016 4th French National Canopy Piloting Championship - Saint Denis de l'Hotel, Orléans (France)
01 October 2016 2016 FAI F3A Asian-Oceanic Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft Taichung (Chinese Taipei)
01 October 2016 2016 Paragliding World Cup ST Leu - La Réunion (France)
01 October 2016 2016 Jihocesky pohar - Category F1 - Free Flight Vsechov (Czech Rep.)
01 October 2016 2016 Beograd Kup - Category S - Space Models Aradac - Zrenjanin (Serbia)
01 October 2016 2016 Macedonia Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Prilep (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)
01 October 2016 2016 Kotuku Cup of New Zealand - Category F1 - Free Flight Lost Hills, California (USA)
01 October 2016 25th Open Internacional World Cup Ciudad de Valladolid - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Valladolid (Spain)
01 October 2016 2016 Indianapolis - Red Bull Air Race World Championship Indianapolis (USA)
01 October 2016 2016 "Nis Open", 1.round Serbian ACC league Niska Banja (Serbia)
01 October 2016 2016 FPV Bulgaria Cup - Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
01 October 2016 2016 Kazakhstan PAragliding Accuracy Championship - ekpendi, Taldykorgan, Almaty Region (Kazakhstan)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

20 September 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 435.00 km/h Travis P. Holland (USA)
19 September 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Duration: 192 : 12 h 46 min 29 sec Andre Mellin (USA)
19 September 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 730.00 km/h Jonathan N. Headley (USA)
17 September 2016 Parachuting : Lowest Score after 5 rounds : 36.00 sec Olga Lepezina (RUS)
17 September 2016 Parachuting : Lowest Score after 5 rounds : 36.00 sec Olga Lepezina (RUS)
17 September 2016 Parachuting : Lowest Single Round Score : 7,07 sec Olga Lepezina (RUS)
16 September 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed: 203 : 288,538 km/h Robert Sixt (GER)
15 September 2016 Parachuting : 4-way - Longest sequence : 15 formations
15 September 2016 Parachuting : 4-way - Longest sequence : 15 formations
15 September 2016 Parachuting : 4-way - Longest sequence : 16 formations
15 September 2016 Parachuting : 4-way - Longest sequence : 16 formations
14 September 2016 Parachuting : - : 430.76 km/h Kyle Lobpries (USA)
13 September 2016 Parachuting : - : 601.26 km/h Henrik Raimer (SWE)
13 September 2016 Parachuting : - : 601.26 km/h Henrik Raimer (SWE)
13 September 2016 Parachuting : VFS Longest sequence : 24 formations
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National Model Aviation Museum to join the FAI Recommended Museum Program

Recommended-museum-greenfieldAt the recent 106th FAI General Conference in Antalya, Turkey, the application of the National Model Aviation Museum to be part of the FAI Recommended Museums Program was approved by the Delegates.

A plaque displaying both the names of the FAI and of the museum was handed over by the FAI President John Grubbström and the President of the FAI Aviation and Space Education Commission Michiel Kasteleijn to Art Greenfield, Head of the USA Delegation, who will forward it to the museum.

The National Model Aviation Museum is located in Muncie, Indiana (USA). It tells the story of model aviation and of the people involved from the 18th century onwards, and displays archives, library material and a collection of objects.

 

2016 FAI 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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