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Strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement made public – FAI’s contribution to the process

The IOC has unveiled the final draft recommendations for Olympic Agenda 2020, which is the strategic...

UN recognises the autonomy of IOC and sport

The United Nations General Assembly recently adopted a Resolution on sport entitled "Sport as a mean...

1st World Cup in Indoor Skydiving, Austin, USA, Nov 2014 -Day 3

Final Results + Judged Videos      TV On-Line Production Reports Final Day of the ...

2014 Ljubljana Cup in Slovenia (Space Models - Parachute Duration Models)

Check out the pictures on Flickr of this Open International !

Lamb beats Arch in dramatic World Championship finale

Britain's Nigel Lamb won the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunday with a dramatic vic...

Strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement mad....

Strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement mad....

The IOC has unveiled the final draft recommendations for Olympic Agenda 2020, which is the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement. The FAI, which bears the status of IOC-Recognised ....

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UN recognises the autonomy of IOC and sport

UN recognises the autonomy of IOC and sport

The United Nations General Assembly recently adopted a Resolution on sport entitled "Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace”. It is the first time in its history that t....

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New Mission and Vision for FAI

New Mission and Vision for FAI

After extensive consultation with the Federation’s stakeholders, FAI adopted new Mission and Vision statements to help prioritise strategies and move steadily towards its objectives and goals. The ....

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Results of the 108th FAI General Conference

Results of the 108th FAI General Conference

The Delegates from the FAI Member Countries participated in the 108th FAI General Conference which took place in Pattaya, Thailand, on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 October 2014. The event was successfull....

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Winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award Annou....

Winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award Annou....

The FAI has announced the winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award, celebrating the outstanding dedication and contribution to air sports.Aerobatics pilot Aude Lemordant, Breitling Young....

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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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until 24 November 2014 2014 Tochigi Hot Air Balloon International Championship Tochigi (Japan)
until 22 November 2014 22nd World POPS Meeting & Championships San Juan (Argentina)
until 21 November 2014 4th Asian Beach Games Paragliding Accuracy Phuket Phuket (Thailand)
until 22 November 2014 2014 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Lake Keepit (Australia)

Upcoming Events

21 November 2014 2014 Sopot Open - 5 round Bulgarian Acc League Sopot (Bulgaria)
22 November 2014 2014 Indoor Open Belisce - Category F1 - Free Flight Belisce (Croatia)
22 November 2014 2014 Brazil F3K World Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Pirassununga - SP (Brazil)
22 November 2014 2014 Pre-PWC and Bototillo Cup Guayaquil (Ecuador)
26 November 2014 5th Dubai International Parachuting Championship Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
27 November 2014 4th FAI World YAK 52 Aerobatic Championship Mossel Bay (South Africa)
27 November 2014 1st FAI World Intermediate Aerobatic Championship Mossel Bay (South Africa)
27 November 2014 2014 Liga Nacional de Parapente Taucho Taucho (Spain)
29 November 2014 2014 Special Swoop Pro Competition - DISL Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
05 December 2014 2014 Campeonato Argentino - Mendoza Cerro Arco (Argentina)
07 December 2014 18th Open de Canarias de Ala Delta Lanzarote, Gran Canaria (Spain)
08 December 2014 43rd Thailand National Games Paragliding Open Nakhonratchasima Province (Thailand)
13 December 2014 2014 Western Cape Open 2 (WCO14-2R) Porterville (South Africa)
14 December 2014 2014 Open Placivel Placivel (Venezuela)
19 December 2014 2014 Hanukkah open - Category F1 - Free Flight Orim (Israel)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

14 November 2015 Parachuting : Longest sequence : 23 formations
12 November 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a Commercial Airline Route : 960 km/h Larry D. Mccarroll (USA)
05 November 2014 Parachuting : Distance : 169.19 m Nicolas J. Batsch (USA)
05 November 2014 Parachuting : Distance : 103.58 m Maxine Tate (GBR)
05 November 2014 Parachuting : Speed over a 70 m course : 2.784 sec Maxine Tate (GBR)
05 November 2014 Parachuting : Distance : 169.19 m Nicolas J. Batsch (USA)
05 November 2014 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance : 478 km Donizete Baldessar Lemos (BRA)
05 November 2014 Parachuting : Distance : 124.96 m Manoel Pereira Maciel Neto (BRA)
04 November 2014 Parachuting : Distance : 167.90 m Pablo Hernández (ESP)
04 November 2014 Parachuting : Distance : 161.50 m Cornelia Mihai (UAE)
04 November 2014 Parachuting : Speed over a 70 m course : 2.240 sec Sergey Romanyuk (RUS)
04 November 2014 Parachuting : Speed over a 70 m course : 2.339 sec Cornelia Mihai (UAE)
04 November 2014 Parachuting : Distance : 167.90 m Pablo Hernández (ESP)
04 November 2014 Parachuting : Speed over a 70 m course : 2.240 sec Sergey Romanyuk (RUS)
04 November 2014 Parachuting : Distance : 102.00 m Dian Kemp (RSA)
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Russians walk away with gold at the 2013 FAI Young Artists Contest

I-PASTUSHKOV-2013art1-1bigAt the Annual Meeting of the FAI Aviation and Space Education Commission, the International Jury of the FAI Young Artists Contest had the difficult task of choosing the winners of the 2013 edition whose theme was "My Favourite Airsports".

Competition was intense, with 110 paintings received from 14 FAI Country Members (Australia, China, Czech Republic, France, India, Japan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, USA). In the end 9 paintings were picked as the winners, 3 of them turning out to be from Russian artists.

All winners will be awarded an FAI gold, silver or bronze medal and a diploma on the occasion of the FAI General Conference or in their countries.

Junior Category (Ages 6 - 9)

  1. Igor PASTUSHKOV (Russia) - see painting above
  2. Masaya TSURUTA (Japan)
  3. Evdokia BOGACHEVA (Ukraine)

Intermediate Category (Ages 10 - 13)

  1. Iliya SKOBARO (Russia)
  2. Sky WATERS (USA)
  3. Chelsey WEN (USA)

Senior Category (Ages 14 - 17)

  1. Svetlana KORABELNIKOVA (Russia)
  2. Haruna SUZUMURA (Japan)
  3. Madoka ABE (Japan)

FAI Members and Services Manager Ségolène Rouillon, who helps FAI Young Artists Contest Coordinator Suzie Gebb in the organisation of the competition, said, "I am always impressed by the quality of the entries we receive here at the FAI Head Office; as the competition is first organised nationally by our Members, we only receive the national winners paintings, which represent a fraction of all those sent to our Members: I have been told that countries such as Turkey received more that 4000 paintings ! Although it is great to see such massive participation, we can always do better, and we would be happy to see even more FAI Members take part in the contest next year, as it is a great way for them to engage with youngsters and draw them to the world of air sports."

The FAI warmly congratulates the winners of the 2013 FAI Young Artists Contest and thanks all the FAI Members for organising the competition in their countries and all the young painters for their participation.

  • All the pictures of the winning artworks are available here.

 The theme of the 2014 contest will be published later this month on the CIEA web pages.

2014 FAI Young Artists Contest

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This year's theme is "Flying to save lives". Give free rein to your imagination – you might earn one of the Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals!

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Find out more about the FAI Anti-Doping Programme.

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