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

FAI confirms that at 22:48 UTC Swiss Pilot André Borschberg superseded Steve Fossett’s 2005 duration...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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until 05 July 2015 2nd FAI World Paramotor Slalom Championships Legnica (Poland)
until 12 July 2015 2015 FAI F3 World Championships for Model Helicopters Klopeinersee, Carinthia (Austria)
until 04 July 2015 2015 Canadian Hang Gliding National Championships Lumby, BC (Canada)
until 04 July 2015 2015 Barberton Open Paragliding Competition Barberton (South Africa)
until 05 July 2015 2015 Swiss Open Juniors National Gliding Championship Schänis (Switzerland)
until 05 July 2015 2015 RM Schänis Schänis (Switzerland)
until 03 July 2015 2015 EUROTOUR F5J Martin Cup - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Martin (Slovakia)
until 05 July 2015 10th Liga Adrenalin Kobarid (Slovenia)
until 04 July 2015 2015 Paragliding Pre European Event - Hungarian and FYR of Macedonian Nationals Krushevo (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)
until 07 September 2015 2015 ASIANIA "EMAX" video competition Location to be advised (To be advised)

 

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)
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)
17 June 2015 Parachuting : - : 33 skydivers
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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.

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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Find out more about the FAI Anti-Doping Programme.

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