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FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

We are thrilled to share the new 2014 FAI Annual Report. In these pages you will be taken on a jour...

Solar Impulse On Its Way To Chongqing, China

On Sunday 29 March, Solar Impulse took off for its fifth flight from Mandalay, Myanmar, at 21:06 U...

FAI F3P World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model Aircraft in Pruszków, Poland

2015 FAI F3P World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model Aircraft took place in Pruszków, Poland...

Interview with Alexey Leonov, the First Man to Walk in Outer Space

On 18 March 1965, FAI celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first space-walk. Russian cosmonaut Ale...

18 March 1965: Leonov Successfully Made the First Spacewalk

Today is a special day in the history of space exploration. It is the day, 50 years ago, that Russia...

FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

We are thrilled to share the new 2014 FAI Annual Report. In these pages you will be taken on a journey through the various events and activities of the Federation. View online Flipbook Download P....

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Sports and Disciplines Selected for the FAI World Air Games ....

Sports and Disciplines Selected for the FAI World Air Games ....

The FAI has today announced the list of the 11 sports and 24 disciplines selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. More than 1000 athletes, crews and officials will be involved in the multi air....

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FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Roll Out New Logo

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Roll Out New Logo

The Event Organising Committee of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 unveiled the new logo for the multi air sports event during a ceremony that was held at the Skydive Marina in Dubai on Sunday nig....

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Aviation and Space World Records Anniversaries to Celebrate ....

Aviation and Space World Records Anniversaries to Celebrate ....

The first space-walk by Alexey Leonov in 1965, the first solo flight across the Pacific Ocean by Steve Fossett in 1995, the highest ballooning flight by Vijaypat Singhania in 2005, to name only a fe....

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1985-2014 : The Two Stories of the Exceptional Pilots Who Fl....

1985-2014 : The Two Stories of the Exceptional Pilots Who Fl....

The Himalaya and its vast territories, gigantic mountains, spiritual people and wild beauty have long exerted extraordinary fascination - which is far from fading. Ever since the 19th century when Eu....

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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 03 April 2015 2015 Governador Valadares International HG Open Valadares (Brazil)
until 02 April 2015 2015 FAI F1D European Championships for Free Flight Indoor Model Aircraft Slanic Prahova (Romania)

Upcoming Events

01 April 2015 2015 Copa de Occidente Sopetrán (Colombia)
02 April 2015 20th Open Internacional La Muela - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Alarilla, Guadalajara (Spain)
02 April 2015 2015 Open Internacional de Ala Delta Sierra de Càdiz El Bosque - Cadix (Spain)
02 April 2015 2015 Trofeo Montegrappa Borso del Grappa (Italy)
02 April 2015 2015 Trofeo Montegrappa Borso del Grappa (Italy)
03 April 2015 2015 Friendship Cup - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Rossosh (Russia)
03 April 2015 2015 PASA National Skydiving Championships in Canopy Piloting Wonderboom Airport (South Africa)
03 April 2015 2015 Fedémesi Tavasz - I. Round Hungarian Paragliding Accuracy Landing League Fedémes (Hungary)
04 April 2015 25th Open Vila de Vidreres - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Vidreres-Girona (Spain)
04 April 2015 25th Open Vila de Vidreres - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Vidreres-Girona (Spain)
04 April 2015 2015 National France Chabre Open Laragne-Monteglin (France)
04 April 2015 2015 Raná Cup Rana near Louny (Czech Rep.)
04 April 2015 2015 "Raska Open" Paragliding ACC, 1.round Serbian league Raska (Serbia)
04 April 2015 2015 Open Belarusian Accuracy Cup Gomel (Belarus)
05 April 2015 2015 The Green Swamp Sport Klassic Groveland, FL (USA)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

26 March 2015 Parachuting : Large freefall formation : 122 parachutists
21 March 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 515.00 km/h Travis P. Holland (USA)
12 March 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 860.00 km/h Shonin Casey Davis (USA)
10 March 2015 Experimental / New Technologies : Straight Distance - Free flight : 1468 km Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
10 March 2015 Experimental / New Technologies : Straight distance, pre-declared waypoints : 1468 km Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
07 March 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 615.00 km/h Shonin Casey Davis (USA)
21 February 2015 Parachuting : Para-Ski : 18 points Matej Becan (SLO)
21 February 2015 Parachuting : Para-Ski : 38 points Magdalena Schwertl (AUT)
21 February 2015 Parachuting : Para-Ski : 70 points Sebastien Graser (AUT)
15 February 2015 Parachuting : Large freefall formation : 24 parachutists
07 February 2015 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1039.52 km Peter Rudi Temple (AUS)
07 February 2015 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1032.0 km Peter Rudi Temple (AUS)
06 February 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 315.00 km/h James T. Claire (USA)
06 February 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 980.00 km/h Michael Jarret (USA)
04 February 2015 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1063.12 km Gerrit Kurstjens (AUS)
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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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Clean sport

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Find out more about the FAI Anti-Doping Programme.

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