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Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live fr...

Solar Brothers meet the Wright Brothers in Dayton, Ohio!

Solar Impulse 2, with Swiss pilot and co-founder André Borschberg in the cockpit, touched down in ...

12 May 2011: First Human-Powered Rotorcraft Record Celebrates 5 Years Anniversary!

On 12 May 2011, biology student and female pilot Judith Wexler flew the human-powered helicopter “Ga...

2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More ...

Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

The FAI international jury selected the winning paintings of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest, a c...

FAI at the International Military Sports Council

FAI at the International Military Sports Council

FAI President Dr. John Grubbström and FAI Secretary General Susanne Schödel attended the 2016 CISM (International Military Sports Council) Annual Congress in Tartu, Estonia, to further develop the l....

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2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More compact than the previous editions, it includes the competitions, records, awards, our sponsor Breit....

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Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

The FAI international jury selected the winning paintings of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest, a competition which every year honours the best paintings from youngsters in three age categories from ....

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FAI at the Red Bull Air Race

FAI at the Red Bull Air Race

FAI President Dr. John Grubbström was in Abu Dhabi at the Red Bull Air Race on Saturday 12 March 2016 – and met up with the General Manager of the Red Bull Air Race Erich Wolf.

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Bidding Process for the Next FAI World Air Games Open

Bidding Process for the Next FAI World Air Games Open

The FAI World Air Games is the biggest air sports event in the world. This multi-disciplinary event is the only world competition that brings together the various different air sports and their very b....

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Olympic ski jumper swaps skis for helicopter skids

Olympic ski jumper swaps skis for helicopter skids

Helicopter pilot Thomas Morgenstern has finished in bronze medal position in the FAI World Air Games Parallel Slalom and Fender competition here in Dubai. The final to decide the gold and silver medal....

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Seven steps to success: an acrobatic paragliding masterclass with FAI ....

Seven steps to success: an acrobatic paragliding masterclass with FAI ....

French paraglider Tim Alongi, 24, is the new FAI World Air Games Paragliding Aerobatics Champion. Alongi also won the silver medal in the Sychronised Paragliding Aerobatics competition, along with hi....

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British air sports legend helicopters in

British air sports legend helicopters in

Even among the large crowds at the FAI World Air Games, it's hard to miss Quentin Smith. The flamboyant British helicopter pilot wears a Union Jack jacket, and has been flying, he says, since the age ....

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Gege is here to win

Gege is here to win

You'd be forgiven for thinking 15-year-old Janejira Chuynoey is here to support a family member in the paramotoring competition. At just 53kg, the petite Thai girl looks like she can barely lift the ....

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Nicole Schmidt sorts the men from the boys

Nicole Schmidt sorts the men from the boys

Nicole Schmidt from Germany, has been flying paragliders for 11 years. For the last six she's been performing aerobatic tricks, or "acro". It's a discipline very few women attempt, and this year Schmi....

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28 May 2016 2016 EUROTOUR - F5J Lanskroun - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Lanskroun (Czech Rep.)
28 May 2016 2016 Criterium International du Hainaut - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Grandrieu (Belgium)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

13 May 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Race Time in Competition (200 laps): 137 : 6min 22,8 sec Robert Fitzgerald (AUS)
13 May 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Altitude : 7'315 m Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
13 May 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Distance : 1'537.5 km Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
13 May 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 84 km/h Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
11 May 2016 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance to a declared goal : 121,9 km Hermanni Keinänen (FIN)
09 May 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Race Time in Competition (100 laps): 136 : 3min 03 sec Volodymyr Makarenko (UKR)
08 May 2016 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 1002.6 km Daniel Sazhin (USA)
08 May 2016 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 1002.6 km Daniel Sazhin (USA)
07 May 2016 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 200 km : 40,85 km/h Matthias Kurzthaler (AUT)
28 April 2016 Rotorcraft : Distance over a closed circuit without landing : 1'427 km Paul A Salmon (USA)
24 April 2016 Experimental / New Technologies : Absolute altitude : 9'420,00 m Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
24 April 2016 Experimental / New Technologies : Gain of height : 8'919 m Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
24 April 2016 Experimental / New Technologies : Distance along a course, pre-declared waypoints : 3'927,00 km Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
23 April 2016 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance to a declared goal : 264.99 km Carl Wallbank (GBR)
22 April 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Distance to goal and return: 202 : 50,08 km John A. McNeil (USA)
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2014 FAI Young Artists Contest winners revealed

2.1 OTGONBAYAN MGL 1Youngsters from China, Japan, Mongolia, Nepal, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and USA are among the winners of the 2014 FAI Young Artists Contest, which every year awards FAI Medals and Diplomas to artists in three age categories from 6 to 17 years old.

Competition was fierce, not only because of the quality of the artworks, but also due to the significant rise in participation: the number of FAI Members taking part in the contest soared from 14 in 2013 to 21 in 2014 with the involvement Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, France, Finland, India, Italy, Japan, Libya, Lithuania, Mongolia, Nepal, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and USA.

“We are delighted that this year’s theme, “Flying to Save Lives”, was so inspirational. The paintings are of excellent quality and we are honoured to award Medals and Diplomas to such talented youngsters,” FAI Young Artists Contest Coordinator Suzie Gebb stated. “Twenty-one FAI Members participated in this year’s contest, some of them – Turkey, Switzerland and USA – having received between 5,000 and 10,000 entries. We also noticed with pleasure that many new countries such as Egypt, Libya and Mongolia joined the contest for the first time. We also received entries from Sri Lanka which sadly could not be taken into account as the contest is reserved for FAI Members, but hopefully this country will join the FAI and participate next year.”

Results

Theme: Flying to Save Lives

Junior Category (Ages 6-9)

  1. Jessica AHN (USA)
  2. Sofia TARASOVA (UKR)
  3. Zheyi ZHU (CHN)

Intermediate Category (Ages 10-13)

  1. Dulguun OTGONBAYAN (MGL) - see above
  2. Anastasiya NOVIKOVA (RUS)
  3. Bibeen K.C. (NEP)

Senior Category (Ages 14-17)      

  1. Saeko KURATA (JPN)
  2. Justin LEE (USA)
  3. Süleyman DILEKOGLU (TUR)

The winning paintings can also be viewed in a photoset on Flickr.

The International Jury, which consisted of the Delegates and Bureau Members of the FAI Aviation and Space Education Commission (CIEA) present at its Annual Meeting, chose the winning paintings among the 9 best artworks (3 per age category) selected by each FAI Member at a national level.

The FAI warmly congratulates the winners of the 2014 FAI Young Artists Contest and thanks the FAI Members for their participation.

The theme for the 2015 edition of the contest will be disclosed in the next few months.

About the FAI Young Artists Contest

The FAI Young Artists Contest has been organised every year since 1986. It is an international art contest for youngsters between the ages of 6 and 17.

FAI Members make arrangements in each country for a national competition, or similar process of selection, for young people resident in their countries. The national winners are then submitted to the International Jury. A different theme is chosen every year to inspire the young artists and reflect the many facets of air sports. The theme for 2014 was “Flying to Save Lives”.

(The video is a creation of Jürg Märki, Swiss Delegate to the FAI Aviation and Space Education Commission)

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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