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4 August 1985: Larry Tudor, the “Part Bird”, who Flew a Record of a 4’343 Meters Gain in Altitude with a Hang Glider

Today marks the 30th anniversary of an FAI Word Record made by an American pilot described as both...

Competitors for 6th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix World Final

  The countdown to one of the most exciting and competitive sporting events this fall has st...

Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up and Running

FAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by th...

Winners rewarded at the Prize Giving Ceremony of the 22nd FAI World Precision Flying Championship

The 22nd FAI World Precision Flying Championship competition ended on Thursday in Skive, Denmark, bu...

Solar Impulse to Continue its Round-The-World Mission in April 2016 Due to Damage to the Aircraft

The Solar Impulse team has today announced that irreversible damage to the batteries of the experime...

Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015  Now Up....

Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up....

FAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the host of the event, it offers quick and easy access to ....

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FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - Bulletins Available for Dow....

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 - Bulletins Available for Dow....

The following bulletins for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 are now online:                    ....

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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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4 August 1985: Larry Tudor, the “Part Bird”,  who Flew a Record of....

4 August 1985: Larry Tudor, the “Part Bird”, who Flew a Record of....

Today marks the 30th anniversary of an FAI Word Record made by an American pilot described as both “Part Bird” and “Skygod” and who is perhaps the “World’s finest Hang Glider pilot” fo....

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8 July 2010: Borschberg Breaks  the First Solar-Powered Aeroplane Reco....

8 July 2010: Borschberg Breaks the First Solar-Powered Aeroplane Reco....

Five years ago today, Swiss pilot André Borschberg landed the zero-fuel aircraft Solar Impulse HB-SIA after a 26h 10m 19s flight from and to Payerne, Switzerland. A normal duration for a jet, but an ....

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23 June 2005: The Paramotoring Journey  of Alexander Bogdanov through ....

23 June 2005: The Paramotoring Journey of Alexander Bogdanov through ....

With an outstanding pilot in paramotoring, we would like to carry on with the series of FAI World Record anniversaries: Ten years ago on 23 June 2005, the three Russian pilots Vladimir Makurin, Nikola....

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21 May 2000: The Story of Lindsay Muir's Hot Air Balloon World Record

21 May 2000: The Story of Lindsay Muir's Hot Air Balloon World Record

Balloon World Record not broken since We are pleased to continue our series of world record celebrations with an exceptional woman in ballooning sports: British Lindsay Muir. She established a fema....

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

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 Alexey Leonov achieved this feat during the Voshkod 2 mission. He stayed out in space for 12 min 9 sec,....

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until 15 August 2015 1st FAI World 13.5m Class Gliding Championship Pociunai, Kaunas (Lithuania)
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until 12 August 2015 2015 Serbia Open National Champs Zrenjanin (Serbia)
until 08 August 2015 2015 Kobala open Tolmin (Slovenia)
until 05 August 2015 2015 Frittelement Selbu (Norway)
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05 August 2015 18th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships Zbraslavice (Czech Rep.)
05 August 2015 6th FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships Zbraslavice (Czech Rep.)
05 August 2015 11th Copa Atmoxfera Piedechinche Colombia Piedechinche (Colombia)
06 August 2015 2015 FAI F3A World Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft Dübendorf (Switzerland)
06 August 2015 2015 Poitou Moncontour 2MN - Category F1 - Free Flight St Jean de Sauves (France)
06 August 2015 2015 Acromax Udine (Italy)
07 August 2015 2015 Poitou - Category F1 - Free Flight Noizé (Thouars) (France)
07 August 2015 2015 Kraljevo Open, 5.round Serbian league, Memorial Aleksandar Lepir Kraljevo (Serbia)
07 August 2015 2015 XC Greda Cup Greda (Croatia)
07 August 2015 2015 DOWNTEAM challenge Are (Sweden)
08 August 2015 10th Int. Tiroler Fesselfliegen - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Radfeld (Austria)
08 August 2015 4th South Moravia Cup - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Boretice - Kravi Hora (Czech Rep.)
08 August 2015 2015 F3J Litteam Cup - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Tekovsky Hradok (Slovakia)
08 August 2015 2015 Paragliding World Cup Disentis (Switzerland)
09 August 2015 8th FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship Puncak, Bogor (Indonesia)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

26 July 2015 Rotorcraft : Speed over a recognised course : 4,6 km/h Norman Frank Surplus (GBR)
26 July 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed: 175 : 481,56 km/h Fabian Wunderlich (GER)
26 July 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed: 196 : 474,95 km/h Maximilian von Prondzinski (GER)
25 July 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 325.00 km/h John E. Shavinsky (USA)
24 July 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Duration (ceiling less than 8 m): 125-a : 20 min 35 sec Akihiro Danjo (JPN)
24 July 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Distance in a closed circuit: 146 : 95 km Vladimir Kiselev (RUS)
24 July 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed: 203 : 282 km/h Miles Dunkel (GER)
24 July 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Distance to goal and return: 188 : 1'140 m Holger Lambertus (GER)
23 July 2015 Gliding : Free distance using up to 3 turn points : 490,38 km Ghislaine Facon (FRA)
22 July 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 15,02 km/h Michael Smith (AUS)
22 July 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 14,93 km/ Michael Smith (AUS)
22 July 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 215.00 km/h John E. Shavinsky (USA)
21 July 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 200 km : 30,97 km/h Seiko Fukuoka Naville (FRA)
20 July 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a Commercial Airline Route : 666.63 km/h Jason Ryder (AUS)
16 July 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 193.00 km/h Sibylle Andresen (GER)
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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)

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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