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Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

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NASA’s top man Charles Bolden is still aiming for the stars

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Korkyt-Ata Cup -

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: 11598    

Bid:

279

Event classification

: Open International - World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

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S4B (Boost Glider Duration Models - 2.51 to 5.00 NS)
S6B (Streamer Duration Models - 2.51 to 5.00 NS)
S8E/P (Rocket Glider Duration and Precision Landing Models)
S9B (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 2.51 to 5.00 NS)

Place

: Baikonur (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 26 Sep 2017

Alternate dates

: 19 Sep to 22 Sep 2017

Website

:http://www.aeromodelling.kz


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Baikonur Cup of Juniors -

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: 11699    

Bid:

612

Event classification

: Open International - Non World Cup Event

Type of event

: Other

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S3A (Parachute Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S4A (Boost Glider Duration Models 0 to 2.5 NS)
S6A (Streamer Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S7 (Scale)
S9A (Gyrocopter Duration Models - 0 to 2.5 NS)
S12A/P (Time Duration Triathlon Tournament - 0,00 - 2,50 NS)

Place

: Baikonur (Kazakhstan)

Date(s)

: 18 Sep to 26 Sep 2017

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: 12 Sep to 22 Sep 2017


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Campeonato Brasileiro de Asa Delta 2da Etapa - Brazilian HG Open 2nd round -

Event ID

: 11903    

Bid:

806

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country

Place

: Cambuquira (Brazil)

Date(s)

: 24 Sep to 30 Sep 2017


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Verano Europeo Roldanillo -

Event ID

: 12291    

Bid:

255

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Roldanillo (Colombia)

Date(s)

: 22 Sep to 30 Sep 2017

Alternate dates

: 30 Sep to 07 Oct 2017

Website

:http://airtribune.com/verano-europeo-roldanillo-2017


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Rallye Toulouse - St-Louis du Sénégal -

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: 12296    

Bid:

265

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

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:

Rally Flying

Place

: Toulouse - Saint Louis du Sénégal - Toulouse (France)

Date(s)

: 23 Sep to 06 Oct 2017

Website

:http://www.rtsl.fr


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25 September 2017 2017 Russia Championship Accuracy - Kabardino - Balkar rep. Eltyby (Russia)
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27 September 2017 2017 Open La Paz - La Paz (Bolivia)
29 September 2017 2017 Carpatian Cup - Golden Autumn - Mizhhirya (Ukraine)
29 September 2017 2017 Air Masters World Cup - Spielberg (Austria)
29 September 2017 2017 Turkish Paragliding Accuracy 2nd League / Kyrenia Open - Mersin (Turkey)
30 September 2017 2017 Jihocesky Pohar - Vsechov (Czech Rep.)
30 September 2017 2017 Macedonia World Cup - Prilep (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)
30 September 2017 2017 Anatolian Free Flight Cup - Gölbasi / Ankara (Turkey)
30 September 2017 16th Belgrade Cup - 5. Memorial Desimira Kacavende - Aradac - Zrenjanin (Serbia)
30 September 2017 2017 F3U Bulgaria Cup - Plovdiv (Bulgaria)
30 September 2017 2017 German Open F3F - Kap Arkona, Rügen (Germany)
30 September 2017 2017 Open Kazakhstan Championship - Tekeli (Kazakhstan)
01 October 2017 2017 Niksic Cup of Montenegro - Prilep (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)
04 October 2017 2017 Copa Viennatone Campeonato Nacional Ecuador - Guayaquil (Ecuador)
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Enter the FAI Young Artists Contest and have your share in the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 !

illustration paintingAre you a young artist aged from 6 to 17 ? Would you like to have your share in the greatest and most exciting air sports event - the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 in Dubai ? No need for you to have a pilot licence or to jump from an airplane. Just let your creativity flow and make your painting talent shine to compete in the 2015 FAI Young Artists Contest whose theme is “Create a poster for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015”.

Entries will be divided into three age groups: junior category (ages 6-9), intermediate category (ages 10-13) years and senior category (ages 14-17).

The winners for each group will be awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals.

The winning paintings will be exhibited in Dubai during the FAI World Air Games for all the spectators to admire.

“How could we not include the young people in the Federation’s most important and biggest event ? They are our future,” FAI Sports & Marketing Director Markus Haggeney said. “Entering the FAI Young Artist Contest will give them the opportunity to step into the exciting world of air sports and the FAI World Air Games.”

How to participate?

To enter the contest, young people must first contact the FAI Member in their country and check with them the deadline to submit their drawing. They must then send their artworks to their FAI Member.

The participating FAI Members will each make a selection of the three best artworks in each category and send the chosen artworks to the FAI by 1 April 2015.

Interpretation of the 2015 theme – “Create a poster for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015”

In December 2015, the top air sport athletes from around the globe will travel to Dubai, UAE, to compete in the largest air sports event in the world, the FAI World Air Games. Over a period of 12 days, spectators will enjoy special locations with outstanding views of the Palm Jumeirah and the skyline of Dubai while watching world class competitions and air shows fill the sky in a dazzling display of manoeuvres that can only take place above the ground.

Airplanes and gliders will amaze the crowd with spins, loops, and dives in the aerobatic games, while powered planes will show their skills in an air navigation race. There will also be radio controlled aerobatics: the same spins, loops, and dives, but at a much smaller size. Additionally, Indoor Aero Musicals will be featured.
People will look up to see colourful hot air balloons and airships dotting the sky. These graceful craft, around for over 200 years, will be displayed next to the latest experimental aircraft flown in from around the world.

Spectators will feel the excitement as hang gliders compete for aerobatic ability while paragliders show off their aerobatic and landing accuracy abilities. They will see parachutists not only practice their accuracy landing but work together in incredible formation skydiving and on their canopy piloting, whereas others will showcase their skills in the indoor wind-tunnel.

Last, but certainly not least, they will see microlights and paramotors compete in slalom races as helicopter pilots show off their craft in slalom and accuracy competitions.

All of this and much, much more will be at the FAI World Games 2015. Your assignment: grab your favourite art supplies and create a poster that captures the excitement and possibilities of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Good luck, and remember, the sky is the limit !

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.

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2018 FAI Young Artists Contest

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

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