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Ferenc Toth wins Gold in Glider Aerobatics

Ferenc Toth (HUN) has won the Glider Aerobatics competition at The World Games following Saturday ni...

Wojciech Bogdal wins Gold in Paramotoring

Poland’s Wojciech Bogdal has won the Paramotoring competition at The World Games. After flying 9 tas...

Nick Batsch wins Gold in Canopy Piloting

Nick Batsch (USA) has won the Canopy Piloting competition at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland.

Kirby Chambliss wins in Russia

The USA’s Kirby Chambliss is back – back-to-back, in fact. Just three weeks after winning his first ...

One year ago today: Russian Fedor Konyukhov completes around the world tour

Exactly one year ago, Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov broke the record for the fastest circumnavi...

Helmut Schlecht awarded FAI Bronze Medal at CISM Military Wo....

Helmut Schlecht awarded FAI Bronze Medal at CISM Military Wo....

Respected parachutist Helmut Schlecht was awarded the FAI Bronze Medal at the 41st CISM Military World Parachuting Championship in Bad Sassendorf, Germany in July.

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'Hackathon' engineers target new e-markers for balloon compe....

'Hackathon' engineers target new e-markers for balloon compe....

Hot air balloon competitions look set to be revolutionised if three science teams from the Ukraine get their way.

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Registration opens  for the 1st FAI International Drones Con....

Registration opens for the 1st FAI International Drones Con....

FAI has issued an invitation to attend the 1st FAI International Drones Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 1 - 3 September 2017 about Innovation, Safety and Sports.

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Drones: Opportunities and Challenges for Air Sports

Drones: Opportunities and Challenges for Air Sports

On 19 - 20 May 2017 the FAI Executive Board and the FAI Active Member in Germany, the Deutscher Aero Club (DAeC), met in Frankfurt. The main topic during the meetings: What does the fast development o....

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Bidding opens for the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championshi....

Bidding opens for the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championshi....

 FAI has issued a call for bids for the first FAI World Drone Racing Championships, to be held in late 2017 or early 2018.

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Five years ago on this day: A Microlight and Paramotor World Record st....

Five years ago on this day: A Microlight and Paramotor World Record st....

Today, five years ago on 17 February 2012, Indian pilot Parmjit Singh, used a special harness, the Aeros Discus 14 with a Radne Motor AB Raket 120, to fly a record distance in a straight line without....

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Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Two years ago on this day, Tijl Schmelzer and his father Bert were the very first to pass the 200 km/h barrier using thermals rather than mountain waves.

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Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded  FAI - Breitling Pilot of t....

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 PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

Christian Ciech is one of the most successful pilots in competition hang gliding, and was FAI European and World Champion at the same time in 2016. We spoke to him…

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

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FAI European Gliding Championships -

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: 9747    

Bid:

259

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: Continental Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Standard Class
20 meter Multi-seat Class

Place

: Moravská Třebová (Czech Rep.)

Date(s)

: 20 Jul to 06 Aug 2017


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The World Games - The World Games

Event ID

: 9933    

Bid:

1631

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: The World Games

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Canopy Piloting

Place

: Wroclaw (Poland)

Date(s)

: 20 Jul to 30 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.theworldgames2017.com/


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The World Games - The World Games

Event ID

: 9934    

Bid:

1631

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: The World Games

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Unlimited Aerobatics (Glider)

Place

: Wroclaw (Poland)

Date(s)

: 20 Jul to 30 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.wroclaw.pl/the-world-games-2017


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The World Games - The World Games

Event ID

: 9935    

Bid:

1631

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: The World Games

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Paramotor classes

Place

: Wroclaw (Poland)

Date(s)

: 20 Jul to 30 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.theworldgames2017.com/


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FAI F3 World Championships for Model Helicopters -

Event ID

: 10641    

Bid:

294

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3C (Helicopters) - seniors
F3N (Helicopters Freestyle) - seniors
F3C (Helicopters) - juniors
F3N (Helicopters Freestyle) - juniors

Place

: Wloclawek (Poland)

Date(s)

: 22 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.rcheli-wchs2017.pl


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FAI F3K World Championship for Model Gliders -

Event ID

: 11400    

Bid:

308

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

F3K (Hand Launch Gliders) - seniors
F3K (Hand Launch Gliders) - juniors

Place

: Lviv (Ukraine)

Date(s)

: 23 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://wch2017.f3k.in.ua


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International German Open -

Event ID

: 11912    

Bid:

266

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
class 5 Cross country

Place

: Altes Lager (Germany)

Date(s)

: 22 Jul to 28 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.dcb.org/wettbewerbe/german-open-hg/


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Hungarian, Lithuanian & Slovenian Open -

Event ID

: 11945    

Bid:

301

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Zelezniki (Slovenia)

Date(s)

: 23 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.klub-krokar.si


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Pré-European 2018 / Portuguese National Championship -

Event ID

: 12037    

Bid:

1662

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Montalegre (Portugal)

Date(s)

: 22 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://events.fpvl.pt/pre-euro2018


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ltalian Hang Gliding Open Championship -

Event ID

: 12051    

Bid:

277

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 Cross country
class 5 Cross country
class 1 - sport class Cross Country

Place

: Sigillo (Italy)

Date(s)

: 22 Jul to 27 Jul 2017

Website

:http://www.vololiberomontecucco.it/vlmc/index.php


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Сup of Yutsa-MAI -

Event ID

: 12121    

Bid:

612

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Yutsa (Russia)

Date(s)

: 24 Jul to 04 Aug 2017

Website

:http://yutsa.ru


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British Open UK -

Event ID

: 12221    

Bid:

309

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Malverns (United Kingdom)

Date(s)

: 23 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://pgcomps.org.uk


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Peñon Summertime -

Event ID

: 12224    

Bid:

286

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

class 1 - sport class Cross Country

Place

: El Peñon, Valle de Bravo (Mexico)

Date(s)

: 19 Jul to 27 Jul 2017

Website

:https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=pe%C3%B1on%20summertime%202017


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Canadian Paragliding Nationals -

Event ID

: 12241    

Bid:

251

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Pemberton (Canada)

Date(s)

: 23 Jul to 29 Jul 2017

Website

:http://s2spg.com/nationals


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Czech and FYR of Macedonia Open -

Event ID

: 12248    

Bid:

264

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Cross Country

Place

: Krusevo (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)

Date(s)

: 23 Jul to 29 Jul 2017


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Upcoming Events

25 July 2017 2017 FAI F1 Junior European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft - Prilep (Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia)
25 July 2017 2017 FAI F3D World Championship for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft - Dala-Järna (Sweden)
25 July 2017 8th Ali Dagi Cup XC Open - Kayseri (Turkey)
26 July 2017 20th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship - Aspres sur Buech (France)
26 July 2017 2017 Turkish Paragliding Accuracy League - Erzincan - Turkey - Erzincan (Turkey)
27 July 2017 10th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships - Pociunai, Kaunas (Lithuania)
27 July 2017 2017 Yangel Cup - Dnipropetrovs'k (Ukraine)
27 July 2017 20th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships - Torun (Poland)
27 July 2017 8th FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships - Torun (Poland)
27 July 2017 2017 Palz - Alsace - Open - Le Treh, Fellering (France)
27 July 2017 2017 Spanish Paragliding Open Ager - Ager (Spain)
27 July 2017 2017 Junior Qualification Competition - Stölln /Rhinow (Germany)
27 July 2017 2017 Ozrenaline XC Doboj - Gostilj (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
28 July 2017 19th Belarusian Open Helicopter Championship and World Cup stage 4 - Minsk (Belarus)
28 July 2017 2017 Klippeneck-Segelflug-Wettbewerb - Klippeneck (Germany)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

16 July 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 1 000 km : 157,00 km/h Keith Essex (NZL)
14 July 2017 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1 149,6 km Gilles Navas (FRA)
14 July 2017 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1 149,6 km Gilles Navas (FRA)
03 July 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 750 km : 156,00 km/h Sibylle Andresen (GER)
03 July 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 750 km : 156,00 km/h Sibylle Andresen (GER)
01 July 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 162 km/h Marek Malolepszy (POL)
23 June 2017 Parachuting : - : 43 skydivers
19 June 2017 Microlights and paramotors : Altitude : 5 700 m Julien Barbier (FRA)
11 June 2017 Microlights and paramotors : Distance over a closed circuit without landing : 222,4 km Paulo Sergio Seabra (BRA)
11 June 2017 Microlights and paramotors : Distance over a closed circuit without landing : 222,4 km Cesar dos Santos Medeiros (BRA)
09 June 2017 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a closed circuit of 2 000 km without payload : 480,00 km/h John S. Brush (USA)
27 May 2017 Parachuting : Greatest Speed : 324,4 km/h Dawid Winczewski (POL)
27 May 2017 Parachuting : Greatest Speed : 324,4 km/h Dawid Winczewski (POL)
27 May 2017 Parachuting : Greatest Distance : 5, 137 km Alexey Galda (USA)
27 May 2017 Parachuting : Greatest Distance : 5,192 km Anastasis Polykarpou (CYP)
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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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