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Solar Impulse Reaches Chongqing, China

Bertrand Piccard, who was at the controls of Solar Impulse, successfully landed at the Chongqing Jia...

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...

FAI Head Office closed for Easter weekend

FAI Head Office closed for Easter weekend

The FAI Head Office will be closed for the Easter weekend from Friday 3 to Monday 6 April 2015. The office will reopen on Tuesday 7 April.  We wish you a Happy Easter.

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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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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

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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

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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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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)
06 April 2015 1st FAI Pan-American Gliding Championship Chilhowee, Benton (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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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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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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