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Executive Board and Liaison Officers in Dubai to Discuss the FAI World Air Games

DIPC-2014-DubaiFAI officials gathered in Dubai this week to get to know the members of the Organising Committee, the host city and the competition venues of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. A series of meetings were held where the Executive Board and the FAI World Air Games Experts from the Sports Commissions discussed the key issues pertinent to FAI’s flagship event.

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Winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award Announced

The FAI has announced the winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award, celebrating the outstanding dedication and contribution to air sports.Ryan-CampbellAerobatics pilot Aude Lemordant,
Breitling Youngster Award recipient Ryan Campbell and Dr. John Grubbström

The ceremony took place last night in Pattaya, Thailand, as part of the 108th FAI General Conference which is held today and tomorrow, and hosted by the Royal Aeronautic Sports Association of Thailand (RASAT).

For the first time, live streaming allowed people from all around the world to be in the heart of the event. Judging from the amount of views and comments, this new feature was a complete success. For those who missed it, the replay of the whole ceremony can be watched on the FAI Youtube Channel.

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Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

glider-aero landscapeThe FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the Federation. The 3-minute film succinctly presents the FAI sports and includes footage of FAI international records from Charles Lindbergh to Felix Baumgartner.

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Jacques Mangenot

MANGENOT Jacques Deceased2014

Jacques Mangenot (France) a long time leader passed away.

A great loss to Valentina and his son Martin and the Helicopter Family of France.

David Hamilton – CIG President

2014 FAI Young Artists Contest winners - congratulations from CIG President

3.1 KURATA JPNbigThe FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) takes the opportunity of congratulating all the winners of the 2014 FAI Young Artists Contest. Their interpretation, individual skill and imagination is exceptional.

Many of our competing pilots undertake this work and were delighted at the chosen theme.

Many congratulations to you all.

David Hamilton – CIG President.


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)
  2. Anastasiya NOVIKOVA (RUS)
  3. Bibeen K.C. (NEP)

Senior Category (Ages 14-17)

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

2013 FAI Annual Report available now !

2013FAI-Annual-Report Capture CoverThe 2013 FAI Annual Report, which gives an overview of last year’s activities and achievements of the Federation, has been released.

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Green airsports honoured with new environmental award

Angelo d ArrigoThe FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) has established the Angelo d’Arrigo Diploma, a new FAI environmental award which aims at recognising and promoting major contributions in the field of environmental and sustainable development, in accordance with the development of a philosophy and a vision of sport aviation that increasingly wants to be respectful of the environment that surrounds it.

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FAI names Susanne Schödel as new Secretary General

Susanne SchoedelThe FAI is pleased to announce the appointment of Susanne Schödel as its new Secretary General, starting on 1 March 2014. Schödel, a 41 year old German native, combines experience in airsports, management of non-profit making organisations and political matters.

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Help us promote helicopter activities amongst youngsters

searchrescueThe FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) is calling all helicopter pilots and fans to help promote rotorcraft and search and rescue activities amongst the young of the World.

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Margarita Afanaskina

Margarita AfanaskinaThe Commission has heard, with very great sadness, the loss of Margarita Afanaskina (Russia) in a flying accident.

Margarita, two weeks ago, won the Belgium Helicopter Championship.

All our thoughts go to her family remembering her wonderful skill, warm smile, her enthusiasm and the help she gave so generously to others.

David Hamilton
CIG President

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