Friday, 17 January 2014 13:56
The 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.
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:46
The 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.
Monday, 23 September 2013 10:28
The 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.
Friday, 06 September 2013 10:29
Thursday, 01 August 2013 21:57
From David Hamilton – CIG President
"Gerd Luxbauer, a leading Austrian Competitor at many Championships and National Events lost his life whilst with his family on holiday.
I, as will many others of our Helicopter Family, will feel a great loss of a friend and fellow competitor. Gerd was an outstanding pilot, instructor and competitor to the highest standard. He set exceptional standards in all that he did.
I always remember his kindness, contribution to the sport, his encouragement to others and his willingness to help and advise. He was a shining example to us all.
We will miss him. On behalf of all his friends and colleagues in CIG I extend my deepest condolences to Regina, his widow and his two children, to whom I have written personally."
Monday, 22 April 2013 13:16
The FAI has released a new publication, the 2012 FAI Annual Report, designed to present the most notable achievements, developments, facts and challenges of the past year. It is meant to be a reference book for all those who are interested in air sports events and the FAI.
It includes an overview of each air sport, lists of competition results, awards and records, photographs and a lot of other useful information.
Monday, 11 March 2013 10:37
The 2013 Annual Meeting of the FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) was held on 7 and 8 March 2013 in Lausanne (Switzerland).
Thursday, 20 December 2012 09:53
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 Team participating in the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship, Moscow. The youngest ever pilot to participate at that high level. He won second place in his class.
Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Grant awarded to Reichert for the "Atlas" Human-Powered Helicopter project
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:04
During yesterday's Awards Ceremony of the 106th FAI General Conference in Antalya, Turkey, Todd Reichert was announced to be selected as the winner of the prize of the Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Grant for the project called "Atlas" Human-Powered Helicopter.
Thursday, 31 May 2012 15:47
Sunday 27th May at Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield, Wellesbourne, England
David Monks has flown the FAI On-line Helicopter Competition in one minute and 17 seconds scoring 290 points out of a possible 300 points. Caroline Gough-Cooper was in the cockpit as crewman. The event was scored and witnessed by three international judges - Roy Harford, Julian Darker and Arno Glover.