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Tony Iberler, youngest pilot ever to participate in a world helicopter competition

Tony IberlierTony 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

Todd Reichert-Cameron RobertsonDuring 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.

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1st flight of FAI On-line Helicopter competition

David Monks CIG-UK-2012Sunday 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.

Youngest helicopter pilots qualified for the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship

Marlena Floimair sThe FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) announces the preliminary results of their worldwide search to find the youngest qualified helicopter pilots.

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Jean-Marc Badan appointed new FAI Secretary General

Jean-Marc_BadanJean-Marc_BadanJean-Marc Badan, the previous FAI Sports Director and Deputy to the Secretary General, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the FAI – the International Air Sports Federation. He will formally take up his appointment in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1st October 2011.

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Main decisions taken at the FAI Rotorcraft Commission 2011 Annual Meeting

Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the CIG 2011 Annual Meeting held on 3 and 4 March 2011:

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CIG honours FAI retiring Secretary General during its annual meeting

At the Plenary Dinner the Commission hosted Max and Angela Bishop as their principal guests. Max received a gift of part of a tail rotor from a Huey inscribed with very best wishes from his Colleagues.

New FAI Secretary General Appointed

Stéphane Desprez, former Competition Director of the 2008 Rugby World Cup in France, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the FAI – the World Air Sports Federation. He will formally take up his appointment in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1st February 2010.

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Annual Report to FAI General Conference 2007-2008

During the last year the Commission’s time has been principally devoted to expanding and improving their proposals for World Air Games, Turin. The Delegates unanimously agreed to change the venue for the Plenary Meeting from the usual visit to Lausanne to Turin where the Commission was very well received by the City of Collegno and the World Air Games Organising Body. Their hospitality was outstanding. More importantly the close working relationship between all parties resulted in clear understanding and joint co-operation at an early stage.

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Pictures World Helicopter Championships Germany

Pictures from the 13th World Helicopter Championships 2008 can be found on the website of the german helicopter club. Click on the link below to open the media gallery. MediaGallery/Pictures

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