Monday, 07 December 2009 23:52
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.
Wednesday, 03 September 2008 21:34
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.
Friday, 15 August 2008 17:08
Successful precision hover flying in heavy wind conditions The first competition, called precision hover flying, took place yesterday at Eisenach-Kindel airfield in Germany as the first part of the 13th World Helicopter Championships. It was a successful competition in heavy wind conditions.
Thursday, 14 August 2008 18:22
The 13th World Helicopter Championships in Eisenach, Germany, was officially openend yesterday evening with the greetings of the FAI-CIG President David Hamilton and the greetings of the prime minister of the Free State of Thuringia. The president of Honor, Alfred-Pierre Herbert translated the greetings into german for the guests. The opening ceremony was located at Eisenach-Kindel airfield in front of more than 25 Helicopters on a sunny day, surrounded by strong winds up to 32 knots.
Monday, 11 August 2008 16:57
The 13th FAI World Helicopter Championship will begin officially with the opening ceremony on 13th of August 2008, at 19:00pm (local time) at Eisenach-Kindel airport, Germany. The main events will take place from Thursday to Sunday, beginning with precision flying at 08:30 am thursday morning.
The offical program highlights are: Wednesday, 13th August 19:00 pm - opening ceremony Thursday, 14th August 08:30 am - precision flight Friday, 15th August 10:00 am - navigation flight Saturday, 16th August 10:00 am - slalom flight
Monday, 21 July 2008 16:33
It is with great sadness and deep regret that I have been informed that Richard was involved in an aviation accident on 14th July 2008 (French National Holiday). Richard was President of the Commission and an organiser of helicopter events including the World Championship in Chantilly, France. Richard was a highly experienced pilot not only of helicopters but fixed wing and microlights.
Monday, 12 November 2007 20:57
One Hundred years ago on 13th November 1907 Paul Cornu of France completed the first free flight in a helicopter. He built his helicopter using two counter rotating 6m rotors driven by a 24hp Antoinette engine. Paul reached an altitude of 0.3m and remained airborne for 20 seconds. Congratulations to our French predecessors.
Monday, 12 November 2007 20:31
CIG President David Hamilton congratulates Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill both of the UK for the ratification of their Speed over both earth's poles world record. The crew are to be heartily congratulated on this record.
Friday, 07 September 2007 18:20
2007 saw the completion of the revision of Championship Rules and the final adoption of Media Events within those Rules. Proposals to further improve slalom and postman events, running them as parallel events, was further refined and tested during the German Open Championship at Eisenach.
Thursday, 30 August 2007 18:16
The local press in Germany followed an invitation of CIG president Mr. David Hamilton and the German Helicopter Club to visit the event of the Open German Helicopter Championships in Eisenach, Germany. The German Helicopter Club, represented by Mr. Pit Schöffler, held a presentation about the upcoming event and gave an overview about the competition. After that, the reporters had the opportunity to ask questions about the event. Mainly they were interested in the special tasks like Fender Rigging, Slalom, Postman, Hover and Navigation flights.