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.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 12:17
The FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) announces the preliminary results of their worldwide search to find the youngest qualified helicopter pilots.
Monday, 19 March 2012 15:30
The 2012 Annual Meeting of the FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) was held on 8 and 9 March 2012 in Lausanne (Switzerland).
Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:11
Jean-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.
Monday, 07 March 2011 16:31
Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the CIG 2011 Annual Meeting held on 3 and 4 March 2011: