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FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships

2014 FAI World Glider Aerobatics ChpsFrom 22nd July to 2nd August, Torun (Poland) became an air arena for the world’s best aerobatic glider pilots. 68 of them from 14 countries competed over Pomerania Airfield in the FAI World Glider Aerobatics Championships both in Advanced and Unlimited class.

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FAI World Air Games 2015 to be Staged in Dubai

FAI-UAE-Signature-WAG 04 June 2014 9The FAI announced today that the 2015 edition of the FAI World Air Games has been awarded to the United Arab Emirates and will be held in Dubai. This multi-discipline event will be organised by the Emirates Aerosports Federation and will take place over a period of 12 days in December 2015. It is the only world competition that brings together the various different air sports.

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Glider Aerobatics, Parachuting Canopy Piloting and Paramotors at The World Games 2017

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The FAI is pleased to announce that Glider Aerobatics, Parachuting Canopy Piloting and Paramotors have been selected by the IWGA (International World Games Association) for The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland. All three will be grouped as disciplines under the Air Sports banner.

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FAI World Championships events selected for full Breitling branding and support for 2014

4-events-breitling-2014 ptThe FAI and Breitling are pleased to announce the FAI World Championships events selected for full Breitling branding and support for 2014.

This year the focus is on a smaller number of events and an increased emphasis on supporting the events and creating a great image of these events which will benefit the events themselves, the FAI and Breitling.

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Le Vot is the new aerobatic world champion !

Francois Le Vot

French pilot François Le Vot stole the gold at the 27th FAI World Aerobatic Championships that took place at the North Texas Regional Airport (Texas, USA) from 9 to 20 October 2013.

The 3 first ranked pilots are:

  1. François Le Vot FRA - Extra 330 SC
  2. Mikhail Mamistov RUS - Sukhoi 31
  3. Gerald Cooper GBR - XtremAir

 See all the results on civa-news.com and the news on the competition website.

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Glider aerobatic events in Oripää, Finland - 7th flying day

7692-7693-oripaa-fin-2013 2Today is the 7th flying day at the 16th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships and 4th FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships. There is one pilot left to fly to have the first Known Compulsory for both categories completed. The forecast for today is better and the Organisers aim to have all 59 pilots to fly their free.

This picture was taken after the early morning briefing at 05:00.

Glider aerobatic events in Oripää, Finland - 5th flying day

7692-7693-oripaa-fin-2013Today is the fifth day of competition in Oripää, Finland, for the 16th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships and 4th FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships.

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World Glider Aerobatic Championships Close in Slovakia

The 15th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships (Unlimited Category) and the 3rd FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships have come to a close in Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia on Saturday, August 18th, 2012.

The new FAI World Glider Aerobatic Champion (Unlimited) is Maciej Pospieszynski (below) of Poland flying a Swift S-1. Ferenc Toth of Hungary was in second place, also in a Swift. Third was Markus Feyerabend of Germany in a Swift as well.

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World Advanced Championships Underway

Magical Snap - 2012.07.26 19.45 - 002The 10th FAI World Advanced Aerobatic Championships opened yesterday, the 26th of July, in Nyíregyháza, Hungary with an opening briefing by Contest Director Pavol Kavka (see left) and a formal ceremony at the town square in the city.

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Victory for Martin Sonka at the 2011 Riga FAI Elite Aerobatic Formula

2011 Riga Elite Formula 2011 prize giving ceremonyMartin Sonka, Jeff Boerboon and Svetlana Kapanina

Nine of the best aerobatic pilots in the world competed in Latvia this weekend for the 2011 Riga FAI Elite Aerobatic Formula organised by renowned Lithuanian pilot Jurgis Kairys. The skills and manoeuvres of the pilots wowed the large crowd gathered in the centre of Riga to admire the competition taking place over the Dauguva river.

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