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Eimers and Zenge Steal Gold at the 58th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

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The suspense was kept right up to the very end of the 58th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, as three gas balloons were still flying on Monday 1 September after the take-off from Vichy, France, and three nights in the air.

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Spanish FAI Sailplane Grand Prix, Contest Preview

9637-FAI-Qualifying GP-Spain-2014In the beautiful setting of the Valley of Cerdanya in Catalonia The Aeroclub of Sabadell is host to the Spanish FAI Sailplane Grand Prix where 15 top sailplane racing pilots will compete to qualify for the final of the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Varese in 2015.

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Ivanoff wins Texas, Bonhomme new championship leader

RBAR9608-dallas-2014Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff had a flawless run in the Final Four on a hot and humid Texas afternoon and won the race with a time of 54.118 seconds with Britain’s Nigel Lamb taking second in 54.253 and Canada’s Pete McLeod finishing third in 54.666.

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Report from the 2014 Pre-World Paragliding Accuracy Championships in Puncak Ese

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Puncak Ese... 8th FAI pre- World Paragliding Accuracy Championship, Indonesia... Agust 2014... Then the winds start fighting to see which of them deserves a kiss from the young tea leaves that grow on the slopes of Punciak hills.

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Brits storm to double victory in Ascot Racecourse

RBAR-Ascot-2014 3Britain’s Paul Bonhomme and Nigel Lamb won first and second place at the Red Bull Air Race at the Ascot Racecourse on Sunday, sending a sell-out home crowd of 29,000 spectators into a frenzy with thrilling performances in challenging windy conditions. It was the 15th career victory for Bonhomme in his 55th race and also second win of the season worth 12 championship points that helped him cut the world championship lead of Hannes Arch from 13 to just two points. There are three races left in the eight-stop season. The Austrian finished a distant eighth on Sunday. Nicolas Ivanoff of France got his first podium since 2009 by taking third place with a time of 1:11.884.

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European Paragliding Champions Crowned

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The 13th FAI European Paragliding Championship came to an end last August 16 with the crowning of Torsten Siegel (Germany), Seiko Fukuoka-Naville (France) and Switzerland (Our picture: the overall podium).

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The 13th European Paragliding Championship has started!

 

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We are in Serbia, in the Kopaonik mountain range, near Raska.

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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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Arch wins in Gdynia, widens championship lead

RBAR2014-Gdnya POLHannes Arch pulled a rabbit out of his hat with a thrilling victory in front of a giant crowd of 130,000 at the first-ever Red Bull Air Race held in Poland.

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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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Duel continues: Arch blasts Bonhomme in Rovinj

RBAR2014-RovinjAustria’s Hannes Arch came from behind to beat defending champion Paul Bonhomme in a riveting final in the second stop of the eight-leg Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunday in Rovinj, Croatia. Arch was trailing Bonhomme at the midway point of the final round by 0.23 seconds but opened the throttle with a blistering second lap on the obstacle course set up on the Adriatic Sea to get his eighth career victory. Japan’s Yoshihide Muroya got the first podium of his career, taking third place on a challenging course in the bay off Rovinj that was made even more difficult when the winds coming from the south shifted to from the west.

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