Daily Schedule of FAI World Air Games Activities

schedule-eventsThe schedule of daily activities and competitions for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 is now online.

It shows the locations and disciplines for the entire duration of the event.

Please note that there might be adjustments on short notice due to changing weather conditions or technical reasons.

World XC Online Contest : the 2015 Winners


Since 2010, the CIVL/FAI World XC Online Contest has hang-gliding and paragliding pilots of the world participating.

In 2015, the big winners are:


Bonhomme Wins Red Bull Air Race for Record-Breaking 3rd Time

RBAR2015LasVegas 1Paul Bonhomme was crowned the 2015 Red Bull Air Race World Champion on Sunday after finishing a close second place in the final race of the season at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway behind Matt Hall, staving off a thrilling challenge from the hard-charging Australian. Germany’s Matthias Dolderer took a strong third to win his second podium of the season. Around 20,000 spectators followed the racing action over the weekend.


Bonhomme Edges Hall at Red Bull Air Race Scorcher in Fort Worth

RBARForthWorth2015 2Paul Bonhomme won his fourth Red Bull Air Race of the season on Sunday in Fort Worth with a sensational performance in the Texas heat but Australia’s Matt Hall stayed right on his heels in the championship battle with a solid second place finish. Japan’s Yoshi Muroya got his second podium of the season with third place in the high-speed, low-altitude racing just above the tarmac of the Texas Motor Speedway with the pilots hitting speeds of up to 230 mph. It was a disappointing day for the Americans with Michael Goulian taking ninth and Kirby Chambliss eleventh.


Young Talent Maximilian Seis from France Winner of the 6th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship

2015-FAISGP-podiumAfter a week of very exciting competition, French pilot Maximilian Seis, 22, was crowned Champion of the 6th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship yesterday in Varese, Italy. Christophe Ruch, also from France, finished with the silver medal and Sebastian Kawa from Poland with the bronze.


Two French Pilots M. Seis and C. Ruch and Polish pilot S. Kawa on the Podium of the 6th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship

FAI-SGP2015-logoWhat an exciting race with all the elements for a great, thrilling finale. Unfortunately, the pilots came under the influence of deteriorating weather quickly. An incoming front spoiled all the opportunities for a flight back home to Varese-airfield. Just 20 kilometers short of the finish line, the three leading teams had to decide for a safe outlanding. 

As no one will be able to finish the task, the results of the 6th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship stay as after yesterday's flight. The gold medal will go to Maximilian SEIS (France), on second place with the silver-medal Christoph RUCH (France) and with Sebastian KAWA (Poland) taking the bronze medal.

Find the official results on http://www.sgp.aero/final2015.aspx !

6th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Championship in Varese, Italy - Follow the Dramatic Last Hours Live!

FAI-SGP2015-logoIt is the last day of the 6th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship in Varese, Italy and it couldn't be more dramatic! With the current ranking list, anything can happen. Follow the last hours of the competition live online, on Facebook or Twitter and see the pilots fighting for the last kilometres for the podium places!

6th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship – Race in full swing!


FAI-SGP2015-logoToday is the sixth competition day and the race is in its full swing in Varese, Italy! Until Saturday, 12 September 2015, 20 of the world’s best glider pilots are competing at the Calcinate del Pesce Airport, where they fight for the Champion title during the 6th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship.


Hall Gets First Red Bull Air Race Win, Upsetting Bonhomme in Dramatic Final

RBAR2015-SpielbergFlying brilliantly on a difficult windswept track set up at the Red Bull Ring high in the Austrian Alps, Matt Hall upset Red Bull Air Race World Championship leader Paul Bonhomme. Local hero Hannes Arch was knocked out in the opening round after hitting a pylon.


6th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship: Tight Battle to Start on Saturday in Italy


From 5 to 12 September 2015, twenty amongst the best gliding pilots in the world will battle out to win the 6th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship at Calcinate Del Pesce Airport in Varese, Italy. This exciting competition, which can be followed live online, is the finale of a series of seven qualifying races that took place during the course of the year in different places around the world.


59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett: Victory for Swiss Team SUI 01 Frieden and Witprächtiger!

GB2015-UI 01 - Opening Ceremony - winners - closeSwiss Team SUI 01 Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witprächtiger (left) won the 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship. Having left Pau, France, in the evening of the 28 August, they landed near Jaczno, Poland, after 68h 20min and 2080.80 km from the take-off point at about 8:30am on 1 September. Last year’s winners Team GER 01 Wilhelm Eimers and Matthias Zenge reached the second place with 2071.61 km, and Nicolas Tièche and Laurent Sciboz from Switzerland third with 2067.76 km.



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