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World Gliding Championships Return to the United States!

5964 - UvaldeThis summer in southwest Texas, from the 28th of July to the 19th of August, the sky will be full of sailplanes, and the airwaves filled with the languages of more than 23 different countries, as 120 pilots from around the world compete at the 32nd FAI World Gliding Championships.

Hosted by the Soaring Society of America and sanctioned by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, the Championships will be held at Garner Field, a city owned public airport located three miles east of the central business district of Uvalde, Texas. The facility is named for John Nance Garner, the 32nd Vice president of the United States.

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2012 Provence Glide

2012 Provence Glide, preparation event for the 2013 European Gliding Championships, was held recently, concurrently with France’s 15m National Championship at Vinon-sur-Verdon in south east France. As well as French contenders and foreign pilots hoping to be selected next year, there were a number of well-known names getting in some practice before setting off for next month’s World Gliding Championships, in Uvalde, Texas, USA.

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The new Asia Paragliding Champions!

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CIVL congratulates all the winners of the 3rd FAI Asian Paragliding Championship in Linzhou (China)! More information in the News of event pages!

General:
1  Kamiyama Taro M - JPN (Mantra M4) - Points: 3677 
2  Lim Moonseob M - KOR (Boomerang GTO) - Points: 3110
3  Hiraki Keiko F - JPN (Mantra M4) - Points: 3032

Female:
1  Hiraki Keiko F - JPN - (Mantra M4) - Points: 3032
2  Di Wang F - CHN - (Ozone DELTA) - Points: 1411
3  Igawa Emi F - JPN - (Mantra M4) - Points: 1154

Teams:
1  JAPAN - Points: 7129
2  KOREA - Points: 6699
3  INDIA - Points: 5289

 

1st flight of FAI On-line Helicopter competition

David Monks CIG-UK-2012Sunday 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.

2012 Provence Glide

gliding-2012-provence-glideThe best 15m, 18m and Open classes pilots will meet tomorrow in Vinon-sur-Verdon for the Provence Glide, a competition valid as preparation for the 17th FAI European Gliding Championships next year.

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Youngest helicopter pilots qualified for the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship

Marlena Floimair sThe FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) announces the preliminary results of their worldwide search to find the youngest qualified helicopter pilots.

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Launch of the FAI On-line Helicopter Competition

Helicopter competition 2The FAI has just launched the FAI On-line Helicopter Competition with the aim of giving the opportunity to helicopter pilots from all around the world to pit their skills against each other in an exciting and easy to organise competition. The first year runs from 1 April 2012.

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1st Memorial flight Rally Hans Gutmann: A well-known and respected pilot to be remembered

1st Memorial flight Rally Hans GutmannIn remembrance of Hans Gutmann, his friends of the Austrian and Luxembourg Aero-Club Karl Brandstetter and Jean Birgen have taken up the organisation of the 1st Memorial flight Rally Hans Gutmann. Departing on 16 June 2012 from Gragnano Trebbiense, Italy, the pilots will stop in France, Spain, Portugal and France before arriving in Bitburg, Germany, on 23/24 June. Pilots can participate in one or several stages of the flight.

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The first two gliding international competitions in Europe !

 8057-troffeo-torino-gliderThe gliding season is nearly to start in Europe with the first two international events that will take place in the same period, in Germany with the 2012 Teutorace and in Italy with the Trofeo Città di Torino, now in its fortieth edition.

Follow these two exciting competitions that will start on Easter Sunday (April 7th) !

IPETA

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Announcing the formation of the International Parachute Event and Tours Association following agreement at the FAI/IPC 63rd Plenary Meeting in Argentina.

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