Wednesday, 27 June 2012 11:00
This 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.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 11:16
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.
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.
Friday, 25 May 2012 17:21
The 3rd FAI Asia Paragliding Championship has started in Linzhou, People's Republic of China. We publish at News of Events pages regular updates on this competition. The competition started May the 24th and will end on June the 2nd. About 70 pilots are attending the competition. Most pilots are Asian and a few come from other continents. Pilots are seen here lining up for registration.
Monday, 30 April 2012 14:09
The 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.
Monday, 16 April 2012 10:16
In 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.
Tuesday, 03 April 2012 14:39
The 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) !