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7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Final kicked off in Potchefstroom (RSA)!

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The World Championship takes place from 05 to 12 November 2016 in Potchefstroom, Republic of South Africa (RSA).

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Day 6 at the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Saga, Japan!

pic1The 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship is entering Day 6 of competition to determine the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion. With three competition flights remaining, the top 10 competitors are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in full swing!

22nd FAI_HAB_JAP_Debbie_Spaeth_3_Flight_1_LaunchAfter a busy Sunday, competition to become the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion got underway Monday morning.

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The 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in full preparation!

Title PicCompetitors, crews, officials and balloonists from around the world are converging on Saga Japan for the 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship.

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The 22nd FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championships kick off in Saga today!



2016 Logo_JPG_copyThis will be the 3rd time (1989, 1997 and 2016) that Saga is hosting the FAI World Championships.

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The best of FAI 2016 competitions video is here!

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The best of FAI 2016 competitions video is here!

Have a look at FAI's compilation video of the main competitions of the season 2016:

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel given special award from Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett


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The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, received an official trophy on 30 September 2016 to mark her involvement with this year’s Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett.

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Red Bull Air Race 2016: Matthias Dolderer clinches Championship win

RBAR indianapolis_3Over 62,000 fans witnessed pilot Matthias Dolderer write new motorsport history on 1–2 October 2016, as the German won the Red Bull Air Race  debut at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway and clinched his first World Championship – and the first for Germany – in the process.

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Hello IWGA The World Games: Meet the pilots

jeannieHello IWGA The World Games: Meet Jeannie and Curt Bartholomew from the USA, the first married couple who will represent Canopy Piloting in The World Games!

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On this day in history: 110 years of the world’s most prestigious balloon race

29930498596 314ae9ba92_oOne hundred and ten years ago on 30 September 1906 US aviator Lieutenant Frank Purdy Lahm won the first ever Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, a prestigious balloon race that still takes place today.

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Paragliding included into the Asian Games 2018!

paragliding-azoom.chThe Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has agreed to include Paragliding into the 18th Asian Games 2018.

The decision was taken at the OCA General Assembly that took place in Danang, Vietnam, on 25 September 2016.

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