Saturday, 17 September 2016 11:49
Two English pilots had a very British adventure on Friday, when they launched a 500m3 fiesta gas balloon from Gladbeck on a flight performed in memory of Chris Wood, a former Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett pilot.
Friday, 16 September 2016 16:09
The youngest pilot in the Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett is Mateusz Rekas from Poland. At 25 he might be 45-years younger than the oldest pilot here, but he is definitely not inexperienced – this is his third time in the competition.
Friday, 16 September 2016 11:59
FAI photographer Marcus King was on hand at the pilot briefing on Thursday to photograph all the pilots. Those photos are available to download in high resolution for everyone to use...
FAI photographer Marcus King was on hand at the pilot briefing on Thursday to photograph all the pilots. Those photos are available in high resolution on Flickr here.
Like all the photos on the FAI Flickr page, they are rights-free for editorial and personal use. Feel free to download them and to use them for air sports magazines, websites, and other press and media. No commercial use allowed. Where possible and appropriate, please credit: FAI / Marcus King.
Friday, 16 September 2016 11:36
Gladbeck hosted a spectacular opening ceremony for the 60th Coupe Aeronautique Gordon Bennett last night, Thursday 15 September 2016.
Saturday, 03 September 2016 20:44
The 2nd FAI World Paragliding Aerobatic Championships came to a successful close today at Lake Annecy in south west France. An impressive seven solo and seven synchro runs were flown over 7 days from 26 August to 3 September, giving the 34 pilots from 16 nations an excellent opportunity to demonstrate their aerobatics skills in a highly competitive environment.
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 14:48
The 2016 FAI World Championships for Space Models in Lviv, Ukraine, concluded on Sunday with Jan Sebesta from the Czech Republic winning the scale (S7) model competition. Sebesta’s model of the Saturn V not only impressed the judges with its lifelike accuracy, but during the confirmation flight it performed flawlessly, separating into five parts on cue, and returning to the ground with streamers and parachutes slowing its descent.
Tuesday, 30 August 2016 09:50
France’s Alex Mateos continued his domination of the international paramotoring competition scene with a strong win at the 9th FAI Paramotoring World Championships in Popham, England last week, 20-27 August 2016.
Sunday, 28 August 2016 19:42
Jan Sebesta from the Czech Republic (CZE) has won the scale (S7) model competition in the 2016 FAI S World Championship for Space Models. Sebesta’s model of the Saturn V not only impressed the judges with it’s lifelike accuracy, but during the confirmation flight it preformed flawlessly, separating into five on cue, and returning to the ground with streamers and parachutes slowing it’s descent.