Friday, 06 January 2012 14:52
Gliding is not yet an Olympic sport but there is plenty for enthusiasts of all levels to look forward to in this Olympic Year, 2012, even if the temporary London area no-fly zones will affect some British glider pilots during their short summer season!
A new FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series begins with qualifying events in Romania, from 29th April, South Africa, September 28th, Australia in November and Chile in December, offering a great variety of conditions and scenery across the world to challenge the best of the best pilots in competition today.
Sunday, 04 December 2011 22:00
Day 4 - Almost over for some, long way to go for others - and all to play for.
Another long day for the Accuracy jumpers, early start and late finish. At least in Dubai it does not run on into the evening, as it is dark by 5.30 - and we are treated to magnificent sunsets at the end of each day. This is really developing into an interesting and tight competition : at the end of 5 rounds appropriately the Male Individual event has in first place one of the UAE competitors, Al Gaith Ahmed Rashed on 1cm with 4 tied for 2nd place on 2 cm and 5 tied in third place with 3 cm. Their 6th round commences early tomorrow after the Female 5th round is completed. The competition here is between the Chinese and Russian competitors with China in 1st and 2nd Russia in 3rd and Chinese and Russian tied in 4th place.
Whilst Formation Skydiving completed the 7th round, Canopy Piloting filled the middle of the day with two exciting rounds of Distance. With a moderate following wind for the first round there were no huge scores, but after mid-day the wind picked up and the 2nd round gave some very impressive runs and a few bruise inducing arrivals, as each competitor pushed the limits of their performances. Many of the judges for Formation Skydiving are also judging Canopy Piloting, and so the 8th round of FS, planned for the afternoon has been rescheduled to later in the week to allow the round 7 scores to be published, and to give those competitors a day off in Dubai.
Meanwhile Canopy Formations continued, by the end of the day 4 rounds of all events had been jumped and scored. The weather forecast for tomorrow is similar to today and so it is planned to continue with the Accuracy, then Canopy Piloting with another round of Accuracy and one of Speed. Canopy Formations will continue to take place out on the Racecourse in the town.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 20:20
The opening ceremony commenced at 8.00 p.m. to packed stands and everyone was treated to a beautiful and spectacular ceremony. The speeches were kept short and welcomed all to the 3rd Dubai International Parachuting Championships and Gulf Cup.
Thursday, 10 November 2011 11:18
The 20th World Precision Flying Championships was held in Brits, South Africa from 23-29 October 2011.
The winner of the event was Michal Wieczorek (Poland). He was followed by Boleslaw Radmoski (Poland) in 2nd position and Michal Filip (Czech Republic) in 3rd position.
Friday, 16 September 2011 09:30
The 17th FAI European Hot air Balloon Championship will take place in Lleida, from September 15th to September 23rd 2011.
83 pilots from all European Countries are going to compete in the 17th FAI European Hot air Balloon Championship.
The Official list includes 8 Scorer, 7 Target team chief, 16 Target team members.
Friday, 05 August 2011 18:08
4th August, Thursday. 9.00 am start this morning, and the fierce 4 way competition will continue. Will France's Aerodyne Aerokart maintain or increase their 1 point lead over Belgium's Hayabusa? Russia's Sky Panthers Barkli is only 1 point ahead of Germany's Paratec Saar in 3rd and 4th places respectively and Russia's Gradient Alpha are tieing with Italy's Ex3mo in 5th place.