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Guests from the Sports World and Beyond Flock to FAI Summer Party

FAI Summer PartyFAI recently hosted a Summer Party to make new connections and strengthen existing bonds with other sports federations based in Lausanne, personalities from the sports world and beyond, as well as companies working with FAI.

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Eimers and Zenge Steal Gold at the 58th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

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The suspense was kept right up to the very end of the 58th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, as three gas balloons were still flying on Monday 1 September after the take-off from Vichy, France, and three nights in the air.

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Spanish FAI Sailplane Grand Prix, Contest Preview

9637-FAI-Qualifying GP-Spain-2014In the beautiful setting of the Valley of Cerdanya in Catalonia The Aeroclub of Sabadell is host to the Spanish FAI Sailplane Grand Prix where 15 top sailplane racing pilots will compete to qualify for the final of the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series in Varese in 2015.

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Ivanoff wins Texas, Bonhomme new championship leader

RBAR9608-dallas-2014Frenchman Nicolas Ivanoff had a flawless run in the Final Four on a hot and humid Texas afternoon and won the race with a time of 54.118 seconds with Britain’s Nigel Lamb taking second in 54.253 and Canada’s Pete McLeod finishing third in 54.666.

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FAI recognition for Air14 Director’s “outstanding work”

air14 Logan diplomaThe FAI presented Air14 Airshow Director Col. GS Ian Logan with the FAI Diplôme d’Honneur during the “Inspiration Dinner” organised by the airshow committee in Payerne, Switzerland, on Saturday 30 August 2014. The award was attributed “In warm appreciation for his outstanding work as Meeting Director of Air14 and for the excellent promotion of aviation to the public during the airshow in Payerne”.

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Great video of the 2014 Yangel Cup in Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine

 

2014 Yangel CupThis Spacemodelling World Cup event took place from 26 Jul to 28 July 2014

2014 FAI World Championships for Scale Model Aircraft in Marmande-Virazeil, France

2014-w-chps-scale-6108The pictures of the competition are available on Flickr

Report from the 2014 Pre-World Paragliding Accuracy Championships in Puncak Ese

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Puncak Ese... 8th FAI pre- World Paragliding Accuracy Championship, Indonesia... Agust 2014... Then the winds start fighting to see which of them deserves a kiss from the young tea leaves that grow on the slopes of Punciak hills.

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2014 F3A Radio Control Aerobatics World Cup

9373-49th Int. Igo Etrich Wanderpokalfliegen-2014Check out the latest results and pictures

Brits storm to double victory in Ascot Racecourse

RBAR-Ascot-2014 3Britain’s Paul Bonhomme and Nigel Lamb won first and second place at the Red Bull Air Race at the Ascot Racecourse on Sunday, sending a sell-out home crowd of 29,000 spectators into a frenzy with thrilling performances in challenging windy conditions. It was the 15th career victory for Bonhomme in his 55th race and also second win of the season worth 12 championship points that helped him cut the world championship lead of Hannes Arch from 13 to just two points. There are three races left in the eight-stop season. The Austrian finished a distant eighth on Sunday. Nicolas Ivanoff of France got his first podium since 2009 by taking third place with a time of 1:11.884.

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European Paragliding Champions Crowned

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The 13th FAI European Paragliding Championship came to an end last August 16 with the crowning of Torsten Siegel (Germany), Seiko Fukuoka-Naville (France) and Switzerland (Our picture: the overall podium).

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