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The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Australia ends on a high

Grid 2_croppedHard two-week battle in Australian skies sees three new FAI Gliding World Champions win gold.

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Calendar Announced: Russia Premiers Stop in 2017 Red Bull Air Race

2017 01_20_Red_Bull_Air_Race_Calender_rszThe announcement of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race season reveals a long-anticipated return to one of the most memorable stops in the 10-year history of the World Championship, plus a debut at a new venue in Russia.

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On This Day in History: Female-Powered Flight Took Off

32162953901 35bd632e4b_o_copyThirty years ago, on 21 January 1987, American triathlete Lois McCallin set three women's world records for human-powered flight – and they still stand today.

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Kenny Chiang becomes the first Chinese pilot to compete in 2017 Challenger Cup

2017 01_10_KennyChiangKenny Chiang will open a new chapter in China's motorsport history in 2017, when he becomes the first pilot from his country to compete in the Red Bull Air Race.

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34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 are declared open

Rick-Sheppe-FAI cropped_3The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Benalla (AUS) was officially opened on Sunday, 08 January 2017, by Jaclyn Symes MP, Member for Northern Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Minister for Sport, The Hon. John Eren MP and Rick Sheppe from the FAI (pictured).

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Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Gliding SchmelzerTwo years ago on this day, Tijl Schmelzer and his father Bert were the very first to pass the 200 km/h barrier using thermals rather than mountain waves.

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Australia welcomes the world to the FAI World Gliding Championships 2017

34th FAI_WGCThe 34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 kicks-off in Australia on 9 January 2017, with two weeks of high profile, high calibre competition to follow.

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Aviation and Space: Diary-notifications and anniversaries for 2017

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Throughout 2017 the FAI will mark some important anniversaries in aviation and space flight.

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Drone pilot Vincent Delcommene outraces the competition to win the first ever FPV Racing World Cup

Vincent DelcommeneCongratulations Vincent Delcommene (also known as VINCBEE): the first FPV Racing World Cup champion.

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Air Sports Join Olympic Channel

FAI Olympic_ChannelFAI and the Olympic Channel have reached a cooperation agreement to collaborate on content for the Olympic Channel.

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CIAM Flyer (6-2016) - Short Climb, Long Glide

CIAM Flyer_6-2016_sIn recent years, electric flying has seen the totally unspectacular emergence of a new electric glider class (F5J). It is characterised by its large (maximum span of 4 m) but very lightweight RC glider models (800 to 1500 g) equipped with relatively small electric motors (approx. 500 W).

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