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Women With Wings: Janejira Chui-Noei

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At just 14-years-old Janejira Chui-Noei is without doubt one of the youngest competition pilots that you’re ever likely to meet. From Thailand, she has been a regular on the international competition circuit in Paramotoring for the last two years.

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21st FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship is open!

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Brasilia has greeted the participants of 21st FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship. From August 6 till 19, 142 pilots from 29 countries will be competing in the skies of Brazil with flights between Formosa (GO) and the Federal District.

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Manfred Ruhmer (AUT) - 7th time HG Class 2 World Champion!

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20th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship, that focused our attention at the airfield of Aspres-sur-Buëch in Hautes-Alpes, France,
has come to an end. The curent world champion Manfred Ruhmer, has confirmed his champions title and for the 7th time in a row became Class 2 HG World Champion.

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Five minutes with FAI Drone Racing World Cup event organiser Laurent Khong

portrait Laurent_Khong_-_rszCould drone racing become as popular as horse racing? FAI Drone Racing World Cup organiser Laurent Khong thinks it could in France, thanks to a new partnership between his company BK Presse and French betting network PMU.

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2nd FAI World Cup of Wingsuit Flying - Overton, USA, 2-8 November 2017

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The TOP Wingsuit flyers from around the globe will get together at Skydive Fyrosity, Overton, NV to compete in the most challenging skydiving competition - Wingsuit Flying.

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CIAM Flyer (03-2017) - FAI Space Modelling’s World Cup – the History Part 1

CIAM flyer_3-20171980s…just so much was happening in the ‘Real World’. An Iron Curtain corroding and creaking, a Berlin Wall flawed and crumbling: focal changes definitely imminent. Model Flying in Eastern Europe and elsewhere, continued as normal. FAI Space Modelling was struggling to evolve in such a climate, but despite widespread traumas, introduced the Cup of Socialist Nations, in 1986.

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On this day in history: First woman to circumnavigate the world by helicopter

4891 MURRAY_Jennifer_1997_1British helicopter pilot Jennifer Murray became the first woman to successfully fly round the world in a helicopter 20 years ago, on 8 August 1997. She completed the feat in 97 days, flying with co-pilot Quentin Smith.

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Noosphere Hails The World Games 2017 a success

NS5 RSZThe company behind the innovative event and competition management system at the Air Sports events in The World Games 2017 in Poland has applauded the three days of air sports competition, saying they helped bring people together.

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Defending world champion, Manfred Ruhmer (AUT), dominates the Class 2 Championship!

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The 20th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 2 Championship goes on from 24 July till 6 August 2017 at Aspres-sur-Buëch in the Hautes-Alpes. After four valid tasks, the world-renowned Austrian hang glider pilot Manfred Ruhmer, is dominating the competition. Class 2 world champion since 2002, he is 649 points ahead of his nearest rival, fellow Austrian Franz Pacheiner, and 674 points ahead of local French pilot, Jacques Bott. No task was set yesterday due to the strong south/southwest winds (55 to 55kph at 2000m altitude). Four more competition days are  available for competitors to try to topple the king of this discipline.

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One month to go until the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and Expo!

Symbol-pic-dronesIn one month the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and Expo will open its door at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).

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Kirby Chambliss wins in Russia

Red-Bull-Air-Race-RussiaThe USA’s Kirby Chambliss is back – back-to-back, in fact. Just three weeks after winning his first race in nine years at the Budapest stop of the Red Bull Air Race, the two-time titleholder triumphed again on Sunday, at the first World Championship stop ever held in Russia.

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