On this day: First anniversary of Solar Impulse 2’s historic three-day solar-powered flight across the Atlantic

solar-impulse piccard_2016On this day in history, 23 June: Solar Impulse 2 successfully completed the world’s first solar-powered flight across the Atlantic on 23 June 2016, establishing a world first and setting four FAI world records.


Registration opens for the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and Expo promoting Innovation, Safety and Sports

DJI-1024x631FAI has issued an invitation to attend the 1st FAI International Drones Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 1 - 3 September 2017 about Innovation, Safety and Sports.


Red Bull Air Race 2017: Yoshihide Muroya is the home race hero


Yoshihide Muroya wowed his 55,000 fans with the perfect flight when it mattered most in Chiba over the weekend of 3-4 June 2017 – and won the third Red Bull Air Race of the season, and his second in a row.


100 days before the launch of the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017

the-gas-balloons-prior-to-take-off 29694454061_o_RSZ In 100 days, the 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the FAI World Long Distance Gas Balloon Championship, will take off on 8 – 10 September 2017 from the airfield in Gruyères (SUI).


50 days to go to The World Games in Poland!

50 days_smallerToday marks the 50 days to go to the World Games 2017!

The city of Wrocław in Poland was awarded to host event. The 10th edition of this multi-sports will kick-off of on 20 July with a spectacular Opening Ceremony.


Five years ago today: Jacques Bott supersedes his own record

BarreDesEcrinsFive years ago Frenchman Jacques Bott superseded the record he himself established in 2010 by covering on 30 May 2012 an out-and-return distance of 366.4 km from Serres to La Batie-Montsaléon, France, flying an Aeriane Swift Light hang glider – the record still stands today!


Bidding opens for the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships

Drone world_chps FAI has issued a call for bids for the first FAI World Drone Racing Championships, to be held in late 2017 or early 2018.


On this day: Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly New York to Paris

Charles Lindbergh_wearing_helmet_with_goggles_upCharles Lindbergh flew solo from New York to Paris on 20/21 May 1927. Celebrate the 90th anniversary of this historic flight – and FAI world record - on 21 May 2017.

Ninety years ago, on 21 May 1927, American aviator Charles Lindbergh set the world alight when he completed the first non-stop solo flight from New York to Paris.

In doing so he set an FAI World Record for ‘Distance in a straight-line without landing’.


FAI Young Artists Contest 2018: 'Flight into the Future'

water-colors-11501411The theme for the 2018 FAI Young Artists Contest is ‘Flight into the Future’ – and entries are open.

The FAI has announced the theme for its popular annual FAI Young Artists Contest for 2018. Youngsters between the ages of 6 and 17 are invited to submit drawings and paintings working under the theme of ‘Flight into the Future’.


PGA Worlds is over. Meet the Champions!

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The 9th FAI Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Vlora Albania concluded with what was probably the most dramatic finish ever encountered in this aeronautic discipline. 


CIAM Flyer (02-2017) - Small-Scale Lindbergh 2003, Maynard Hill’s transatlantic flight

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In 2002, after a gruelling 4-year marathon of hard work, retired Johns Hopkins University metallurgist Maynard Luther Hill began the attempts at crossing the Atlantic with his model aeroplane. On 9th August 2003 "TAM 5" took off in Newfoundland and, 38 hours, 52 minutes and 19 seconds later, reached Ireland near Mannin Beach.


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