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Mamistov strikes gold for a third time

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Russia’s Mikhail Mamistov has been crowned FAI World Aerobatic Champion for an incredible third time after a hard-fought competition in South Africa.

The legendary Aerobatics pilot won the Gold Medal at the 29th FAI World Aerobatic Championships in Malelane, South Africa, after a competition that lasted a week, from 9 - 17 September 2017.

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Muroya wins in Germany’s Lausitzring

Yoshi-Win-600Yoshihide Muroya won the penultimate round of the Red Bull Air Race 2017 season on Sunday 17 September, when he flew the perfect race and set the fastest time to take the win.

The Japanese pilot was second to fly in the track in the Final Four round, and knew that he had to beat 50.846s, set by Matt Hall (AUS), who flew first.

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Matt Hall wins Qualifying in Germany

Matt-Hall-Red-Bull-Air-Race-600Australia’s Matt Hall flew the best time in Qualifying for the Red Bull Air Race stop at Germany’s Lausitzring on Saturday 16 September 2017.

Just 24 hours before the most critical race of the 2017 World Championship so far, Petr Kopfstein of the Czech Republic and Yoshihide Muroya of Japan also impressed in second and third.

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France takes the gold at the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017

61st-coupe-aronautique-gordon-bennett---prize-giving-ceremony 36870024620_oThe winners of the 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017 said they were “overjoyed” to be awarded their FAI gold medals at a ceremony in Fribourg, Switzerland on Saturday 16 September 2017.

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French pair win world’s most prestigious gas-balloon race

GB2017French balloon pilots Vincent Leys and Christophe Houver won the 61st Gordon Bennett Cup over the weekend of 8-10 September 2017. The Gordon Bennett Cup is the oldest and most prestigious gas-balloon race in the world.

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Drones at the cutting edge

Drone-Days-3The sun came out for the third and final day of the FAI International Drones Conference and Expo in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Sonka stuns rivals with Porto win

RBAR Porto_2017In front of 600,000 people Martin Sonka flew the perfect round to take his second win of the season and his place at the top of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship standings.

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Preparing for the Drone Invasion

36821088471 dd8b9474be_mThe message from the first day at the first FAI International Drones Conference could not have been clearer: The drones are coming, and they are coming fast. Not only that, they are arriving en masse and will affect all air-users within a decade if not well before.

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On this day in history: Alexandr Fedotov flies into the record books

Mig-25Alexandr Vasilievich Fedotov, an official ‘Hero of the Soviet Union’ and test pilot, set an FAI World Record for altitude on 31 August 1977 when he climbed to 37,650m in his MiG-25. The record still stands today.

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USA sweeps the board at first ever FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships in the heart of Copenhagen

Christian Webber_i_aktion_ved_Swoop_Freestyle_VM_2_foto_Juan_Mayer.JPGUSA skydivers cleaned up at the first ever FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships, which were held in the heart of Copenhagen over the weekend of 25-26 August 2017.

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Unique Unmanned Plane Sets Duration World Record

 

UAV2017The VA001 flew for 56 hours without refuelling – setting a new world record for flight duration.

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