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Air Sports at The World Games Day 2: ‘Flying to be the best’

TWG17 day2_1It was a perfect day of flying at the Air Sports competitions at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, on Saturday 22 July, with all three air sports completing two full competition sessions.

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​ Air Sports at The World Games showcase 'the best of the best'

TWG17 21Jul17_5_2The first day of Air Sports competition at The World Games in Wroclaw, Poland was a huge success, with good flying weather allowing every discipline tocomplete a double session of competition flying.

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Air Sports Set to Shine at The World Games

Opening-CeremonyThe World Games 2017 opened in spectacular style in the city of Wroclaw, Poland on Thursday night, 20 July 2017, with an opening ceremony of light, sound and music in front of 35,000 people.

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Sixty-six athletes from three air sports to take part in The World Games 2017, 20-23 July

Athletes TWG17Sixty-six international air sports athletes will compete in three different air sports at the World Games in Poland. Parachuting Canopy Piloting, Glider Aerobatics and Paramotoring will all feature over four days from 20-23 July 2017.

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15th FAI World Paragliding Championship Monte Avena 2017 – superb organization and flying!

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New World Champions in Paragliding – Seiko Fukuoka (FRA), Pierre Remy (FRA) and First National Team – France were defined in the result of the competition that has ended yesterday in Pedavena, Italy.

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9 July 2012: Akihiro Danjo flew his model aircraft for almost 20 minutes

akihiro danjo_2012-2017Five years ago today, on 9 July 2012, Japanese pilot Akihiro Danjo flew his model aircraft with extensible motor for 19 min 40 sec, thus breaking the World Record in Duration. His remarkable record still stands today.

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'Hackathon' engineers target new e-markers for balloon competitions

Noosphere Hackathon_2017Hot air balloon competitions look set to be revolutionised if three science teams from the Ukraine get their way.

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Chambliss cruises to top spot in Budapest

2017-Red-Bull-Air-Race-BudapestKirby Chambliss turned back the clock today at the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest by putting in a fantastic performance and claiming his first victory since the London race in 2008.

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PG Worlds Opening ceremony - record manifestation for Monteavena 2017!

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It will be one of the most spectacular moments of this World Championship ... it will begin from the streets of Feltre outside the walls and climb up to Piazza Maggiore. More than 400 people will be  involved in the great manifestation!

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Eighty years ago today: Earhart’s fate remains a mystery

Amelia Earhart_standing_under_nose_of_her_Lockheed_Model_10-E_Electra_small1_copyToday marks a day in history when a living legend vanished into thin air: Amelia Earhart’s daring round-the-world-flight was cut short when her Lockheed Electra aircraft disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on 2 June 1937.

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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.

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