Saturday, 24 September 2016 23:16
Switzerland’s Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpraechtiger (Team SUI 1) were crowned champions of the 60th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett – the world’s most prestigious gas balloon race – at an elegant ceremony in Gladbeck, northwest Germany tonight.
Saturday, 24 September 2016 11:44
Gas balloon racing teams often spend days in the air - sharing a tiny space and sometimes dealing with stressful situations. Here, Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett pilots explain what makes a partnership capable of surviving a long-distance flight in such cramped conditions.
Red Bull Air Race 2016: Cristian Bolton poised to become first Chilean in the Red Bull Air Race Master Class
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:25
After making history for his nation and Latin America across three seasons of Air Racing in the Challenger Class, Bolton is preparing to fly for world championship points when the Red Bull Air Race makes its debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on 1-2 October.
Thursday, 22 September 2016 13:34
Competing in F2B is difficult
Considering that it takes the flying of another 13 similar manoeuvres to complete an official flight at contests, it becomes obvious why competing in F2B is difficult and therefore remains a fascinating challenge for those preferring to go the extra mile.
Wednesday, 21 September 2016 09:53
Team SUI-01: “So now we are descending over beautiful flat ground. Thank you to all our team for the fantastic support. It was a great time and we can still find it hard to believe that our dream is about to come true...”
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 18:18
Five balloons are left in the race after a day that has seen the three leading pilots stretch ahead by several hundred kilometres, and many others landing after some 40-hours of flying...
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 13:38
Stefan Handl, Event Director, gives his thoughts on the race unfolding today. 'The second group will be looking to use the Mistral wind-effect and then exit the mainland of France and continue on to the Mediterranean sea...'
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:38
“After 12 hours all you want to do is land.” Talking before the race launch on Sunday night, British balloonist Jonathan Harris, who has been a pilot in the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett and was there supporting Team GBR 01, explained a little about the mental side of this sport...
Monday, 19 September 2016 12:36
The FAI and DHL signed a four-year agreement today, naming DHL as the Official Logistics Partner of the FAI.
Monday, 19 September 2016 01:47
The 2016 FAI World Parachuting Championships – Mondial is drawing to a close, two days earlier than expected due to the good weather over the week. The final rounds of Accuracy was performed yesterday and, all being well, the closing ceremony was held last night, Sunday 18 September 2016.