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Hat-trick: World's best indoor radio-controlled aerobatic pilot wins FAI World Championships for a record third time

Gernot BruckmannGernot Bruckmann (left), a professional radio-controlled aeromodel pilot from Austria, won gold at the 2017 FAI F3P World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model Aircraft in France, when it finished at the weekend. The win came after a close-fought week-long competition that was held at the Rotonde Gymnasium in Strasbourg between 19-25 February 2017.

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Women with wings: Meet Drone Pilot GaYeon Mo

IMGL0659-copyMeet 17-year-old Korean drone pilot GaYeon Mo, whose years of Taekwondo and Wushu training showed her she could take on the boys and win!

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Five years ago on this day: A Microlight World Record still standing

DSC09274 croppedToday, five years ago on 17 February 2012, Indian pilot Parmjit Singh, used a special harness, the Aeros Discus 14 with a Radne Motor AB Raket 120, to fly a record distance in a straight line without landing of 313.13 km from Bikaner to Sanderav in Rajasthan, India.

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Red Bull Air Race 2017: Martin Sonka cleans up in Abu Dhabi

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Martin Sonka flew one of the quickest times of the day to win his first Red Bull Air Race at the season opener in Abu Dhabi.

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CIAM Flyer (1-2017): Formula 1 was Yesterday Today is all about Drone Racing

ciam flyer_dronesThis is fast developing into the latest craze. Flying small radiocontrolled multicopters via video goggles for a first-person view is becoming increasingly popular.

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Incredibly long balloon flight achieved by Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyaylo

Konyukhov Menyaylo_2017What a fantastic performance! Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyaylo have just landed after spending more than 55 hours in the air.

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FAI to launch international Air Games Tour in 2018

multi-sportsThe FAI is planning to launch an international multi-discipline Air Games Tour which could start in the 2nd half of 2018. Touching down in up to five host cities around the world each year, each event will showcase some of the best sporting action from across the world of air sports over four days of intense activity and competition.

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FAI names Noosphere Ventures as its new Global Technical Partner

NoosphereThe FAI is delighted to announce a new strategic partnership with US asset management firm Noosphere Ventures.

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Taking flight! It’s lift off for the FAI Drone Racing World Cup 2017

drones BK_Presse-_WDR_4Stand by drone racing fans: the FAI Drone Racing World Cup 2017 is coming - and it looks set to be better and more exciting than ever before. A total of 15 events have already been confirmed for the 2017 edition of the FAI Drone Racing World Cup.

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The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Australia ends on a high

Grid 2_croppedHard two-week battle in Australian skies sees three new FAI Gliding World Champions win gold.

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On This Day in History: Female-Powered Flight Took Off

32162953901 35bd632e4b_oThirty years ago, on 21 January 1987, American triathlete Lois McCallin set three women's world records for human-powered flight – and they still stand today.

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