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FAI takes important steps for global drone sports

drone pilotAs the world governing body for all air sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee, FAI is responsible for world drone sports. As part of its work in this area, the Federation has now established a Working Group on matters related to drones, comprised of members of the FAI Executive Board and the Executive of the Aeromodelling Commission as well as senior FAI officials.

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Russian balloonist Fedor Konyukhov awarded FAI - Breitling Pilot of the Year 2016 Award

IMG 0228-3_RSZA Russian priest who circumnavigated the world in a balloon in record time has been presented the inaugural FAI - Breitling Pilot of the Year Award at a ceremony in Switzerland yesterday, Thursday 17 November 2016.

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German Holger Karow wins 7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Finale in South Africa!

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Until the last race it was very close at the top and any of the top five pilots still had a chance to win the contest.

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FAI Meet NAA and AMA modellers in Muncie, USA

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A delegation of FAI officials were in Muncie, Indianapolis, USA over the weekend of 10-12 November 2016 to meet with the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of model aviation in the USA.

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Crete to Cape Town Vintage Air Rally launched from Greece

C2C-19 rszA flying rally across Africa, from Crete to Cape Town, for aircraft built before the 31st December 1939.

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And the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion is...

DSC03366 rszRhett Heartsill (USA) is the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion!

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PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

Christian-Ciech-Favio-Tebaldi rszChristian Ciech is one of the most successful pilots in competition hang gliding, and was FAI European and World Champion at the same time in 2016. We spoke to him…

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The best of FAI 2016 competitions video is here!

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The best of FAI 2016 competitions video is here!

Have a look at FAI's compilation video of the main competitions of the season 2016:

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Matthias Dolderer wins Red Bull Air Race World Championship 2016


2016 10_17_Matthias_Dolderer1_2Matthias Dolderer won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunday 16 October 2016.

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Red Bull Air Race 2016: Interview with the champion Matthias Dolderer

2016 10_17_Matthias_Dolderer1Matthias Dolderer is the Red Bull Air Race World Champion 2016. Now 46 he’s been flying solo since he was 14. We asked him about what it’s taken to get here…

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Red Bull Air Race 2016: ‘This game is really about focus’ – Melanie Astles

2016 10_16_Melanie_Atles1Team Mélanie Astles is four-time French aerobatics champion who made the transition to Red Bull Air Race this year. Flying as part of the Challenger Class, the training class of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, she is the only women competing on the circuit.

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