Tuesday, 23 December 2014 11:12
The Himalaya and its vast territories, gigantic mountains, spiritual people and wild beauty have long exerted extraordinary fascination - which is far from fading.
Ever since the 19th century when Europeans were increasingly present in the region, adventurers coming from all around the world strived to understand its culture and conquer its vast lands and high summits. The tops of Kamet, Minya Konka, Kabru and Annapurna were the first to be reached in the 30s and early 50s, and in 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa Tensing Norgay ascended the tallest of them all, the Everest. The immense worldwide impact of their successful expedition, which instantly made of Hillary and Tensing Norgay living legends, contributed to fuel the myth of the Everest and of the whole of Himalaya. Since then, all the mountains of the Himalaya chain have been climbed and thousands of hikers and trekkers come to Nepal every year in search for adventures and challenges.
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 15:34
The World Anti-Doping Agency approved a new version of its World Anti-Doping Code during their last Conference. This comes into force on January 1st, 2015. This required a revision of the FAI Anti-Doping Rules. The new code also gave us some extra flexibility with details in our FAI rules. After a thorough and careful review, the FAI Anti-Doping Rules have been approved by WADA and by the FAI Executive Board and will also come into force on January 1st, 2015. They can be downloaded here.
Thursday, 04 December 2014 14:12
FAI officials gathered in Dubai this week to get to know the members of the Organising Committee, the host city and the competition venues of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. A series of meetings were held where the Executive Board and the FAI World Air Games Experts from the Sports Commissions discussed the key issues pertinent to FAI’s flagship event.
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 14:53
The Air Sports events have been scheduled at the very beginning of The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland, together with Dance Sport, Finswimming, Life Saving, Roller Sports and Sports Climbing, the International World Games Association announced yesterday.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 15:07
After a very successful 2014 season which saw the victory of British pilot Nigel Lamb, the Red Bull Air Race Championship is coming back in 2015 for eight races.
The FAI is excited with the news, all the more so since the Federation is very much involved in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Indeed, the FAI signed an agreement with Red Bull Air Race World Championship last year including the provision of FAI medals especially designed for the Red Bull Air Race, the inclusion of all races in the FAI Events Calendar, and the official approval by the FAI of the race Rules & Regulations. Furthermore, the FAI provides a delegate who attends all events to supervise safety aspects.
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:49
The Spacemodelling Sport Federation of Ukraine and their sponsor, Noosphere Ventures USA inc, have presented the new logo of the 2015 FAI European Championships for Space Models which will take place in Ukraine.
CIAM Flyer (4-2014) - Control Line Electric Speed Flying – a category for all those keen to try something new
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:13
In most modelling disciplines where models have lately been propelled with combustion engines – be it model cars, model boats or, of course, model aircraft – there is now an electric alternative. The emergence of brushless motors powered by lithium-polymer batteries has, no doubt, been a turning point in the development of propulsion motors in aeromodelling.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:16
The United Nations General Assembly recently adopted a Resolution on sport entitled "Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace”. It is the first time in its history that the UN recognises the autonomy of the International Olympic Committee et sport.
Strategic Roadmap for the Future of the Olympic Movement Made Public – FAI’s Contribution to the Process
Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:43
The IOC has unveiled the final draft recommendations for Olympic Agenda 2020, which is the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.
The FAI, which bears the status of IOC-Recognised Sports Federation, is proud and grateful to have been given the opportunity to give its input, together with other federations, experts from civil society including the United Nations and Google/Yotube.
Monday, 17 November 2014 08:47
Final Day of the World Cup of Indoor Skydiving
Today was the third and final day of the 1st World Cup of Indoor Skydiving. The final results, together with a judged video for each flight, are available at the relevant link above. The final rounds were conducted with a huge number of spectators in attendance and the atmosphere was electric, although there was not much risk of a change in the final ranking in FS. Flying kicked off with FS Open followed by FS Female. The two rounds were rapidly completed and the judges kept up pretty well with the scoring. FS Open was won by the Bad Boys from the Czech Republic and Female FS was won by Aerokart Deep Blue from France. After a break when the FAI Officials were given another opportunity to fly, the Artistic Events took off. Judging AE is slower than FS so while waiting for the scores to come out, the iFly staff gave a brilliant demonstration of what can be done in a tunnel. The final round brought some change to the Freestyle scores with Olga Bakulina from Russia slipping from second place to third, replaced by Collective Freestyle (Michael Sylva Jr).