3rd FAI Women's European Hot Air Balloon Championship in Drenthe, The Netherlands

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All the pictures of the competition are on Flickr !

Bonhomme Edges Hall at Red Bull Air Race Scorcher in Fort Worth

RBARForthWorth2015 2Paul Bonhomme won his fourth Red Bull Air Race of the season on Sunday in Fort Worth with a sensational performance in the Texas heat but Australia’s Matt Hall stayed right on his heels in the championship battle with a solid second place finish. Japan’s Yoshi Muroya got his second podium of the season with third place in the high-speed, low-altitude racing just above the tarmac of the Texas Motor Speedway with the pilots hitting speeds of up to 230 mph. It was a disappointing day for the Americans with Michael Goulian taking ninth and Kirby Chambliss eleventh.


Symposium on Medical Challenges in Extreme Air Sports and in Aviation as Side Event to the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015

WAG2015 AirSportMedicineAn international medical symposium will take place in Dubai from 3 to 5 December 2015 as part of the FAI World Air Games. Aeromedical doctors and experts will convene to meet with world renowned speakers and discuss issues related to medical challenges in extreme air sports and in aviation.


Air Sports Personalities Distinguished at the 2015 FAI Awards Ceremony

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The 2015 FAI Awards Ceremony tonight celebrated the achievements of air sports men and women through the prestigious FAI Medals and Diploma, and the FAI-Breitling Awards. The event took place aboard the ship SS Rotterdam, docked in the harbour of her namesake city in The Netherlands, as part of the 109th FAI General Conference, which starts tomorrow.


8th FAI Women's World Gliding Championship in Arnborg, Denmark

2015-8th-WWGC-Arnborg-DENThe video of the competition is now online !

Young Talent Maximilian Seis from France Winner of the 6th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship

2015-FAISGP-podiumAfter a week of very exciting competition, French pilot Maximilian Seis, 22, was crowned Champion of the 6th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship yesterday in Varese, Italy. Christophe Ruch, also from France, finished with the silver medal and Sebastian Kawa from Poland with the bronze.


Hall Gets First Red Bull Air Race Win, Upsetting Bonhomme in Dramatic Final

RBAR2015-SpielbergFlying brilliantly on a difficult windswept track set up at the Red Bull Ring high in the Austrian Alps, Matt Hall upset Red Bull Air Race World Championship leader Paul Bonhomme. Local hero Hannes Arch was knocked out in the opening round after hitting a pylon.


Swiss Pilots Frieden and Witprächtiger Crowned Champions at the 59th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

winners1At the "Hippodrome de Pau" in France, the Swiss Team SUI 01 Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witprächtiger were crowned the new champions of the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett and retrieved the title after their last victory five years ago in Bristol, 2010.


2015 FAI S European Championships for Space Models in Lviv, Ukraine

2015-spacemodelling-chps-Lviv-UKRCheck out the pictures of the competition on Flickr !

Enter the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest and Show the World How Talented You Are!

pencil-1563761 copyAre you keen on painting or drawing? Have air sports always made you dream? Are you concerned about environmental issues? If so, then pick up your pens, pencils or brushes and enter the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest. The aim is to create a picture that illustrates this years’ theme “Air Sports in Harmony with Nature”, and to show the world just how talented you are.


6 September 1970: Maynard Hill, the Lindbergh of Model Planes, Boosts his “Catbird” to 8’205m

2430 - L to R standing - Dr John Symborski John Spalding Jack Spalding - George Pickerel and Wayne Simpson - Larry Pierson - Ernest Combs. Kneeling - Maynard Hill - William WatsonLet us look back 45 years on the 6 September 1970 and recall an FAI World Record in Gain in Altitude for Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling (Class F) that has not been broken since. On that day, the American Maynard Luther Hill set the record in Gain in Altitude for Radio Control Flight Aeroplane, with a record altitude of 8.205m (26.920 feet). Hill’s “Catbird” launched at 5:24pm, when the sun was low in the sky and a remarkable improvement in visibility, from the former Naval Weapons Laboratory Airfield, Dahlgren, Virginia in the United States.