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2014 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP in Varese - Race report

9635-2014 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP-VareseITA 2The Italy Qualifying Sailplane Grand Prix took place in Varese from 14 to 21 June with 18 the competitors from 6 countries : Argentina, Austria, Chech Republic, Germany, Italy, Slovenia.

The opening ceremony was held in the wonderful location of Villa Recalcati , headquarter of the Province of Varese, where thecompetitors enjoyed a nice party at the end of the official briefing.

After a beginning with difficult weather conditions, the meteo has turned to be very good, I would say exceptional for the month of June , and pilots were able to fly even quite long tasks and always at very high speed average.

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Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

glider-aero landscapeThe FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the Federation. The 3-minute film succinctly presents the FAI sports and includes footage of FAI international records from Charles Lindbergh to Felix Baumgartner.

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2014 F3K Hand Launch Gliders World Cup

2nd World Cup F3K Zielona GraThe 2nd World Cup F3K Zielona Góra took place in Poland - watch all the pictures !

2014 F3A Radio Control Aerobatics World Cup

F3A World Cup Cerceda 2014Mario Del Valle from Spain won the 2014 Open International WC F3A Cerceda

33rd FAI World Gliding Championships in Räyskälä, Finland

33rd FAI World Gliding ChampionshipsFollow the competition on the official website !

FAI President and Secretary General meet IOC President to discuss air sports

IOC-FAI meeting sFAI President Dr. John Grubbström and FAI Secretary General Susanne Schödel were recently invited to meet International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (pictured in middle) at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss current developments in air sports, their place in the Olympic movement and FAI's involvement in the "Olympic Agenda 2020".

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14th Sirmium Cup in Veliki Radinci, Mitrovica (Serbia)

14th Sirmium CupThe pictures of this Spacemodelling World Cup event can be seen on Flickr !

2014 FAI Active Members’ Presidents Meeting

Stockholm-2014-NAC-Active-President-Meeting

Coming from all around the world, 24 Executive Representatives from 21 FAI Member organisations met in the Swedish capital of Stockholm on Saturday 7 June for the 2014 FAI Active Members’ Presidents Meeting.

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2014 Andritz Space Cup in Humenne, Slovakia

2014 Andritz Space CupCheck out the results and the pictures of this event on the Spacemodelling World Cup page

FAI World Air Games 2015 to be Staged in Dubai

FAI-UAE-Signature-WAG 04 June 2014 9The FAI announced today that the 2015 edition of the FAI World Air Games has been awarded to the United Arab Emirates and will be held in Dubai. This multi-discipline event will be organised by the Emirates Aerosports Federation and will take place over a period of 12 days in December 2015. It is the only world competition that brings together the various different air sports.

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Call for nominations for the Prince Alvaro de Orleans-Borbon Grant

ampouleThe FAI is pleased to launch a call for nominations for the Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Grant.

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