Monday, 15 July 2013 13:39
The 13th FAI World Paragliding Championship started on July 13th in Sopot, Bulgaria, with an opening ceremony for officials and 150 pilots from 31 countries. The first task is being flown as we are publishing this News. All information, pictures, results... on the competition website.
Monday, 08 July 2013 16:25
Solar Impulse completed its journey across America using solely solar energy. This achievement was made on the occasion of the Across America Mission which aimed at flying Solar Impulse from the West to the East coast of USA in 5 legs without using fuel.
Friday, 05 July 2013 15:39
The World Games, which are the most important event in 2013 with 31 sports and 4000 participants, will take place in Cali, Colombia, from 24 July to 4 August 2013.
Here is the presentation video:
Friday, 28 June 2013 10:12
Several hundred new entries have just been added to the CIA List of Notable Performances and Achievements, and many old entries have been updated.
Since 1996, the Records Subcommittee of the FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA) maintains and publishes a register of notable flights and achievements, with the aim of saving for the future reliable references to flights or activities that for historical reasons are regarded as significant achievements and of avoiding claims for an achievement that has already been accomplished.
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 10:30
Aeromodellers have long ago implemented a concept that is – at least to date – not possible in people-carrying aviation: faithful reproductions of jet aeroplanes with electric ducted fan, EDF.
Sunday, 14 July 2013 09:13
The IPC Artistic Events Committee is proud to be able to present online video animations of the compulsory sequences 2013 both for freestyle skydiving and freeflying. In this way, a long voiced wish of competitors has finally been realised. The committee expresses its thanks to AE judge Ron Miasnikov and Oren Balbus, both from Israel for this work.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:54
50 years after his solo flight onboard a soviet spaceship, Valery Fiodorovich Bykovsky, born in 1934, is still the holder of the world record for duration in the "Spacecraft with one astronaut" category.
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 12:19
The final qualifying event for the 5th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series will take place at ZAR in Poland 27th July to 3rd August, the winners of this event will qualify for the World Sailplane Grand Prix final to take place at Sisteron in France during spring 2014.