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Solar Impulse makes history with Across America Mission completion

2013 07 06 AcrossAmerica FinalLeg FlightWashingtonDCNewYork landingJFK Merz 015Solar 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.

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13th International Youth Camp is underway !

2013 CIA Youth Camp30 young people from all around the world are participating in the 13th International Youth Camp in Bruckberg, Germany, which started on Saturday and will last for a week.

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Presentation video for the World Games 2013 - Cali, Colombia

WG2013-video-presentationThe 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.

Paragliding Accuracy and Parachuting Canopy Piloting feature in the programme. Both air sport events will take place at the same location on 1, 2 and 3 August 2013.

Here is the presentation video:

CIA List of Notable Performances and Achievements now updated

ballon David-StrasmannSeveral 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.

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2013 Lowland Cup in Bemmel, Netherlands

Podium20131. Stefan Kaiser (LIE) 2. Marco Mazzucchelli  (ITA) 3. Derk v.d. Vecht (NED)

CIAM Flyer (03-2013) - Electric jets – an interesting contradiction

ciam flyer 03 2013Aeromodellers 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.

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Video Animations on-line of the Artistic Compulsory Sequences

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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.

 

 

 

 

2013 South Moravian F3A Cup in Budkovice, Czech Republic

 

8472-CZ F3A podium 2013

1. Gernot Bruckmann 2. Gerhard Mayr 3. Marco Mazzucchelli

50 years later, Bykovsky's record for longest solo flight on a spacecraft still intact

9352 Bikovsky W Record Astronautics 4 250 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.

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2013 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP in Zar, Poland - Last Chance to qualify

9159-SGP Zar POLThe 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.

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Across America Mission: Solar Impulse reaches Washington D.C.

Solar-Impulse-Washington DCSolar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane of Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, reached Washington D.C. yesterday at 12:15am EDT.

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