Login

11 October 2005: Russian Cosmonaut Krikalev becomes the Absolute Record Holder in Accumulated Space Flight Time

Krikalev 2005

Ten years ago, on October 11th 2005 at 01:10:00 (UTC), the manned transport space vehicle “Soyuz TM - 6” landed in the north of Kazakhstan. Hours before, the eleventh expedition to the International Space Station (ISS) undocked and returned to Earth with the three crew members on board. Amongst them was the Russian pilot-cosmonaut Sergei K. Krikalev (Сергей Константинович Крикалёв), who completed his sixth orbital space flight mission over the period from 1988 to 2005. By ending this journey, the total cumulative time he spent in space summed up to 803 days, 9 hours, 39 minutes and 9 seconds and set the Absolute World Record in the category “Accumulated Space Flight Time”. In other words and to give a better idea of the dimension of this truly exceptional achievement: Krikalev spent 2 years, 10 weeks, 2 days, 22 hours, 1 minute and 9 seconds in space, including eight Extravehicular Activities (EVAs or space walks).

Read more...

Results of the 109th FAI General Conference

109th-FAI-General-Conference-2015The Delegates to the FAI Members gathered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, to attend the 109th FAI General Conference organised on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September 2015 by the Royal Netherlands Aeronautical Association. It was preceded by the 2015 FAI Awards Ceremony on Thursday, where the prestigious FAI and FAI-Breitling Awards were presented to the recipients.

Read more...

2015 FAI F1E World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft in Zlatibor, Serbia

2015 FAI F1E World Championships for Free Flight Model AircraftJ. Orel (CZE) and M. Stryja in the junior category (POL) are the new Champions !

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

3 W E HAB Chp-Drethen NED

All the pictures of the competition are on Flickr !

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.

Read more...

Air Sports Personalities Distinguished at the 2015 FAI Awards Ceremony

2015 FAI Awards Ceremony 41

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...