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National Model Aviation Museum to join the FAI Recommended Museum Program

Recommended-museum-greenfieldAt the recent 106th FAI General Conference in Antalya, Turkey, the application of the National Model Aviation Museum to be part of the FAI Recommended Museums Program was approved by the Delegates.

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IOC Women and Sport Award 2013 - call for nominations

air sports-womenThe International Olympic Committee (IOC) yearly recognises outstanding contributions to the development of women’s participation in sport and sports administration with the IOC Women and Sport Award.

The nominations for the 2013 Women and Sport Awards are now open and we have the pleasure of inviting you to nominate candidates.

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FAI World Glider and Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships in Dubnica

WAGAC-WGAC-Dubnica-2012Check out this excellent video of the championships !

Bid process for the 2015 FAI World Air Games open

WAG-logoThe FAI has announced that it has opened the bid process that will determine the hosts for the 2015 FAI World Air Games. FAI Member Organisations, cities, regions, event organisers or commercial bodies interested in bidding for this event are asked to submit their initial expressions of interest to the FAI by 30 November 2012.

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Organiser Agreement for the 108th FAI General Conference in Thailand signed

signature-contract-thailand-2014At the 106th FAI General Conference in Antalya, Turkey (19-20 October 2012), the bid by Thailand to host the 108th FAI General Conference in 2014 was unanimously approved by the FAI Members.

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106th FAI General Conference

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The 106th session of the annual FAI General Conference concluded on Saturday in Antalya, Turkey. More than 130 Participants coming from 50 FAI Member Countries attended the event that took place from 18 to 20 October 2012. The plenary sessions were preceded by the 2012 FAI Awards Ceremony on Thursday 18.

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2012 FAI European Championship for Model Helicopters in Ballenstedt/Harz Germany

7235-Euro-Helico-F3-ballenstedtCheck out the pictures on Flickr !

2012 FAI World Championship for Soaring Model Aircraft in Rügen, Germany

7354-W-f3f-Ruegen-GERGreat pictures of the Slope Soaring Gliders (F3F) competition !

Interview with John Dickenson, recipient of the FAI Gold Air Medal

JohnDickensonAt the 2012 FAI Awards Ceremony held yesterday in Antalya, Turkey, John Dickenson was presented with the FAI Gold Air Medal by FAI President John Grubbström for his great contribution to the development of aeronautics by inventing the modern hang glider.

The FAI Gold Air Medal is the one of the two most prestigious FAI Awards together with the Gold Space Medal. It is reserved for those who have contributed greatly to the development of aeronautics by their activities, work, achievements, initiative or devotion to the cause of Aviation.

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Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Grant awarded to Reichert for the "Atlas" Human-Powered Helicopter project

Todd Reichert-Cameron RobertsonDuring yesterday's Awards Ceremony of the 106th FAI General Conference in Antalya, Turkey, Todd Reichert was announced to be selected as the winner of the prize of the Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Grant for the project called "Atlas" Human-Powered Helicopter.

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2012 FAI Awards Ceremony

GC-antalya-awards-ceremonyComing from all around the world, contributors to aviation were celebrated at the annual FAI Awards Ceremony that took place last night in Antalya, Turkey, as part of the 106th FAI General Conference.

Ten awardees joined together in Antalya to be presented on stage with their prestigious FAI medals and diplomas by FAI President John Grubbström.

During the ceremony, the winner of the prize of the Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Grant was revealed to be Todd Reichert for the "Atlas" human-powered helicoter project.

Two new awards were also announced by Breitling, the official partner of the FAI:

  • the Breitling Youngster Award
  • the Breitling Milestone Trophy

The attending recipients included: 

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