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5th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series

glider-nardiniFollowing the great success of the current series the FAI Gliding Commission (IGC) are pleased to announce the timetable for the 5th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series.

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Agreements signed to promote aviation sports

fame-slideFAME, the marketing arm of FAI, the World Air Sports Federation has signed Memorandums of Understanding with the FAI Gliding Commission (IGC) and the FAI Hang-Gliding and Paragliding Commission (CIVL).

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Largest Freefall Formation (Feminine category) European Record broken!

The FAI has just ratified the european record of the largest freefall formation (feminine category) achieved by 88 parachutists in Kolomna, Russia. They superseded the record established in 2008 by 70 parachutists. Congratulations !record-16588-largest-formation-2012

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21st FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship: And Brazil it will be!

brazil flagThe CIA Plenary Meeting, held in Rio de Janeiro on March 22 and 23, has finally decided. The 21st FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship will be held in San Carlos/Brazil in 2014. This decision came along after long, difficult and tiresome discussions at the Plenary, but to the satisfaction of a majority of the delegates present. Competitors may now confidently start their preparations.

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57th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett - presentation video

The Event Organising Team has just created a new presentation video for the 57th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett that will take place in Nancy, France, from 23 to 31 August 2013.57GB-presentation-video


Gordon Bennett 2013 à Nancy (du 23 au 31 août... par GordonBennettTV

2013 Rankings in Canopy Formations

 

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The Mondial in Dubai saw the largest participation ever in a Canopy Formations World Championships, with new players entering the competition, particularly in the 2-Way Sequential event.  However the rankings are dominated by the three “big” players, USA (1st) France (2nd) and Russia (3rd) with Austrialia close behind.

With a First Category Event only being held every other year, persistence pays and there is no change in the top 3 places, even though France swept the board with gold medals in Dubai.

Ukraine, Italy, the Czech Republic and Argentina entered the competition for the first time.

In 4-Way Rotations Russia retains 1st place, with France 2nd and Belarus 3rd, so no change; but both China and Argentina enter for the first time.

4-Way Sequential had low participation in Dubai, unlike all the other disciplines – again dominated by the “big” players with USA retaining their 1st position, and France overtaking Russia to 2nd place, leaving Russia in 3rd.

The latest ranking lists can be found under "Documents"-  "Rankings" - "2013".

2013 FAI World Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft in Coburg, Germany

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Watch the great flights that made Gernot Bruckmann from Austria a World Champion !

14th FAI World Helicopter Championship

14-w-helico-chp-drakinoThere is now a playlist with all the videos of the competition on the CIG Youtube Channel

The World Games 2013: List of Parachuting and Paragliding competitors now official!

WG2013-slideThe list of the competitors selected for the Paragliding Accuracy and Parachuting Canopy Piloting events of The World Games 2013 has been released. In total, 36 athletes for each air sport gained entry to The World Games 2013 in Cali, Colombia.

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20 balloons to participate in the 57th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

Logo GB13Following the call for registration which ended on 15 February, the countries participating in the 57th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett are now known, as well as the number of balloons representing each country. 20 gas balloons from 10 nations will take part in the event which will take place from 22 to 31 August 2013. The start point for the race is in Nancy, France.

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2013 FAI World Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft in Coburg, Germany

8317-2013-W-IndAeroAll the pictures of the competition, the pilots, the opening and prize ceremonies, and much more !