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19th FAI World Hang Gliding Class 1 Championship in Forbes, Australia

7407-WHG Forbes-French Pilot Mario AlonziAll the pictures of the competition are now available !

We Celebrate our three new heroes!

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The 32nd FAI World Gliding Championships are over and we have three new World Champions. Congratulation to the
winners and to the Organisers for the tremendous efforts they put in this event and for the warm hospitality.

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2012 Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events - Prostejov CZE

banner-fai-homepage-prostejovCheck out all the pictures of the events !

Kiessling and reigning champions are playing their game well at the 32nd FAI World Gliding Championships

5965-w-argentina-gliderThe 32nd FAI World Gliding Championships have been characterised so far by the selective and demanding weather conditions of very strong wind and blue thermals.

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2012 FAI European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft in Capannori, Italy

capannori-2012-F1The video of the competition is now online !

Start of the 32th FAI World Gliding Championships

torch litThe 32th FAI World Gliding Championships started yesterday in the beautiful and historical airfield of Otto Ballot in Adolfo Gonzales Chaves, Argentina.

The representatives of 24 Countries are enjoying the warm Argentinian hospitality. A nice Opening Ceremony was held in town on Saturday and the competition started yesterday.

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CIAM Flyer (06-2012) - Model Airplane Flight at its Highest Level

aeromodelling-ciam-flyer-06-2012Before anyone would be objecting of the title, I hasten to define, that the expression does not designate the quality but the location. Certainly, those who are touched by the enterprise to be introduced in the following, are (yet) far from the level of technical expertise that is required for competing at the highest level, however, even beginners are found among them. The highest level in this case refers to: the highest level of education. That specific location is the University of Obuda Banki Donat Mechanical – and Safety Technology Engineering Department, formerly the Technical College of Budapest, where since 2010 – to the best of our knowledge in Hungary (perhaps even in Europe) it is first - that the curriculum of airplane modeling is introduced.

But how did the boot get on the table?

The expression of airplane modeling conjures up the image, in the mind of the general public, of some bright faced children running after their little models, and in some cases – with some level of understanding – view this as the hobbys of some grown men who have too much free time on their hands; and only the dedicated few claim that it is a sport, competitive; and morover if it were to be judged by the olympic standards, it would be realized that airplane modeling, perhaps, is one of our most accomplished sports.

Download the full content of the latest CIAM Flyer (06-2012) - Model Airplane Flight at its Highest Level in PDF format !

Taking medication? Have you checked it is not prohibited?

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Medications can contain doping substances. How to avoid being tested positive?

Tony Iberler, youngest pilot ever to participate in a world helicopter competition

Tony IberlierTony Iberler qualified as an Helicopter Pilot in Germany on his 17th birthday, one year before he can legally drive a car.

In 2012, still aged 17, he was selected as a member of the German National Team participating in the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship, Moscow. The youngest ever pilot to participate at that high level. He won second place in his class.

Anti-Doping: Agreement with SportAccord signed

I2012-signature-anti-doping-sportaccordn the frame of the FAI anti-doping plan and following the information given at the FAI General Conference in Turkey, the agreement with SportAccord for providing services and support the FAI in its Anti-Doping Plan has been signed by Jean-Marc Badan, FAI Secretary General and Vincent Gaillard, SportAccord Director General on Friday, December 7th, 2013.

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Odette Balési-Rousseau : a parachuting pioneer passes away

odette-balesi-rousseau 2It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mrs. Balési-Rousseau on 7 December 2012.

Very few are those who had such an eventful and fascinating life as Odette Balési-Rousseau. Her strong character, tenacious will and infallible courage that all of the aviation community vividly remembers made of her one of the most remarkable pioneering women in parachuting.

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