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57th FAI Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett - test flight video

2013-GB-test-flightIn May 2013, a test flight was undergone by the Organising Committee ahead of the 57th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett that will take place in Nancy, France, from 23 to 31 August 2013.


Test Flight - 7 May 2013 par GordonBennettTV

FAI Active Members' Presidents meet for the first time in Asia

2013 NAC Active Presidents MeetingOn Saturday 8 June, 22 Executive Representatives of 17 FAI Members organisations (NACs) and the FAI Executive Board gathered in Hong Kong, China, for the 2013 FAI Active Members' Presidents meeting. Held for the first time in Asia, this meeting was part of the FAI’s desire to encourage and ease the participation of its Asian Members, to give the opportunity to all its other Members to meet with them, and to acknowledge the dynamism of this part of the world in all air sports matters.

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Across America Mission: Solar Impulse ready for third leg from Dallas to St. Louis

Solar impulse FlightPhoenixtoDallas landing revillard-08 sAfter the San Francisco (California) to Phoenix (Arizona) and Phoenix to Dallas (Texas) flights, Solar Impulse is now ready for the third leg of its Across America Mission, from Dallas to St. Louis (Missouri). Take-off is scheduled for today 4am local time (11am Swiss time) and landing for tomorrow 1am local time (8am Swiss time).

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You can buy a CIA Competition Logger now!

CIA logger by Nienke BosThe FAI Ballooning Commission is pleased to announce that

You can buy a CIA Competition Logger now !

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Ananov breaks 52-year-old rotorcraft world records

Ananov-records-2013The FAI has recently ratified two rotocraft world records claimed by Sergey Ananov from Russia.

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Across America Mission: longest flight world record to be submitted to FAI for ratification

Solar Impulse land Dalals Rezo-Solar Impulse-Polaris sThe solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse, which departed on 22 May from Phoenix (Arizona), reached Dallas (Texas) yesterday morning, thus achieving a flight that might prove to be the longest flight (Straight distance, pre-declared waypoints) ever made with 1’541 km.

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The World Games 2013: Get to know the air sports athletes by visiting their profiles

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The profile of all athletes participating to the Paragliding Accuracy and Parachuting Canopy Piloting events of the World Games 2013 is now available on the FAI website.

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2013 CIA World Hot Air Balloon Ranking List released: Petrehn, Donner and Zeberli at the top

John-Petrehn 01 by Cindy PetrehnThe FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA) has updated the CIA World Hot Air Balloon Ranking List ahead of the start of the 2013 competition season. John Petrehn, Nick Donner and Stefan Zeberli lead the rankings which count 918 pilots (of which about 7% per cent are female) from 39 nations in total.

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Across America Mission: Solar Impulse leaves Phoenix for Dallas

solar impulse across america 2Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane of Swiss pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, will today depart from Phoenix for Dallas to complete the second leg of its flight across america.

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50 days to the 57th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

affiche GB2013gb2013Only 50 days separate us from the start of 57th edition of the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett scheduled to take place in Nancy, France, from 22 to 31 August 2013.

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Two new FAI-Breitling awards for the recognition of young and exceptional talent

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The FAI has today announced the creation of two awards bearing the name of Breitling, the Global Sponsor of the FAI since 2012: The Breitling Milestone Trophy and the Breitling Youngster Award. Both awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony of the FAI General Conference, where the winners will be invited and hosted by Breitling.

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