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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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2012 Mondial in Dubai

2012-mondial-fai-homepageLive results, news, daily programme, delegations, and much more !

European soaring through Polish skies

8043-2012-Ostrow-GlideFrom 20th to 29 July 2012 the 2012 Ostrow Glide, which was also the pre-European Gliding Championships, took place in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland. The event was organised by the Ostrów Aero Club. 93 pilots took part in the competition in 4 different classes: 19 pilots in Open Class, 20 in Standard Class, 40 in Club A and 14 in Club B. A lot of foreign teams also participated in the competition taking place at the Michałków Airfield (EPOM). For the competitors from France, Finland, Germany, Romania, Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia, Lithuania, this competition was a good training ahead of the 17th European Gliding Championships in Ostrow next year.

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2012 Tochigi Hot Air Balloon International Championship

8255 TochigiThe pictures of the event are available on Flickr !

2012 3rd Thailand Paramotor King's Cup & 1st South East Asia Championship Open

3rd-Thailand Para Kings Cup-South-Asian-ChpCheck out the video on Youtube !

2012 Tochigi Hot Air Balloon International Championship

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The Tochigi Hot Air Balloon International Championship (FAI Category 1 event) will take place in the Japanese prefecture of Tochigi from 20 to 25 November 2012.
This event is the only FAI Category 1 event in the world with Observers.

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12th Debrecen Cup International Hot Air Balloon Competition in Hungary

Debrecen Cup 2Have a look at the pictures of this First Category Sporting Event !

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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