Tuesday, 10 March 2015 10:09
Bertrand Piccard took off this morning at 6:35 UTC+4 from Muscat, Oman, onboard Solar Impulse 2. Before starting his journey to Ahmedabad, India, he revealed that he would attempt to break the FAI world record of Distance in the Experimental / New Technologies, Solar-Powered Aeroplane category.
Monday, 09 March 2015 15:14
The FAI has today announced the list of the 11 sports and 24 disciplines selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. More than 1000 athletes, crews and officials will be involved in the multi air sports event. It will be the biggest FAI World Air Games ever organised.
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:27
With whom else than Steve Fossett could we open our series of world record celebrations? From 1995 to 2007, the FAI ratified 93 of his performances, which makes him the holder of the largest number of world records. These figures are unequalled, and they are all the more impressive given that they are linked to achievements in four different air sports, namely Ballooning, Airships, Gliding and General Aviation.
Friday, 20 February 2015 11:49
The first space-walk by Alexey Leonov in 1965, the first solo flight across the Pacific Ocean by Steve Fossett in 1995, the highest ballooning flight by Vijaypat Singhania in 2005, to name only a few. These are the outstanding records whose anniversaries will be celebrated by FAI in 2015 with a series of articles and social media messages. Dug out of the Federation’s archives, the most valuable, interesting and exclusive documents and pictures will be made available to the public and the media on these occasions.
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 13:19
Catapult Gliders is a brilliant class to start a flying career with and the class can also give the expert flyer lots of fun. Simple, cheap and quick models to build and flying is spectacular.
Monday, 02 February 2015 09:24
Two Eagles Balloon landed on Saturday just off the Baja coast near La Poza Grande in Mexico, at six days, 16 hours and 37 minutes into the mission after taking off from Saga, Japan, on Sunday 25 January. The pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev made a controlled descent to a gentle water landing about four miles off the Baja coast. They have been picked up by a fishing boat and taken to shore.
Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:16
The International World Games Association (IWGA) awarded the organisation of The World Games 2021 to Birmingham, Alabama, USA. This decision was announced this morning by IWGA President José Perurena at a press conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, in the presence of FAI representatives.
Thursday, 15 January 2015 08:57
The 14th FAI World Paragliding Championship has started on January 10th in Roldanillo, Colombia, with 148 pilots and 38 nations.
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 10:10
The first FAI Sailplane Grand Prix event of 2015 at Worcester in the Cape Mountains of South Africa produced some spectacular races. The fastest race speed was 189.9 Kilometres per hour by Laurens Goudriaan of South Africa during race 4 with a fantastic flight around 475 kilometres, even the slowest winning race speed was 138 kilometres per hour. The contest was a close match with a battle for first place between Laurens and Uli Schwenck of Germany but Laurens last two day wins clinched the first place and this top pair blew away the opposition with their consistent and very fast flying. The race location at Worcester has proved itself to have a great potential as a Grand Prix site and I am sure there are many pilots who will be keen to fly the next event there. See all the results and event videos at http://www.sgp.aero/southafrica2015