Centenary of first flight across Mediterranean Sea by Roland Garros


The world of aviation is today celebrating the 100 jubilee of an event which became a milestone in the history of aviation: the first non-stop flight across the Mediterranean Sea by Frenchman Roland Garros.


1st FAI World Precision Flying Championships in Bautzen, GER


The 21st FAI World Precision Flying Championships was held in Bautzen, Germany from 07-14 September 2013.


18th FAI European Hot Air Balloon Championship in Wloclawek, Poland

Check out in pictures what happened at the competition ! 18th Euro HAB-wloclawek POL

Cat 1 in the Americas


A Paragliding Pan-American Championship in 2014, a Paragliding and a Hang Gliding World Championships in 2015, go fly Central and South America!


What’s up in late summer 2013?


The Paragliding XC, the Paragliding Accuracy World Championships and World Games crowned the best pilots and countries. Congratz!


Paint brushes at the ready: the 2014 FAI Young Artists Contest is now open !

painting sThe FAI invites all youngsters from the age of 6 to 17 to take part in the 2014 FAI Young Artists Contest, a painting competition that gives an opportunity to young artists to express themselves artistically according to a given theme. The 2014 theme is “Flying to save lives”.


1st FAI World Paramotor Slalom Championships

1st FAI World Paramotor Slalom ChampionshipsFrom 9 to 15 September, competitors fought for victory in Aspres sur Buech, France.

2013 FAI World Championship for Free Flight Slope Soaring Model Aircraft in Martin, Slovakia

W Chp Free Flight Slope Soaring Model AircraftThe pictures of the senior and junior competitions are now available on Flickr

2013 FAI European Championship for Free Flight Indoor Model Aircraft

2013 E FF indoor Belgrade SRBSeniors and Juniors competed in Belgrade, Serbia - browse all the pictures of the championships

FAI Secretary General Badan to step down from his position - Search for his replacement underway

Jean-Marc_BadanThe FAI has announced that Jean-Marc Badan is to step down as FAI Secretary General, effective 30 November 2013. The FAI Executive Board has created a high priority working group to search for his replacement. Candidates are invited to submit their written application and CV by Wednesday 25 September 2013 (12.00 CET) at the latest by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Interview with Pierre Duval, President of the FAI Environmental Commission

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Frenchman Pierre Duval, 50, is the new President of the FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) since his election by the Delegates during the last annual meeting of the Commission in February 2013. He tells us about his position, his aims, his objectives and the challenges the EnvC is and will be facing.