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2012 FAI European Championship for Soaring Model Aircraft in Chamblay, France

6469-2012 F3K soaring 0014All the pictures of the F3K competition are now available!

2012 FAI European Championship for Aerobatic Model Aircraft in Châteauroux, France

6468-Euro F3A chteauroux FRACheck out the pictures from the F3A competition (Seniors / Juniors) !

World Glider Aerobatic Championships Close in Slovakia

The 15th FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships (Unlimited Category) and the 3rd FAI World Advanced Glider Aerobatic Championships have come to a close in Dubnica nad Váhom, Slovakia on Saturday, August 18th, 2012.

The new FAI World Glider Aerobatic Champion (Unlimited) is Maciej Pospieszynski (below) of Poland flying a Swift S-1. Ferenc Toth of Hungary was in second place, also in a Swift. Third was Markus Feyerabend of Germany in a Swift as well.

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2012 FAI World Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft in Belgrade, Serbia

7413-w-F1D-Belgrade-srbBeautiful pictures of the competitions won by Lutz Schramm (Seniors) and Gabriela Kaplanova (Juniors)

2012 World Games Test Events

Pictures of the Paragliding Accuracy and Canopy Piloting competitions in Cali, Colombiapics-podium-2012

CIAM Flyer (04-2012) - Quiet Flights over Land

F7-airship-model-whiteAEROSTATS are lighter than air models. We have two main types of aerostats: Hot air balloons and Airships. Airships obtain their sustentation from gas (or from hot air), have propulsion units and can be directed.

Next, we have three types of airships:

  1. Blimps have an inflatable envelope and their shape is obtain by the pressure of the gas inside the envelope. Blimps are the most common airship models and the easiest to build
  2. Hot air airships obtain their lift from hot air produced in an inflatable envelope
  3. Rigid airships have a covered rigid structure and contain inflatable gas balloons.

Download the full content of the latest CIAM Flyer (04-2012) - Quiet Flights over Land in PDF format !

 

Formation Skydiving & Artistic Events in Prostejov, Czech Republic: 27 Aug - 2 Sept 2012

Invitation video - prostejov 2012

The competition starts in a few days! Check out the invitation video!

2012 FAI World Championship for Soaring Model Aircraft

6101-2012-w-soaring-johannesburg-rsaSee the pictures of this competition won by Benedikt Feigl (GER) and Carlo Gallizia (ITA)

Paragliding Accuracy marks the spot in Cali, Colombia

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The Paragliding Accuracy Test Event of the World Games in Cali, Colombia is underway. The competition, being held at the Marco Fidel Suarez Air Force base, provides a venue convenient for winch-launching and for spectators, close to Colombia’s ‘Salsa City’. It is being run in parallel with Parachuting Canopy Piloting.

The venue has been months in preparation, with the construction of a swoop pond for the parachutists, measuring 25m x 65m. The Paragliding Accuracy target is located close by, so that the landing areas of both disciplines are immediately in front of spectator stands. Although this year’s Test Events are low key affairs, next year, these airsports events are expected to attract huge crowds from the local population as well as internationally.

Two rounds each of paragliding accuracy and parachuting canopy piloting have been completed on the first full day of the competition.

The inclusion of Paragliding Accuracy in the Cali World Games has given a tremendous boost to the discipline in Colombia. Recent local FAI Cat 2 competitions have produced a field of 20 Colombian pilots competing this week. There is international representation, with pilots from Czech Republic and United Kingdom. Next year, 36 of the world’s top paragliding accuracy pilots will be selected and invited to participate.

The World Games

Paragliding Accuracy and Parachuting Canopy Piloting represent the only two airsports taking part in the 2013 edition of The World Games. A diverse range of some 30 non-Olympic sports are featured, including rugby, orienteering, fistball and Squash, acrobatic gymnastics, sumo wrestling and fin swimming. Some 4000 athletes from 120 countries are expected to compete. See: http://www.theworldgames.org/the-sports/sports

Test events for this multi-sport extravaganza are taking place throughout this year, and will all be played out at the same time next year from 25 July to 4 August.

Pic caption: Andy Shaw (GBR) scores in the first round of the Paragliding Accuracy World Games Test Event. Note the parachuting ‘swoop pond’ just behind.

2013 FAI Young Artists Contest: "My Favourite Airsports"

1272841 15655915-painting-colours sGet a chance to win a gold, silver or bronze medal !

Like every year, the 2013 Young Artists Contest gives the opportunity for budding artists to express themselves artistically about a subject related to aviation. The contest is divided in three age categories (6-9, 10-13, 14-17 years old).

This year, the theme for the contest is "My Favourite Airsports".

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FAI Aerobatics Youtube Channel

thumbnail video wayakDiscover our channel which includes the videos of the 3rd FAI World YAK 52 Aerobatic Championship in Bolshoe Gryzlovo, Russia.