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Red Bull Air Race 2017: Kenny Chiang joins Challenger Cup

2017 01_10_KennyChiangKenny Chiang will open a new chapter in China's motorsport history in 2017, when he becomes the first pilot from his country to compete in the Red Bull Air Race.

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34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 are declared open

Rick-Sheppe-FAI cropped_3The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Benalla (AUS) was officially opened on Sunday, 08 January 2017, by Jaclyn Symes MP, Member for Northern Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Minister for Sport, The Hon. John Eren MP and Rick Sheppe from the FAI (pictured).

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Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Gliding SchmelzerTwo years ago on this day, Tijl Schmelzer and his father Bert were the very first to pass the 200 km/h barrier using thermals rather than mountain waves.

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Australia welcomes the world to the FAI World Gliding Championships 2017

34th FAI_WGCThe 34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 kicks-off in Australia on 9 January 2017, with two weeks of high profile, high calibre competition to follow.

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Aviation and Space: Diary-notifications and anniversaries for 2017

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Throughout 2017 the FAI will mark some important anniversaries in aviation and space flight.

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Drone pilot Vincent Delcommene outraces the competition to win the first ever FPV Racing World Cup

Vincent DelcommeneCongratulations Vincent Delcommene (also known as VINCBEE): the first FPV Racing World Cup champion.

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Air Sports Join Olympic Channel

FAI Olympic_ChannelFAI and the Olympic Channel have reached a cooperation agreement to collaborate on content for the Olympic Channel.

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CIAM Flyer (6-2016) - Short Climb, Long Glide

CIAM Flyer_6-2016_sIn recent years, electric flying has seen the totally unspectacular emergence of a new electric glider class (F5J). It is characterised by its large (maximum span of 4 m) but very lightweight RC glider models (800 to 1500 g) equipped with relatively small electric motors (approx. 500 W).

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Red Bull Air Race 2017: Season kicks off in Abu Dhabi with landmark 75th race

RBAR2017 AbuDhabi_NewsThe first race of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race calendar in February will be a celebration of milestones for the official World Championship: the tenth season of competition, the tenth consecutive opener in Abu Dhabi and the diamond 75th race for the coveted title.

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Lassi Nurila from Finland wins the F3A World Cup 2016!

From Facebook_rszAfter winning the overall at the F3A World Cup 2015, Lassi Nurila from Finland won the following F3A World Cup 2016 again!

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The 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett 2017 to take off from Gruyères, Switzerland

2016 12_08_GordonBennett2017_AfficheCollector-724x1024_copyFrom 7 to 16 September 2017, Gruyères will host the 61st Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the oldest and most prestigious gas balloon race in the world.

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