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1st FAI Asian-Oceanic Paramotor Championships in Phuket, Thailand

1AO paramotor-2013The pictures of the event can be viewed on Flickr

2013 Tochigi Hot Air Balloon International Championship

Tochigi2013Check out the pictures on Flickr !

Ranking Lists - 2013 Finalised

Final Ranking ListNiels-Christians for 2013


Following the end of the season for FCE's the ranking lists for 2013 have been finalised.

There are few surprises as those Nations that have dominated in different disciplines continue to do so, however in one or two cases the failure to enter every possible First Category Event has had an impact.

Freefall Style and Precision Accuracy:

In the Male event the first position is spread between countries, for Accuracy : Slovenia, Style : the Czech Republic and Overall : Russia.  Russia however wipes the board in the Female events taking first position in Accuracy, Style and Overall.

Formation Skydiving;

The dominance of Belgium (first place) continues in the 4-Way Open event;  however despite France’s dominance of the 4-way Female event, first position goes to USA because they competed in all 5 of the FCE’s in the 4 years that count.  France continued their dominance of the 8-way and VFS events, but UAE are now in second place in VFS which could make 2014  interesting.

Artistic Events,

Great Britain take first place in Freestyle despite France’s dominance, due to consistence of entry but France retains their first position in Freefly.

Canopy Piloting

Continues with the dominance of the USA taking first place in all 4 elements of this discipline.


The ranking lists are available under the following drop-down menu:
“Events” “Rankings” and the guide to how it all works on this link


Susan Dixon
November 2013

4th Asian Beach Games Test Event

4th Asian Beach Games Test Event This event took place ahead of the 4th Asian Beach Games planned for November 2014 in Phuket

CIAM Flyer (05-2013) - Fast Races with Electric Power

ciam flyer 05-2013Electric Pylon Racing is a discipline involving some of the highest speeds in areomodelling. These days, times of around 60 seconds for ten circuits around a triangular course of 400 m, corresponding to speeds of 300 km/h and more, are not unusual.

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6th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series

The FAI Gliding Commission (IGC) is pleased to announce the venues for the 6th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix (SGP) series. The seven venues for the Qualifying Grand Prix events, which will be held in 2014 and 2015, are :

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Another first for Dubai

IMG 0477 Jarrett Martin copyJarrett Martin, a Junior member of the USA Freefall Style & Accuracy Team qualified to compete at the 4th DIPC (Dubai International Parachuting Championships) – however Jarrett is different from other competitors in that he is paraplegic.  So USPA sought the agreement of the organisation in Dubai for Jarrett to enter.

The response was an emphatic yes “We should do everything in our power to support such a young man’s athletic desire and ideals”

This is Jarrett’s story – his refusal to allow the results of his accident to alter his drive and determination to follow his sport and achieve his goals is truly inspiring:

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Ratification of Solar Impulse's Across America Mission records

2013 05 23 AcrossAmerica FlightPhoenixtoDallas landing revillard-11 s

The FAI has today ratified the three world records claimed by Solar Impulse pilot André Borschberg from Switzerland, following a performance flight achieved on 23 May 2013 from Phoenix to Dallas (USA).

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7th Trofeo Città di Capannori

8502-capannori-trofeo-2013Free Flights aeromodellers competed in the province of Lucca, Italia - see the pictures !

Le Vot is the new aerobatic world champion !

Francois Le Vot

French pilot François Le Vot stole the gold at the 27th FAI World Aerobatic Championships that took place at the North Texas Regional Airport (Texas, USA) from 9 to 20 October 2013.

The 3 first ranked pilots are:

  1. François Le Vot FRA - Extra 330 SC
  2. Mikhail Mamistov RUS - Sukhoi 31
  3. Gerald Cooper GBR - XtremAir

 See all the results on civa-news.com and the news on the competition website.

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Red Bull Air Race back on stage in 2014 - FAI to collaborate to the race

red bull air raceThe resumption of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship was announced on Tuesday in Malaysia during a press conference attended by FAI President John Grubbström and FAI Secretary General Jean-Marc Badan. The FAI will partner the Red Bull Air Race management and provide safety specialists for the Championship which will start in February 2014.

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