9th FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Championships

EAAC-Deva-ROUThe 9th FAI European Advanced Aerobatic Championships took place in Deva, Romania, from 22 July to 2 August 2015.


First day of the 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship

2015WHC78-kopia900pxThe 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship started on Thursday in Zielona Gora, Poland. In the first event of the competition, the navigation, Russians pilots took the first six places. In the overall standings of the Championship the Viktor Korotaev/Vladimir Ziablikov crew top the ranking with a score of 299,7 points. The best result from a Polish team was achieved by Maciej Wegrzecki and Jakub Malec. With a score of 272,0 points they are at the 12th position.


2015 FAI F3B World Championship for Model Gliders in Arnhem, Netherlands

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All the pictures of this world event are now available

The 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship Starts Today in Poland !

w helico 2015For four days, from today until 16th August, the best helicopter pilots will fight for victory in Przylep, Poland.

In total, 98 pilots from 12 countries participate in the most important rotorcraft event of the year.


2015 FAI F3J European Championship for Model Gliders in Dupnitsa, Bulgaria

FAI CIAM 2015 F3JEch Bulgaria 0010 Have a look at the pictures of this competition !

4 August 1985: Larry Tudor, the “Part Bird”, who Flew a Record of a 4’343 Meters Gain in Altitude with a Hang Glider

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Today marks the 30th anniversary of an FAI Word Record made by an American pilot described as both “Part Bird” and “Skygod” and who is perhaps one of the finest Hang Glider pilot for tandem or solo flights: Larry Tudor. A fidgety Californian, he has been pushing the edges of how far hang gliders can go since the air sport's early days in the 1970s. During his long career, Tudor set a total of ten FAI World Records and the one we are commemorating today has not yet been broken.


Competitors for 6th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix World Final



The countdown to one of the most exciting and competitive sporting events this fall has started. On the 5th of September, 20 of the best pilots in the world will be coming to Varese, Italy, where they will compete for the title of FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Champion.

The pilots for the 6th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix World Final have qualified for their place by competing in one of the 6th FAI/SGP series qualifying events. There is also a wild card entry from the host country.

To read more and to see the list of cometitors, click here.


Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up and Running

WAG2015-websiteFAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the host of the event, it offers quick and easy access to essential information about the Games.


Winners rewarded at the Prize Giving Ceremony of the 22nd FAI World Precision Flying Championship

22WPFC-skive-denThe 22nd FAI World Precision Flying Championship competition ended on Thursday in Skive, Denmark, but there was a ‘final stage’ on Friday - the official Prize-Giving Ceremony scheduled in the evening at 6 pm.


Solar Impulse to Continue its Round-The-World Mission in April 2016 Due to Damage to the Aircraft

2015 07 03 Solar Impulse 2 RTW 7th Flight Nagoya to Hawaii landing revillard 05828The Solar Impulse team has today announced that irreversible damage to the batteries of the experimental aircraft will not allow pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard to complete the circumnavigation of the globe this year. The next flight is not planned before April 2016.


Two Eagles Balloon's Duration and Distance World Records Ratified by FAI


FAI has ratified two world records following the Two Eagle Balloon's fantastic flight across the Pacific Ocean in January.

It took Leonid Tyukhtyaev from Russia and Troy Bradley from USA (above holding the Mexican flag after being taken to shore by a fishing boat in Baja) an incredible 160 hours 34 minutes to reach Baja, Mexico, from Saga, Japan !