Wednesday, 07 December 2016 15:36
Walter Extra, the famous aerobatics pilot behind the Extra series of aerobatic planes, has set a FAI world record in the new field of Electric-powered planes. Launching from Schwarze Heide Airport near Dinslaken, Germany, on 25 November 2016 he flew a unique, battery-powered plane and climbed to 3,000m in a time of 4mins 22 seconds.
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 12:28
Twenty years ago on 7 December 1996 the US Space Shuttle Columbia spent a record 17 days in space – the longest ever Shuttle mission.
Monday, 28 November 2016 13:31
As the world governing body for all air sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee, FAI is responsible for world drone sports. As part of its work in this area, the Federation has now established a Working Group on matters related to drones, comprised of members of the FAI Executive Board and the Executive of the Aeromodelling Commission as well as senior FAI officials.
Friday, 18 November 2016 14:06
A Russian priest who circumnavigated the world in a balloon in record time has been presented the inaugural FAI - Breitling Pilot of the Year Award at a ceremony in Switzerland yesterday, Thursday 17 November 2016.
Friday, 11 November 2016 19:54
Until the last race it was very close at the top and any of the top five pilots still had a chance to win the contest.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 14:03
A delegation of FAI officials were in Muncie, Indianapolis, USA over the weekend of 10-12 November 2016 to meet with the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of model aviation in the USA.
Saturday, 12 November 2016 07:02
A flying rally across Africa, from Crete to Cape Town, for aircraft built before the 31st December 1939.
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 13:31
Christian Ciech is one of the most successful pilots in competition hang gliding, and was FAI European and World Champion at the same time in 2016. We spoke to him…