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56th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett

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The Gordon Bennett Cup is the most famous aviation event in the world. The objective of the race is simple: to fly the furthest distance from the start (Ebnat-Kappel, Switzerland) using the open airspace available.

This international gas balloon competition was initiated in 1906 by the adventurer James Gordon Bennett. This race is the 56th, 106 years after the first one.
The winning country has the right to stage the race two years later.
In 2010 the Swiss team won the race with a straight line distance flight of 2434 km from Bristol, England in 59 hours.

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2012 FAI European Championships for Free Flight Model Aircraft in Turda, Romania

2012 - EuF1ECh2012   Senior Winners Turda-ROUA. Roux (Senior) and M. Orlova (Junior) are the new F1E European Champions - Pictures here !

20th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship in Battle Creek, USA

6738-WHABC battle-creek-WinnersBeautiful pictures of the competition available on Flickr

7th FAI World Paramotor Championships in Marugan, Spain

7701-W-Para-Marugan-2012Pictures of the competition on Flickr !

14th FAI World Helicopter Championship in Drakino, Russia

Drakino-helicopterThe pictures of the competition are now online !

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