CIAM Flyer (4-2014) - Control Line Electric Speed Flying – a category for all those keen to try something new
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 10:13
In most modelling disciplines where models have lately been propelled with combustion engines – be it model cars, model boats or, of course, model aircraft – there is now an electric alternative. The emergence of brushless motors powered by lithium-polymer batteries has, no doubt, been a turning point in the development of propulsion motors in aeromodelling.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:16
The United Nations General Assembly recently adopted a Resolution on sport entitled "Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace”. It is the first time in its history that the UN recognises the autonomy of the International Olympic Committee et sport.
Strategic Roadmap for the Future of the Olympic Movement Made Public – FAI’s Contribution to the Process
Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:43
The IOC has unveiled the final draft recommendations for Olympic Agenda 2020, which is the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.
The FAI, which bears the status of IOC-Recognised Sports Federation, is proud and grateful to have been given the opportunity to give its input, together with other federations, experts from civil society including the United Nations and Google/Yotube.
Monday, 17 November 2014 08:47
Final Day of the World Cup of Indoor Skydiving
Today was the third and final day of the 1st World Cup of Indoor Skydiving. The final results, together with a judged video for each flight, are available at the relevant link above. The final rounds were conducted with a huge number of spectators in attendance and the atmosphere was electric, although there was not much risk of a change in the final ranking in FS. Flying kicked off with FS Open followed by FS Female. The two rounds were rapidly completed and the judges kept up pretty well with the scoring. FS Open was won by the Bad Boys from the Czech Republic and Female FS was won by Aerokart Deep Blue from France. After a break when the FAI Officials were given another opportunity to fly, the Artistic Events took off. Judging AE is slower than FS so while waiting for the scores to come out, the iFly staff gave a brilliant demonstration of what can be done in a tunnel. The final round brought some change to the Freestyle scores with Olga Bakulina from Russia slipping from second place to third, replaced by Collective Freestyle (Michael Sylva Jr).
Monday, 27 October 2014 10:10
Britain's Nigel Lamb won the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunday with a dramatic victory under pressure at the season finale in Spielberg, Austria, with a heart-stopping second place finish after Austria's Hannes Arch ended up a disappointing fourth place in a nail-biting final in front of a sell-out crowd of 35,000 spectators.
Monday, 20 October 2014 09:37
The Delegates from the FAI Member Countries participated in the 108th FAI General Conference which took place in Pattaya, Thailand, on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 October 2014. The event was successfully organised by the Royal Aeronautic Sports Association of Thailand (RASAT) which is a Member of the FAI since 1979.
The results of the conference, such as the reelection of FAI President Dr. John Grubbström, are outlined below. The full minutes will be published on the FAI website at the beginning of 2015.
Monday, 13 October 2014 06:52
Pete McLeod of Canada was declared the winner of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship stop in Las Vegas on Sunday after heavy winds forced the cancellation of the flying in the first of three final rounds. McLeod won the first race of his career by virtue of his victory in Qualifying on Saturday. Nigel Lamb of Britain moved into the overall World Championship lead of the world’s fastest motorsport series with 53 points on the strength of his fourth straight second place and Germany's Matthias Dolderer got his first podium of the year with third place.
Friday, 17 October 2014 04:51
The FAI has announced the winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award, celebrating the outstanding dedication and contribution to air sports.
The ceremony took place last night in Pattaya, Thailand, as part of the 108th FAI General Conference which is held today and tomorrow, and hosted by the Royal Aeronautic Sports Association of Thailand (RASAT).
For the first time, live streaming allowed people from all around the world to be in the heart of the event. Judging from the amount of views and comments, this new feature was a complete success. For those who missed it, the replay of the whole ceremony can be watched on the FAI Youtube Channel.