Tuesday, 05 November 2013 15:01
Jarrett 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:
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 16:35
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).
Monday, 21 October 2013 14:26
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:
Friday, 11 October 2013 14:39
The 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.
Friday, 11 October 2013 12:00
The sessions of the 107th FAI General Conference were held in Royale Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 4 and 5 October 2013.
More than 150 delegates from 39 Active, 1 Associate, 1 Temporary Member Countries and 2 Affiliated Members were present, as well as FAI elected Officers, Presidents of Honour, Companions of Honour and delegates appointed by Presidents of Commissions and Observers.
The General Conference was officially opened on Thursday 3 October during a ceremony where FAI Awards and FAI Breitling Awards were presented.
For the first time, an electronic voting system was used during the sessions of the FAI General Conference. This new technology allowed a considerable gain of time during votes and will be re-used in the future.
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 11:52
The realisation that hobby and career can benefit each other is not new. Aeromodelling as a highly technical hobby and demanding sport presents a particularly large number of synergies with career and work. Many remarkable examples can be found in the technical trades and professions, one of which is CNC operator, Rogers.
Monday, 07 October 2013 15:27
The 2013 FAI Awards Ceremony took place last Thursday night at the Royale Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event, which is one of the highlights of the year for the federation, honours all those who made outstanding contributions to the world of aeronautics and astronautics.