2013 South Moravian F3A Cup in Budkovice, Czech Republic


8472-CZ F3A podium 2013

1. Gernot Bruckmann 2. Gerhard Mayr 3. Marco Mazzucchelli

50 years later, Bykovsky's record for longest solo flight on a spacecraft still intact

9352 Bikovsky W Record Astronautics 4 250 years after his solo flight onboard a soviet spaceship, Valery Fiodorovich Bykovsky, born in 1934, is still the holder of the world record for duration in the "Spacecraft with one astronaut" category.


2013 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP in Zar, Poland - Last Chance to qualify

9159-SGP Zar POLThe final qualifying event for the 5th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series will take place at ZAR in Poland 27th July to 3rd August, the winners of this event will qualify for the World Sailplane Grand Prix final to take place at Sisteron  in France during spring 2014.


Across America Mission: Solar Impulse reaches Washington D.C.

Solar-Impulse-Washington DCSolar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane of Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, reached Washington D.C. yesterday at 12:15am EDT.


New page for the F3A Radio Control Aerobatics World Cup

8613-Schaerding podium 2013

Gerhard Mayr won the 44th Innviertler Wanderpokal and is at the top of the rankings !


2013 Raliul Aerian al Romaniei - Romanian Air Rally at Banesti Airfield

9046-2013-romanian-air-rally-2013All the pictures are now available on Flickr: winner, YAK 52 airplanes, airfield, and many others !

57th FAI Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett - test flight video

2013-GB-test-flightIn May 2013, a test flight was undergone by the Organising Committee ahead of the 57th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett that will take place in Nancy, France, from 23 to 31 August 2013.

Test Flight - 7 May 2013 par GordonBennettTV

FAI Active Members' Presidents meet for the first time in Asia

2013 NAC Active Presidents MeetingOn Saturday 8 June, 22 Executive Representatives of 17 FAI Members organisations (NACs) and the FAI Executive Board gathered in Hong Kong, China, for the 2013 FAI Active Members' Presidents meeting. Held for the first time in Asia, this meeting was part of the FAI’s desire to encourage and ease the participation of its Asian Members, to give the opportunity to all its other Members to meet with them, and to acknowledge the dynamism of this part of the world in all air sports matters.


Across America Mission: Solar Impulse ready for third leg from Dallas to St. Louis

Solar impulse FlightPhoenixtoDallas landing revillard-08 sAfter the San Francisco (California) to Phoenix (Arizona) and Phoenix to Dallas (Texas) flights, Solar Impulse is now ready for the third leg of its Across America Mission, from Dallas to St. Louis (Missouri). Take-off is scheduled for today 4am local time (11am Swiss time) and landing for tomorrow 1am local time (8am Swiss time).


You can buy a CIA Competition Logger now!

CIA logger by Nienke BosThe FAI Ballooning Commission is pleased to announce that

You can buy a CIA Competition Logger now !


Ananov breaks 52-year-old rotorcraft world records

Ananov-records-2013The FAI has recently ratified two rotocraft world records claimed by Sergey Ananov from Russia.