Five years ago today: Jacques Bott supersedes his own record

BarreDesEcrinsFive years ago Frenchman Jacques Bott superseded the record he himself established in 2010 by covering on 30 May 2012 an out-and-return distance of 366.4 km from Serres to La Batie-Montsaléon, France, flying an Aeriane Swift Light hang glider – the record still stands today!


Bidding opens for the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships

Drone world_chps FAI has issued a call for bids for the first FAI World Drone Racing Championships, to be held in late 2017 or early 2018.


On this day: Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly New York to Paris

Charles Lindbergh_wearing_helmet_with_goggles_upCharles Lindbergh flew solo from New York to Paris on 20/21 May 1927. Celebrate the 90th anniversary of this historic flight – and FAI world record - on 21 May 2017.

Ninety years ago, on 21 May 1927, American aviator Charles Lindbergh set the world alight when he completed the first non-stop solo flight from New York to Paris.

In doing so he set an FAI World Record for ‘Distance in a straight-line without landing’.


FAI Young Artists Contest 2018: 'Flight into the Future'

water-colors-11501411The theme for the 2018 FAI Young Artists Contest is ‘Flight into the Future’ – and entries are open.

The FAI has announced the theme for its popular annual FAI Young Artists Contest for 2018. Youngsters between the ages of 6 and 17 are invited to submit drawings and paintings working under the theme of ‘Flight into the Future’.


PGA Worlds is over. Meet the Champions!

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The 9th FAI Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Vlora Albania concluded with what was probably the most dramatic finish ever encountered in this aeronautic discipline. 


CIAM Flyer (02-2017) - Small-Scale Lindbergh 2003, Maynard Hill’s transatlantic flight

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In 2002, after a gruelling 4-year marathon of hard work, retired Johns Hopkins University metallurgist Maynard Luther Hill began the attempts at crossing the Atlantic with his model aeroplane. On 9th August 2003 "TAM 5" took off in Newfoundland and, 38 hours, 52 minutes and 19 seconds later, reached Ireland near Mannin Beach.


Red Bull Air Race 2017: Muroya wins in USA

Yoshi-650The San Diego stop of the 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship was full of surprises on Sunday 16 April as Yoshihide Muroya of Japan claimed the win, while Slovenia’s Peter Podlunšek was second, and defending World Champion Matthias Dolderer of Germany took third.


New FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships announced

Swoop1A new FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships will see its first event in August this year, following a new collaboration between the FAI and a specialist sports company, A. Sports.


2017 FAI Young Artists Contest: Winners announced

2017art2.1. AMAAN_INDbigThe winners of the 2017 FAI Young Artists Contest have been announced. They include two youngsters from India and one from Russia.


100 days to go to The World Games in Poland!

A4-TWG2017 WEBToday marks the 100 days to go to the World Games 2017 in Wroclaw.

The kick-off of this multi-sport event will take place on 20 July with the Opening Ceremony.


FAI ratifies two world records for ‘revolutionary’ Aerobatics e-plane

Siemens-e-plane 2016_2The FAI has ratified two new speed world records flown with a revolutionary electric-powered Aerobatics plane. Germany’s Walter Extra and Walter Kampsmann set one world record each, on 23 March 2017. Both pilots launched and flew the record from Schwarze Heide Airport near Dinslaken, Germany.