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German Holger Karow wins 7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Finale in South Africa!

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Until the last race it was very close at the top and any of the top five pilots still had a chance to win the contest.

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FAI Meet NAA and AMA modellers in Muncie, USA

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A delegation of FAI officials were in Muncie, Indianapolis, USA over the weekend of 10-12 November 2016 to meet with the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of model aviation in the USA.

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Crete to Cape Town Vintage Air Rally launched from Greece

C2C-19 rszA flying rally across Africa, from Crete to Cape Town, for aircraft built before the 31st December 1939.

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And the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion is...

DSC03366 rszRhett Heartsill (USA) is the 2016 World Hot Air Balloon Champion!

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PILOT PROFILE: 60 seconds with hang gliding champion Christian Ciech

Christian-Ciech-Favio-Tebaldi rszChristian Ciech is one of the most successful pilots in competition hang gliding, and was FAI European and World Champion at the same time in 2016. We spoke to him…

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The best of FAI 2016 competitions video is here!

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The best of FAI 2016 competitions video is here!

Have a look at FAI's compilation video of the main competitions of the season 2016:

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Red Bull Air Race World 2016: Matthias Dolderer wins World Championship title


2016 10_17_Matthias_Dolderer1_2Matthias Dolderer won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunday 16 October 2016.

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Red Bull Air Race 2016: Interview with the champion Matthias Dolderer

2016 10_17_Matthias_Dolderer1Matthias Dolderer is the Red Bull Air Race World Champion 2016. Now 46 he’s been flying solo since he was 14. We asked him about what it’s taken to get here…

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Red Bull Air Race 2016: ‘This game is really about focus’ – Melanie Astles

2016 10_16_Melanie_Atles1Team Mélanie Astles is four-time French aerobatics champion who made the transition to Red Bull Air Race this year. Flying as part of the Challenger Class, the training class of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship, she is the only women competing on the circuit.

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Red Bull Air Race 2016: ‘Start with gliders first’ – Martin Sonka

2016 10_16_Martin_Sonka1Earlier this year we watched as Martin Šonka won gold in Freestyle at the 20th FAI European Aerobatic Championship, EAC 2016, held in his home country Czech Republic. A Red Bull Air Race pilot for the last three seasons, he explains how the two different disciplines of aerobatics and air racing complement each other – and why as a young pilot learning to fly a glider was one of the best things he ever did…

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Dutchman Frits Brink elected new FAI President

Brink2016 sFrits Brink from the Netherlands was elected yesterday as the new President of FAI at the 110th FAI General Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

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