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France Sweeps Krushevo Paragliding Euro

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On the final day of the 14th Paragliding European Championship in Krushevo, Macedonia (FRY), Honorin Hamard, Seiko Fukuoka Neuville and the French team stood on the highest march of the podium, gold medals around their necks. Laurie Genovese completed the French sweep with a silver medal.

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20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships: 20-27 August 2016

EAC2016 startForty of Europe’s best aerobatic pilots gathered in the small town of Moravska Trebova in eastern Czech Republic today, for the start of the 20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships.

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Red Bull Air Race 2016: Matt Hall wins in Ascot

 

Podium-Winners-600Australia’s Matt Hall won the Ascot leg of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunday, 14 August 2016. He beat overall race leader Matthias Dolderer (GER) by a whisker to win the day. Hannes Arch (AUT) was third.

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11 August 1986: The FAI World Record of John Trevor Egginton

Westland-Lynx-AH-1-G-LYNX-FAI-World-Absolute-Speed-Record-holder11 August 1986: A modified factory demonstration Westland Lynx AH.1 Helicopter piloted by Chief Test Pilot John Trevor Egginton set an FAI Absolute Record for Speed for helicopters over a straight 15 and 25 km course of 400.87 km/h (249.089 mp/h) near Glastonbury on the Somerset Levels and Moors, Southwest England.

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CIAM Flyer (4-2016) - Innovation starts at an early age

CIAM-Flyer-4-2016Everyone is talking about innovation. In politics and for the economy, innovation is seen as a
vital driving force for growth. Sadly, we often forget that innovation starts at an early age. The
prerequisites for this are good schooling and, where possible, practical education. Aeromodelling combines the two.

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On This Day in History: Otto Lilienthal’s legacy lives on

Otto Lilienthal gliding experiment ppmsca.02546Otto Lilienthal, the 'Glider King' who was an inspirational 19th-century aviation pioneer died 120-years ago on 10 August 1896. We remember his legacy today…

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Krushevo Hang Gliding Class 5 World and Class 1 European: Best Ever?

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Krushevo best ever hang gliding cross-country World or Continental Championship? It was the opinion of many after the award ceremony was through.

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Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Ferenc Toth WGAC2016 copyFerenc Toth has been at the top of his game since the turn of the century. The FAI Glider Aerobatics World Champion won his first major competition in 2000, aged 32. That was the FAI European Aerobatic Glider Championships, held in Provence, France, and it was a close battle between him and Jerzy Makula – the ‘grandfather’ of glider aerobatics – for the top spot.

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Hungary comes out top: Watching Ferenc Toth take gold

Ferenc podium WGAC2016“I think it was enough,” said Ferenc Toth as he stepped out of the glider after his final competition flight at the FAI World Glider Aerobatic Championships in Hungary, on Friday 29 July 2016.

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It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

Machula WGAC2016“I have four sons, Jan is the youngest. But you know, when he was very little he was afraid of flying, he would not even touch the glider.” Jerzy Makula is a legend in glider aerobatics, often called the ‘grandfather of the sport’. A commercial pilot he has been at the forefront of developing glider aerobatics for four decades, pushing the boundaries and coaching individual pilots and national teams. He has been Glider Aerobatics World Champion seven times.

Now, his son Jan, 22, is following in his father’s footsteps and competing in the Unlimited class at the World Glider Aerobatic Championships. “I don’t remember when I first went flying with my dad, but I was young,” explains Jan.

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Mikhail Mamistov gets ready for the 20th FAI European Aerobatic Championship

CIVA AerobaticsPilot_Mikhail_MamistovAs the 20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships in Moravská Trebova (CZE) is coming up in August 2016, the powered aerobatic Champion, Mikhail Mamistov and his team Russia, is preparing for the competition. Having a busy schedule and focusing on all the arrangements, he took some time to have a little chat with us.

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