France dominating at FAI World Paramotor Championships in Popham

France is dominating the FAI World Paramotor Championships, with a huge score of 16,200 after five tasks – 4,000 points more than their closest rival, the Czech Republic. Behind the Czech Republic by only 331 points in third is Poland.


Understanding Aresti figures in Aerobatic competition

How do pilots know what aerobatic manoeuvres they have to fly when they compete?

The answer lies in understanding what are called Aresti figures.


The sun pops out at Popham

2016 08_23_CIMA_Wolfgang_Lintl_4The 2016 FAI World Microlight and Paramotor Championships in the UK shook off the weekend’s rain showers yesterday and got stuck into the competition.

In the paramotoring, pilots completed a navigation task with precision landing. In the navigation part of the task, worth 1,000 points, France’s Alex Mateos took pole position.


FAI World Microlight and Paramotor Championships: 20-27 August 2016

More than 100 microlight and paramotor pilots are in England this week, 20-27 August 2016, competing in the FAI World Microlight and Paramotor Championships. Pilots from 21 countries have converged on the local airfield of Popham, an hour southwest of London, to compete for separate World Championship medals and titles across several disciplines, in both paramotoring and microlights.


Flying the Extra 330SC Aerobatic Plane

What’s so extra about the Extra? The Extra 330SC is the most popular plane here at the FAI European Aerobatic Championships. We asked two pilots, Kenny Chiang from Hong Kong, and John Galliard, head of the judging committee at CIVA, to explain.


France Sweeps Krushevo Paragliding Euro


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.