Monday, 15 July 2013 14:40
Well, here in Europe the sun is finally back and it looks like we might have a real Summer after a very long Winter and hardly any Spring! So pilots are looking up and feeling happy. The flying season is on and strong…
In Annecy, France, a test-event was run for the World Championships in Class 1 Women, 2, 5 and Sport (July 3 to 13).
In Gemona del Friuli, Italy, the first stop of the Paragliding Aerobatic World Cup (July 8 to 14) saw 31 pilots from 14 countries fly solo and synchro. A success.
In Sopot, Bulgaria, the 13th Paragliding World is on right now (July 13 to 26).
In Cali, Colombia, Paragliding accuracy is getting ready for the big one: the World Games (July 25 to August 4).
Even though the sun is shining, commissions have been busy on Basecamp:
The Bureau is following everything closely. Or trying to…
Cheers to all and happy safe flying!
(Photo: getting ready in Sopot)
Monday, 15 July 2013 13:39
The 13th FAI World Paragliding Championship started on July 13th in Sopot, Bulgaria, with an opening ceremony for officials and 150 pilots from 31 countries. The first task is being flown as we are publishing this News. All information, pictures, results... on the competition website.
Monday, 08 July 2013 16:25
Solar Impulse completed its journey across America using solely solar energy. This achievement was made on the occasion of the Across America Mission which aimed at flying Solar Impulse from the West to the East coast of USA in 5 legs without using fuel.
Friday, 05 July 2013 15:39
The World Games, which are the most important event in 2013 with 31 sports and 4000 participants, will take place in Cali, Colombia, from 24 July to 4 August 2013.
Here is the presentation video:
Friday, 28 June 2013 10:12
Several hundred new entries have just been added to the CIA List of Notable Performances and Achievements, and many old entries have been updated.
Since 1996, the Records Subcommittee of the FAI Ballooning Commission (CIA) maintains and publish a register of notable flights and achievements, with the aim of saving for the future reliable references to flights or activities that for historical reasons are regarded as significant achievements and of avoiding claims for an achievement that has already been accomplished.
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 10:30
Aeromodellers have long ago implemented a concept that is – at least to date – not possible in people-carrying aviation: faithful reproductions of jet aeroplanes with electric ducted fan, EDF.
Sunday, 14 July 2013 09:13
The IPC Artistic Events Committee is proud to be able to present online video animations of the compulsory sequences 2013 both for freestyle skydiving and freeflying. In this way, a long voiced wish of competitors has finally been realised. The committee expresses its thanks to AE judge Ron Miasnikov and Oren Balbus, both from Israel for this work.