Friday, 26 August 2016 09:11
How do pilots know what aerobatic manoeuvres they have to fly when they compete?
The answer lies in understanding what are called Aresti figures.
Wednesday, 24 August 2016 11:44
The 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.
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:48
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.
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 11:16
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.
Sunday, 21 August 2016 11:48
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.
Saturday, 20 August 2016 14:30
Forty 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.
Sunday, 14 August 2016 21:47
Australia’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.
Thursday, 11 August 2016 10:45
11 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.
Monday, 08 August 2016 14:33
Everyone is talking about innovation. In politics and for the economy, innovation is seen as a
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:20
Otto 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…
Saturday, 12 November 2016 07:55
110 years ago, exactly today, the first officially observed flight in Europe that was longer than 25m was performed in Paris (FRA) by the Brazilian Aviation Pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, resident in France and famous for his experiments with small airships and balloons.