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Le Vot is the new aerobatic world champion !

Francois Le Vot

French pilot François Le Vot stole the gold at the 27th FAI World Aerobatic Championships that took place at the North Texas Regional Airport (Texas, USA) from 9 to 20 October 2013.

The 3 first ranked pilots are:

  1. François Le Vot FRA - Extra 330 SC
  2. Mikhail Mamistov RUS - Sukhoi 31
  3. Gerald Cooper GBR - XtremAir

 See all the results on civa-news.com and the news on the competition website.

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Red Bull Air Race back on stage in 2014 - FAI to collaborate to the race

red bull air raceThe resumption of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship was announced on Tuesday in Malaysia during a press conference attended by FAI President John Grubbström and FAI Secretary General Jean-Marc Badan. The FAI will partner the Red Bull Air Race management and provide safety specialists for the Championship which will start in February 2014.

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Duval appointed FAME board member

DUVAL Pierre 2John Grubbström today announced the appointment of Pierre Duval as an additional board member of the FAI’s marketing company FAME.

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107th FAI General Conference

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The sessions of the 107th FAI General Conference were held in Royale Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 4 and 5 October 2013.

More than 150 delegates from 39 Active, 1 Associate, 1 Temporary Member Countries and 2 Affiliated Members were present, as well as FAI elected Officers, Presidents of Honour, Companions of Honour and delegates appointed by Presidents of Commissions and Observers.

The General Conference was officially opened on Thursday 3 October during a ceremony where FAI Awards and FAI Breitling Awards were presented.

For the first time, an electronic voting system was used during the sessions of the FAI General Conference. This new technology allowed a considerable gain of time during votes and will be re-used in the future.

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1st FAI World Paramotor Slalom Championships in Aspres-sur-Buëch, France

1st FAI WParamotor Slalom ChampionshipsCheck out all the pictures of the competition !

CIAM Flyer (04-2013) - How aeromodelling can boost a career

ciam flyer 4-2013The realisation that hobby and career can benefit each other is not new. Aeromodelling as a highly technical hobby and demanding sport presents a particularly large number of synergies with career and work. Many remarkable examples can be found in the technical trades and professions, one of which is CNC operator, Rogers.

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2013 FAI European Championships for Control Line Model Aircraft in Bekescsaba, Hungary

 

2013 E control lineAll the pictures of the competition are available on Flickr

 

2013 FAI Awards Ceremony

2013-FAI-Awards-CeremonyThe 2013 FAI Awards Ceremony took place last Thursday night at the Royale Chulan Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event, which is one of the highlights of the year for the federation, honours all those who made outstanding contributions to the world of aeronautics and astronautics.

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FAI General Conference

2013-GC-logoThe 107th FAI General Conference took place on 4 and 5 October 2013 in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

More info on http://107faigckualalumpur.com/ and on the FAI website.

 

Perfect landing by new Precision Flying World Champion Jiri Jakes (CZE)

precision landing 2013Video taken at the 21st FAI World Precision Flying Championship in Bautzen, Germany

Help us promote helicopter activities amongst youngsters

searchrescueThe FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) is calling all helicopter pilots and fans to help promote rotorcraft and search and rescue activities amongst the young of the World.

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