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17th FAI European Gliding Championships in Ostrow, Poland

ostrow 10The pictures of the competition are available on Flickr

7th FAI Women's World Gliding Championship in Issoudun, France

6714 podium issoudunThe 7th FAI Women's World Gliding Championship celebrated three new champions: the French Anne Ducarouge in 15m class, the German Christine Grote in Club Class and the strong German pilot Sue Kussbach that was awarded the gold medal in the standard for the third consecutive year.
The German team won the Team Cup.

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13th International Youth Camp in Bruckberg, Germany

Chasing with map and tablet - Arne LipsCheck out the pictures of the youth camp supported by the FAI Ballooning Commission

F3A Radio Control Aerobatics World Cup - 13th Memorial William Terenzi

F3A SAN MARINO Podium 20131. Gernot Bruckmann - AUT - 2. Sebastiano Silvresti - SMR - 3. Marco Mazzucchelli - ITA

What’s up in this early Summer 2013?

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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…

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The Paragliding World Championship has started!

Sopot-Opening

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.

Solar Impulse makes history with Across America Mission completion

2013 07 06 AcrossAmerica FinalLeg FlightWashingtonDCNewYork landingJFK Merz 015Solar 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.

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13th International Youth Camp is underway !

2013 CIA Youth Camp30 young people from all around the world are participating in the 13th International Youth Camp in Bruckberg, Germany, which started on Saturday and will last for a week.

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Presentation video for the World Games 2013 - Cali, Colombia

WG2013-video-presentationThe 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.

Paragliding Accuracy and Parachuting Canopy Piloting feature in the programme. Both air sport events will take place at the same location on 1, 2 and 3 August 2013.

Here is the presentation video:

CIA List of Notable Performances and Achievements now updated

ballon David-StrasmannSeveral 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 publishes 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.

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2013 Lowland Cup in Bemmel, Netherlands

Podium20131. Stefan Kaiser (LIE) 2. Marco Mazzucchelli  (ITA) 3. Derk v.d. Vecht (NED)