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Arch wins in Gdynia, widens championship lead

RBAR2014-Gdnya POLAustria’s Hannes Arch widened his lead at the top of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship to 13 points with a brilliant victory in front of 130,000 spectators in Gdynia on Sunday, picking up his third straight win in Europe with some smart flying on the challenging track set up on the Baltic Sea. Britain’s Nigel Lamb was second while Matt Hall of Australia got his second straight third place as the two pilots flying the MXS-R planes once again put in stellar performances in the world’s fastest motorsport series to the delight of the crowd watching from the nearby beaches at the first-ever race in Poland.

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Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

glider-aero landscapeThe FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the Federation. The 3-minute film succinctly presents the FAI sports and includes footage of FAI international records from Charles Lindbergh to Felix Baumgartner.

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Duel continues: Arch blasts Bonhomme in Rovinj

RBAR2014-RovinjAustria’s Hannes Arch came from behind to beat defending champion Paul Bonhomme in a riveting final in the second stop of the eight-leg Red Bull Air Race World Championship on Sunday in Rovinj, Croatia. Arch was trailing Bonhomme at the midway point of the final round by 0.23 seconds but opened the throttle with a blistering second lap on the obstacle course set up on the Adriatic Sea to get his eighth career victory. Japan’s Yoshihide Muroya got the first podium of his career, taking third place on a challenging course in the bay off Rovinj that was made even more difficult when the winds coming from the south shifted to from the west.

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2013 FAI Annual Report available now !

2013FAI-Annual-Report Capture CoverThe 2013 FAI Annual Report, which gives an overview of last year’s activities and achievements of the Federation, has been released.

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Air Race returns: Bonhomme beats old rival

RBAR2014-Abu-Dhabi 2The Red Bull Air Race World Championship returned from a three-year break with a spectacular three-way battle for the victory in the bright blue skies over Abu Dhabi with Britain’s Paul Bonhomme prevailing.

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Green airsports honoured with new environmental award

Angelo d ArrigoThe FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) has established the Angelo d’Arrigo Diploma, a new FAI environmental award which aims at recognising and promoting major contributions in the field of environmental and sustainable development, in accordance with the development of a philosophy and a vision of sport aviation that increasingly wants to be respectful of the environment that surrounds it.

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FAI names Susanne Schödel as new Secretary General

Susanne SchoedelThe FAI is pleased to announce the appointment of Susanne Schödel as its new Secretary General, starting on 1 March 2014. Schödel, a 41 year old German native, combines experience in airsports, management of non-profit making organisations and political matters.

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Special FAI medals and safety delegate for the Red Bull Air Race season 2014

Red-bull-air-race NewsFollowing the announcement of the resumption of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in 2014, the FAI and the Red Bull Air Race management have signed an agreement confirming FAI’s official international recognition of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship as well as detailing the FAI’s support in the form of safety supervision.

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Main decisions taken at the FAI General Aviation Commission 2013 Annual Meeting

logo gac 01 cmyk-ptThe 2013 Annual Meeting of the FAI General Aviation Commission (GAC) was held on 1 and 2 November 2013 in Cordoba, Spain.

Here are the main decisions that were taken during the meeting:

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Centenary of first flight across Mediterranean Sea by Roland Garros

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The world of aviation is today celebrating the 100 jubilee of an event which became a milestone in the history of aviation: the first non-stop flight across the Mediterranean Sea by Frenchman Roland Garros.

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1st FAI World Precision Flying Championships in Bautzen, GER

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The 21st FAI World Precision Flying Championships was held in Bautzen, Germany from 07-14 September 2013.

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