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New 2012 FAI Annual Report just out !

2012 FAI Annual Report coverThe FAI has released a new publication, the 2012 FAI Annual Report, designed to present the most notable achievements, developments, facts and challenges of the past year. It is meant to be a reference book for all those who are interested in air sports events and the FAI.

It includes an overview of each air sport, lists of competition results, awards and records, photographs and a lot of other useful information.

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Main decisions taken at the FAI General Aviation Commission 2012 Annual Meeting

logo gac 01 cmyk-ptThe 2012 Annual Meeting of the FAI General Aviation Commission (GAC) was held on 2 and 3 November 2012 in Larnaca (Cyprus).

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

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1st Memorial flight Rally Hans Gutmann: A well-known and respected pilot to be remembered

1st Memorial flight Rally Hans GutmannIn remembrance of Hans Gutmann, his friends of the Austrian and Luxembourg Aero-Club Karl Brandstetter and Jean Birgen have taken up the organisation of the 1st Memorial flight Rally Hans Gutmann. Departing on 16 June 2012 from Gragnano Trebbiense, Italy, the pilots will stop in France, Spain, Portugal and France before arriving in Bitburg, Germany, on 23/24 June. Pilots can participate in one or several stages of the flight.

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Main decisions taken at the FAI General Aviation Commission 2011 Annual Meeting

logo gac 01 cmyk-ptThe 2011 Annual Meeting of the FAI General Aviation Commission (GAC) was held on 18 and 19 November 2011 in Salzburg (Austria).

Amongst the subjects discussed during the meeting were:

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Wieczorek wins the 20th World Precision Flying Championships

20th FAI World Precision Flying Championship podiumThe 20th World Precision Flying Championships was held in Brits, South Africa from 23-29 October 2011.

The winner of the event was Michal Wieczorek (Poland). He was followed by Boleslaw Radmoski (Poland) in 2nd position and Michal Filip (Czech Republic) in 3rd position.

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Jean-Marc Badan appointed new FAI Secretary General

Jean-Marc_BadanJean-Marc Badan, the previous FAI Sports Director and Deputy to the Secretary General, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the FAI – the International Air Sports Federation. He will formally take up his appointment in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1st October 2011.

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Hans Gutmann

The FAI deeply regrets to announce the sad death of Hans Gutmann, the President of the FAI General Aviation Commission, who died along with two other people in a fatal crash onboard his C 172 near Piacenza, Italy, on Saturday 18 June 2011.

Elected President of the FAI GAC Commission in 2010, Hans Gutmann had been active in the General Aviation and Amateur-build world for many years as a Delegate, Alternate Delegate, Subcommittee Chairman and Technical Adviser, where his knowledge was highly regarded.

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Interview with Hans Gutmann, new President of the General Aviation Commission

Elected GAC President at the recent GAC 2010 Annual Meeting, Hans – or Johann - Gutmann is a well known figure of the General Aviation and Amateur-Built Aircraft world.

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Main decisions taken at the General Aviation Commission 2010 Annual Meeting

Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the GAC 2010 Annual Meeting held on 29 and 30 October 2010:

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New FAI Secretary General Appointed

Stéphane Desprez, former Competition Director of the 2008 Rugby World Cup in France, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the FAI – the World Air Sports Federation. He will formally take up his appointment in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1st February 2010.

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7th FAI European Rally Flying Championships

Opening CeremonyThe 7th FAI European Rally Flying Championships were held at Castellón (Spain) from 06 to 12 September 2009. Filling the top three positions were: 1st: Julien Cherioux/David Le Gentil - France 2nd: Waclaw Wieczorek/Boleslaw Radomski - Poland 3rd: Janusz Darocha/Zbigniew Chrzaszcz - Poland Full results can be found Here.

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