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.


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.


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:


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.


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.

19th World Precision Flying Championships

The 19th World Precision Flying Championships were held in Torun, Poland from 19 to 26 July 2009. Team Event - Podium Team Podium The top three individual positions were filled by pilots from the host nation:

  • 1st - Krzysztof Wieczorek
  • 2nd - Janusz Darocha
  • 3rd - Marek Kachaniak


2009 GAC Annual Plenary Meeting

The General Aviation Commission Annual Meeting will be held from 6 to 8 November 2009 in Palma de Mallorca. The Official Invitation, Registration Forms and the Agenda can be found Here

2008 Annual Plenary Meeting

The General Aviation Commission met in Prague (CZE) on October 17-19, during which GAC President Mr. Pedro CABANERO-MARIMON (ESP) and his bureau were re-elected to serve another year. The next meeting will take place on 6-8 November 2009 in Palma de Mallorca (ESP).


2007 Annual Plenary Meeting

Cape Town, South Africa, 1 to 4 November 2007. The FAI General Aviation Commission Plenary Meeting 2007 was held from 1 to 4 November 2007 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Agenda and Minutes can be found on the Meetings pages.

2006 GAC Annual Meeting

The FAI General Aviation Commission (GAC) held its Annual Plenary Meeting from 6 to 8 October 2006 in Heraklion (GRE).


14° East Long-Distance Flight

On 15 July 2006, the Airport of Salzburg (AUT) will be the starting point of the unique long-distance flight "14° East - Salzburg-Cape Town-Salzburg".


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