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13 November 1926: The FAI World Record of Major Mario de Bernardi

One of the last records we would like to commemorate this year comes from an Italian pilot, famous...

Crete to Cape Town Vintage Air Rally launched from Greece

A flying rally across Africa, from Crete to Cape Town, for aircraft built before the 31st December 1...

12 November 1906: The first flight by Santos-Dumont

110 years ago, exactly today, the first officially observed flight in Europe that was longer than 25...

40 Years Ago Today: Eldon Joersz became the fastest man in the world – a record that still stands today

On this day in history Eldon W Joersz officially became the fastest man in the world, when he flew h...

12 June 1936: The FAI World Record of Louise Thaden

Today we would like to commemorate a female American pioneer and a major figure in aviation who was ...

2015 FAI Annual Report released

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More ...

Main decisions taken at the FAI General Aviation Commission 2016 Annua....

Main decisions taken at the FAI General Aviation Commission 2016 Annua....

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the FAI General Aviation Commission (GAC) was held from 3 - 5 November 2016 in Limassol (CYP).

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12 November 1906: The first flight by Santos-Dumont

12 November 1906: The first flight by Santos-Dumont

110 years ago, exactly today, the first officially observed flight in Europe that was longer than 25m was performed in Paris (FRA) by the Brazilian Aviation Pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, resident in ....

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Crete to Cape Town Vintage Air Rally launched from Greece

Crete to Cape Town Vintage Air Rally launched from Greece

A flying rally across Africa, from Crete to Cape Town, for aircraft built before the 31st December 1939.

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Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Forty years ago on 28 July 1976 Major General Eldon W. Joersz flew into the FAI record books by setting a world air speed record that still stands today.

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40 Years Ago Today: Eldon Joersz became the fastest man in the world ....

40 Years Ago Today: Eldon Joersz became the fastest man in the world ....

On this day in history Eldon W Joersz officially became the fastest man in the world, when he flew his US Air Force Blackbird plane at an astonishing 3,529.56km/h (2,194 mph).

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13 November 1926: The FAI World Record of Major Mario de Bernardi

13 November 1926: The FAI World Record of Major Mario de Bernardi

One of the last records we would like to commemorate this year comes from an Italian pilot, famous in civil and military aviation:

Read more...
12 November 1906: The first flight by Santos-Dumont

12 November 1906: The first flight by Santos-Dumont

110 years ago, exactly today, the first officially observed flight in Europe that was longer than 25m was performed in Paris (FRA) by the Brazilian Aviation Pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, resident in ....

Read more...
Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Forty years ago on 28 July 1976 Major General Eldon W. Joersz flew into the FAI record books by setting a world air speed record that still stands today.

Read more...
40 Years Ago Today: Eldon Joersz became the fastest man in the world ....

40 Years Ago Today: Eldon Joersz became the fastest man in the world ....

On this day in history Eldon W Joersz officially became the fastest man in the world, when he flew his US Air Force Blackbird plane at an astonishing 3,529.56km/h (2,194 mph).

Read more...
12 June 1936: The FAI World Record of Louise Thaden

12 June 1936: The FAI World Record of Louise Thaden

Today we would like to commemorate a female American pioneer and a major figure in aviation who was not only a highly successful Golden Age air racer and holder of various aviation records, but also o....

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15 April 2017 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship - San Diego, CA (USA)
03 June 2017 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship - Chiba (Japan)
01 July 2017 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship - Budapest (Hungary)
29 July 2017 23rd FAI World Precision Flying Championship - Spitzerberg (Austria)
02 September 2017 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship - Porto (Portugal)
11 September 2017 1st FAI World Air Navigation Race Championship - Castellón (Spain)
16 September 2017 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship - Lausitz (Germany)
14 October 2017 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship - Indianapolis (USA)
05 August 2018 _n/a FAI World Rally Flying Championship - Dubnica nad Váhom (Slovakia)
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Circumnavigator Diploma

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The Circumnavigator Diploma serves to recognize the significant achievements of pilots of powered aerodynes making around the world flights.

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Approved equipment

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Find out more about the use of GNSS Flight Recorders.

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Air Navigation Race

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The Air Navigation Race exciting addition to the other competitive sporting disciplines regulated by the GAC.

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