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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 ...

Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

The FAI international jury selected the winning paintings of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest, a c...

Air Race returns: Bonhomme beats old rival

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship returned from a three-year break with a spectacular three-w...

Lamb wins Asian scorcher in tropical Malaysia

Britain’s Nigel Lamb upset Austria’s Hannes Arch in an action-packed Red Bull Air Race World Champio...

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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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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2015 FAI Annual Report released

2015 FAI Annual Report released

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More compact than the previous editions, it includes the competitions, records, awards, our sponsor Breit....

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FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015

From 1 to 12 December, the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 celebrated air sports from around the world. 875 athletes from 55 countries competed in the biggest air sport event ever organised ! Pictu....

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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.

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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3 March 2005 : Steve Fossett, the First Man to Fly Solo Around the Wor....

3 March 2005 : Steve Fossett, the First Man to Fly Solo Around the Wor....

With whom else than Steve Fossett could we open our series of world record celebrations? From 1995 to 2007, the FAI ratified 93 of his performances, which makes him the holder of the largest number of....

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13 August 2016 2016 Ascot - Red Bull Air Race World Championship Ascot (United Kingdom)
03 September 2016 2016 Lausitzring - Red Bull Air Race World Championship Lausitz (Germany)
04 September 2016 20th Santa Cruz (Portugal)
17 September 2016 2016 Rallye Toulouse - St-Louis du Sénégal - Toulouse Toulouse - Saint Louis du Sénégal - Toulouse (France)
01 October 2016 2016 Indianapolis - Red Bull Air Race World Championship Indianapolis (USA)
15 October 2016 2016 Las Vegas - Red Bull Air Race World Championship Las Vegas (USA)
13 November 2016 2016 The Crete2Cape Vintage Air Rally Crete (Greece) to Cape Town (South Africa) (-)
28 July 2017 23rd FAI World Precision Flying Championship Spitzerberg (Austria)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

23 July 2016 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance to a declared goal : 271,8 km Martin Morlet (FRA)
23 July 2016 Ballooning : Shortest time around the world : 272 h 11 min Fedor Konyukhov (RUS)
23 July 2016 Ballooning : Shortest time around the world : 272 h 11 min Fedor Konyukhov (RUS)
23 July 2016 Ballooning : Shortest time around the world : 272 h 11 min Fedor Konyukhov (RUS)
23 July 2016 Ballooning : Distance : 34'000 km Fedor Konyukhov (RUS)
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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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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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3h 54m 59s = World Record manpowered aircraft

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Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth

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There are 150 pilots in Paragliding Worlds