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USA Tops the Final Medal Table of the FAI World Air Games

The United States has finished at the top of the medal table at the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015, ...

Lift off for the 2015 World Air Games!

Excitement is mounting in Dubai, where the stars of the air sports world have touched down for the ...

Ready for take off

Good morning from Dubai, where the skies are clear and the temperature is warm – it’s a beautiful ...

An unforgettable start to the FAI World Air Games

The FAI World Air Games officially kicked off with a bang last night, as the 3,000-strong audience a...

Exciting finish to Glider Match Racing

Long-standing rivals Sebastian Kawa from Poland and Austrian Werner Amann battled for gold over the ...

Glider Match Racing and General Aviation medal ceremony

The winners of the General Aviation and Glider Match Racing stepped up for their medals yesterday (D...

FAI Sailplane Grand Prix 8th series

FAI Sailplane Grand Prix 8th series

  The FAI Sailplane Grand Prix (SGP) team are ready to accept bids for the 8th series of National SGP events, as well as bids for the 8th World SGP final. All relevant information can be foun....

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Gliding pilot Sebastian Kawa named Athlete of the Month by IWGA

Gliding pilot Sebastian Kawa named Athlete of the Month by IWGA

The International World Games Association (IWGA) announced the nomination of Polish pilot Sebastian Kawa as the Athlete of the Month for December 2015.  Kawa has just won the Gliding event of th....

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First sailplane flight over Dubai

First sailplane flight over Dubai

  On 7 December 2015 an historic first flight of a sailplane over the skyline of Dubai was performed. The pilots were Klaus Ohlmann and Tilo Holighaus. Here is Klaus's story of that flight. ....

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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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17 April 2016 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP La Cerdanya (Spain)
28 April 2016 2016 KLIX - international gliding cup Klix (Germany)
30 April 2016 2016 Eskilstuna International Open Eskilstuna FK (Sweden)
01 May 2016 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Usman (Russia)
14 May 2016 2016 Kiewitcup Hasselt (Belgium)
14 May 2016 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Varese (Italy)
04 June 2016 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Rennes - Saint Sulpice (France)
18 June 2016 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Niederöblarn (Austria)
09 July 2016 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Bicester (United Kingdom)
24 July 2016 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Ionia (USA)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

07 January 2016 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 500 km : 147.9 km/h Anja Kohlrausch (GER)
04 January 2016 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 500 km : 176.34 km/h Shaun Lapworth (GBR)
04 January 2016 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1251.00 km Max H.S. Leenders (NED)
04 January 2016 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1251.00 km Max H.S. Leenders (NED)
20 December 2015 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1123,6 km Bostjan Pristavec (SLO)
20 December 2015 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1126.34 km Bostjan Pristavec (SLO)
18 December 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 750 km : 170.9 km/h Philip Jeffery (GBR)
18 December 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 500 km : 170.9 km/h Philip Jeffery (GBR)
05 December 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 1 000 km : 149.06 km/h Johan Luyckx (BEL)
03 December 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 186.89 km/h Renato Mussio (ITA)
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