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FAI Invites Nominations for the Breitling Milestone Trophy and the Breitling Youngster Award

We are now calling for nominations for the FAI-Breitling Awards for 2015: the Breitling Milestone Tr...

FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

We are thrilled to share the new 2014 FAI Annual Report. In these pages you will be taken on a jour...

Sports and Disciplines Selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Revealed

The FAI has today announced the list of the 11 sports and 24 disciplines selected for the FAI World ...

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Roll Out New Logo

The Event Organising Committee of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 unveiled the new logo for the...

FAI Sailplane Grand Prix news January 2015

The first FAI Sailplane Grand Prix event of 2015 at Worcester in the Cape Mountains of South Africa ...

1985-2014 : The Two Stories of the Exceptional Pilots Who Flew Over Himalaya on a Glider

The Himalaya and its vast territories, gigantic mountains, spiritual people and wild beauty have lon...

FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

We are thrilled to share the new 2014 FAI Annual Report. In these pages you will be taken on a journey through the various events and activities of the Federation. View online Flipbook Download P....

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Sports and Disciplines Selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015....

Sports and Disciplines Selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015....

The FAI has today announced the list of the 11 sports and 24 disciplines selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. More than 1000 athletes, crews and officials will be involved in the multi air....

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News from IGC Plenary

News from IGC Plenary

The IGC Plenary meeting took place in Lausanne (SUI) on 27 – 28 February 2015.  There were 33 countries represented.  As usual, it was an opportunity to renew international friendships a....

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Chile Sailplane Grand Prix News

Chile Sailplane Grand Prix News

Chile Sailplane Grand Prix news. After six days of very interesting racing, the Chile SGP is entering into its final stages with any of the top four pilots still able to achieve one of the two cove....

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Bid deadline for 7th FAI Grand Prix Series

Bid deadline for 7th FAI Grand Prix Series

  7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series The deadline for prospective bidders wishing to host an FAI sailplane Grand Prix event in 2016 is the 31st of January. Bid information can be found ....

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Upcoming Events

06 April 2015 1st FAI Pan-American Gliding Championship Chilhowee, Benton (USA)
27 April 2015 2015 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Frydlant (Czech Rep.)
23 May 2015 2015 Swiss Open National Gliding Championship Buttwil (Switzerland)
01 July 2015 2015 Swiss Open Juniors National Gliding Championship Schänis (Switzerland)
01 July 2015 2015 RM Schänis Schänis (Switzerland)
12 July 2015 18th FAI European Gliding Championships Ocseny Airfield (Hungary)
25 July 2015 2015 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Zar (Poland)
01 August 2015 8th FAI Women's World Gliding Championship Arnborg (Denmark)
01 August 2015 1st FAI World 13.5m Class Gliding Championship Pociunai, Kaunas (Lithuania)
01 August 2015 2015 Lithuanian National Championship Pociunai, Kaunas (Lithuania)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

07 February 2015 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1039.52 km Peter Rudi Temple (AUS)
07 February 2015 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1032.0 km Peter Rudi Temple (AUS)
04 February 2015 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1063.12 km Gerrit Kurstjens (AUS)
04 February 2015 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1054.91 km Gerrit Kurstjens (AUS)
04 February 2015 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 904.04 km Pamela Kurstjens-Hawkins (AUS)
23 January 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 191.7 km/h Jan Ritsma (NED)
23 January 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 191.7 km/h Jan Ritsma (NED)
22 January 2015 Gliding : Free triangle distance : 1258 km Max H.S. Leenders (NED)
22 January 2015 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 1261.00 km Max H.S. Leenders (NED)
08 January 2015 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 187.3 km/h Jan Ritsma (NED)
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Technology

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Found out more about the gnss recording devices.

 

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Badges and Diplomas

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The gliding badges and diplomas are awarded for gliding performances.

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FAI Sailplane Grand Prix

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More info about the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix.

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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