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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...

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 ...

2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

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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Preview of the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix in Spain

Preview of the FAI Sailplane Grand Prix in Spain

  Sunday 17 April 2016 will be the first race day of the second Sailplane Grand Prix 2016 in the beautiful valley of Cerdanya, nestled in the eastern Pyrenees. The Cerdanya valley has a remark....

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News from IGC Plenary

News from IGC Plenary

The IGC Plenary meeting took place in the city of Luxembourg on 26 – 27 February 2015.  There were 35 countries represented.  Members of the Plenum and their guests were welcomed by the Luxembou....

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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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Current Events

until 06 May 2016 2016 KLIX - international gliding cup Klix (Germany)
until 07 May 2016 2016 Jeseniky Spring Cup Sumperk (Czech Rep.)
until 07 May 2016 2016 Eskilstuna International Open Eskilstuna FK (Sweden)

Upcoming Events

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)
22 May 2016 2016 Czech Gliding Championship Moravská Třebová (Czech Rep.)
02 June 2016 2016 Campionato Italiano Classe Unica Ferrara (Italy)
04 June 2016 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Rennes - Saint Sulpice (France)
05 June 2016 2016 Fly Pink Cup Ferrara (Italy)
18 June 2016 2016 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Niederöblarn (Austria)
02 July 2016 2016 Swiss Open National Gliding Championship Schänis (Switzerland)
03 July 2016 2016 Safari Cup Dvur Kralove n/L (Czech Rep.)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

29 February 2016 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 167,49 km/h Gérard Lherm (FRA)
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)
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