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33rd FAI World Gliding Championships in Leszno, Poland

The 33rd FAI World Gliding Championships in the Open, 18 Meter, and 15 Meter Classes have brought ...

33rd FAI World Gliding Championships in Räyskälä, Finland

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2014 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP in Varese - Race report

The Italy Qualifying Sailplane Grand Prix took place in Varese from 14 to 21 June with 18 the compet...

Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

The FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the Feder...

FAI World Air Games 2015 to be Staged in Dubai

The FAI announced today that the 2015 edition of the FAI World Air Games has been awarded to the Uni...

Victory for Didier Hauss at the 5th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Championship

The first-ever final of a Sailplane Grand Prix was held at Saint Auban in the southern Alps in 2005 ...

Angela's report, August 7

Angela's report, August 7

This is IGC Journalist Angela Sheard's August 7, 2014 report from the World Gliding Championships in Leszno, Poland.  At last, Wednesday 6th August, the weather was not only flyable but better....

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Sporting Code Section 3 - Edition 2014

Sporting Code Section 3 - Edition 2014

The 2014 edition of Sporting Code Section 3: Gliding has been published in the Documents Section. This edition will be in effect from October 1, 2014. The 2014 edition does not contain many alterat....

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Angela's report, August 3

Angela's report, August 3

This is IGC Journalist Angela Sheard's August 3, 2014 report from the World Gliding Championships in Leszno, Poland.  Thursday’s (25.07.14) task for Open Class (only) was cancelled shortly a....

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Angela's report, July 30

Angela's report, July 30

This is IGC Journalist Angela Sheard's July 30, 2014 report from the World Gliding Championships in Leszno, Poland.  As I wrote on 28th, the heavy, humid weather continues and the final arrive....

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Angela's report, July 28

Angela's report, July 28

IGC Journalist Angela Sheard is attending the 33rd FAI World Gliding Championships in the Open, 18 Meter, and 15 Meter Classes in Leszno, Poland. She is planning to write a series of reports from th....

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until 23 August 2014 2014 Czech Gliding Championship Hosin (Czech Rep.)
until 23 August 2014 23rd Dravno Prvenstvo Slovenije V Jadralnem Szatymas (Hungary)
until 23 August 2014 2014 Championnat de France Junior Vichy (France)
until 23 August 2014 2014 Championnat de France Vichy (France)
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24 August 2014 2014 Rencontre ASK13 Saint-Crépin (France)
31 August 2014 2014 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP La Cerdenya (Spain)
16 November 2014 2014 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Lake Keepit (Australia)
03 January 2015 2015 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Worcester (South Africa)
24 January 2015 2015 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Vitacura (Chile)
06 April 2015 1st FAI Pan-American Gliding Championship Chilhowee, Benton (USA)
27 April 2015 2015 FAI Qualifying Sailplane GP Frydlant (Czech Rep.)
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)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

31 July 2014 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 750 km : 128 km/h Guy Bechtold (LUX)
07 July 2014 Gliding : Free triangle distance : 772.4 km Morgan Sandercock (AUS)
03 July 2014 Gliding : Triangle Distance : 738.6 km Morgan Sandercock (AUS)
03 July 2014 Gliding : Free triangle distance : 772.4 km Morgan Sandercock (AUS)
03 July 2014 Gliding : Triangle Distance : 738.6 km Morgan Sandercock (AUS)
30 June 2014 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 102.09 km/h Morgan Sandercock (AUS)
30 June 2014 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 102.09 km/h Morgan Sandercock (AUS)
13 June 2014 Gliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 500 km : 117.6 km/h Pilar Muñoz Lopez (ESP)
13 June 2014 Gliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 500 km : 117.6 km/h Pilar Muñoz Lopez (ESP)
15 May 2014 Gliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 1 000 km : 106.23 km/h Ugo Pavesi (ITA)
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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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There are 150 pilots in Paragliding Worlds