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Winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award Announced

The FAI has announced the winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award, celebrating the ou...

33rd FAI World Gliding Championships in Leszno, Poland

The pictures of the competition are now available on Flickr !

Spanish FAI Sailplane Grand Prix, Contest Preview

In the beautiful setting of the Valley of Cerdanya in Catalonia The Aeroclub of Sabadell is host to ...

33rd FAI World Gliding Championships in Räyskälä, Finland

Check out the event photoset on Flickr !

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...

Winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award Announced

Winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award Announced

The FAI has announced the winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award, celebrating the outstanding dedication and contribution to air sports.Aerobatics pilot Aude Lemordant, Breitling Young....

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Sporting Code Section 3 - Edition 2014

Sporting Code Section 3 - Edition 2014

Sporting Code Section 3: Gliding, together with Annexes A, B, and C have been updated for 2014. The new documents are effective from October 1, 2014.   jQuery(document).ready(fu....

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Spanish FAI Sailplane Grand Prix, Contest Preview

Spanish FAI Sailplane Grand Prix, Contest Preview

In the beautiful setting of the Valley of Cerdanya in Catalonia The Aeroclub of Sabadell is host to the Spanish FAI Sailplane Grand Prix where 15 top sailplane racing pilots will compete to qualify fo....

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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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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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Upcoming Events

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)
01 August 2015 1st FAI World 13.5m Class Gliding Championship Pociunai, Kaunas (Lithuania)
02 August 2015 18th FAI European Gliding Championships Rieti (Italy)
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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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Found out more about the gnss recording devices.

 

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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