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34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 are declared open

The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Benalla (AUS) was officially opened on Sunday, 08 Januar...

Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Two years ago on this day, Tijl Schmelzer and his father Bert were the very first to pass the 200 km/...

Australia welcomes the world to the FAI World Gliding Championships 2017

The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 kicks-off in Australia on 9 January 2017, with two wee...

German Holger Karow wins 7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Finale in South Africa!

Until the last race it was very close at the top and any of the top five pilots still had a chance...

7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Final kicked off in Potchefstroom (RSA)!

The World Championship takes place from 05 to 12 November 2016 in Potchefstroom, Republic of South...

125 Years of Flight Testing

It is generally accepted that Otto Lilienthal (1848-1896) was the “father of gliding experiments.” W...

 34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 are declared open

34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 are declared open

The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships in Benalla (AUS) was officially opened on Sunday, 08 January 2017, by Jaclyn Symes MP, Member for Northern Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Minister for Spo....

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Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Two years ago: Father and son set African Record

Two years ago on this day, Tijl Schmelzer and his father Bert were the very first to pass the 200 km/h barrier using thermals rather than mountain waves.

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Australia welcomes the world to the FAI World Gliding Championships 20....

Australia welcomes the world to the FAI World Gliding Championships 20....

The 34th FAI World Gliding Championships 2017 kicks-off in Australia on 9 January 2017, with two weeks of high profile, high calibre competition to follow.

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German Holger Karow wins 7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Finale in South ....

German Holger Karow wins 7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix Finale in South ....

Until the last race it was very close at the top and any of the top five pilots still had a chance to win the contest.

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The success of the Sailplane Grand Prix

The success of the Sailplane Grand Prix

11 November 2016 The 7th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix is underway in Potchefstroom, South Africa. This is the culmination of a series of qualifying races that have taken place around the world fo....

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Dannstadter Vergleichsfliegen -

Event ID

: 11956    

Event classification

: Second Category Event

Type of event

: Other

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

Club Class
Open Class

Place

: Ludwigshafen - Dannstadt (Germany)

Date(s)

: 25 May to 05 Jun 2017

Website

:http://www.vergleichsfliegen.de


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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FAI World Gliding Championships -

Event ID

: 8962    

Event classification

: First Category Event

Type of event

: World Championship

Disciplines / Task Styles

:

15 meter Class
18 meter Class
Open Class

Place

: Benalla (Australia)

Date(s)

: 08 Jan to 21 Jan 2017


Event Organiser


FAI Member of the Hosting Country

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Upcoming Events

24 March 2017 45th Trofeo Citta di Torino - Torino (Italy)
17 May 2017 9th FAI Women's World Gliding Championship - Zbraslavice (Czech Rep.)
20 May 2017 2017 AAC Alpe Adria Cup - Feldkirchen (Austria)
10 June 2017 _n/a Uppsala Masters - Sundbro (Sweden)
15 June 2017 2017 Salzburg TAL - Mauterndorf (Austria)
29 June 2017 2nd FAI World 13.5m Class Gliding Championship - Szatymas (Hungary)
01 July 2017 2017 Arboga Open - Arboga (Sweden)
20 July 2017 19th FAI European Gliding Championships - Moravská Třebová (Czech Rep.)
27 July 2017 10th FAI Junior World Gliding Championships - Pociunai, Kaunas (Lithuania)
10 August 2017 19th FAI European Gliding Championships - Lasham (United Kingdom)
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Latest FAI World Record Claims

07 January 2017 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1713,1 km Jean-Marc Perrin (SUI)
07 January 2017 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1713,1 km Jean-Marc Perrin (SUI)
07 January 2017 Gliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 1 500 km : 142,75 km/h Jean-Marc Perrin (SUI)
01 January 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 197,83 km/h Terrence Raymond Delore (NZL)
30 December 2016 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 750 km : 142,84 km/h Anja Kohlrausch (GER)
29 December 2016 Gliding : Triangle Distance : 555,8 km Mauro Brunazzo (ITA)
27 December 2016 Gliding : Free triangle distance : 661,7 km Mauro Brunazzo (ITA)
26 December 2016 Gliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 500 km : 104,52 km/h Mauro Brunazzo (ITA)
26 December 2016 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 501,36 km Mauro Brunazzo (ITA)
26 December 2016 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 501,36 km Mauro Brunazzo (ITA)
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