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The First World Championship in the 13.5 Metre Class

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The first World Gliding Championship in the 13.5 Metre Class took place at Pociunai, Lithuania 1-16 August 2015. The competition was held in combination with the Lithuanian Club Class/Mix Class Nationals. The combined event served as a practice event for next year’s 34th World Gliding Championships in the Club, Standard, and 20 meter Multi-seat Classes.

Twelve pilots from seven nations competed in the WGC. The mix of gliders was interesting and included several new types. There were seven microlight motorgliders and five pure sailplanes, including one ultralight and one homebuilt. The prototype of another factory produced type was not quite ready in time for the competition.

The Lithuanian Aero Club and the Gliding Club of Kaunas did an outstanding job of organising the competition, and the weather was excellent throughout the event.

After 12 days of racing the winner was Stefano Ghiorzo of Italy, who was declared the first World Champion in this class, and consequently the first recipient of the “Leonardo Brigliadori Challenge Cup,” the new 13.5 Meter Class Trophy. Sharing the podium with Stefano were Vladas Motuza (Lithuania) in second place and François Pin (USA), third.

The next World Championship in this class will be in Leszno, Poland in July 2017.

Competitors for 6th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix World Final

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The countdown to one of the most exciting and competitive sporting events this fall has started. On the 5th of September, 20 of the best pilots in the world will be coming to Varese, Italy, where they will compete for the title of FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix Champion.

The pilots for the 6th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix World Final have qualified for their place by competing in one of the 6th FAI/SGP series qualifying events. There is also a wild card entry from the host country.

To read more and to see the list of cometitors, click here.

 

Event Website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Now Up and Running

WAG2015-websiteFAI invites you to visit the new event website for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. Managed by the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the host of the event, it offers quick and easy access to essential information about the Games.

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2015 Edition of SC3

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The 2015 Edition of Sporting Code Section 3 has been published in the Documents Section.  This edition will be valid from 1 October 2015.

        

Handover of FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame Marks Starts to Global Event Promotion

WAG2015 flameIn a symbolic gesture, today the torch of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 was lit and handed over today by FAI to the Emirates Aerosports Federation (EAF) as the Games Organising Committee. The ceremony took place at the Olympic Museum located in the city of Lausanne, Switzerland, where FAI has its headquarters. It featured distinguished guests from the air sports community and beyond.

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A Series of Fruitful Meetings Ahead of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015

2015 04 UAE Dubai ED meeting 094As the 200-day mark to the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 approaches, everyone, from the Event Organisers to the Executive Board, the FAI Head Office, the Air Sports Commissions and experts, is in full action to make the event a huge success. A series of meetings took place recently which brought together key personalities from the FAI community and the Event Organising Committee.

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FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

2014 FAI Annual ReportWe 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.

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

Dubai Air Sports 2 2The 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 sports event. It will be the biggest FAI World Air Games ever organised.

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News from IGC Plenary

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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 as well as to do the business of the Commission.  The social highlight was an elegant dinner on Friday night, generously provided by a retiring member, whose identity was kept secret until the dinner itself.

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Chile Sailplane Grand Prix News

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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 coveted places in the 2015 World Final in Varese. There are two days of head to head racing remaining in this wonderland of soaring with some of the most awe inspiring views and remarkable soaring conditions anywhere in the world.

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Bid deadline for 7th FAI Grand Prix Series

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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 at

http://www.sgp.aero/about-sgp-racing/bid-for-future-events


All bids received will be evaluated during February and the venues for the 7th FAI Sailplane Grand Prix series will be announced at the plenary meeting of the FAI International Gliding commission in Lausanne on the 27th of February.


FAI/SGP Management Group
January 26th 2015

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