Thursday, 16 January 2014 14:11
The period for acceptance of bids to hold a qualifying FAI Sailplane Grand Prix expired on the 31st of December 2013. The last qualifying event to be approved is in the Czech Republic at Frydland which will be held in May 2015 in the Club class.
The list of qualifying events is now complete and can be found at http://www.sgp.aero/
Thursday, 19 December 2013 16:18
The FAI and Breitling are pleased to announce the FAI World Championships events selected for full Breitling branding and support for 2014.
This year the focus is on a smaller number of events and an increased emphasis on supporting the events and creating a great image of these events which will benefit the events themselves, the FAI and Breitling.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 08:48
Section 3 (Gliding) of the Sporting Code has been published for 2013.
The effective date of the main section is 1 October 2013.
The effective date of Annex A is 5 December 2013
The effective date of Annex C is 1 October 2013
Here are links to the current versions of Section 3 and its annexes:
Monday, 02 December 2013 13:44
In addition to its excellent work in government relations, the European Gliding Union (EGU) engages in analysis and outreach on a variety of gliding topics.
At this year's Workshop on Club Development, authors Alison Randle, Arne Wangsholm, Claus Nedergaard Jacobsen, and Robert Danewid presented their analyses and views regarding the challenges gliding clubs face in attracting, serving, and keeping members.
Their conclusions make interesting reading for glider pilots everywhere, not just in Europe!
Friday, 11 October 2013 15:22
The 5th Sailplane Grand Prix series was completed in July this year with the successful event at Zar in Poland, all the results and news of the events can be seen on the new Sailplane Grand Prix web site at www.sgp.aero.
The new SGP web site has been developed during the last SGP series and all future events can be found on this site. The SGP team is now turning its full attention to the 5th SGP final to be held at Sisteron in France in May 2014 a full list of the qualifying pilots can be found on the SGP web site.
The FAI Sailplane Grand Prix qualifying competitions for the 6th FAI SGP series will be held between the 1st of June 2014 and the 31st of May 2015and the 6th FAI World Sailplane Grand Prix final will be held in the latter half of 2015.
Friday, 06 September 2013 10:29
Friday, 09 August 2013 09:53
In April, pioneering woman pilot Helen Georgeson passed away. A successful pilot, both in partnership with her ex-husband Dick and in her own right, she was an inspiration to friends, family and women pilots who came after her. Her nephew Nigel Ackroyd has put some words together in memory of an extraordinary woman.
Friday, 14 June 2013 17:25
Updated: July 6, 2013
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 16:25
Updated June 3, 2013: Version 4 of Part 1
Monday, 22 April 2013 13:16
The FAI has released a new publication, the 2012 FAI Annual Report, designed to present the most notable achievements, developments, facts and challenges of the past year. It is meant to be a reference book for all those who are interested in air sports events and the FAI.
It includes an overview of each air sport, lists of competition results, awards and records, photographs and a lot of other useful information.