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The World Games 2017, 20-23 July - A triumph for air sports!

TWG2017 logo-world-games-2017Sixty-six international air sports athletes competed in three different air sports at the World Games in Poland. Parachuting Canopy Piloting, Glider Aerobatics and Paramotoring all featured over four days from 20-23 July 2017.

The FAI Media Team was there for the duration of the Air Sports events at The World Games and was posting to social media and the World Games website for air sports throughout the event.

Helmut Schlecht awarded FAI Bronze Medal at CISM Military World Parachuting Championship

EDDY2655 ok_sRespected parachutist Helmut Schlecht was awarded the FAI Bronze Medal at the 41st CISM Military World Parachuting Championship in Bad Sassendorf, Germany in July.

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'Hackathon' engineers target new e-markers for balloon competitions

Noosphere Hackathon_2017Hot air balloon competitions look set to be revolutionised if three science teams from the Ukraine get their way.

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Registration opens for the 1st FAI International Drones Conference and Expo promoting Innovation, Safety and Sports

DJI-1024x631FAI has issued an invitation to attend the 1st FAI International Drones Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 1 - 3 September 2017 about Innovation, Safety and Sports.

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Drones: Opportunities and Challenges for Air Sports

IMG 20170520_103555On 19 - 20 May 2017 the FAI Executive Board and the FAI Active Member in Germany, the Deutscher Aero Club (DAeC), met in Frankfurt. The main topic during the meetings: What does the fast development of drones mean for air sports?

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Bidding opens for the 1st FAI World Drone Racing Championships

Drone world_chps FAI has issued a call for bids for the first FAI World Drone Racing Championships, to be held in late 2017 or early 2018.

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FAI Young Artists Contest 2018: 'Flight into the Future'

water-colors-11501411The theme for the 2018 FAI Young Artists Contest is ‘Flight into the Future’ – and entries are open.

The FAI has announced the theme for its popular annual FAI Young Artists Contest for 2018. Youngsters between the ages of 6 and 17 are invited to submit drawings and paintings working under the theme of ‘Flight into the Future’.

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1st FAI Drone Events Organiser Meeting held in Lausanne

The 1st FAI Drone Events Organiser Meeting was held on 29 and 30 April 2017 at the Maison du Sport International in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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New FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships announced

Swoop1A new FAI Swoop Freestyle World Championships will see its first event in August this year, following a new collaboration between the FAI and a specialist sports company, A. Sports.

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2017 FAI Young Artists Contest: Winners announced

2017art2.1. AMAAN_INDbigThe winners of the 2017 FAI Young Artists Contest have been announced. They include two youngsters from India and one from Russia.

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2016 FAI Annual Report now available

2016 Annual_ReportThe latest edition of the FAI Annual Report, which paints a good picture of FAI activities throughout 2016, is now available. In it you will find news on key Conference, our partners and sponsors, and more.

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FAI signs agreement with Freedom Drone Sports

Freedom Drone_Sport_Logo_Black_RSZThe FAI and Freedom Drone Sports have signed a memorandum of understanding, signalling a new step in the development of drone racing as a sport around the world.

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Paragliding and Drones on the agenda at the 1st FAI Air Sports in Asia Summit

 

The first FAI Air Sports in Asia Summit was held in Hong Kong on 20 March 2017.

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New Asian air sports federation announced

FAI-Air-Sports-Asia 8March2017_2The positive development of air sports in Asia took a big step forward yesterday, following a meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), FAI and two Asian continental air sports organisations in Dubai.

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