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Bertrand Piccard’s New York - Seville Flight: Performance Notifications Received by FAI

2016 06_23_Solar_Impulse_ATLANTIC_Landing_in_Sevilla_Bertrand_Piccard_and_Andr_Borschberg_Revillard__1398_thumb_2The FAI has received the following performance notifications from the Solar Impulse team, following Bertrand Piccards’s flight from New York (JFK International Airport), USA, to Seville (International Airport), Spain, with the solar-powered aeroplane “Solar Impulse 2”. 

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Common FAI strategy for Drones

dronesAt the recent FAI meetings of the FAI Executive Board, Commission Presidents and representatives from NACs, at Heraklion Crete, a proposal from CIAM, the FAI Aeromodelling Commission, was presented and discussed. This proposal was to establish and implement a common FAI strategy for the drones.

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Meetings of FAI Active Members, Air Sport Commissions and Executive Board in Crete

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Three different meetings took place in Heraklion, on the Greek island of Crete, from Thursday to Saturday:  Air Sport Commission Presidents, Active Member Presidents and Executive Board meeting.

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FAI Environmental Policy and Code Updated

photo gliding environmentThe FAI Environmental Commission has recently reviewed the FAI Environmental Policy and Code and brought both sections of this up to date.

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FAI and European Rotor Sports Association Join Forces to Promote Radio Control Drone Flying

drone fai ersaFAI and ERSA (European Rotor Sports Association) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to work closely on the promotion of radio control drone flying, also called FPV racing.

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New FAI Retro-Look Items and FAI World Air Games Photo Book at Your Fingertips

FAI-eshopFAI has launched its new official e-shop that includes an exciting new range of retro-styled items for men and women and the photo book of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015.

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FAI at the International Military Sports Council

CISM 2FAI President Dr. John Grubbström and FAI Secretary General Susanne Schödel attended the 2016 CISM (International Military Sports Council) Annual Congress in Tartu, Estonia, to further develop the links between both organisations.

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2015 FAI Annual Report released

2015FAIAnnualReportThe 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More compact than the previous editions, it includes the competitions, records, awards, our sponsor Breitling, our partner Red Bull Air Race, and much more!

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Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

2016art2.2 KIM USAbigThe FAI international jury selected the winning paintings of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest, a competition which every year honours the best paintings from youngsters in three age categories from 7 to 16 years old.

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FAI at the Red Bull Air Race

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FAI President Dr. John Grubbström was in Abu Dhabi at the Red Bull Air Race on Saturday 12 March 2016 – and met up with the General Manager of the Red Bull Air Race Erich Wolf.

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Bidding Process for the Next FAI World Air Games Open

logo WAG 01 cmyk 200-10The FAI World Air Games is the biggest air sports event in the world. This multi-disciplinary event is the only world competition that brings together the various different air sports and their very best athletes.

The last edition took place in Dubai from 1 to 12 December 2015, hosted by the Emirates Aerosports Federation. The program consisted of the following sports: aerobatics, aeromodelling, airships, amateur-built aircraft, general aviation, gliding, helicopters, hot air balloons, microlights, parachuting, paragliding and paramotors.

The previous editions of the Games were held in Turkey (1997), Spain (2001) and Italy (2009).

The bidding process for the next edition of the FAI World Air Games is now officially open.

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Launch of the New FAI World Air Games Website

WAGwebsiteThe FAI has unveiled www.worldairgames.aero, the brand new website for its flagship event, the FAI World Air Games. It is meant to gather in one place all the information and news about the latest and future editions of the Games.

It includes useful content about the last Games that took place in Dubai from 1 to 12 December 2015, such as the results, news, descriptions of the events, press releases and more.

In the future it will also feature updates about the next Games and for example keep visitors up to speed with the bidding process.

“We wish to be able to point all the people interested in our Games to a website which contains comprehensive information and striking visual content” , said FAI President Dr John Grubbström. “We want to use it as a tool to showcase how exciting FAI’s biggest event is.”

FAI World Air Games Dubai Organisers Visit the FAI Head Office

The FAI Executive Board and the organisers of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015, including Event Director H.E. Youssif Al Hammadi, held a joint meeting on Saturday at the FAI Head Quarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, following the success of the Federation's flagship event in December.

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Gliding pilot Sebastian Kawa named Athlete of the Month by IWGA

Sebastian Kawa IWGAThe International World Games Association (IWGA) announced the nomination of Polish pilot Sebastian Kawa as the Athlete of the Month for December 2015. 

Kawa has just won the Gliding event of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 and has been keeping himself at the top of Gliding competitions for more than a decade. 

FAI congratulates him on this great news.

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