Europe Air Sports (EAS) & FAI - Response to EASA Prototype Rules for Unmanned Aircraft

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Model flying is an activity which is as old as manned aviation itself. Many of the aviation pioneers developed their designs on the basis of tests conducted using models and model aircraft remain an important element of aerospace education.


110th FAI General Conference

GC2016 bannerThe sessions of the 110th FAI General Conference were held at the Westin Nusa Dua Hotel in Bali, Indonesia, on 14 and 15 October 2016.


Dutchman Frits Brink elected new FAI President

Brink2016 sFrits Brink from the Netherlands was elected yesterday as the new President of FAI at the 110th FAI General Conference in Bali, Indonesia.


Prestigious FAI Awards presented for 2016

GC 2016_Awards_Gagarin_Group_picture_smallMen and women from across the world of air sports were honoured tonight with the prestigious FAI medals and diplomas at the 2016 FAI Awards Ceremony in Indonesia.


1st FAI International Drone Conference and Expo announced for 2017

drones smallFAI will hold an International Conference and Expo on drones in 2017, focusing on three areas: sports, innovation and safety.


FAI announces DHL as new Official Logistics Partner

FAI DHL 2016 6The FAI and DHL signed a four-year agreement today, naming DHL as the Official Logistics Partner of the FAI.


On This Day in History: Otto Lilienthal’s legacy lives on

Otto Lilienthal gliding experiment ppmsca.02546Otto Lilienthal, the 'Glider King' who was an inspirational 19th-century aviation pioneer died 120-years ago on 10 August 1896. We remember his legacy today…


A legend in Space: Meeting Gennady Padalka

Grubbstrom-Padalka-Diplome 2The Olympic movement and Space exploration may not seem an obvious mix – but in fact the two came together in a sporting union in the heart of Moscow earlier this year.


FAI to develop innovative IT solutions for Air Sport Disciplines

workshop 2016The FAI Commissions and Head Office have started working on the development of new IT solutions to support the management of the three disciplines taking part in The World Games 2017 – as well as for use in future multi-discipline air sport events.


Done! Solar Impulse 2 completes First Round-The-World Solar Flight and writes Aviation History!

2016 07_26_Si2_completedThey did it! After over 12 years of research and design, Swiss pioneers Dr. Bertrand Piccard (Initiator, Chairman and Pilot) and André Borschberg (Co-founder and CEO and Pilot) finished the first round-the-world solar flight, powered only by the sun with no fuel or polluting emissions. After 17 months since the first departure in March 2015 in Abu Dhabi (UAE), they landed at its original take-off point at this morning, 26 July at 02:05 CET (00:05 UTC, 04:05 Local Time). Since the beginning of the adventure, FAI has received 19 world record claims from the Solar Impulse Team.


Join the celebrations for the 125th Anniversary of Otto Lilienthal's flight!

MuehlenbergDerwitzIt was spring time in 1891 when aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal finally made it and took off with his self constructed "Derwitzer" glider. His flight attempts at the "Mühlenberg" area, near Derwitz in Germany, are considered to be the first unpowered human flights following the principle of heavier than air flight.

With a so called "Sternflug", meaning different aircrafts take off from different starting points and fly to the same finish point or goal - Stölln/Rhinow in this case - the "Bundeskommission Segelflug" would like to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Lilienthal's first human flight.

All gliders from the German Aeroclub/Deutscher Aeroclub e.V. (DAeC) and pilots from abroad with a valid FAI sporting licence are most welcome to join the celebrations.


Workshop and Test Events Ahead of The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw

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A three day workshop took place this week in Wroclaw, Poland, as part of the preparation for the World Games 2017. The attendees included the Event Directors and Officials of the three disciplines selected to the World Games 2017, FAI Member Representatives from France and Hungary, the Director of the Wroclaw Aeroclub and FAI Head Office staff. 


Enter the 2017 FAI Young Artist Contest and Show Us Your Vision of Flying!

YAC2016 copyDoes flying make you dream? Yes? Then pick up your pens, pencils or brushes and enter the 2017 FAI Young Artists Contest to reach for the clouds. The aim is to create a picture that illustrates this years’ theme “Beyond the Clouds”, and to show us your vision through your eyes!

Youngsters from three age categories: Junior (6-9), Intermediate (10-13), Senior (14-17) are invited to participate.


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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