Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:20
Otto 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…
Wednesday, 03 August 2016 17:04
The 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 The World Games 2017 as well as for use in future multi-discipline air sport events. They are supported by Noosphere, a development partner based in Ukraine and already very active with IT solutions for air sports events, especially spacemodelling.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 16:28
They 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.
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 10:38
It 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.
Friday, 01 July 2016 13:04
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.
Monday, 27 June 2016 10:58
Does 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.
Thursday, 23 June 2016 11:07
The 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”.
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 10:21
At 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.
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 12:18
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.
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 15:45
FAI 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.
Monday, 06 June 2016 14:45
FAI 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.
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 09:49
FAI 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.