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13 November 1926: The FAI World Record of Major Mario de Bernardi

13 November 1926: The FAI World Record of Major Mario de Bernardi

One of the last records we would like to commemorate this year comes from an Italian pilot, famous in civil and military aviation:

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12 November 1906: The first flight by Santos-Dumont

12 November 1906: The first flight by Santos-Dumont

110 years ago, exactly today, the first officially observed flight in Europe that was longer than 25m was performed in Paris (FRA) by the Brazilian Aviation Pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, resident in ....

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Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Forty years ago on 28 July 1976 Major General Eldon W. Joersz flew into the FAI record books by setting a world air speed record that still stands today.

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40 Years Ago Today: Eldon Joersz became the fastest man in the world â....

40 Years Ago Today: Eldon Joersz became the fastest man in the world â....

On this day in history Eldon W Joersz officially became the fastest man in the world, when he flew his US Air Force Blackbird plane at an astonishing 3,529.56km/h (2,194 mph).

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12 June 1936: The FAI World Record of Louise Thaden

12 June 1936: The FAI World Record of Louise Thaden

Today we would like to commemorate a female American pioneer and a major figure in aviation who was not only a highly successful Golden Age air racer and holder of various aviation records, but also o....

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Latest FAI World Record Claims

16 July 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 1 000 km : 157,00 km/h Keith Essex (NZL)
14 July 2017 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1 149,6 km Gilles Navas (FRA)
14 July 2017 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1 149,6 km Gilles Navas (FRA)
03 July 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 750 km : 156,00 km/h Sibylle Andresen (GER)
03 July 2017 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 750 km : 156,00 km/h Sibylle Andresen (GER)
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On this day: Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly New York....

On this day: Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly New York....

Charles Lindbergh flew solo from New York to Paris on 20/21 May 1927. Celebrate the 90th anniversary of this historic flight – and FAI world record - on 21 May 2017. Ninety years ago, on 21 May 192....

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Main decisions taken at the FAI General Aviation Commission 2016 Annua....

Main decisions taken at the FAI General Aviation Commission 2016 Annua....

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the FAI General Aviation Commission (GAC) was held from 3 - 5 November 2016 in Limassol (CYP).

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12 November 1906: The first flight by Santos-Dumont

12 November 1906: The first flight by Santos-Dumont

110 years ago, exactly today, the first officially observed flight in Europe that was longer than 25m was performed in Paris (FRA) by the Brazilian Aviation Pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, resident in ....

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Crete to Cape Town Vintage Air Rally launched from Greece

Crete to Cape Town Vintage Air Rally launched from Greece

A flying rally across Africa, from Crete to Cape Town, for aircraft built before the 31st December 1939.

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Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Eldon Joersz: Meet the fastest man in the air

Forty years ago on 28 July 1976 Major General Eldon W. Joersz flew into the FAI record books by setting a world air speed record that still stands today.

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