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The best of FAI 2016 competitions video is here!

The best of FAI 2016 competitions video is here!

The best of FAI 2016 competitions video is here! Have a look at FAI's compilation video of the main competitions of the season 2016:

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A life in aerobatics: Mikhail Mamistov

A life in aerobatics: Mikhail Mamistov

From learning to fly in 1983 in the then Soviet Union, Mikhail Mamistov has become one of the most decorated pilots in the history of Aerobatics competition. We meet the legend…

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Understanding Aresti figures in Aerobatic competition

Understanding Aresti figures in Aerobatic competition

How do pilots know what aerobatic manoeuvres they have to fly when they compete? The answer lies in understanding what are called Aresti figures.

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Flying the Extra 330SC Aerobatic Plane

Flying the Extra 330SC Aerobatic Plane

What’s so extra about the Extra? The Extra 330SC is the most popular plane here at the FAI European Aerobatic Championships. We asked two pilots, Kenny Chiang from Hong Kong, and John Galliard, head....

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20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships: 20-27 August 2016

20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships: 20-27 August 2016

Forty of Europe’s best aerobatic pilots gathered in the small town of Moravska Trebova in eastern Czech Republic today, for the start of the 20th FAI European Aerobatic Championships.

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A life in aerobatics: Mikhail Mamistov

A life in aerobatics: Mikhail Mamistov

From learning to fly in 1983 in the then Soviet Union, Mikhail Mamistov has become one of the most decorated pilots in the history of Aerobatics competition. We meet the legend…

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Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Profile of a world champion: Ferenc Toth

Ferenc Toth has been at the top of his game since the turn of the century. The FAI Glider Aerobatics World Champion won his first major competition in 2000, aged 32. That was the FAI European Aerobati....

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It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

It’s a family affair: Jerzy and Jan Makula

“I have four sons, Jan is the youngest. But you know, when he was very little he was afraid of flying, he would not even touch the glider.” Jerzy Makula is a legend in glider aerobatics, often cal....

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Five minutes with Breitling pilot Aude Lemordant

Five minutes with Breitling pilot Aude Lemordant

If you're boarding an Air France Boeing 777 and there is a pretty, blond pilot called Aude Lemordant in the cockpit, you can relax in the knowledge that you're in safe hands. The petite Frenchwoman i....

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José Luis Aresti Aguirre

José Luis Aresti Aguirre

José Luis Aresti Aguirre (1917-2003) is a true legend in the world of aerobatics. Born in Bilbao, Spain, Aresti became a flyer in the 1930s in time to get involved in the Civil War where he served a....

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Latest FAI World Record Claims

27 November 2016 Parachuting : - : 65 skydivers
25 November 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 4 min 22 s Walter Extra (GER)
24 November 2016 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 100 km : 140,50 km/h Stefano Ghiorzo (ITA)
21 November 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 1'040.00 km/h Brian D. Erickson (USA)
21 November 2016 Gliding : Speed over a triangular course of 300 km : 119,52 km/h Stefano Ghiorzo (ITA)
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