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FAI-Breitling Awards

The FAI has announced the creation of two awards bearing the name of Breitling, the Global Sponsor of the FAI since 2012: The Breitling Milestone Trophy and the Breitling Youngster Award. Both awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony of the FAI General Conference..

Breitling Milestone Trophy

History
This award was established in 2012 by the FAI and Breitling, a Global Sponsor of the FAI since 2012, to associate Breitling with a significant milestone in aeronautics or astronautics, and was first awarded in 2013.

Eligibility
The Breitling Milestone Trophy is reserved for an individual or a group of individuals having achieved a significant milestone, technological step or invention in aeronautics or astronautics (first flight, new technology, etc.) during the previous year and that might contribute to future developments, especially for the practice of air sports.

Frequency and Number
Only one Breitling Milestone Trophy may be awarded each year. However, as this Trophy should match with Breitling’s spirit of technology and excellence, such milestones might not be available each year. Therefore, if no suitable candidate is nominated for a specific year, then FAI and Breitling reserve their right not to assign this Trophy in this year.

Breitling Youngster Award

History
This award was established in 2012 by the FAI and Breitling, a Global Sponsor of the FAI since 2012, to associate Breitling with an outstanding sporting performance or contribution to aeronautics or astronautics achieved by a youngster, and was first awarded in 2013.

Eligibility
The Breitling Youngster Award is reserved for a youngster who, during the previous 12 months and before the date of his 26th birthday :
•    Achieved an outstanding sporting performance. This means a performance which is considered by the nominating authority as beyond the normal level of performance compared to what can usually be done, or
•    Excelled in a certain area of his sport and is considered as a reference, or
•    Significantly contributed to the development and promotion of aeronautics or astronautics.

Frequency and Number
Only one Breitling Youngster Award may be awarded each year. However, as this Award should match with Breitling’s spirit of technology and excellence, such achievements might not be available each year. Therefore, if no suitable candidate is nominated for a specific year, then FAI and Breitling reserve their right not to assign this Award in this year.

General Principles

1.    Objectives : The purpose of the Breitling Awards is to give public recognition to those who have achieved an outstanding performance or contribution to aeronautics and astronautics.

2.    Eligibility : Any person, group of persons, institution or commercial company is eligible to receive a Breitling Award. A recipient need not have had any previous connection with FAI or Breitling. No Breitling Award may be awarded to the same recipient more than once.

3.    Nomination process :
a.    Nominations for Breitling Awards may be made by Breitling (including Breitling Headquarters, President and Retailers), FAI (including FAI Members, Commission Presidents, Executive Board, President and Secretary General) or other institutions or commercial companies related to Breitling or FAI in the field of aeronautics or astronautics.
b.    In any given year, a nominating authority may propose only one candidate for each Breitling Award.
c.    Nominations for Breitling Awards shall be sent in writing (using the FAI-Breitling Awards Nomination Form available on the FAI and Breitling websites) to the FAI Head Office together with citations not exceeding 250 words, and other supporting information (photos, videos, etc.), to arrive no later than 31 May each year.

4.    Evaluation process : The FAI will evaluate the nominations received and provide a recommendation to the Jury on nominations for Breitling Awards.

5.    Jury : The Jury will be composed of 3 Breitling Representatives appointed by Breitling and 3 FAI Representatives appointed by the FAI President.

6.    Winners : The winners of Breitling Awards will be informed by the FAI and will then be invited and hosted by Breitling to receive their Award at the FAI Awards Ceremony taking place the day before the FAI General Conference in the same year.

Winners visible on http://www.fai.org/awards/fai-general-awards

 


 

History

At the start of the 20th Century, the pioneering flights of pilots such as Clement Ader, the Wright Brothers and Santos-Dumont, the proliferation of aeronautical competitions, and increasingly rapid technological advances marked the real birth of the modern aviation era.

A small group of men recognized the growing need for an international federation to coordinate and give direction to the rapidly growing aeronautical activity.

On 10 June 1905, Count Henri de la Vaulx, Vice President of the Aero Club of France, Major Moedebeck of the German Airship League and Fernand Jacobs, President of the Aero Club of Belgium, gave a presentation to the Olympic Congress of Brussels on their proposal for a "Fédération Aéronautique Internationale". The delegates received the idea warmly, and in token of its support the Olympic Congress adopted thefollowing resolution:"This Congress, recognizing the special importance of aeronautics, expresses the desire that in each country, there be created an Association for regulating the sport of flying and that thereafter there be formed a Universal Aeronautical Federation to regulate the various aviation meetings and advance the science and sport of Aeronautics."

On 12 October 1905, an international aeronautical conference was convened in Paris. After two days of debate, the representatives of Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the USA adopted the entire package of proposed Statutes. The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale was founded on 14 October 1905. From its inception, the FAI defined its principal aims as being to"methodically catalogue the best performances achieved, so that they be known to everybody; to identify their distinguishing features so as to permit comparisons to be made; and to verify evidence and thus ensure that record-holders have undisputed claims to their titles." The statutes also specified that each body holding sporting powers (i.e. the national members of FAI) should retain full and autonomous control over its own affairs.

More than 100 years old, faithful to the decisions of its founding fathers, but also because the principles then established remain valid, the FAI's Statutes still reflect the objectives defined in 1905.

However, the appearance of new technologies and modern equipment, and the birth of entirely new air sport disciplines have meant that the FAI's sphere of involvement has broadened - and continues to expand. New objectives are adopted to reflect developments in society and in the aspirations of those who practice air sports.

An international, non-profit-making, non-governmental organisation, the FAI's main aim is the development throughout the world of sport aviation and astronautical activities.

The current statutes describe in detail its specific objectives:

  • to make evident the essentially international spirit of aeronautics as a powerful instrument for bringing all people closer in mutual understanding and friendship regardless of political, racial or religious considerations, thereby helping to create international good will and thus build a better and more peaceful world;
  • to bring together the air sports men and women of the world in international competition;
  • to educate young people through sport in a spirit of mutual understanding and friendship;
  • to coordinate its Members' separate efforts to further aeronautics and astronautics throughout the world;
  • to protect and safeguard the interests of its Members in the use of air space;
  • to provide a forum for the exchange of information and discussion of mutual problems with other elements of civil aeronautics.

To fulfill these objectives and meet the needs of each air sport and area of activity, the organisational structure of FAI continues to evolve. From time to time, new Commissions are created.

At present, the FAI comprises these elements:

  • The General Conference, the supreme policy-making body, which adopts FAI Statutes and By-Laws - the foundation stones of the FAI;
  • The Executive Board, principal executive body of FAI, responsible for implementing the decisions of General Conference and directing the day-to-day operation of the FAI;
  • Eleven Air Sport Commissions representing, in addition to the General Commission, all 10 air sport disciplines under FAI control: ballooning, general aviation, gliding, rotorcraft, parachuting, aeromodelling, aerobatics, astronautics records, hang-gliding and microlights;
  • Four Technical Commissions which control non-sporting activities: aerospace education, amateur-built aircraft; medico-physiological and environmental matters.

ASC Presidents - Sporting Licences questionnaire

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Please register online for the next FAI Active Members Presidents Meeting to be held on Saturday 7 June 2014 in Stockholm according to this schedule:

  • Saturday all day : meeting
  • Saturday night : closing dinner hosted by the NAC Sweden
  • Sunday all day : tour to Air Museum in Arlanda (registration mandatory before May 1st / Participation cost: 100 SEK-equ. 12€)

The meeting as well as the dinner on Saturday 7 June will take place at the Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport.

Registration fee for the meeting: none / covered by the FAI

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Accommodation

Special prices have been negociated at the Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport where the meeting will take place. To book your hotel room, download the hotel booking form and send it directly to the Hotel (e-mail address mentionned on the form). No phone reservation will be accepted, only by e-mail.

Room price : 110€ for a single room / 135€ for a double room

IMPORTANT : please note that this online registration (in grey frame) is to register for the meeting, not to book an hotel room. To book your hotel room, you have to send the above-mentionned hotel booking form separately to the hotel directly.


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Contact & Links

logo-world-games-2017For more information, contact The World Games Air Sports Competition Manager:

FAI Sports and Marketing Director Markus Haggeney

using the contact form.

IWGA The World Games - News

 

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IWGA The World Games

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The World Games, organised by the International World Games Association (IWGA), is the second largest multi-sport event in the world after the Olympic Games. It offers an excellent platform to the FAI and its competitors to demonstrate the excitement of air sports in front of the world's media.

The next World Games will take place in Wroclaw, Poland, from 3 to 13 August 2017.

The following air sport events will be take place at The World Games 2017:

Go to the IWGA news section to read all about FAI at The World Games

Aeromodelling

The aeromodelling discipline of Indoor Aeromusicals will be a demonstration event at the World Games 2013.

Two of the world's best aeromodelling pilots will demonstrate their breathtaking skills as they perform aerobatic routines set to music. The aeroplanes are very light weight battery powered models capable of manoeuvres that have to be seen to be believed.

Indoor Aeromusicals description  (92.83 kB)25 January 2013