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Interview with Pierre Duval, President of the FAI Environmental Commis....

Interview with Pierre Duval, President of the FAI Environmental Commis....

Frenchman Pierre Duval, 50, is the new President of the FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) since his election by the Delegates during the last annual meeting of the Commission in February 2013. He ....

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Tony Iberler, youngest pilot ever to participate in a world helicopter....

Tony Iberler, youngest pilot ever to participate in a world helicopter....

Tony Iberler qualified as an Helicopter Pilot in Germany on his 17th birthday, one year before he can legally drive a car. In 2012, still aged 17, he was selected as a member of the German National T....

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Interview with John Dickenson, recipient of the FAI Gold Air Medal

Interview with John Dickenson, recipient of the FAI Gold Air Medal

At the 2012 FAI Awards Ceremony held yesterday in Antalya, Turkey, John Dickenson was presented with the FAI Gold Air Medal by FAI President John Grubbström for his great contribution to the developm....

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Maxim Sotnikov (RUS): Helicopter Pilot

Maxim Sotnikov (RUS): Helicopter Pilot

Although Maxim Sotnikov learned to fly helicopters only 6 years ago, he is already one of the world’s best pilots and will be one to watch at the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship that will t....

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Pál Tákats (HUN): Paragliding Aerobatics Champion

Pál Tákats (HUN): Paragliding Aerobatics Champion

At 16 years old, Pál knew that paragliding was going to be more than just the next new hobby sport for him. Dedicating his time to flying from the day he left school, he and his young and talented Hu....

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FAI Head Office closed on Monday 22 September 2014

FAI Head Office closed on Monday 22 September 2014

The FAI Head Office will be closed on Monday 22 September 2014 for a public holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday 23 September.

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Guests from the Sports World and Beyond Flock to FAI Summer ....

Guests from the Sports World and Beyond Flock to FAI Summer ....

FAI recently hosted a Summer Party to make new connections and strengthen existing bonds with other sports federations based in Lausanne, personalities from the sports world and beyond, as well as com....

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FAI recognition for Air14 Director’s “outstanding work....

FAI recognition for Air14 Director’s “outstanding work....

The FAI presented Air14 Airshow Director Col. GS Ian Logan with the FAI Diplôme d’Honneur during the “Inspiration Dinner” organised by the airshow committee in Payerne, Switzerland, on Saturday....

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Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

Get the Bug for Air Sports with the new FAI Video

The FAI has released a new video featuring all air sports activities under the umbrella of the Federation. The 3-minute film succinctly presents the FAI sports and includes footage of FAI internationa....

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FAI President and Secretary General meet IOC President to di....

FAI President and Secretary General meet IOC President to di....

FAI President Dr. John Grubbström and FAI Secretary General Susanne Schödel were recently invited to meet International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach (pictured in middle) at the IOC headqu....

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Latest FAI World Record Claims

31 August 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 755 km/h Jeremy A Schneider (USA)
31 August 2014 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed: 196 : 446.96 km/h Olivier Zanker (GER)
31 August 2014 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Duration: 199 : 2h 58 min 17 sec Timo Wendtland (GER)
30 August 2014 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed: 196 : 430.26 km/h Christian Erdt (GER)
28 August 2014 Parachuting : Speed : 511.23 km/h Marco Wiederkehr (SUI)
28 August 2014 Parachuting : Speed : 511.23 km/h Marco Wiederkehr (SUI)
28 August 2014 Parachuting : Speed : 461.40 km/h Stephanie Hipp (GER)
28 August 2014 Parachuting : Speed : 461.40 km/h Stephanie Hipp (GER)
27 August 2014 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed in a closed circuit in competition (10 laps): 090 : 52.93 sec Ondrej Hacker (CZE)
26 August 2014 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Speed in a closed circuit in competition (10 laps): 090 : 54.25 sec Ondrej Hacker (CZE)
23 August 2014 Parachuting : Largest head-up formation : 6 parachutists
23 August 2014 Parachuting : Largest head-up formation : 6 parachutists
20 August 2014 Parachuting : Freefall Style : 31.80 sec Libor Jirousek (CZE)
20 August 2014 Parachuting : Freefall Style : 31.80 sec Libor Jirousek (CZE)
20 August 2014 Parachuting : Freefall Style : 36.72 sec Elena Laktionova (RUS)
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Current Events

until 21 September 2014 2014 Greek Amfiklia Open (HG) Mt Parnassos (Greece)
until 22 September 2014 2014 Chelomei Cup - Category S - Space Models Baikonur (Kazakhstan)
until 29 September 2014 2014 Baikonur Cup - Category S - Space Models Baikonur (Kazakhstan)
until 20 September 2014 2014 Pico do Gavião International Open / Brazilian Nationals - 2nd Round Pico do Gaviao (Brazil)
until 21 September 2014 2014 Korean League 2nd - Pyeongchang PyeongChang (Korea)
until 21 September 2014 2014 Almaty Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Samara (Russia)
until 20 September 2014 2014 Santa Cruz Flats Casa Grande, Arizona (USA)
until 21 September 2014 2014 EUROTOUR - F3F Welsh Open - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Cardiff (United Kingdom)
until 28 September 2014 38th CISM World Military Parachuting Championship Solo (Indonesia)

Upcoming Events

20 September 2014 2014 Toszek Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Toszek (Poland)
20 September 2014 17th Lippeweidenpokal - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Lünen (Germany)
20 September 2014 2014 Hogo Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Zabokreky nad Nitrou (Slovakia)
20 September 2014 2014 Slovenia Open - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Vipava (Slovenia)
20 September 2014 2014 Pernik open - BG Accuracy League 3-rd Round Pernik (Bulgaria)
21 September 2014 2014 Friendship Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Gliwice (Poland)
25 September 2014 2014 Greda Cup XC Open Hrvace (Croatia)
25 September 2014 2014 PWCA Superfinal Pamukkale / Denizli (Turkey)
25 September 2014 2014 Soca Open Valley Camp Gabrje (Slovenia)
26 September 2014 2014 Korkyt-Ata Cup - Category S - Space Models Baikonur (Kazakhstan)
26 September 2014 2014 St. Petersburg Cup - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Gatchina (Russia)
26 September 2014 39th Oktoberfestpokal Wettbewerb - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Salmdorf near Munich (Germany)
26 September 2014 3rd series PGAWC 2014 Timbis Open Denpasar (Indonesia)
26 September 2014 2014 Suru Orao Open - 2.round Montenegro ACC League Berane (Montenegro)
27 September 2014 2014 Stonehenge Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Andover (United Kingdom)
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