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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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Sports and Disciplines Selected for the FAI World Air Games ....

Sports and Disciplines Selected for the FAI World Air Games ....

The FAI has today announced the list of the 11 sports and 24 disciplines selected for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015. More than 1000 athletes, crews and officials will be involved in the multi air....

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FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Roll Out New Logo

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Roll Out New Logo

The Event Organising Committee of the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 unveiled the new logo for the multi air sports event during a ceremony that was held at the Skydive Marina in Dubai on Sunday nig....

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Aviation and Space World Records Anniversaries to Celebrate ....

Aviation and Space World Records Anniversaries to Celebrate ....

The first space-walk by Alexey Leonov in 1965, the first solo flight across the Pacific Ocean by Steve Fossett in 1995, the highest ballooning flight by Vijaypat Singhania in 2005, to name only a fe....

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1985-2014 : The Two Stories of the Exceptional Pilots Who Fl....

1985-2014 : The Two Stories of the Exceptional Pilots Who Fl....

The Himalaya and its vast territories, gigantic mountains, spiritual people and wild beauty have long exerted extraordinary fascination - which is far from fading. Ever since the 19th century when Eu....

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Eric Bertin Hired to Support FAI Sports Team ahead of the FA....

Eric Bertin Hired to Support FAI Sports Team ahead of the FA....

The FAI is pleased to announce that Eric Bertin has joined the Federation as Sports and Events Manager on 15 December 2014. His focus is on the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 and he is the prime conta....

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Latest FAI World Record Claims

21 March 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 515.00 km/h Travis P. Holland (USA)
15 March 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a Commercial Airline Route : 705 km/h Brian Schiff (USA)
12 March 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 860.00 km/h Shonin Casey Davis (USA)
10 March 2015 Experimental / New Technologies : Straight Distance - Free flight : 1468 km Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
10 March 2015 Experimental / New Technologies : Straight distance, pre-declared waypoints : 1468 km Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
07 March 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 615.00 km/h Shonin Casey Davis (USA)
21 February 2015 Parachuting : Para-Ski : 18 points Matej Becan (SLO)
21 February 2015 Parachuting : Para-Ski : 38 points Magdalena Schwertl (AUT)
21 February 2015 Parachuting : Para-Ski : 70 points Sebastien Graser (AUT)
15 February 2015 Parachuting : Large freefall formation : 24 parachutists
07 February 2015 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1039.52 km Peter Rudi Temple (AUS)
07 February 2015 Gliding : Out-and-return distance : 1032.0 km Peter Rudi Temple (AUS)
06 February 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 315.00 km/h James T. Claire (USA)
06 February 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 980.00 km/h Michael Jarret (USA)
04 February 2015 Gliding : Free out-and-return distance : 1063.12 km Gerrit Kurstjens (AUS)
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28 March 2015 2015 FAI F1D European Championships for Free Flight Indoor Model Aircraft Slanic Prahova (Romania)
28 March 2015 2015 Hohe Wand Pokal Wiener Neustadt (Austria)
29 March 2015 2015 Governador Valadares International HG Open Valadares (Brazil)
01 April 2015 2015 Copa de Occidente Sopetrán (Colombia)
02 April 2015 20th Open Internacional La Muela - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Alarilla, Guadalajara (Spain)
02 April 2015 2015 Open Internacional de Ala Delta Sierra de Càdiz El Bosque - Cadix (Spain)
02 April 2015 2015 Trofeo Montegrappa Borso del Grappa (Italy)
02 April 2015 2015 Trofeo Montegrappa Borso del Grappa (Italy)
03 April 2015 2015 Friendship Cup - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Rossosh (Russia)
03 April 2015 2015 PASA National Skydiving Championships in Canopy Piloting Wonderboom Airport (South Africa)
03 April 2015 2015 Fedémesi Tavasz - I. Round Hungarian Paragliding Accuracy Landing League Fedémes (Hungary)
04 April 2015 25th Open Vila de Vidreres - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Vidreres-Girona (Spain)
04 April 2015 25th Open Vila de Vidreres - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Vidreres-Girona (Spain)
04 April 2015 2015 National France Chabre Open Laragne-Monteglin (France)
04 April 2015 2015 Raná Cup Rana near Louny (Czech Rep.)
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