FAI Newsletter 18/04

Championship Results / New World Record Claim for Aeroplanes / Austria : Gold Medal for Wolf Dietrich Tesar

Championship Results
FAI recently received the following Championship Results.

FAI World Electric Flight Aeromodelling Championship
Sport : Aeromodelling F5
Date : 6 to 15 August 2004
Location : York (GBR)
Winners :
F5B / Overall - Wolf FICKENSCHER (GER)
F5B / Team Overall - Germany
F5D / Overall - Jens BARTELS (GER)
F5D / Team Overall - Germany
Full results

FAI Junior World Free Flight Aeromodelling Championship
Sport : Aeromodelling F1
Date : 8 to 14 August 2004
Location : Moncontour (FRA)
Winners :
F1A / Overall - Niels WIJNHOVEN (NED)
F1A / Team - Israel
F1B / Overall - Alexei BURDOV (RUS)
F1B / Team - Ukraine
F1J/P / Overall - John LORBIECKI (USA)
F1J/P / Team - USA
Full results

New World Record Claim
New World Record Claim received by FAI :

Class C - Aeroplanes / Claim number : 9695
Sub-class : C-1 (Landplanes)
Group 3 - Turbo-jet
Type of record : Speed over a Commercial Air Route
Course/location : Melbourne, VIC (Australia) - Sydney, NSW (Australia)
Performance : 814 km/h
Pilot : Paul SINGER (USA)
Aircraft : Boeing 747-400
Airline : United Airlines
Date: 22.08.2004
Current record : 784.36 km/h (10.02.2004 - Jack DAVIDSON, USA)

The details shown above are provisional. When all the evidence required has been received and checked, the exact figures will be established and the record ratified (if appropriate).

For further information on World Records,
please consult the latest news, including all claims pending ratification, at :
- General Aviation World Records

Gold Medal for Wolf Dietrich Tesar
The Director of the recent Austrian National Open Helicopter Championships, Wolf Dietrich Tesar, has been awarded, by the Chancellor of Austria, the Gold Medal for Austrian National Championship Organisers.

Full information available at the FAI Rotorcraft Commission pages.