ATMOS - A Breath of the Future /
Annual Meetings of FAI Air Sport Commissions /
New World Record Claims /
Once a large number of flights are archived on ATMOS, the data will acquire historical value, and may be processed in a number of different ways, for example to establish ranking lists, analyse airspace usage, track the performances achieved in World Championships, determine the extent of interaction between different air sports, and conduct local, national and international decentralised contests.
Competitions : The following 1st Category competitions were awarded :
2008 : 8th FAI World Hot Air Airship Championship to Tsarkoye Selo, St Petersburg (RUS)
2009 : 16th FAI European Hot Air Ballooning Championship to France (Brissac, Anjou)
Awards : In recognition of their exceptional sporting performances, Montgolfier Ballooning Diplomas were awarded to :
Gas Balloons : Philippe DE COCK and Ronny VAN HAVERE (BEL) for their Gordon Bennett Trophy winning flight from Belgium to near the Russian border in northern Finland.
Hot Air Balloons : Vijaypat SINGHANIA (IND) for breaking the World Hot Air Balloon altitude record, reaching 21 027 m over Mumbai.
The Santos Dumont Gold Airship Medal was awarded to Stanislaw FUODOROFF (RUS) in recognition of the high-altitude hot-air airship World Records of 8 180 m he achieved in 2006.
Elections : Mr Jean-Claude WEBER was re-elected CIA President, Hans AKERSTEDT (SWE) 1st Vice President and Alex NAGORSKY Secretary, while Uwe SCHNEIDER (GER) and Mark SULLIVAN (USA) were re-elected as Vice Presidents.
Click here to see the updated List of CIA Officers and Delegates.
Next Plenary Meeting : 7 and 8 March 2008, Salzburg (AUT)
Pirat Gehriger Diplomas were awarded to Prof. Loek BOERMANS (NED) for his exceptional work on developing high performance airfoils for glider wings, and jointly to Messrs Brian SPRECKLEY and Keith NICHOLSON (GBR) for their development of the world ranking system for glider pilots.
The Pelagia Majewska Medal was awarded to Mme Ghislaine FACON (FRA) for her remarkable series of world records and her contributions to gliding meteorology.
Elections : Mr Robert HENDERSON and the Members of the IGC Bureau were all re-elected, except that Mr Axel REICH (GER) stood down as Vice President and was replaced by for Mr Visa-Matti LEINIKKEN (FIN).
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For further information on World Records, please consult the latest news, including all claims pending ratification, at FAI World Records.
24.06.-04.07.07 : 24th FAI World Aerobatic Championships (ESP)
23.-28.06.07 : 12th FAI World Radio Controlled F3D Aeromodelling Championship (USA)
24.06.-01.07.07 : 2007 FAI World Free Flight Aeromodelling Championshipss (UKR)
20.-25.03.2007 : 11th FAI World Para-Ski Parachuting Championship (ITA)