Tuesday, 23 December 2014 11:12
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 Europeans were increasingly present in the region, adventurers coming from all around the world strived to understand its culture and conquer its vast lands and high summits. The tops of Kamet, Minya Konka, Kabru and Annapurna were the first to be reached in the 30s and early 50s, and in 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa Tensing Norgay ascended the tallest of them all, the Everest. The immense worldwide impact of their successful expedition, which instantly made of Hillary and Tensing Norgay living legends, contributed to fuel the myth of the Everest and of the whole of Himalaya. Since then, all the mountains of the Himalaya chain have been climbed and thousands of hikers and trekkers come to Nepal every year in search for adventures and challenges.
Monday, 15 December 2014 13:47
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 contact for all sports activities and competitions linked to the Games, which doesn’t exclude a possible involvement in other sports and events matters if the need arises.
Strategic Roadmap for the Future of the Olympic Movement Made Public – FAI’s Contribution to the Process
Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:43
The IOC has unveiled the final draft recommendations for Olympic Agenda 2020, which is the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.
The FAI, which bears the status of IOC-Recognised Sports Federation, is proud and grateful to have been given the opportunity to give its input, together with other federations, experts from civil society including the United Nations and Google/Yotube.
Thursday, 20 November 2014 09:16
The United Nations General Assembly recently adopted a Resolution on sport entitled "Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace”. It is the first time in its history that the UN recognises the autonomy of the International Olympic Committee et sport.
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 10:39
After extensive consultation with the Federation’s stakeholders, FAI adopted new Mission and Vision statements to help prioritise strategies and move steadily towards its objectives and goals.
The time has now come to bring them out to the FAI community, for common and regular use.
Monday, 20 October 2014 09:37
The Delegates from the FAI Member Countries participated in the 108th FAI General Conference which took place in Pattaya, Thailand, on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 October 2014. The event was successfully organised by the Royal Aeronautic Sports Association of Thailand (RASAT) which is a Member of the FAI since 1979.
The results of the conference, such as the reelection of FAI President Dr. John Grubbström, are outlined below. The full minutes will be published on the FAI website at the beginning of 2015.
Friday, 17 October 2014 04:51
The FAI has announced the winners of the 2014 FAI Awards and FAI-Breitling Award, celebrating the outstanding dedication and contribution to air sports.
The ceremony took place last night in Pattaya, Thailand, as part of the 108th FAI General Conference which is held today and tomorrow, and hosted by the Royal Aeronautic Sports Association of Thailand (RASAT).
For the first time, live streaming allowed people from all around the world to be in the heart of the event. Judging from the amount of views and comments, this new feature was a complete success. For those who missed it, the replay of the whole ceremony can be watched on the FAI Youtube Channel.
Friday, 10 October 2014 15:27
The 108th FAI General Conference takes place in Pattaya, Thailand (UTC+7), on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 October 2014.
Keep abreast of the all the proceedings, including the President and the Executive Director elections, via @airsports_fai.
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 17:37
On 29 September 2014, the German Aeroclub (Deutscher Aero-Club - DAeC), the German Aeromodelling Association (Deutscher Modellflieger-Verband - DMFV) met with the FAI for an in-depth discussion in Lausanne. The objective of the meeting was to bring out common interests in aeromodelling at international level. It was agreed to continue developing the areas of constructive collaboration that had already been identified.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:42
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 companies working with FAI.
Friday, 05 September 2014 10:02
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 30 August 2014. The award was attributed “In warm appreciation for his outstanding work as Meeting Director of Air14 and for the excellent promotion of aviation to the public during the airshow in Payerne”.
Friday, 25 July 2014 15:14
Are you a young artist aged from 6 to 17 ? Would you like to have your share in the greatest and most exciting air sports event - the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 in Dubai ? No need for you to have a pilot licence or to jump from an airplane. Just let your creativity flow and make your painting talent shine to compete in the 2015 FAI Young Artists Contest whose theme is “Create a poster for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015”.
Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:05
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 international records from Charles Lindbergh to Felix Baumgartner.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 15:31
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 headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss current developments in air sports, their place in the Olympic movement and FAI's involvement in the "Olympic Agenda 2020".