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FAI takes the lead in the rise of the drone sports

Example 151021_FT_Drone.jpg.CROP.promo-xlarge2The FAI, World Air Sports Federation, is putting itself at the centre of the international discussions about drones and drone sports as they happen around the world.

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FAI joins the International Drone Sports Conference in Korea!

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As part of its announcement for driving global drone sports, FAI is attending the International Drone Sports Conference in Pyeongchang, Korea, together with Korean Federation for Aeromodelling, Kama, which is a Member of FAI.

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FAI takes important steps for global drone sports

drone pilotAs the world governing body for all air sports recognised by the International Olympic Committee, FAI is responsible for world drone sports. As part of its work in this area, the Federation has now established a Working Group on matters related to drones, comprised of members of the FAI Executive Board and the Executive of the Aeromodelling Commission as well as senior FAI officials.

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Game-changing FAI World Air Games’ global impact measured in latest Sportcal GSI Event Study

2016 11_01_Sportcal_fai-world-air-games-2015-airshow-dec-5_23194749399_o_rszThe FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 delivered a global impact across over 200 nations in what was the fifth-largest world championships event in terms of athlete participation last year, according to the latest analysis from Sportcal’s Global Sports Impact [GSI] Project.

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Europe Air Sports (EAS) & FAI - Response to EASA Prototype Rules for Unmanned Aircraft

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Model flying is an activity which is as old as manned aviation itself. Many of the aviation pioneers developed their designs on the basis of tests conducted using models and model aircraft remain an important element of aerospace education.

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110th FAI General Conference

GC2016 bannerThe sessions of the 110th FAI General Conference were held at the Westin Nusa Dua Hotel in Bali, Indonesia, on 14 and 15 October 2016.

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Dutchman Frits Brink elected new FAI President

Brink2016 sFrits Brink from the Netherlands was elected yesterday as the new President of FAI at the 110th FAI General Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

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Prestigious FAI Awards presented for 2016

GC 2016_Awards_Gagarin_Group_picture_smallMen and women from across the world of air sports were honoured tonight with the prestigious FAI medals and diplomas at the 2016 FAI Awards Ceremony in Indonesia.

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1st FAI International Drone Conference and Expo announced for 2017

drones smallFAI will hold an International Conference and Expo on drones in 2017, focusing on three areas: sports, innovation and safety.

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FAI announces DHL as new Official Logistics Partner

FAI DHL 2016 6The FAI and DHL signed a four-year agreement today, naming DHL as the Official Logistics Partner of the FAI.

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On This Day in History: Otto Lilienthal’s legacy lives on

Otto Lilienthal gliding experiment ppmsca.02546Otto Lilienthal, the 'Glider King' who was an inspirational 19th-century aviation pioneer died 120-years ago on 10 August 1896. We remember his legacy today…

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A legend in Space: Meeting Gennady Padalka

Grubbstrom-Padalka-Diplome 2The Olympic movement and Space exploration may not seem an obvious mix – but in fact the two came together in a sporting union in the heart of Moscow earlier this year.

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FAI to develop innovative IT solutions for Air Sport Disciplines

workshop 2016The FAI Commissions and Head Office have started working on the development of new IT solutions to support the management of the three disciplines taking part in The World Games 2017 – as well as for use in future multi-discipline air sport events.

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Done! Solar Impulse 2 completes First Round-The-World Solar Flight and writes Aviation History!

2016 07_26_Si2_completedThey did it! After over 12 years of research and design, Swiss pioneers Dr. Bertrand Piccard (Initiator, Chairman and Pilot) and André Borschberg (Co-founder and CEO and Pilot) finished the first round-the-world solar flight, powered only by the sun with no fuel or polluting emissions. After 17 months since the first departure in March 2015 in Abu Dhabi (UAE), they landed at its original take-off point at this morning, 26 July at 02:05 CET (00:05 UTC, 04:05 Local Time). Since the beginning of the adventure, FAI has received 19 world record claims from the Solar Impulse Team.

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