Tuesday, 26 April 2011 18:29
FAI President Dr. John Grubbström had the great honour to be awarded with the Juri Gagarin Medal at the CIAM meeting that recently took place in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The medal was presented by Russian Representative Andre Pomorenko on behalf of the Russian Airsports Federation in commemoration of the close association of the Russian Airsports Federation and the FAI since Yuri Gagarin's "first man in space" flight on 12th April 1961 which was recognised by the FAI as a World Record.
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 17:25
After having had to re-install the operating system last week, the central part of the FAI website is now working (although some links and images are still missing), as well as the FAI Sporting Licence Database. The work to progressively restore other sections of the FAI website (documents, commissions, records, events, etc) will therefore be able to resume.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this situation may cause and thank you for your understanding and patience.
The FAI Headquarters Team
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 16:04
A few months after deciding to jump on the bandwagon of Social Media, the FAI successfully features in all the main social media domains, whether it be with its pictures, videos or news !
While the FAI Facebook page has recently crossed the threshold of 2000 fans, the FAI Twitter account is growing steadily with more than 140 followers.
What is happening on the videos front ? With more than 70 videos on its Air Sports Channel, the FAI Youtube account can boast about offering quality video coverage of all sports.
Thursday, 21 April 2011 22:33
We would like to inform you that following the move to our new offices the FAI mail server is back up and running.
You can again send us emails or use the distribution lists as usual.
Please note that Friday 22 April and Monday 25 April are bank holidays in Switzerland and therefore our offices will be close those two days.
The FAI Headquarters Team
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 18:27
We would like to inform you that the FAI is moving offices.
Please note our new address:
FAI - Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
The telephone and fax numbers remain the same:
Monday, 21 March 2011 16:30
The Worldwide XC online Contest (WXC) now has official FAI status following a successful 2 year trial.
Taking advantage of its unique position, CIVL has created the ‘official’ global online contest, allowing all hang glider and paraglider pilots worldwide to see their flights scored and ranked in a single online contest. The contest (http://wxc.fai.org) opened formally on 1st October 2010.
Thursday, 10 March 2011 21:29
Nice colours, warm material, smooth touch. These are just some of the features of the new Polar fleece FAI is adding to its e-shop !
Thursday, 10 March 2011 18:29
Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the IGC 2011 Annual Meeting held on 4 and 5 March 2011:
17th FAI European Gliding Championships
Monday, 07 March 2011 22:43
Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the CIG 2011 Annual Meeting held on 3 and 4 March 2011:
Technical Representatives & Special Duties
Monday, 28 February 2011 23:04
Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the CIVL 2011 Annual Meeting held on 26 and 27 February 2011:
2013 FAI World Paragliding Championship
2013 FAI World Paragliding Accuracy Championship
Tuesday, 08 February 2011 19:20
Keith Negal, the FAI Vice President for the UK, passed away peacefully on Friday 4th February, with his wife Shirley at his side. Keith had been diagnosed with a brain tumour in December 2009. He bore his illness, which he was told at an early stage he would be unlikley to survive, with typical fortitude, bravery and typical good humour.
Wednesday, 02 February 2011 16:31
Calling all young artists, it is time to reach for your pens and brushes and show us your creative spirit ! There isn’t much time left to enter the 2011 Young Artists contest !
Tuesday, 01 February 2011 18:51
You would have thought that the FAI calendar of paragliding competitions scheduled in February and March would be dominated by events taking place elsewhere than the wintry Northern hemisphere. But not so! Paragliding Accuracy seems to be growing in popularity, and especially as a way of extending the competition season.
Monday, 17 January 2011 18:49
We were treated to a dramatic Closing Ceremony last night which commenced with a flag jump of great precision by members of the UAE team, followed by yet another dramatic heart stopping flying display by Zoltan and his extraordinary aerobatic routine.