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Success for the 1st FAI Women's European Hot Air Balloon Championship

The 1st FAI Women's European Hot Air Balloon Championship held from 15 to 20 June 2010 has been successfully achieved and allowed 27 female balloon pilots from 11 countries to measure their flying skills in the skies of Alytus (LTU).

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The Father of the FAI Environmental Code of Conduct was buried today.

It was with great sadness that we learned that Dr. Michael GOTH, President of the FAI Environmental Commission, had been killed in a tragic Gliding accident while flying recreationally on Saturday 29 May. The funeral ceremony took place today, Thursday 17 June 2010 in Reutlingen, Germany.

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The Sports Hub - New Video Channel for Air Sports

At its recent Annual Convention in Dubai, SportAccord launched The Sports Hub, a new multi-sports video platform hosted by YouTube. Aiming at bringing new audiences to the world of Air Sports, we are proud to announce that FAI was one of the launching International Federations of The Sports Hub.


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CIEA Plenary Meeting & FAI Young Artists Contest

The FAI Aviation & Space Education Commission (CIEA) held its Annual Plenary Meeting on 23 and 24 April 2010 in Naples (ITA).

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CIACA Plenary Meeting 2010

The FAI Amateur-Built & Experimental Commission (CIACA) held its Annual Plenary Meeting on 12 April 2010 in Friedrichshafen (GER).

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Solar-Powered Plane Set for Take-Off

Solar Impulse 2010PAYERNE, 10 MARCH 2010 – FAI Secretary-General Stéphane Desprez was among 250 official guests to attend the arrival of Solar Impulse, the revolutionary solar-powered aeroplane pioneered by FAI’s Honorary Patron Bertrand Piccard, at its new hangar in Payerne, Switzerland.

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Türk Hava Kurumu: Investment & Ambition for Turkish Aviation

The recent visit to Turkey of FAI President Pierre Portmann and Secretary-General Stéphane Desprez offered the chance to learn more about Türk Hava Kurumu (THK), the Turkish Aeronautical Association, which celebrated its 85th anniversary on February 16. THK counts as one of the FAI's biggest and most ambitious National AirSport Controls – active in everything from staging competitions and training pilots, parachutists and aeromodellers to fire-fighting and purchasing matériel for nearly 500 aviation clubs nationwide.

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Gliding Commission 2010 Annual Meeting

Lausanne 05/06.03.2010
http://www.fai.org/gliding/system/files/IGC_Plenum_2010_Decisions.pdf

Future Competitions
were attributed as follows:

2011

16th FAI European Gliding Championships:
World/ Club/ Standard/ 20m Two-Seat classes

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Turkish Aviation Turns 85

ANKARA 16.02.2010 – FAI President Pierre Portmann and new Secretary-General Stéphane Desprez were the guests of Türk Hava Kurumu (Turkish Aeronautical Association) in Ankara on February 16, at a ceremony marking the association's 85th anniversary.

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ASF Receive FAI Outstanding Airmanship Diploma

PARIS 11.02.2010Aviation Sans Frontières (Aviation Without Borders) received their 2009 Outstanding Airmanship Diploma at a ceremony held at the AéroClub de France in Paris on February 11.

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Max Bishop Awarded FAI Centenary Medal

LAUSANNE 22.01.2010 – Retiring FAI Secretary-General Max Bishop was presented with the FAI's Centenary Medal, to mark his 17 years of distinguished service, at a dinner in Chexbres, near Lausanne, on January 22 attended by Mrs Angela Bishop, members of the FAI Executive Board, incoming Secretary General Stéphane Desprez and Sports & Development Director Jean-Marc Badan.

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Rotorcraft Commission 2010 Annual Meeting

LAUSANNE 25/26.02.2010

Future Competitions were attributed as follows:

2012

14th FAI World Helicopter Championship
Drakino (near Serpukhov), Russia: 21.08-26.08.2012
http://events.fai.org/event?i=4308&f=1


Technology

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Hang-Gliding & Paragliding Commission 2010 Annual Meeting

LAUSANNE 20/21.02.2010


Future Competitions
were attributed as follows:

2012

18th FAI European Hang-Gliding Class 1 Championship
Kayseri, Turkey: 19.08-09.01.2012
http://events.fai.org/calendar?id=70

3rd FAI European Paragliding Accuracy Championship
Ohrid, FYR Macedonia: 01.07-08.07.2012

12th FAI European Paragliding Championship
St-André-les-Alpes (near Digne), France: 31.08-15.09.201

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Inernational Parachuting Commission 2010 Plenary Meeting

LAUSANNE 30/31.01.2010


Future Competitions were attributed as follows:

2010

3rd FAI World Canopy Piloting Parachuting Championship
Kolomna (Moscow Region), Russia: 31.07-06.08.2010

2011

13th FAI World Paraski Championships
Gosau (near Salzburg), Austria: 28.02-05.03.2011

17th FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving
8th FAI World Cup of Artistic Events
10th FAI European Formation Skydiving Championship
7th FAI European Artistic Events Parachuting Championships

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