Thursday, 11 March 2010 00:02
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.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010 23:54
Friday, 05 March 2010 23:16
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.
Thursday, 04 March 2010 22:30
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.
Thursday, 04 March 2010 00:12
Thursday, 04 March 2010 00:00
Friday, 05 February 2010 17:39
Lausanne, 5 February 2010 The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI - The World Air Sports Federation, announced today that bidding has opened to host the FAI Parachuting Mondial in 2012.
Monday, 07 December 2009 22:58
Stéphane Desprez, former Competition Director of the 2008 Rugby World Cup in France, has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the FAI – the World Air Sports Federation. He will formally take up his appointment in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 1st February 2010.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 00:00
The much anticipated second series of the Breitling Airsports World TV series is now available to order from the airsports.tv website.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009 23:18
The 103rd FAI General Conference held this month in Incheon, Korea, was a landmark event at a time when the geopolitical and economic centre-of-gravity of the world is moving steadily to the East.
The Conference, held in a brand-new Conference Centre on land claimed from the sea close to the dramatic architecture of the new Incheon Bridge) was the first to be held in Asia for almost a quarter of a century (previously in 1985 - New Delhi).
Saturday, 19 September 2009 00:39
A series of over 40 winning paintings from the FAI Young Artists Contest is currently on public display on the campus of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona. The exhibition organised by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) shows how young people around the world conceive of aviation and space in their imaginations. It is open to all visitors to the University, as well as to around 1 500 students resident on Prescott Campus.
Wednesday, 09 September 2009 22:06
At 12:00 today the 53rd Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the famous international FAI aeronautical gas balloon race named after the US Media tycoon James Gordon Bennett, came to a fantastic close with the final landing of the 16th competitor in Portelas / Portugal, barely 20 km from the most western tip of the European Continent, and only about 4 km from the Atlantic ocean.