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.
Monday, 03 January 2011 23:14
We would like to inform all the FAI community that the FAI Statutes and By-Laws 2011 are now available on the FAI website on the FAI documents page. This edition includes the updates approved by the General Conference in Dublin in October 2010.
Wednesday, 29 December 2010 16:28
After a year full of great competitions and fantastic performances in 2010, what can we expect for 2011 ? The answer is “a lot” ! World and Continental Championships, World Cups, almost 40 category 1 events in total will take place next year.
February: first event of an exciting year
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 23:11
Students and teachers joined forces to design and build an aircraft that broke no less than four World Records!
The records have been officially ratified today by the FAI in the category of aircraft with piston engine, propeller and total takeoff weight of up to 300 lbs (1C-1.a/0) for the following achiements:
1) Time to Climb to 3,000 Meters: 8 min 15 sec