Wednesday, 29 September 2010 23:24
Of the three last flying balloons, teams Germany 1 and Great Britain 3 have now reported to have safely landed. The Swiss team Switzerland 2, composed of Kurt Frieden and Pascal Witpraechtiger, are still in the lead with a distance flown of 2,435.08 km.
At the time of writing the last balloon did not yet report back to the Competition Center and is now considered missing. Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis from the American team USA2 were hit by severe weather over the Adriatic Sea early this morning. Search and Rescue operations are underway.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010 18:45
Monday, 27 September 2010 22:00
The Swiss and French balloons are still flying and have already covered a distance of more than 1500km since their departure on 25th from Bristol. As in 2009, the Swiss and French are fighting for victory. Follow this great finish with the live tracking system on the Gordon Bennett website.
Monday, 27 September 2010 21:33
It was with great sadness that we learned that Fiona McEachern, Chair of the IPC Formation Skydiving Committee, died in a tragic accident on 25 September 2010, at Tully airfield, North Queensland, Australia.
Friday, 24 September 2010 22:22
Up to 21 teams from 12 countries around the world will compete in the 54th Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett. Taking off at dusk from a site near Bristol, the team which flies the furthest distance from the start point wins the race.
Friday, 10 September 2010 19:00
Held in Touzim, Czech Republic, the 17th FAI European Aerobatic Championships kicked off last Thursday and will come to an end on Sunday.
11 countries are participating (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Russia, Switzerland, United Kingdom), as well as some independent pilots from USA and Spain.
Thursday, 12 August 2010 15:11
In a tragic accident on the 8th August in Minsk, Belarus, Guenter Zimmer, a world class and leading helicopter pilot was killed shortly after his wife Iryna had been successful in one of the events, coming third overall. Guenter participated in World Championships spanning 18 years representing Germany at the highest level. Guenter was one of the most kind hearted and humorous individual one could wish to meet. He had friends spanning many countries. He was a wonderful person to talk to, very humorous and willing to help, advise and share information.
Thursday, 22 July 2010 20:14
The 9th FAI World Hot Air Airship Championship was held from 13 to 18 July 2010 in Dole (FRA).
Eleven pilots representing 9 nations gathered at the Dole-Tavaux Airport last week to compete at the controls of their surprisingly maneuverable airships.
Thursday, 01 July 2010 19:38
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).
Thursday, 17 June 2010 23:53
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.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010 18:03
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.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 00:05
PAYERNE, 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.