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.
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.