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World Air Games 2009 : Ballooning Test Event Completed

Flying over MondoviThe 21st Italian Hot Air Balloons Championship and World Air Games Test Event was held from 8 to 13 July at Mondovi. The new Italian Champion is Paolo Bonanno. Four successful competition days provided valuable experience of the flight conditions around Mondovi.

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Get a TUE!

Don't fail an anti-doping test just because of paperwork! As an FAI competitor, you may be tested for doping purposes during an FAI event. If you regularly take medication prescribed by your doctor and this medication is on the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) Prohibited List, you need to get a form called a TUE (therapeutic use exemption) filled out by your doctor. International level athletes must send the form to the FAI Secretariat, National level athletes send it to their National Air Sport Control.

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Recent World Record Claims and Competition Update 06/08

Recent FAI world record claims received by the FAI Secretariat and Category 1 Events update.


WORLD RECORD CLAIMS received recently by FAI include: Astronautics, Hang Gliding and Parachuting. Claim number : 15070 Category: General Absolute records Type of record : Assembled mass of spaceships linked in flight Course/location : Kennedy Space Center, FL (USA) Performance : 397 870 kg Pilot : STS and ISS crews members (International) Crew : to be advised Spacecraft : to be advised Date :14.06.2008

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Anti-Doping information on the FAI website

Anyone competing in an FAI event may be chosen for an anti-doping test. The FAI website has been updated with a guide to anti-doping, the WADA Code and, in particular, TUEs.  

 

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FAI website changes

The FAI website homepage has undergone some changes; the photos you see when you first visit are part of a rotating bank of images taken from the FAI Archives and refresh every 15 minutes. Click on an image to enlarge it and then click left or right to navigate through the images. There are direct links to our FAI Air Sport and Technical Commissions, as well as tables of the latest world record claims and current and upcoming Category 1 events.

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World Air Games 2009 : Successful Gliding GP Test Event

The 1st Torino Sailplane Grand Prix was held from 15 to 21 June at the Torino Aeritalia Airport. The winner of this Qualifying GP, a Test Event for the World Air Games 2009, was the Italian pilot Stefano Ghiorzo. After the first two competition days had to be cancelled (rain), four daily tasks were successfully achieved (Photos / Results) and allowed gathering precious experience on the flight conditions around Turin.

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Recent World Record Claims and Competition Update

Recent FAI world record claims received by the FAI Secretariat and Category 1 Events update.


WORLD RECORD CLAIMS received recently by FAI include: Hang Gliding and Model Aircraft. Class O Hang Gliders Claim number : 14931 Sub-class:O-5 (Hang Gliders with a rigid primary structure / movable control surface(s) without pilot surrounding structures and fairings.) General / Out-and-return distance Course/location : Moreson Farm - Malta Hohe (Namibia) Performance : 348.4 km Pilot : Carlos PUÑET (Spain) Hang Glider : AIR Atos VR

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Recent World Record Claims and Competition Update


WORLD RECORD CLAIMS received recently by FAI include: Astronautics, Microlights and Parachuting. Class O Hang Gliders Claim number : 14931 Sub-class:O-5(Hang Gliders with a rigid primary structure / movable control surface(s) without pilot surrounding structures and fairings.) General / Out-and-return distance Course/location : Moreson Farm - Malta Hohe (Namibia) Performance : 348.4 km Pilot : Carlos PUÑET (Spain) AIR Atos VR Date :10.01.2008 Previous record : 338.2 km (08.12.2006 - Gil SOUVIRON, France)

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The Virtual Olympic Congress

Taking the pulse of the Olympic Movement, analyzing its strengths and weaknesses, evaluating the opportunities and the risks it faces: these are the challenges which IOC President Jacques Rogge laid down by convening the next Olympic Congress, which will be held in Copenhagen in October 2009.

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Greek Minister for Sport receives FAI Delegation at Sportaccord 2008

During the recent 2008 Sportaccord Congress in Athens, the FAI President and Secretary General were invited by the Greek Minister for Sport to discuss air sports in Greece and the Icaria flame-lighting ceremony at the opening ceremony of the World Air Games in Turin in 2009. The photo shows Minister Yiannis Ioannidis with the FAI and Hellenic Aeronautical and Air Sports Federation officials.

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World Air Games 2009 : Aeromodelling Test Events Completed

On Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June, test events for Aeromodelling (Photos) were held at the Torino Aeritalia Airport, the main venue for the World Air Games 2009, and at the Palaruffini indoor venue. Rain showers prevented the conclusion of all the “Hand-Thrown Gliders” competitions, but the whole programme of “Artistic Aerobatics” and “AeroMusicals” events was completed.

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World Air Games 2009 : D-Day minus 365

In exactly one year, on Saturday 6 June 2009, the opening ceremony of the World Air Games 2009 will be held in Turin. Last Saturday, almost a year after the organization of the World Air Games 2009 had been awarded to the city of Turin, test events for Parachuting, Aerobatics and Helicopters (Photos) were held at the Torino Aeritalia Airport, the main venue of the 2009 Games.

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FAI Young Artists Contest 2009

The rules for FAI's Young Artists Contest 2009 have been published and the theme for the 2009 contest is "Create a Poster for the World Air Games". The deadline for the competition is 14 April 2009 and the rules, along with more information about the contest, can be found here.  

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