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Recent World Record Claims and Competition Update 08-08

Recent FAI world record claims received by the FAI Secretariat and Category 1 Events update.WORLD RECORD CLAIMS received recently by FAI include: Claim number : 14936 Sub-class :RWL2 (Microlights : Weight-shift Control / Landplane / Flown with two persons) Type of record : Altitude Course/location : Kilimanjaro (TAN) Performance : 7395 m Pilot : Mark JACKSON (GBR) Crew : Eve JACKSON (GBR) Aircraft : P & M Quik GT 450 Date :19.01.2008 Previous record : 6 876 m (23.07.2007 - Jan BÈM, CZE) Claim number : 14998

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CIVA (Aerobatics) and GAC (General Aviation) Commission Meetings

The FAI Aerobatics Commission (CIVA) and the FAI General Aviation Commission (GAC) conducted their annual meetings recently. Mike HeuerThe CIVA meeting was held in Salzburg (AUT) over the weekend of October 25/26. CIVA President Mr. Mike HEUER (USA) was re-elected and the next meeting was set for October 2009 in Wisconsin (USA).

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The Medal of the World Air Games 2009 has been selected

In close cooperation with the Departments of Education and Culture of the Province of Turin, the World Air Games 2009 Organising Committee invited back in February 2008 the students of Piedmont’s High Schools to participate in a contest to design the medals for the World Air Games 2009.

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102nd FAI General Conference

The 102nd FAI Annual General Conference was held on 3 and 4 October 2008 at Saint-Vincent, in the heart of the magnificent Aosta Valley (ITA). Hosted by the Aero-Club of Italy, the FAI General Conference has been organised in great style by the Aosta Valley Region, in close cooperation with the World Air Games 2009 Organising Committee. Delegates representing 41 countries, 10 Air Sport and 4 Technical Commissions gathered to debate matters affecting air sports.

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World Air Games 2009 : Microlights Test Event Completed

The World Air Games Test Event for Microlights (Weight-shift controlled and Paramotors) was successfully held on 27 and 28 September at the Torino-Aeritalia Airport (ITA). Fourteen pilots flew the spectacular Pylon Race event with their Weight-shift controlled microlights (trikes), and seventeen paramotor pilots competed in the Basket Slalom, Clover Leaf and Dragon Tail attractive tasks. (See photos at : Microlights)

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2008 FAI Competition Calendar in full swing

The 2008 FAI Championship calendar is well underway with 36 of the 48 category 1 events now successfully completed. This calendar comprises 25 World, 16 Continental and 7 other International Championships, staged in all six of FAI’s continental regions. FAI Secretary General Max BISHOP was invited to the 1st FAI European Paragliding Accuracy Championship in Niska Banja, Serbia.

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Selection of Athletes for World Air Games 2009

Each FAI Air Sport Commission (ASC) has determined how athletes should be selected, so as to gather together the very best competitors from as many FAI countries as possible. Selection methods used by ASCs include International Ranking Lists, results of previous championships, and special selection events.

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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: Class G (Parachuting) record Claim number : 15003 Sub-class :G-2 (Group jumps) Category: Feminine, Performance / Team records Freeflying, largest head-down formation Course/location : Eloy, AZ (USA) Performance : 20 parachutists Pilot : … International crew (International)

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FAI General Conference registration deadline approaches

The FAI General Conference in St Vincent, Italy, will start in two weeks. If you have not already done so, please register without delay to guarantee your place. Registration can be completed online at www.enjoyevents.it/fai2008.

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FAI signs up to WADA's ADAMS

FAI recently signed up as a fully integrated user of the World Anti-Doping Agency's Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS). This system is coming of age with added functionality and easy-to-use features which will enable FAI competitors to minimise the impact on them of complying with the World Anti-Doping Code.

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World Air Games 2009 : Hang Gliding & Paragliding Test Events Completed

Paragliding AccuracyThe World Air Games Test Events for Hang Gliding and Paragliding were successfully held on 18 and 19 August at Avigliana (ITA). Athletes invited to this two-day test event competed in four spectacular disciplines : Hang Gliding Speed Run, Hang Gliding Aerobatics, Paragliding Accuracy and Paragliding Aerobatics (Solo and Syncro).

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New President heads World Air Games 2009

FAI leaders travelled to Turin last week to meet the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and review progress in planning for the World Air Games. FAI President Pierre PORTMANN had the opportunity to meet Mr. Guiseppe VIRIGLIO, recently elected as the new LOC President.

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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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