Friday, 22 August 2008 23:30
The 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).
Monday, 21 July 2008 16:14
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.
Monday, 14 July 2008 20:00
The 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.
Tuesday, 08 July 2008 18:02
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.
Tuesday, 08 July 2008 00:05
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
Thursday, 26 June 2008 00:37
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.
Monday, 23 June 2008 21:25
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.
Saturday, 14 June 2008 00:42
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
Saturday, 14 June 2008 00:42
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)
Friday, 13 June 2008 17:21
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.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008 21:32
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.
Tuesday, 10 June 2008 23:27
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.