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.
Thursday, 05 June 2008 23:55
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.
Friday, 30 May 2008 22:08
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.
Thursday, 15 May 2008 18:24
The 102nd FAI General Conference will be held at St Vincent in the Aosta Valley (ITA) between 30 September and 05 October 2008. Registration is now open. Registration details and information about the Conference programme, accommodation and excursions can be found on the 2008 General Conference website at: http://www.enjoyevents.it/fai2008/index.php
Saturday, 05 April 2008 00:01
FORTY YEARS AT THE HELM - SANDY PIMENOFF RETIRES Sandy PIMENOFF (FIN) brought to an end a remarkable 40 years as CIAM President at the FAI Aeromodelling Commission (CIAM) Annual Plenary meeting on 28 and 29 March in Lausanne. He successfully led the Commission through a long period marked by great changes.
Wednesday, 13 February 2008 01:15
FAI, IAOPA PLEDGE COOPERATION TO SAFEGUARD WORLDWIDE GENERAL AVIATION ACCESS At a summit meeting held 5 February 2008 in Frederick, Maryland, USA, Pierre Portmann, president of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), and Phil Boyer, president of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA), discussed a range of high-level issues affecting general aviation worldwide.
Thursday, 07 February 2008 16:58
GROWING INTEREST IN WORLD AIR GAMES AS PHASE 1 OF 2011 BIDDING PROCESS APPROACHES DEADLINE With just over one month to go before the end of the first phase of the bidding process for the 2011 World Air Games, the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, FAI, is delighted with the growing interest in the event.