Tuesday, 30 October 2012 11:30
The FAI has announced that it has opened the bid process that will determine the hosts for the 2015 FAI World Air Games. FAI Member Organisations, cities, regions, event organisers or commercial bodies interested in bidding for this event are asked to submit their initial expressions of interest to the FAI by 30 November 2012.
Thursday, 25 October 2012 14:01
The 106th session of the annual FAI General Conference concluded on Saturday in Antalya, Turkey. More than 130 Participants coming from 50 FAI Member Countries attended the event that took place from 18 to 20 October 2012. The plenary sessions were preceded by the 2012 FAI Awards Ceremony on Thursday 18.
Thursday, 25 October 2012 08:57
At the 106th FAI General Conference in Antalya, Turkey (19-20 October 2012), the bid by Thailand to host the 108th FAI General Conference in 2014 was unanimously approved by the FAI Members.
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:19
Coming from all around the world, contributors to aviation were celebrated at the annual FAI Awards Ceremony that took place last night in Antalya, Turkey, as part of the 106th FAI General Conference.
Ten awardees joined together in Antalya to be presented on stage with their prestigious FAI medals and diplomas by FAI President John Grubbström.
During the ceremony, the winner of the prize of the Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Grant was revealed to be Todd Reichert for the "Atlas" human-powered helicoter project.
Two new awards were also announced by Breitling, the official partner of the FAI:
The attending recipients included:
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:08
At the 2012 FAI Awards Ceremony held yesterday in Antalya, Turkey, John Dickenson was presented with the FAI Gold Air Medal by FAI President John Grubbström for his great contribution to the development of aeronautics by inventing the modern hang glider.
The FAI Gold Air Medal is the one of the two most prestigious FAI Awards together with the Gold Space Medal. It is reserved for those who have contributed greatly to the development of aeronautics by their activities, work, achievements, initiative or devotion to the cause of Aviation.
Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Grant awarded to Reichert for the "Atlas" Human-Powered Helicopter project
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:04
During yesterday's Awards Ceremony of the 106th FAI General Conference in Antalya, Turkey, Todd Reichert was announced to be selected as the winner of the prize of the Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Grant for the project called "Atlas" Human-Powered Helicopter.
Monday, 10 September 2012 16:01
The FAI Head Office is pleased to announce that the vacant position of Assistant Sports Manager has been filled by Annick Hauser. She began with the FAI on 3 September 2012.
Annick is the first point of contact with the ASCs (Air Sports Commissions) for administrative matters. She deals with the administration of ASCs meetings as well as logistics and the publication of documents. Furthermore, she assists the FAI Senior Sports Manager Rob Hughes with his tasks and works in coordination with Secretary General Jean-Marc Badan and FAI Event Organisers.
Tuesday, 04 September 2012 15:32
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the World Air Sports Federation, has announced today the appointment of Giancarlo Sergi as CEO of FAME, its recently formed marketing and events company. Mr Sergi is the President of SINERGI Ltd, a management consultancy firm based in Switzerland and active in the sports industry.
Monday, 30 July 2012 09:15
The FAI had the pleasure of welcoming to its head office in Lausanne, Switzerland, Paul Tolson, a 50-year-old Englishman planning to cycle around the globe. Paul's aim is to visit every gliding site in the world to promote this sport and of raising funds for charities such as Aerobility.
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 10:04
The FAI has announced today the creation of FAI Air Sports Marketing and Events SA (FAME), a shareholder company based in Switzerland, with the aim of promoting air sports and creating economic value for FAI and its events by actively exploring the sports market and developing new and more attractive events.
Friday, 11 May 2012 09:00
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the World Air Sports Federation, has unveiled today the signing of a long term partnership with the prestigious Swiss watch company Breitling.
Breitling, a renowned brand whose headquarters are in Grenchen, Switzerland, will become the first ever Global Partner of the FAI and will carry the status of the Official Watch of the federation.
Monday, 07 May 2012 11:55
As part of the security programme for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games, the airspace over London and other Games venues will be subject to restrictions this summer.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has full details of the restrictions on its website:
You can download the leaflet ‘London 2012 Airspace Guide’ which contains all the necessary information to adhere to the restrictions or to avoid the zone for the duration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The UK Government has declared repeatedly that it takes the threat of a rogue aircraft very seriously and will take measures to counter unauthorised flights within the restricted zones. The CAA leaflet is easy to understand and will help you adhere to the temporary rules during the Olympics this year.