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What does 2011 hold for Air Sports competitions ?

After a year full of great competitions and fantastic performances in 2010, what can we expect for 2011 ? The answer is “a lot” ! World and Continental Championships, World Cups, almost 40 category 1 events in total will take place next year.

February: first event of an exciting year
The category 1 events will start in February with the 13th FAI World Para-Ski Championships in the Austrian ski resort of Gosau.

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Brasilian students and teachers build a World Record breaking aircraft

Students and teachers joined forces to design and build an aircraft that broke no less than four World Records!

The records have been officially ratified today by the FAI in the category of aircraft with piston engine, propeller and total takeoff weight of up to 300 lbs (1C-1.a/0) for the following achiements:

1) Time to Climb to 3,000 Meters: 8 min 15 sec
2) Speed Over a 15 Kilometer Course: 329 kmh
3) Speed Over a 100 Kilometer Closed Course: 327 kmh
4) Speed Over a 3 Kilometer Course: 360 kmh

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International Parachuting Championships & Golf Cup, 5-17 January 2011, Dubai, Emirates

The first parachuting competition of the year looks as though it is going to be a very large one. At the close of "official" registration there were 189 athletes from 28 Nations competing in Accuracy; 92 athletes from 24 Nations in Canopy Piloting and 26 Formation Skydiving teams. News, reports and results from the competition will be published on this web site, as well as the competition web site.


Barron Hilton and Elon Musk honoured with the highest FAI awards

FAI President John Grubbstrom present Barron Hilton with the Gold Air MedalAeronautic and astronautic figures Barron Hilton and Elon Musk have been presented with prestigious FAI awards by FAI President Dr. John Grubbström at the recent NAA 2010 Fall Awards Banquet.

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Martin Rutty and Simon Lichtenstein

It is with great sadness that CIG has been informed of the tragic loss of two British pilots in a helicopter crash in the South of France on 9th December 2010. Martin Rutty and Simon Lichtenstein were a highly respected team competing at the highest levels of World and Open Championships for more than 10 years.

Both had been flying helicopters for many years and highly experienced.

Martin and Simon were family men. The Commission’s condolences, sympathy and support go out to the family’s in their tragic loss.

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FAI President hails Tochigi Championship a success

Having returned to Sweden after taking part in the Tochigi Hot Air Balloon International Championship as a private competitor, FAI President Dr. John Grubbström shares his impressions of the competition.

"It has been a very competitive Championship, with the very best pilots in attendance, including World Champion Johnny Petrehn, and I must say that I have been impressed by the high level of the observers: they were really world class."

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Interview with Hans Gutmann, new President of the General Aviation Commission

Elected GAC President at the recent GAC 2010 Annual Meeting, Hans – or Johann - Gutmann is a well known figure of the General Aviation and Amateur-Built Aircraft world.

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Hauk gives a last Aeromusicals performance before bowing out of talent show

Czech Aeromusicals pilot Martin Hauk made his exit from Czech and Slovakian talent show “Talentmania” in the final last Sunday.

During the final show featuring the best 8 performers of the year, Hauk was not selected in the top 2 positions despite showing the full extent of his talent in another great performance.

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Microlight Commission 2010 Annual Meeting

Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the CIMA 2010 Annual Meeting held on 12 and 13 November 2010:

Future competitions
14th FAI World Microlight
Awarded to : Royal Spanish Aeronautics Federation (location to be announced)
Dates : August 11th to 18th , 2012

Browse the FAI Sporting Calendar - Microlights Events

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Join the FAI community on Facebook and Twitter

The FAI has joined the exciting world of social media!

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New FAI caps in the e-shop

We are glad to announce that the long-requested FAI caps are now available from the FAI e-shop !

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General Aviation Commission 2010 Annual Meeting

Here are the main decisions that have been taken during the GAC 2010 Annual Meeting held on 29 and 30 October 2010:

Future competitions
20th FAI World Precision Flying Championship
Awarded to : Brits (RSA)
Dates : 23 to 29 October 2011

8th FAI European Rally Flying Championship
Awarded to : Dunakeszi (HUN)
Dates : 29 Aug to 3 September 2011

Browse the FAI Sporting Calendar - General Aviation Events

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The FAI ratifies Solar Impulse's World Records

First Night Flight - Solar Impulse Juillet 2010 -grand format 512The FAI has officially recognised three World Records achieved during a Solar Impulse's flight.

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