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Solar Impulse 2 lands in Phoenix!

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) successfully completed the tenth leg of its record-breaking attempt to circle ...

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Swiss pilot and co-founder of the Solar Impulse-project, André Borschberg, departed at 14:03 CEST (1...

2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More ...

Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

The FAI international jury selected the winning paintings of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest, a c...

The first Red Bull Air Race win for Dolderer – and Germany – in Spielberg!

Germany’s Matthias Dolderer beat the elements, the obstacles and 13 of the world’s best pilots to&...

FAI at the International Military Sports Council

FAI at the International Military Sports Council

FAI President Dr. John Grubbström and FAI Secretary General Susanne Schödel attended the 2016 CISM (International Military Sports Council) Annual Congress in Tartu, Estonia, to further develop the l....

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2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

2015 FAI Annual Report Just Out!

The 2015 FAI Annual Report provides an overview of all our activities with plenty of pictures. More compact than the previous editions, it includes the competitions, records, awards, our sponsor Breit....

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Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

Winners of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest Revealed

The FAI international jury selected the winning paintings of the 2016 FAI Young Artists Contest, a competition which every year honours the best paintings from youngsters in three age categories from ....

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FAI at the Red Bull Air Race

FAI at the Red Bull Air Race

FAI President Dr. John Grubbström was in Abu Dhabi at the Red Bull Air Race on Saturday 12 March 2016 – and met up with the General Manager of the Red Bull Air Race Erich Wolf.

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Bidding Process for the Next FAI World Air Games Open

Bidding Process for the Next FAI World Air Games Open

The FAI World Air Games is the biggest air sports event in the world. This multi-disciplinary event is the only world competition that brings together the various different air sports and their very b....

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Olympic ski jumper swaps skis for helicopter skids

Olympic ski jumper swaps skis for helicopter skids

Helicopter pilot Thomas Morgenstern has finished in bronze medal position in the FAI World Air Games Parallel Slalom and Fender competition here in Dubai. The final to decide the gold and silver medal....

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French paraglider Tim Alongi, 24, is the new FAI World Air Games Paragliding Aerobatics Champion. Alongi also won the silver medal in the Sychronised Paragliding Aerobatics competition, along with hi....

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British air sports legend helicopters in

British air sports legend helicopters in

Even among the large crowds at the FAI World Air Games, it's hard to miss Quentin Smith. The flamboyant British helicopter pilot wears a Union Jack jacket, and has been flying, he says, since the age ....

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Gege is here to win

Gege is here to win

You'd be forgiven for thinking 15-year-old Janejira Chuynoey is here to support a family member in the paramotoring competition. At just 53kg, the petite Thai girl looks like she can barely lift the ....

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Nicole Schmidt sorts the men from the boys

Nicole Schmidt sorts the men from the boys

Nicole Schmidt from Germany, has been flying paragliders for 11 years. For the last six she's been performing aerobatic tricks, or "acro". It's a discipline very few women attempt, and this year Schmi....

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EAC Update #18 – 10 September 2010

Pilot #44 – Michael Racy of the USA, one of our “hors concours” pilots – has just finished his programme and we are now finished with Programme 2, just a few minutes before 19.00. Earlier than expected. The final scoresheets are coming into the Scoring Office and Jürgen and Silvia will be working later than most of us to get the final scores in and we can then declare winners.

Programme 4 – the “Final Freestyle” and a separate medals event for which results are not included in the overall EAC results – will be flown tomorrow. Briefing at 09.00 and flying at about 10.00. We have 17 pilots to fly it and one or two warm-up pilots. It will be a wonderful programme to watch on what should be a beautiful day. Programme 3 -- the Unknown -- will not be flown because of insufficient time. The rules require us to progress directly to Programme 4 if this is the case. Programme 4 is always very popular with the public and for this reason, organizers usually schedule it on the weekend and as a "public day". Closing ceremonies and awards-giving tomorrow at the Klaster Tepla Hotel at 18.00.

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