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Congratulations from Space for the FAI Komarov Diploma!

“I am absolutely delighted for Scott and Mikhail to receive that very well deserved honour.” Live fr...

Solar Brothers meet the Wright Brothers in Dayton, Ohio!

Solar Impulse 2, with Swiss pilot and co-founder André Borschberg in the cockpit, touched down in ...

12 May 2011: First Human-Powered Rotorcraft Record Celebrates 5 Years Anniversary!

On 12 May 2011, biology student and female pilot Judith Wexler flew the human-powered helicopter “Ga...

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...

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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Seven steps to success: an acrobatic paragliding masterclass with FAI ....

Seven steps to success: an acrobatic paragliding masterclass with FAI ....

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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until 28 May 2016 2016 Polish Paragliding open Championships Tolmin (Slovenia)
until 04 June 2016 2016 Czech Gliding Championship Moravská Třebová (Czech Rep.)
until 29 May 2016 2016 Skytribe Open Clopotiva (Romania)
until 28 May 2016 2016 Cornizzolo Cup - ltalian Paragliding Open Suello (Italy)

 

Latest FAI World Record Claims

13 May 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Race Time in Competition (200 laps): 137 : 6min 22,8 sec Robert Fitzgerald (AUS)
13 May 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Altitude : 7'315 m Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
13 May 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Distance : 1'537.5 km Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
13 May 2016 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 84 km/h Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
11 May 2016 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance to a declared goal : 121,9 km Hermanni Keinänen (FIN)
09 May 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Race Time in Competition (100 laps): 136 : 3min 03 sec Volodymyr Makarenko (UKR)
08 May 2016 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 1002.6 km Daniel Sazhin (USA)
08 May 2016 Gliding : Distance using up to 3 turn points : 1002.6 km Daniel Sazhin (USA)
07 May 2016 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 200 km : 40,85 km/h Matthias Kurzthaler (AUT)
28 April 2016 Rotorcraft : Distance over a closed circuit without landing : 1'427 km Paul A Salmon (USA)
24 April 2016 Experimental / New Technologies : Absolute altitude : 9'420,00 m Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
24 April 2016 Experimental / New Technologies : Gain of height : 8'919 m Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
24 April 2016 Experimental / New Technologies : Distance along a course, pre-declared waypoints : 3'927,00 km Bertrand Piccard (SUI)
23 April 2016 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance to a declared goal : 264.99 km Carl Wallbank (GBR)
22 April 2016 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Distance to goal and return: 202 : 50,08 km John A. McNeil (USA)
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EAC Update #19 – 11 September 2010

The sky was blue again this morning and forecast was for beautiful weather. After briefing at 09.00, the warm-up pilots were in the air – this time Pierre Varloteaux and Kathel Boulanger carried out these duties. Pilot #1 was Renaud Ecalle of France. Unfortunately, pilot #5, Hanspeter Rohner, had an incident on landing and nosed up his CAP 232 and the contest was stopped just before noon. The good news is the Hanspeter is OK and not injured. The contest is now on hold awaiting the arrival of CAA officials from Prague.

The Jury and the Contest Director have discussed the situation and an announcement will be made at a 14.00 briefing. Aside from this sad news, we are happy to congratulate the new 2010 European Aerobatic Champion, Renaud Ecalle. The results from Programme 2 became final this morning. European Women’s Champion is Elena Klimovich of Russia. Both are repeating victories they won in Silverstone last year. Team Russia took the Gold in the team competition, followed by France and Great Britain. Renaud will take home the Strössenreuther Trophy. Team Russia will be awarded the Darius and Girenas Trophy. Closing ceremonies and awards are tonight at the Hotel Klaster Tepla. More news soon….

2016 FAI Young Artists Contest

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This year's theme is "Air Sports in Harmony with Nature". Give free rein to your imagination – you might earn one of the Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals!

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