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21 May 2000: The Story of Lindsay Muir's Hot Air Balloon World Record

Balloon World Record not broken since We are pleased to continue our series of world record celeb...

Bonhomme Wins Japan Debut for Red Bull Air Race

Britain’s Paul Bonhomme won the Red Bull Air Race World Championship’s first-race ever in Japan on S...

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame Handover Ceremony and Airshow to Take Place on 28 May in Lausanne

The FAI will stage an exceptional ceremony at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursd...

Do you need a TUE?

The FAI is continuing its actions to keep air sports clean from doping. In that frame, we are tryin...

FAI Head Office closed on Monday 25 May 2015

FAI Head Office closed on Monday 25 May 2015

The FAI Head Office will be closed on Monday 25 May 2015 for a public holiday. The office will reopen on Tuesday 24 May.

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FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame Handover Ceremony and A....

FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 Flame Handover Ceremony and A....

The FAI will stage an exceptional ceremony at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday 28 May 2015: the FAI World Air Games Flame will be lit and handed over to the representatives of ....

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FAI Announces Winners of the 2015 FAI Young Artists Contest

FAI Announces Winners of the 2015 FAI Young Artists Contest

The FAI is pleased to announce the list of the winners for the 2015 FAI Young Artists Contest. An international jury selected the three best paintings for each of the categories: Junior (ages 6-9), In....

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 A Series of Fruitful Meetings Ahead of the FAI World Air Ga....

A Series of Fruitful Meetings Ahead of the FAI World Air Ga....

As the 200-day mark to the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015 approaches, everyone, from the Event Organisers to the Executive Board, the FAI Head Office, the Air Sports Commissions and experts, is in ful....

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FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Is Out!

We are thrilled to share the new 2014 FAI Annual Report. In these pages you will be taken on a journey through the various events and activities of the Federation. View online Flipbook Download P....

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Interview with Pierre Duval, President of the FAI Environmental Commis....

Interview with Pierre Duval, President of the FAI Environmental Commis....

Frenchman Pierre Duval, 50, is the new President of the FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) since his election by the Delegates during the last annual meeting of the Commission in February 2013. He ....

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Tony Iberler, youngest pilot ever to participate in a world helicopter....

Tony Iberler, youngest pilot ever to participate in a world helicopter....

Tony Iberler qualified as an Helicopter Pilot in Germany on his 17th birthday, one year before he can legally drive a car. In 2012, still aged 17, he was selected as a member of the German National T....

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Interview with John Dickenson, recipient of the FAI Gold Air Medal

Interview with John Dickenson, recipient of the FAI Gold Air Medal

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 developm....

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Maxim Sotnikov (RUS): Helicopter Pilot

Maxim Sotnikov (RUS): Helicopter Pilot

Although Maxim Sotnikov learned to fly helicopters only 6 years ago, he is already one of the world’s best pilots and will be one to watch at the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship that will t....

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Pál Tákats (HUN): Paragliding Aerobatics Champion

Pál Tákats (HUN): Paragliding Aerobatics Champion

At 16 years old, Pál knew that paragliding was going to be more than just the next new hobby sport for him. Dedicating his time to flying from the day he left school, he and his young and talented Hu....

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until 24 May 2015 3rd World Cup F3K Zielona Góra 2015 - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Zielona Gora (Poland)
until 24 May 2015 2015 EUROTOUR Zielona Góra 2015 - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Zielona Gora (Poland)
until 24 May 2015 25th International Pannonia Cup - Category F5 - Radio Controlled Electric Powered Flight Oberpullendorf (Austria)
until 24 May 2015 2015 Maribor Cup - Category S - Space Models Maribor (Slovenia)
until 24 May 2015 2015 Maribor Cup - Category S - Space Models Maribor (Slovenia)
until 25 May 2015 2015 Kyiv Cup - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Kyiv (Ukraine)
until 25 May 2015 2015 Swiss Delta Championships Villeneuve (Switzerland)
until 30 May 2015 2015 Uppsala Masters Sundbro (Sweden)
until 25 May 2015 2015 EUROTOUR - Norway Open F3F - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Stavanger (Norway)
until 24 May 2015 2015 Criterium International du Hainaut - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Grandrieu (Belgium)
until 24 May 2015 2015 F3J Kup Osijeka - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Osijek (Croatia)
until 25 May 2015 2015 Norwegian Cup 3 Hvittingfoss (Norway)
until 24 May 2015 2015 Scale Model Competition - Category F4 - Scale Models Toulouse (France)
until 24 May 2015 2015 Danish Nationals Arnborg (Denmark)
until 24 May 2015 2015 Sofia Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Pazardzik (Bulgaria)
until 24 May 2015 2015 Sofia Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Pazardzik (Bulgaria)
until 25 May 2015 2015 Annecy Open Doussard (France)
until 24 May 2015 2015 Limfjords - Category F2 - Control Line Circular Flight Aalborg (Denmark)
until 24 May 2015 2015 Open Kabanbay Batyr Paragliding Accuracy Cup Tekeli (Kazakhstan)
until 25 May 2015 20th Int. Schmittenpokal Piesendorf (Austria)
until 24 May 2015 2015 Bursa Cup Paragliding Cross Country Competition Bursa (Turkey)
until 31 May 2015 2015 Swiss Open National Gliding Championship Buttwil (Switzerland)
until 24 May 2015 2015 Paragliding Thriatlon Kanjiza-Subotica (Serbia)

 

Latest FAI World Record Claims

05 May 2015 Aeromodelling and Spacemodelling : Duration: 228 : 1h 38 min 38 sec Bernard Bilquey (FRA)
04 May 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 710.00 km/h Daniel G. Raffaelli (USA)
28 April 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a closed circuit of 2 000 km without payload : 451.00 km/h John S. Brush (USA)
28 April 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 830.00 km/h Jeremy A Schneider (USA)
26 April 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 1000.00 km/h Eric L. Henman (USA)
26 April 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Straight distance to a declared goal : 156.3 km Kathleen Rigg (GBR)
24 April 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 840.00 km/h Brett C. Rundle (USA)
24 April 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 920.00 km/h Eric L. Henman (USA)
24 April 2015 Parachuting : Distance : 164.00 m Cornelia Mihai (UAE)
24 April 2015 Parachuting : Carved Speed 70m : 2.019 sec Mohammed Baker (UAE)
24 April 2015 Parachuting : Carved Speed 70m : 2.019 sec Mohammed Baker (UAE)
23 April 2015 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 665.00 km/h Jeremy A Schneider (USA)
22 April 2015 Microlights and paramotors : Altitude : 5'066 m Anthony Green (GBR)
21 April 2015 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Distance over a triangular course : 127.1 km Laurent Faniel (FRA)
21 April 2015 Microlights and paramotors : Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 41 min 35 sec Karen Skinner (ESP)
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2015 FAI Young Artists Contest

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This year's theme is "Create a poster for the FAI World Air Games Dubai 2015". Give free rein to your imagination – you might earn one of the Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals!

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