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Duel continues: Arch blasts Bonhomme in Rovinj

Austria’s Hannes Arch came from behind to beat defending champion Paul Bonhomme in a riveting final ...

Solar Impulse 2 to fly around the world without fuel

The new solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 was presented yesterday in Payerne, Switzerland, by S...

2014 International Polish Championship AeroMusicals in Pruszków, Poland

Check out the pictures of this competition on Flickr !

CIAM Flyer (02-2014) - How Aeromodellers Are Working for the Future of Mankind

The problems of mankind's future are associated with energy and resources. With solar aeromodelling,...

2013 FAI Annual Report available now !

The 2013 FAI Annual Report, which gives an overview of last year’s activities and achievements of th...

FAI President of Honour Dr. Hanspeter Hirzel passes away

FAI President of Honour Dr. Hanspeter Hirzel passes away

It is with deep regret that the FAI announces the death of Dr. Hanspeter Hirzel, FAI President  from 1992 to 1994. He passed away peacefully in Switzerland on 2 April at the age of 76 years. His ....

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2013 FAI Annual Report available now !

2013 FAI Annual Report available now !

The 2013 FAI Annual Report, which gives an overview of last year’s activities and achievements of the Federation, has been released.     View online Flipbook     Do....

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Markus Haggeney hired  as FAI Sports and Marketing Director

Markus Haggeney hired as FAI Sports and Marketing Director

The FAI has the pleasure to announce the appointment of Markus Haggeney as the new Sports and Marketing Director of the Federation, after Rob Hughes stepped down from his role as Sports Director. He h....

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FAI-Breitling Awards 2014 - Call for nominations

FAI-Breitling Awards 2014 - Call for nominations

We are now calling for nominations for the FAI-Breitling Awards for 2014: the Breitling Milestone Trophy and the Breitling Youngster Award. Both awards will be presented this October at the Awards Cer....

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Green airsports honoured with new environmental award

Green airsports honoured with new environmental award

The FAI Environmental Commission (EnvC) has established the Angelo d’Arrigo Diploma, a new FAI environmental award which aims at recognising and promoting major contributions in the field of environ....

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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 19 April 2014 2014 XC Open Antofagasta Antofagasta (Chile)
until 21 April 2014 2014 Korea Open Championship - Gochang GoChang (Korea)
until 19 April 2014 2014 Naloev Cup - Category F1 - Free Flight Nalchik (Russia)
until 19 April 2014 2014 La Muela F3F - Category F3 - Radio Controlled Flight Alarilla, Guadalajara (Spain)
until 21 April 2014 2014 Australian Skydiving Nationals York (Australia)
until 20 April 2014 2014 Open Internacional de Ala delta Sierra de Cádiz / International HG Open Sierra de Cadiz El Bosque & Algodonales - Cadiz (Spain)

 

Latest FAI World Record Claims

13 April 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 660 km/h Brett C. Rundle (USA)
13 April 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 830 km/h Brett C. Rundle (USA)
12 April 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a 3 km course : 609 km/h Wesley E. Behel Jr. (USA)
12 April 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Time to climb to a height of 3 000 m : 2 min Wesley E. Behel Jr. (USA)
12 April 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a 15 km course : 610 km/h Wesley E. Behel Jr. (USA)
12 April 2014 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over an out-and-return course of 100 km : 31.89 km/h Seiko Fukuoka Naville (FRA)
11 April 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 810 km/h Brett C. Rundle (USA)
11 April 2014 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 25 km : 42.89 km/h Seiko Fukuoka Naville (FRA)
07 April 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 880 km/h James Schwertner (USA)
06 April 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 280.00 km/h Morry S. Cole (USA)
28 March 2014 Hang Gliding and Paragliding : Speed over a triangular course of 50 km : 34.69 km/h Seiko Fukuoka Naville (FRA)
11 March 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 905 km/h Eric S Parker (USA)
05 March 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 920.00 km/h Gregory S. Sheldon (USA)
04 March 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 895 km/h Gregory S. Sheldon (USA)
02 March 2014 Powered Aeroplanes : Speed over a recognised course : 715.00 km/h Brian D. Erickson (USA)
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2014 FAI Young Artists Contest

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This year's theme is "Flying to save lives". Give free rein to your imagination – you might earn one of the Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals!

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Find out more about the FAI Anti-Doping Programme.

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Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth

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There are 150 pilots in Paragliding Worlds