Tuesday, 04 April 2017 10:13
The FAI has ratified two new speed world records flown with a revolutionary electric-powered Aerobatics plane. Germany’s Walter Extra and Walter Kampsmann set one world record each, on 23 March 2017. Both pilots launched and flew the record from Schwarze Heide Airport near Dinslaken, Germany.
Friday, 17 February 2017 06:55
Today, five years ago on 17 February 2012, Indian pilot Parmjit Singh, used a special harness, the Aeros Discus 14 with a Radne Motor AB Raket 120, to ﬂy a record distance in a straight line without landing of 313.13 km from Bikaner to Sanderav in Rajasthan, India.
Thursday, 09 February 2017 17:00
What a fantastic performance! Fedor Konyukhov and Ivan Menyaylo have just landed after spending more than 55 hours in the air.
Saturday, 21 January 2017 06:52
Thirty years ago, on 21 January 1987, American triathlete Lois McCallin set three women's world records for human-powered flight – and they still stand today.
Friday, 30 December 2016 10:39
Throughout 2017 the FAI will mark some important anniversaries in aviation and space flight.
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 15:36
Walter Extra, the famous aerobatics pilot behind the Extra series of aerobatic planes, has set a FAI world record in the new field of Electric-powered planes. Launching from Schwarze Heide Airport near Dinslaken, Germany, on 25 November 2016 he flew a unique, battery-powered plane and climbed to 3,000m in a time of 4mins 22 seconds.
Tuesday, 06 December 2016 12:28
Twenty years ago on 7 December 1996 the US Space Shuttle Columbia spent a record 17 days in space – the longest ever Shuttle mission.
Friday, 18 November 2016 14:06
A Russian priest who circumnavigated the world in a balloon in record time has been presented the inaugural FAI - Breitling Pilot of the Year Award at a ceremony in Switzerland yesterday, Thursday 17 November 2016.
Sunday, 13 November 2016 07:58
One of the last records we would like to commemorate this year comes from an Italian pilot, famous in civil and military aviation:
Saturday, 12 November 2016 07:55
110 years ago, exactly today, the first officially observed flight in Europe that was longer than 25m was performed in Paris (FRA) by the Brazilian Aviation Pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, resident in France and famous for his experiments with small airships and balloons.