Tuesday, 03 March 2015 13:27
With whom else than Steve Fossett could we open our series of world record celebrations? From 1995 to 2007, the FAI ratified 93 of his performances, which makes him the holder of the largest number of world records. These figures are unequalled, and they are all the more impressive given that they are linked to achievements in four different air sports, namely Ballooning, Airships, Gliding and General Aviation.
Friday, 20 February 2015 11:49
The first space-walk by Alexey Leonov in 1965, the first solo flight across the Pacific Ocean by Steve Fossett in 1995, the highest ballooning flight by Vijaypat Singhania in 2005, to name only a few. These are the outstanding records whose anniversaries will be celebrated by FAI in 2015 with a series of articles and social media messages. Dug out of the Federation’s archives, the most valuable, interesting and exclusive documents and pictures will be made available to the public and the media on these occasions.
Monday, 02 February 2015 09:24
Two Eagles Balloon landed on Saturday just off the Baja coast near La Poza Grande in Mexico, at six days, 16 hours and 37 minutes into the mission after taking off from Saga, Japan, on Sunday 25 January. The pilots Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev made a controlled descent to a gentle water landing about four miles off the Baja coast. They have been picked up by a fishing boat and taken to shore.
Thursday, 10 April 2014 16:17
The new solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 was presented yesterday in Payerne, Switzerland, by Swiss pilots and cofounders of the project Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg. The plane is set to attempt to fly around the world without a drop a fuel in 2015.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 16:35
The FAI has today ratified the three world records claimed by Solar Impulse pilot André Borschberg from Switzerland, following a performance flight achieved on 23 May 2013 from Phoenix to Dallas (USA).
Monday, 08 July 2013 16:25
Solar Impulse completed its journey across America using solely solar energy. This achievement was made on the occasion of the Across America Mission which aimed at flying Solar Impulse from the West to the East coast of USA in 5 legs without using fuel.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:54
50 years after his solo flight onboard a soviet spaceship, Valery Fiodorovich Bykovsky, born in 1934, is still the holder of the world record for duration in the "Spacecraft with one astronaut" category.
Monday, 17 June 2013 16:23
Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane of Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, reached Washington D.C. yesterday at 12:15am EDT.
Monday, 03 June 2013 10:38
After the San Francisco (California) to Phoenix (Arizona) and Phoenix to Dallas (Texas) flights, Solar Impulse is now ready for the third leg of its Across America Mission, from Dallas to St. Louis (Missouri). Take-off is scheduled for today 4am local time (11am Swiss time) and landing for tomorrow 1am local time (8am Swiss time).
Friday, 24 May 2013 09:01
The solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse, which departed on 22 May from Phoenix (Arizona), reached Dallas (Texas) yesterday morning, thus achieving a flight that might prove to be the longest flight (Straight distance, pre-declared waypoints) ever made with 1’541 km.